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Sportsbet aiming to be the top bitcoin only sportsbook

Coin Gaming, the operator of bitcoin casino Bitcasino.io, has launched Sportsbet.io, a new bitcoin-only sportsbook ahead of Euro 2016.  The new operator has gone live giving bitcoin users a new option for betting on the sports betting’s biggest gambling event of the year. Euro 2016 is expected to attract the equivalent of at least 1.5m BTC (£465.3m) in bets across the …

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‘Archaic’ Australian in-play ban will force players offshore

Scott Longley looks at the future of the in-play betting in Australia and finds that it might not have one after this summer’s General Election. If there is a song which occasionally typifies the relationship betting and gambling companies have with regulators and governments when they end up pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable according to the limits of …

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Paysafe partners with Emerchants to deliver card solutions

Paysafe Group has partnered with Emerchants Ltd to deliver white-labelled pay-out card solutions to gaming operators across Europe. Emerchants, which counts gaming operators in Australia such as Ladbrokes, William Hill and Sportsbet among its clients, offers an innovative prepaid payment technology platform with processing and programme management services. Paysafe is a Principal Member of MasterCard® and authorised by the UK …

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James Fleming – Quick payments ‘the most important retention tool available’

James Fleming, Commercial Director at emerchants Europe, talks about how his firm’s payment service has transformed the way customers get funds from bookmakers. Emerchants is providing gaming operators with the ability to give their customers instant access to funds via a prepaid card. Can you give a bit of flavour how it works? Our original goal was to dramatically improve …

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Sportsbet adds in-play betting markets

The Australian subsidiary of Paddy Power, Sportsbet has added the popular in-play betting function to its offering.  In-play betting is made complicated in Australia due to the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act which restricts in-play bets to personal ones made at betting shops, or via a phone line. Betting operators get around this in a variety of ways, the likes of …

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SportsBet Australia reveals “Take a Break” campaign

Australian online betting operator SportsBet (sportsbet.com.au) has committed AUS $1.5 million to promote its new “Take a Break” campaign. Planned for launch in November, SportsBet aims to raise awareness of problem gambling, addiction and other risks associated with online betting. The operator revealed its campaign to the media, which promotes its self-exclusion system which allows players to temporarily bar themselves …

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Criticism for Sportsbet’s ‘Fifty Shades of Greyhound’

Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has produced its own take on the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon producing a two-minute teaser for ‘Fifty Shades of Greyhound’. The campaign recreates the film’s trailer with a tale of a woman’s love for her greyhound in a series of risqué, compromising; and just plain weird scenarios involving peanut butter and some bondage-style dog leads. Sportsbet.com.au’s …

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Sportsbet files court injunction against BetEazy.com over staff poaching

Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has filed a Supreme Court injunction against Beteasy, in order to halt staff members defecting to new online betting operator Betasy.com. BetEazy.com, is the new sports betting brand of ex Sportsbet Managing Director and Founder Matthew Tripp. Sportsbet, who are owned by Irish gambling operator – Paddy Power filed a court injuncation with the State of Victoria …

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