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gbet and Betdaq: Why operators should never be forced to work around supplier defects

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gbet started out as the founder of the Betdaq business in 2000, but having sold Betdaq in 2013 to Ladbrokes (GVC), the proprietary gbet technology still powers the exchange. gbet is now solely a B2B technical supplier to the sports betting industry, offering a proven player account management platform, plus sportsbook, exchange and Tote/Pari-Mutuel products to operators in Europe and …

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6 of the Best – KamaGames’ Sam Forrest

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Sam Forrest, Director of Global Communications and Content at KamaGames. Keep reading to find out more about South East Asian delights, a musical conundrum and betting regrets. Best Holiday I got to disappear for 4 weeks over last Christmas and visit South East Asia. I managed to get to Malaysia, Vietnam and …

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SG Digital details World Cup’s top trends as tournament hots up

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The group stages of the World Cup are now well and truly in full swing, and at around 6pm (UK time) each nation will have competed in 2018’s competition once. Gambling industry data specialists H2GC estimates that the Russian World Cup could break numerous betting records, with an expectation that total gross win could topple €1.7bn detailed, as the showpiece …

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6 of the Best – McBookie’s Paul Petrie

This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, and to Scotland, where Harry Kane sadly brought today’s interviewee – McBookie Co-Founder and Director Paul Petrie – back down to earth in the World Cup qualification rounds. Keep reading to find out about a holiday conundrum, Tom Cruise toss-ups and three minutes of footballing …

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5p0rtz finds the right Snack to fuel fantasy pools launch

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Snack Gaming has developed and launched 5p0rtz, a new fantasy pools betting platform where players compete for bigger jackpots with a higher win probability than on a bookmaker. Developed on behalf of Trillionaire Ltd, which is made up of a consortium of UK-based sports betting investors, the business aims to become the UK market leader in fantasy sports by 2019. …

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ITV Racing gets BAFTA plaudits for Grand National coverage

At Sunday evening’s BAFTA awards, ITV Racing was rewarded for its coverage of last year’s Grand National. ITV saw off tough competition from the BBC for its coverage of the Six Nations, as well as Sky Sports for the Anthony Joshua bout with Wladimir Klitschko and Channel 4, for its production of the women’s European Championship semi-final between England and …

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Punters increasingly favouring online Grand National wagers

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Data intelligence firm GBG has found stark changes in consumers online betting habits, as well as last hour wagering, for this years Grand National, after studying data gathered from a selection of the UK’s leading online betting companies. For the biggest horse race of the year a flurry of betting activity (32%) occurred in the immediate build up, between 4pm …

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Thomas McBride – MintBet: In depth industry knowledge

SBC News caught up with Thomas McBride, the Public Relations Officer for online casino and sportsbook brand MintBet, to find out what the firm can offer to an already saturated market; how its recently-launched affiliate programme is faring; and which horses are worth backing in this weekend’s Grand National. SBC: Hi Thomas, for those who are uninitiated, can you briefly …

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Walsh backed for historic Aintree win

Punters are backing Katie Walsh and Baie Des Iles to make history on Saturday and achieve success in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. Walsh is bidding to become the first ever female winner of the National, having previously finished third in 2012. This year, riding the Ross O’Sullivan trained seven year old she is once again gunning for …

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Worldpay expects Grand National surge for online bookies

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Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a bumper weekend for online bookmakers, as Britain welcomes the 2018 Grand National. With internal research revealing that 45% of over-65s prefer placing bets on a mobile device as opposed to in-store, Worldpay is expected this to be the year that numbers for mobile gaming surpass its counterpart for punting pensioners. Data also shows …

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