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Online taxes to rise as FOBT stakes slashed to £2 despite evidence

The government has rejected advice from the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and cut stakes on B2 Gaming Machines – FOBTs – down from £100 to £2. The announcement was made this morning by DCMS minister Tracey Crouch and could have wide repercussions for the retail betting industry, horseracing and online gaming operations. Both William Hill CEO Philip …

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Tottenham Hotspur and William Hill extend deep rooted deal

Tottenham Hotspur has announced a multi-year extension to its partnership with William Hill, after the betting and gaming firm become the club’s official betting partner for Europe at the start of the 2016/17 season. The fresh deal is to see William Hill continue to have a presence across the clubs growing digital channels, and LED perimeter advertising boards at the …

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The great PASPA repeal: America braces itself for the biggest Brit invasion since the 1960s

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Richard Thorp, Business Development Director at FSB, unpacks how US operators can stave off the transatlantic assault of Britain’s best bookmakers if they choose their suppliers wisely for sports betting’s grandest repeal. When Oscar Wilde wrote that Britain and the United States were two countries separated by a common language, he probably didn’t envisage sports betting getting in the way …

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Positive opening momentum sees William Hill look forward to Russia 2018

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has detailed a positive opening to its 2018 trading, as the firm continues its digital recovery, while restructuring its operations. Issuing an unaudited trading statement for the 17-week period to 24 April 2018, William Hill details +3% gain in group revenues, driven by strong ‘Online and US performances’ which offset UK Retail declines. The bookmaker …

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SportCaller steps up offering ahead of the World Cup

SportCaller, the free-to-play sports-game provider, has raised its game heading into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, unveiling a progressive portfolio of games which add a new dimension to player acquisition and retention for operators and media owners. These free-to-play World Cup “Predictors” offer players the opportunity to forecast the outcomes of the World Cup, by predicting the winner of every …

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Bookmakers make a last stand to Matt Hancock warning of ‘catastrophic FOBTs consequences’

The BBC has this weekend reported that UK betting bosses have penned a letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), urging the government to drop its plans of implementing a £2 wagering limit on FOBTs machines. The letter to Hancock leader of DCMS, is supported by the leadership of GVC Holdings, William Hill, Betfred, Scotbet …

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Shop staff and MPs form united front for Parliament protest

Yesterday, betting shop staff took their protests to Parliament, urging the government to ‘not gamble with high street jobs’ and to ‘not introduce a disproportionate cut in stakes on gaming machines’. Shop staff from Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Jennings bet and a number of independent bookmakers, were joined by Laurence Robertson MP, Philip Davies MP and Chris Evans MP as …

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William Hill unveils new guarantee on ITV races

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Commencing this week, William Hill will start trialling a new bet guarantee offer on TV races for retail and online customers. William Hill has outlined that its shops will lay customers to lose a minimum of £5,000 for win bets on all races that are shown on ITV Racing, with online customers also able to bet to win a minimum …

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Italy beckons for Inspired’s range of omni-channel games

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Inspired Entertainment has announced the debut of its omni-channel games in Italy, with its Virgo Remote Gaming Service and casino content now live with SNAI. SNAI becomes the first Italian operator to go live with the Inspired range of interactive content, with further launches across Sisal, Eurobet and Betsson’s StarCasino set to follow. Included as part of the deal are …

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CMA continues bonus promotions clean up

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BGO Entertainment has agreed to change the way in which it offers bonus promotions, following a Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation. Relating to consumers who play “casino-like games online”, the adjustments give users the ability to access and release their own money. The study, carried out in conjunction with the Gambling Commission, aims to ensure that the £4.7bn online gambling …

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