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Business Briefs – featuring Christmas cheer, profits and parties

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The round up includes news of a fresh UKGC license being granted, Australian and American full year and Q3 results and Christmas promotions getting underway as the festive season begins. Aristocrat posts positive results A record revenue figure of $2.45bn has been announced by Aristocrat in its full year results, a 15.3% increase from the $2.1bn shown for the previous …

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Mr Green announces partnership with Scottish champions

After both speaking at this year’s Betting on Football Conference, online gaming operator Mr Green has partnered with Scottish Champions Celtic FC in a two-year deal that will see Mr Green as the club’s Official Casino Partner. As part of the partnership, Mr Green will develop an exclusive Celtic branded slot game which will feature current superstars and club legends, …

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Betting hots up in race for Scottish football’s top job

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Gordon Strachan has inevitably been relieved of his duties as Scotland manager following the disappointing 2-2 draw with Slovenia in Ljubljana five days ago. That result ended any hopes of a second placed finish in Group F and a playoff berth, with the 2018 Russia World Cup now a mere pipe dream, one that will mark twenty years since the …

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Ladbrokes seeks to extend key SPFL sponsorship

FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Coral has informed that it will extend Ladbrokes title sponsorship of all Scottish professional football divisions, by agreeing on further terms with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). Ladbrokes has acted as SPFL lead sponsor since 2015. The bookmaker detailed that it wanted to extend its existing £2 million a year sponsorship agreement with SPFL for the upcoming 2017/18 …

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No Grand National cheer for bookmakers as One For Arthur brings Scots glory

It appears that bookmakers will be counting the cost of One For Arthur’s Grand National win this Saturday, as Scotland gains its first Aintree champion stud since Rubistic in 1979. Updating the media, William Hill detailed that it had taken circa £25 million in Grand National bets, however the company will likely be paying out to Scottish punters who cashed …

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Bookmakers to fund young person problem gambling initiative in Scotland

The Association of British Bookmaker‘s Scottish division has launched a new project aimed at tackling the ‘hidden addiction’ of problem gambling among young people.  The Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland (ABB Scotland) will fund the six month project, working in partnership with Paisley based charity RCA Trust to deliver education and counselling support for 2,500 young people across the West …

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Gambling Commission tackles crime at Scottish betting shops

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The Gambling Commission has ‘targeted a range of possible gambling offences’ in a joint operation with Police Scotland at betting shops in Falkirk. In cooperation with betting shop operators, the multi-purpose compliance exercise on 19 January was designed to help train police officers on how to conduct inspections of gambling licensed premises, and to raise awareness amongst betting shop staff …

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Scotbet Chairman criticises over-regulation of high street bookmakers

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John Heaton, Chairman of Scotbet, has called upon the Scottish government to ‘strike a balance that respects the right of punters to spend their leisure time and money as they choose, while protecting the small number who get into difficulty’. Writing a column in The Scotsman, he cited the perceived problem of gambling addiction as a major reason for the …

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FIFPro survey reveals harsh realities for non-elite footballers

FIFPro has completed its biggest ever football survey, which found that nearly 45% of players earn less than $1,000 a month, and 60% receive less than $2,000 a month. In fact, only 2% of players take home $720,000 or more per annum, and 40% of players experience late payment of wages. The ‘Global Employment Report’, which was conducted by Manchester …

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Grosvenor Casinos launches new sportsbook with Kambi

Rank Group subsidiary Grosvenor Casinos has confirmed the launch of a new sports betting offering for its online and land-based players. Powered by Kambi following a deal made in January, ‘Grosvenor Sport’ enables punters in Grosvenor land-based sites or online to access various sports betting services and a range of special offers. The product underwent a soft launch this summer, …

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