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Djokovic defeat opens the door for Murray in Melbourne

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Novak Djokovic’s surprise five-set defeat to Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open has opened the door for Andy Murray to claim a first title in Melbourne. The five-time beaten finalist and world number one is now odds on with the bookmakers to lift the trophy in the Rod Laver Arena on 29 January. However, it is ... Read More »

Svenska Spel agrees to IGT systems upgrade

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has moved to upgrade its lottery and video terminal systems arrangement with principal supplier International Game Technology (IGT). The agreement sees Svenska Spel continue its systems partnership with IGT for a further seven years (partnership started 1996). IGT will now move to upgrade Svenska Spel systems for Video Lottery Terminals, site controllers, game services ... Read More »

Boylesports expands domestic portfolio buying Bambury betting shops

Irish bookmaker Boylesports has continued its domestic retail expansion by acquiring the portfolio of nine betting shops from independent bookmaker Bambury. Having agreed sale terms with Bambury owners, the purchase of the nine betting shops is currently awaiting approval by the Irish competition authority. Should Boylesports governance be successful in its purchase of Bambury estates, the Dundalk bookmaker will increase ... Read More »

Ups & Downs…2016’s biggest wins & most frustrating losses’s Ignacio del Valle Ruiz reviews 2016 biggest football wins, in what was a year full of thrills, surprises, underdog and comeback stories.    ______________________ Let’s face it – we all love lists, and there’s always some betting mishaps or fortunes that become viral and everyone talks about them. I gathered some during the year and would love to share ... Read More »

Cleminson takes fourth place after ‘Flying’ start at Newbury

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Ben Cleminson from Square in the Air was the only one to pull off a victory in this week’s Tipster Challenge at Newbury, after correctly picking Flying Tiger to win the opening race. After a ‘flying’ start, it was a struggle for Cleminson, despite coming close with 7/4 favourite Max Ward in the 2:20 race won by 10/1 outsider Theatre ... Read More »

Yggdrasil targets Q2 2017 full Italy launch

Updating investors, Yggdrasil Gaming has begun the compliance processes of certifying its games and platform services to meet technical requirements for the regulated Italian online gambling market. Yggdrasil governance expects to go live in Italy by Q2 2017, bringing its popular titles Dark Joker Rizes, Vikings Go Wild and Holmes and the Stolen Stones to market. Further to its games content, ... Read More »

Paddy Power gets ‘supersized’ for Trump Inauguration

Ahead of this Friday’s US Presidential Inauguration, bookmaker Paddy Power has loaded up an array of Donald Trump betting specials. Seeking to recover some of its six figure losses on Trump’s surprise 2016 US Election victory, Paddy Power opens it ‘supersized’ Inauguration Day markets offering 11/1 for Trump’s first Presidential speech to last 22:30 minutes or longer.  Further markets, see ... Read More »

Betfred & GVC forgo platform partnership

Industry news sources have reported that Betfred and GVC Holdings (GVC) have terminated their planned platform partnership, just months before Betfred was due to begin its platform migration to GVC systems. EGR Magazine reports that the both Betfred and GVC governance have agreed by ‘mutual consent’ to terminate the partnership, first agreed in May 2016. Entering the partnership, Betfred had ... Read More »

Asia Gaming to showcase live dealer model with ICE tournament

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Asia Gaming will host a live Baccarat tournament at ICE stand N1-550 to preview its international expansion plans and demonstrate the potential of its live dealer model. A provider of online gaming in the Asia-Pacific region, Asia Gaming has confirmed its biggest ever presence at next month’s show in London, as part of a big year forecasted for Live Casino ... Read More »

888sport commits to ESSA integrity body

Entering 2017 European sports betting operator 888Sport has become the latest industry stakeholder to join betting integrity body ESSA. The 888 Holdings sports betting subsidiary will work with ESSA governance to further protect industry consumers from betting fraud and further help fight betting-related corruption in sport. ESSA governance was pleased to welcome a further high profile bookmaker to its ranks. ... Read More »