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John Haddock signs up for Nigerian Bonanza

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UK betting veteran, and former Betfred Managing Director, John Haddock has reappeared in a new post, as the MD for Nigerian land-based and mobile betting operation BonanzaWin. The news is the latest sign of the increased interest being shown in the betting markets of Africa, according to the company’s Founder and Chief Executive Sebastian Hybbinette, who says that Haddock joined the company recently and will …

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CEO John Haddock leaves Betfred

Industry news sources have reported that John Haddock has left as Chief Executive Officer of independent bookmaker Betfred. Haddock departs following thirty years’ service with the Manchester-based bookmaker, having served as CEO since August 2014  when he replaced Fred Done at the head of the company after years serving as managing director. As yet, Betfred governance has not disclosed any details …

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Psycho promotes Betfred’s new Voice Bet app

Former England international and star of Euro 96 Stuart Pearce is the face, or rather the voice, of Betfred’s latest advert to promote its new app ahead of the Euros.  The innovative app, which is available on both iOS and android, was developed in-house and allows customers to place their bets using voice recognition technology. The Betfred Voice Bet app will be launched …

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GVC secures 10-year platform services agreement with Betfred

FTSE-listed betting operator GVC Holdings Plc (GVC) this morning has announced its first major B2B partnership with UK independent bookmaker Betfred for the services of its online sports betting and igaming platform. Updating the market, GVC detailed a ten year ‘transformational B2B agreement’ which will see Betfred fully migrate its digital assets to GVC’s platform provisions on an exclusive basis. …

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Betfred signs title sponsorship deal for Scottish League Cup

The SPFL have confirmed that Betfred has agreed a three-year deal to become the exclusive title sponsor of the Scottish League Cup, which will become known as The Betfred Cup. The agreement represents another significant investment into Scottish football. Betfred will assume its rights ahead of the start of the 2016/17 competition, which starts in July with an exciting new …

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Betfred launches Apple Watch app in partnership with Degree 53

Betfred has become the latest bookmaker to release a dedicated Apple Watch betting app, in partnership with Manchester digital development studio Degree 53. The newly launched betting app will allow Betfred Apple Watch customers access to multiple in-play markets, the app has further integrated cash-out functionalities. Stuart Magowan, Betfred’s Mobile Portfolio Manager, commented on the release: “Betfred for Apple Watch …

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Betfred confirms closure of Wigan Tote Park call centre

Betfred governance has confirmed the closure of its Wigan Tote Park  call centre, in a move which will effect more than 100 employees, the majority part time workers. The operator confirmed that it found jobs for seven of the fourteen full time staff affected by the closure. The Warrington based bookmaker will look to close the Wigan call centre by …

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Betfred closes Wigan Tote Park call centre

Betfred has announced the closure of its Tote Park Wigan call centre. The call centre was inherited from its 2011 £250 million acquisition of former state-owned betting operator Tote. The closure of the call centre could see 14 full-time and 98 part-time employees lose their jobs, although the company says that, given the size of the overall enterprise, it would …

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Betfred on the up with £593 million profits

Manchester based bookmaker Betfred has reported £593 million in profits for the 18 month period from March 2013 to September 2014, up from £362 million for the previous 18 months. Detailing UK media insights into its operations, Betfred reported that it recorded £13 billion in turnover for the period. The bookmaker further noted that its online gaming division had recorded …

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Betfred ends Australian operations

UK bookmaker Betfred has announced that it has shut down its Australian facing operations, just six months after its launch. Betfred Australia began operations in May 2014 after securing a licence under the Northern Territory Gaming Commission. The company had appointed former Centerbet Marketing Director Luke Brill as Managing Director of Betfred Australia. Betfred had entered the Australian market with …

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