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Igaming searching for a contender

SBC’s Ted Menmuir looks at the state of the igaming supply chain and notices one name running through it like a stick of rock. In April Ladbrokes announced that it was on course to fulfil its migration to Playtech’s igaming services. The all-encompassing deal struck with the igaming software provider will see Ladbrokes drop its Microgaming inventory, as the sector …

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Union warns against knee-jerk LBO closures

Trade union Community is concerned ahead of an expected announcement by the government that will provide new powers to local councils to curb the opening of high street betting shops and that the stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals might be changed. The news follows Friday’s announcement of 420 potential job cuts at high street bookmaker William Hill. Responding to …

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Football favourites impact William Hill profits

Two weekends of winning favourites on the football has severely impacted William Hill’s Q1 figures, with the bookmaker announcing a 14% drop in operating profit for the period. The two weekends of ‘unfavourable sporting results’ saw a 25% drop in operating profit for the firm’s retail business and a 6% drop in its online sportsbook. However the firm also marked …

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Paddy Power out in front of social engagement

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Marketing and communication via Facebook and Twitter are becoming more and more important for online gambling operators. The researchers at MECN therefore compiled an overview of the activities and successes of the key online gambling operators on the key social networks. In nearly all social communities analysed, Paddy Power and PokerStars currently (Q1 2014 analyses) rank at the top. Paddy …

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William Hill announced as title sponsor of World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace

William Hill Online haved announced an initial two-year deal with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) to sponsor the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in London.The seven-figure deal will see Britain’s biggest bookmaker become the title sponsor of the event – which will now be known as the ‘William Hill World Darts Championship.’ The 72-player tournament, staged by the PDC …

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Turf TV funnels £45m of bookmaker money to racing

Live racing and data provider Turf TV recorded a year of strong growth in 2013, having secured record numbers of subscribers and returned £45m to the racing industry. Turf TV owner Amalgamated Racing Limited (AMRAC) owns live broadcast rights for 34 of Britain’s racecourses, including festivals at Ascot, Cheltenham and Epsom. It also provides TV pictures and data to betting …

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William Hill announces technical migration of Australian brands into one platform

William Hill has announced the complete migration of its three acquired Australian brands- Centrebet, Tom Waterhouse and Sportingbet Australia. The integration will see all brands managed under a single platform, promoting unified technologies and products to its Australian customer base. William Hill will maintain all three brands active, which counters previous industry speculation that the operator would be looking to …

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Hills reports 9,000 National bets per minute

Record bet numbers were reported in Saturday’s Grand National as the Great British public flocked to celebrate the tradition of a bet on the iconic race. Unconsidered 25/1 chance Pineau de Re emerged the eventual winner – with veteran jockey Leighton Aspell aboard. It would be second-time lucky for the Sussex-based jockey, who retired back in 2007 after becoming disillusioned …

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