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William Hill presents Bobby Moore Fund with £24,000 cheque

At the culmination of its second consecutive year as sponsor and passionate supporter of the Bobby Moore Fund’s Football Shirt Friday, William Hill CEO, Philip Bowcock presented the England idol’s widow, Stephanie Moore a cheque for just over £24,000. Bowcock described it as a ‘privilege’ to sponsor the initiative, which has raised over £120,000 in total towards funding life-saving bowel …

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Matchbook opens market on Dan Bilzerian cycling challenge

Matchbook has partnered with the charity Raising for Effective Giving (REG) and as a part of the new partnership a market has been opened on the Dan Bilzerian cycling challenge. The question is will the poker professional be able to cycle from LA to Las Vegas (around 278 miles) in under 48 hours? Whether he does or doesn’t Matchbook will donate …

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bet365 wants more maths teachers in Stoke

The local council and bookmaker Bet365 have teamed up to launch a £1m scheme aimed at attracting more maths teachers to Stoke. The initiative will see the money go towards paying off the tuition fees of those graduates that opt in and become maths teachers in Stoke. They’ll also be given relocation payments. The details of this scheme, which is half funded …

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888casino donates $50,000 to International Medical Corps UK

Gambling operator 888casino has donated $50,000 (£34,069) to International Medical Corps UK to aid its Further and Faster campaign. This allows the International Medical Corps to reach disaster zones and deliver health and medical care immediately as opposed to having to raise the necessary funds first. The money was raised by 888casino customers during its 2015 Christmas appeal and will also …

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Keeping track of Openbet charity cyclists

13 employees at gambling technology supplier Openbet has set from their base in Chiswick, London for Paris, but rather than using public transport they are going there under their own steam using pedal power. The team of 13 is cycling the 280 miles between Chiswick Park and Paris in aid of the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. The gang set off …

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Matchbook sponsors Right To Play World Cup at Stamford Bridge

Sports betting exchange Matchbook has signed up as the first sponsor of the Plate Trophy at the upcoming 2015 Right To Play World Cup corporate charity football tournament in London. The Matchbook Trophy will be handed to one of the teams at the tournament at the Stamford Bridge stadium on Wednesday, June 3 – just 10 days after Chelsea FC’s …

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Camelot sees surge of ticket sales through digital channels

Camelot the UK national lottery provider has announced ticket sales of £7.27 billion in 2014/15 financial year, recording an increase in ticket sales of 546 million on the preceding year. Camelot governance highlighted that the surge in ticket sales had been driven by consumers using Camelot’s digital inventory to purchase tickets and additional lottery products. Uptake of its digital lottery …

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Phil Horne – raising money for problem gambling along the Great Wall

SG Gaming Group Managing Director Phil Horne explains why he and a number of his colleagues are joining the Responsible Gambling Trust‘s latest fund raising effort – a trek along the Great Wall of China. How many of you are going in the trek from SG Gaming and what are your goals? There are four people in total participating in …

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BiG Foundation Sports Dinner raises over £12,000 for charity

The BiG Foundation Sports Dinner, the only sports dinner in the Betting and Gambling industry, raised over £12,000 alone from the raffle and auction in its inaugural year. £2,000 was pledged by some gaming executives to join John Barnes on stage while he performed his legendary World Cup Rap. Rugby star Austin Healey hosted the event that aims to improve …

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Microgaming’s charity day raises £8k

The inaugural Microgaming Manx Cancer Help Golf Day held on 19 June raised a magnificent £8,170 for the charity. Eighteen teams took on the 18 holes of Mount Murray Golf Club and the AM-AM competition proved even hotter than the weather.   At the finish, two were tied on 118 points with the winners – Continent8 Technologies – claiming the spoils …

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