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SBC Awards 2018 produces a record 32 different winners

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A record 32 different companies were recognised for excellence in the sports and gaming industries at last night’s SBC Awards ceremony in London, with bet365 once again taking home the Bookmaker of the Year prize. On a night of festive-themed celebration for the industry, bet365 stole the show in front of 700 attendees at The Artillery Garden, before Sergey Portnov, …

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Mr Green would accelerate William Hill international growth

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William Hill has laid out some of the rationale behind its £245m offer to acquire online casino group MRG, the parent company of Mr Green in its offer document to shareholders. The company believes that the acquisition will give William Hill access to an international hub in the shape of Malta from which to drive international growth together with deeper …

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Fury looks to inflict another blow on bookies

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In the early hours of Sunday morning British heavyweight Tyson Fury aims to return to the summit of the heavyweight division, when he challenges American knockout artist Deontay Wilder for his WBC Heavyweight Title. The Brit remains a slight underdog against the feared American, however Fury has shown he can overcome the odds before when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in …

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Racing Post retention boost for SportCaller’s Lucky7

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SportCaller has called on Racing Post to raise the profile of its horseracing game, Lucky7 – initially rolled out last year in conjunction with William Hill. The free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist confirmed that William Hill’s affiliate team was instrumental in putting this premium partnership in place to boost acquisition within Racing Post’s fertile base of racing fans. Lucky7, recognised as one …

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Charlotte Emery lands key digital role at William Hill

William Hill has confirmed a new appointment to its digital leadership team, with Charlotte Emery becoming the firm’s Global Brand and Marketing Director. Emery, who has over 20 years’ experience in brand leadership, strategic planning and innovation, will be a key member of the senior leadership team, reporting into Ulrik Bengtsson. She joins William Hill from British American Tobacco (BAT) …

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New York Red Bulls may look to win big with betting partnership

It has been reported by the  that MLS franchise, New York Red Bulls are holding talks with betting companies over potentially selling the naming rights to the club’s 25,000 seater stadium.   Since its opening in 2010, the stadium has been named after the club’s primary sponsor Red Bull, however according to a report by the SportsBusiness Journal, the franchise is …

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William Hill appoints Phil Walker as UK digital lead

FTSE250 betting group, William Hill has confirmed the appointment of Phil Walker as its new UK & Ireland Online Managing Director. Walker was formerly Managing Director of Sports Brands at Ladbrokes Coral with responsibility for marketing services across the merged group. He joins William Hill’s senior management team from his current role as Group Chief Operating Officer of the Gibraltar Stock …

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Rebel MPs seek to force Treasury’s hand over FOBTs

The Treasury’s decision to delay the implementation of a £2 maximum stake on fixed-odds-betting-terminals (FOBTs) until October has led to a revolt amongst Tory MPs. Defiance over the delay has mounted since Tracey Crouch resigned from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) in the immediate aftermath of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s controversial budget announcement. Whilst Theresa May places her …

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Winning Post: Changing perceptions of animal betting sports

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: Florida greyhounds – dog days are over Florida, home to the oldest continually operated dog track in the world (and one of the largest) has banned wagering on greyhound races in …

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SB Betting strikes the right retail balance with forBET

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SB Betting has put the early success of its self-service betting terminal (SSBT) rollout in Poland down to finding the right balance between retail and online betting. In August, the Malta-based sports betting software provider concluded nine months of development by releasing a new two-screened SSBT for one of its Polish clients, forBET – one of just six sports betting …

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