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Sports ‘all-in-one’ disruptor Sportdec seeks €3 million funding round

Irish start-up Sportdec is seeking to close a €3 million round in venture funding this Q1 2017 as the company seeks to bridge sports content, social gaming and betting through its mobile app expansion. Led by former Sky Betting & Gaming Head of Social Games Bruce Bale (CEO), Sportdec has pitched itself as the ‘ultimate fan-centric app’ delivering all forms ... Read More »

Former Paddy Power CEO Stewart Kenny holds stance against FOBTs

The Times has reported that former Paddy Power co-founder and CEO Stewart Kenny has secretly lobbied against fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), stating that the machines were exploitative of problem gamblers and the vulnerable. The newspaper has revealed that in a 2009 consultation, Kenny urged the Irish government not to follow the UK’s lead by banning FOBTs from Irish betting shops. ... Read More »

Tote Ireland renews pari-mutuel supplier contract with Sportech Racing & Digital

Sportech Racing & Digital, a division of Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has renewed its supplier contract with Tote Ireland, which will see the company continue to supply pari-mutuel betting technologies and provisions. The racing technology supplier detailed that it had won a competitive tender process for its renewal of services with Tote Ireland, a customer of Sportech since ... Read More »

SeanieMac debuts new betting platform

Updating the market, Irish bookmaker SeanieMac has confirmed the ‘full upgrade’ of its online betting platform, which will allow the operator to provide its customers with a better overall engagement of markets and services. The operator’s platform upgrade has been presented as one of the independent bookmaker’s key corporate milestones for full-year 2016. The integrated platform has been further supported ... Read More »

SIS signs multi-year deal to stream 49s virtual racing games

SIS, a supplier of products and services to the online and retail betting industry, has signed a multi-year deal to bring 49s-branded virtual racing games to online customers for the first time. A staple of UK and Irish retail betting shops for over a decade, the 49s-branded virtual horse and greyhound racing, provided by Inspired Gaming Group, will now be ... Read More »

BoyleSports queries CMA regarding the sale of Ladbrokes-Coral shops

Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports has publicly ‘communicated its concerns’ to the UK Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA) regarding the sale of 359 retail betting shops as part of the pending Ladbrokes-Coral merger. The bookmaker was disappointed to have had its larger bid turned down by Ladbrokes and Coral governance in favour of a lower combined £55.5 million cash bid by ... Read More »

The Racing Partnership gains Irish boost

Arena Racing’s broadcast joint venture  ‘The Racing Partnership’ (“TRP”) has announced that it has gained a significant number of new Irish betting partners, strengthening its overall racing coverage Irish bookmakers joining TRP services include Boylesports, Sean Graham, Bar One, Track Sports, Bambury, Tully, Fox’s and Mulholland. The bookmaker additions see TRP bring the total number of UK and Irish betting ... Read More »

Ladbrokes secures Ireland FAI betting partnership

Seeking to boost its coverage within Irish sports, Ladbrokes has announced that it has entered a betting partnership with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). The FTSE-listed operator has secured a two-year deal with the FAI, becoming its ‘Official Betting Partner’. Entering the partnership, the Ladbrokes brand will receive premium exposure at all Republic of Ireland international soccer matches and ... Read More »

Paddy Power Betfair seeks ‘Optimal Structure’ as group revenues hit £750 million

Posting its first set of interim H1 results (period ending 30 June), FTSE100 listed Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has reported group revenues of £759 million recording double-digit growth across its four core divisions. Closing its H1 2016, PPB would post a group underlying EBITDA of £181 million (H1 2015: £138 million). The increased top line metric growth would result in ... Read More »

City pays close attention to Paddy Power Betfair H1 results

City analysts are eagerly awaiting Paddy Power Betfair’s (PPB) H1 2016 financial update on Wednesday 24 August, as the newly listed FTSE operator updates the market and its investor on merger progress. Close attention will be paid to PPB’s ongoing convergence strategy, as the company has undertaken a series of restructures to its marketing and operational divisions with PPB governance ... Read More »