Tag Archives: Manchester

Bally’s bulks up tech unit by acquiring Degree 53 

Bally’s Corporation continues its digital makeover announcing that it has agreed to acquire Manchester-based igaming innovation studio Degree 53, to help build-up its UX, design and technical capabilities.  Founded in 2013 by engineer Andrew Daniels, Degree 53 is a specialist agency in software, UX and app development for igaming and sports betting operators.  Degree 53 clients include Betfred, Scientific Games, …

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FOBTs tax credit sees Betfred rideout 2020 retail storms 

Betfred Limited has filed its 2020 corporate accounts (period reported up to 27 September), disclosing the impact of last year’s COVID-19 pandemic on its business units.  The Done family-owned betting group saw its group wagers shrink from £10-to-£6.5 billion,  a result of the enforced closure of its UK betting estates and further COVID-19 adjustments.   Trading with an impaired retail unit, …

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Tier 3 restrictions in Greater Manchester close the region’s betting shops

After several days of negotiations between local leaders and Downing Street, Greater Manchester has become the latest city to enter a tier 3 lockdown, forcing betting shops and casinos across the region to close their doors. The lockdown measures, which come into force at 00:01am on Friday, will be imposed by the government after discussions over financial support for local …

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Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams  

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has strengthened its technical and product development team by promoting both Bav Patel and Peter Stringer to team directors.  The Manchester-based UX specialist has undertaken its decision following a period of sustained company growth under lockdown, in which Degree 53 hired a further 12 members of staff to help deliver ongoing projects. Updating …

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bet365 continues Manchester expansion with new offices

Leading UK online bookmaker, bet365 has expanded its operating capacity within Manchester after confirming it has taken a five-year lease on a city-centre building. It comes after the online bookmaker launched its DevOPs department in November 2019, which significantly boosted bet365’s operational capacity. “We are thrilled to welcome Bet365 to the final three floors at Core,” said James Whitcher, Asset …

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Closure of Belle Vue dogs likely after planning approval

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The UK greyhound racing industry has taken another blow after a Manchester Planning and Highways committee approved proposals that would close Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium.  The track, was the first purpose-built greyhound track in the UK, and was the last remaining greyhound stadium in the North West.  Having been built in 1926, the infrastructure is synonymous with the Belle Vue …

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Moneta launches HorseRacing.net seeking to become racing’s top authority

Manchester-based affiliate marketing publisher Moneta Communications has moved to bolster its racing capacity by launching new online community ‘HorseRacing.net’. Securing the high-profile domain of HorseRacing.net, Moneta seeks to develop the leading information authority servicing all racing and betting audiences. HorseRacing.net will provide comprehensive, news, coverage and analysis of global racing’s meeting schedule, whilst offering its audience over 200 betting selections …

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Betfred underlines Spanish commitment by sponsoring RCD Mallorca

Betfred has become the latest UK betting incumbent to expand its Spanish football profile, after striking a two-season shirt sponsorship deal with La Liga football club RCD Mallorca. The bookmaker confirmed its first-ever non-UK sponsorship by securing a partnership with the Balearian football club – facilitated by Sportradar’s marketing solution ad:s – ahead of the start of this season’s La Liga …

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Fred Done backs Moneta’s new project – GamingUSA.com

Manchester-based industry affiliate marketing publisher Moneta Communications has confirmed that it will launch its first North American property – GamingUSA.com GamingUSA.com will seek to establish itself as the US market’s most informative and interactive gambling portal, covering news, reviews and developments on all licensed verticals across the fifty US states. In its update, Moneta states confidence on engaging with US …

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Degree 53 promotes trusted hand Chris Benstead as new digital director

Industry development, design and innovation studio Degree 53 has confirmed the promotion of Chris Benstead to the leadership position of Digital Director. Benstead has formerly served as a lead digital strategist for Degree 53 since the firm’s foundation in 2013, advising on key client accounts and project strategies. The promotion sees Degree 53 task Benstead with leading day-to-day digital delivery for …

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