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William Hill US backs NJ Compulsive Gambling Council with $50,000 donation

William Hill US’ executive team has confirmed that it has donated $50,000 to the New Jersey Council of Compulsive Gambling, as the bookmaker expands its ‘Nobody Harmed’ corporate directive beyond UK shores. The NJ Council of Compulsive Gambling seeks to broaden its problem gambling treatment and awareness capacities, as the Garden State introduces its first sports betting premises. William Hill …

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Paddy Power Betfair looks to rename to reflect growing brand portfolio

Bookmaker group Paddy Power Betfair has released a proposition to rebrand the group as Flutter Entertainments in a bid to reflect the group’s growing brand portfolio. In a release of the group’s preliminary full-year 2018 results, the group outlined that its recent merger and acquisition drive meant that a rebrand would be essential in order to represent its global range. …

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SportCaller partners with FanDuel to boost US presence

U.S. Operator FanDuel, has partnered up with free-to-play (FTP) sports-game provider SportCaller, to offer a series of marquee games, starting with its NCAA March Madness basketball. As part of the new collaboration, the FTP specialist will roll out a number of games out across its light-to-deploy platform, which will include a number of major American sports. Lorcan Kelly, VP of …

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Paddy Power Betfair enters Georgian market with Adjarabet acquisition

FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has expanded its reach into the Georgian regulated gambling market acquiring a 51 per cent shareholding in leading betting and gaming group Adjarabet. The initial cash consideration put forward for Adjarabet’s  majority shareholding totals £101m, with the UK operator granted first right to acquire the remaining 49 per cent within a period of three years. …

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FanDuel secures real-time automation with Fresh8

Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) US subsidiary FanDuel has announced that it will optimise its full marketing suite utilising Fresh8 software. Updating stakeholders, FanDuel is set to integrate Fresh8 ‘machine optimised assets’ across its entire marketing/advertising inventory, operating across all active US state markets. The partnership will see the US betting operator move to significantly improve its audience engagement across programmatic, …

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Changing global dynamics see Paddy Power Betfair & Stars Group discuss giant merger plans

The Sunday Times has this weekend reported that the governances of Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) and The Stars Group Inc held mutual talks in late 2018, discussing a ground-breaking merger. The two enterprises, which are competing to dominate global gambling’s new landscape disrupted by the repeal of US PASPA federal laws, multiple changes in European regulatory frameworks and the UK’s enforced …

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William Hill US settles content lawsuit against FanDuel

William Hill US has settled its copyright infringement lawsuit against FanDuel after the competing sportsbook operator distributed a near-identical “how to bet” guide at the Meadowlands Park Racetrack. It has been reported that the money received as part of the settlement will be used to fund the development of creative writing programs at universities across New Jersey, as well as initiatives …

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DraftKings launches first phase of its NJ online casino

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DraftKings has launched the first phase of its NJ online casino platform, after a blackjack game for Android users was incorporated into the firm’s existing sportsbook app for The Garden State. According to Online Poker Report, more games will follow as the iOS client becomes available for Apple devices in the near future, but the operator has “no apparent plans …

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Product shrewd Paddy Power Betfair confident of future prospects

The governance of FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) is confident of delivering on its full-year corporate expectations, following a robust Q3 2018 trading period, in which the company has made significant progress on its US agenda. Publishing its Q3 2018 (period ending 30 September) trading update, PPB records a 12% increase in group revenues to £483 million, with PPB governance …

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New York judge rules against Daily Fantasy Sports

An Albany judge has thrown the future of Daily Fantasy Sports into potential turbulence, ruling that gambling prohibitions in the state were being breached by the daily contests offered by DFS operators. The ruling contradicts that of a previous judge, who in 2016 outlined his belief that DFS sites fell under the umbrella of permitted games of skill, highlighting that …

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