Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland launches public gambling consultation

A Northern Irish government department has confirmed that it will launch a public consultation on the creation of a new gambling policy and the effects of problem gambling. The consultation will form the basis of the advice which will be given to the next minister for communities, who will form a new gambling policy once the Northern Ireland Executive and …

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Bookmakers commit to Northern Ireland FOBTs reduction

Bookmakers’ Paddy Power, William Hill and Ladbrokes have confirmed to the Northern Ireland Assembly that they will voluntarily reduce wagering on fixed-odds-betting-terminals (FOBTs) to a £2 limit, mirroring upcoming retail restrictions across England, Wales and Scotland. Preparing for FOBTs restrictions enforced from 1 April 2019, the bookmakers state that they will apply the UK regulatory policy across all active retail …

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Toals Bookmakers unites with Irish FA for expansive partnership

Toals Bookmakers has partnered with the Irish FA to become the official bookmaker of the Northern Ireland senior international football teams, the Tennent’s Irish Cup and the Match Intermediate Cup. Established in 1932, Toals now has 50 branches across Northern Ireland, as well as has a presence in every county. The family-run business emphasised that partnering with the Irish FA symbolises …

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The World Cup’s Finest with SBC Global MD Andrew McCarron

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. For the final entry in our summer series we have looked internally, with our Managing Director Andrew McCarron the final entrant in …

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Coral becomes title sponsor for home nations snooker series

Coral has agreed to become title sponsor of the World Snooker home nations series, in a deal which covers the three remaining events of 2016-17. The remainder of the Coral Home Nations Series will comprise the Northern Ireland Open, Scottish Open and Welsh Open. The bookmaker was also the title sponsor of the series’ opener, the English Open, which took place …

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Kyle Lafferty fined £23,000 after accepting FA betting charge

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty has been fined £23,000 and warned over his future conduct after accepting a Football Association (FA) charge for betting. The fine relates to Lafferty betting on a match on February 20, 2016, and breaching the FA rule E8 in the process. It is important to note that Norwich City and Northern Ireland didn’t play on …

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Celtic eSports League aims for Autumn 2016 launch

Trevor Keane, Co-Founder of Celtic eSports, has revealed plans to launch a new league in the Autumn of 2016. The format of the new Celtic eSports League will give local eSports players the chance to represent football clubs from the top leagues in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Celtic eSports will aim to establish this professionally organise …

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BetMcLean upgrades its web and mobile presence with Optima

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BetMcLean, the Northern Ireland online and retail sportsbetting and e-gaming operator, has launched new web and mobile front-end products powered by software development firm Optima. BetMcLean is Northern Ireland‘s largest independent bookmaker, and it operates over 60 shops throughout the province and employ in excess of 300 staff. Paul McLean, Chief Executive Officer of BetMcLean, said: “We are very pleased to …

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International Football tips on bettingexpert

Home-field Advantage: Germany v England The current world champions are favoured in this match. Tipster Notorious points to Germany’s incredible endurance on the field, never winding down in a match – even if they are winning. Notorious predicts that the home team will win by 2 goals in this particular match up. Even with this particular tipster’s confidence, Coral (Notorious’ selected bookmaker) is …

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Ladbrokes Northern Ireland hit by £36 million loss

The Northern Ireland retail betting division of Ladbrokes Plc has posted losses of circa £36 million , just one year after it enjoyed strong profit.  Northwest Bookmakers, which is a subsidiary of Ladbrokes plc, saw its profits slump in the year to December 2014. The company, which trades as Ladbrokes, is the Northern Ireland’s largest bookmaker and holds around a quarter of all shop licences …

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