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Sporting Index expects Chelsea to fall just short of record run

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Football traders on Sporting Index have predicted that Chelsea will fall just short in their quest to set a record number of consecutive Premier League victories. The spread betting firm expects Antonio Conte’s side to take three points against both Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, but fail to beat Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on New Year’s Eve. The Blues would ... Read More »

Adam Smith – Sky Bet backing the Northern Powerhouse push

Following a market opening for the 2023 European City of Culture which has Leeds as the current frontrunner, we spoke to Head of Corporate Affairs at Sky Bet Adam Smith.  Sky Bet has recently expanded in the city, and is a big believer in the government’s Northern Powerhouse scheme. SBC: As a company which has generated over £140m for the ... Read More »

Virtuals appeal to Millennial generation

Writing in eGR magazine this month, Jimmy Bone, Marketing and Client Executive at virtual sports provider Golden Race, says that products such as virtual sports, eSports, and Daily Fantasy Sports with their inherent technology focus are particularly engaging for the Millennial generation. “When we look at the player demographics of eSports and Daily Fantasy, we see something important: 54% are ... Read More »

Bookmakers to deliver 325,000-strong petition of support

A petition signed by more than 325,000 betting shop staff and customers from across the country will be presented to 10 Downing Street at 11am this morning as the beleaguered betting industry fights back against its portrayal in the media. The petition, collected as part of the recent ‘Back Your Local Bookie’ campaign, calls on the Government to support an industry ... Read More »

Betfred completes a £195 million refinancing package

The governance of UK independent bookmaker Betfred has confirmed that it has completed a £195 million refinancing package. The financing comes as Betfred moves to complete its £55.5 million acquisition of 322 retail betting shops from newly merged FTSE enterprise Ladbrokes Coral. The bookmaker’s senior debt package has been supported by a four UK banks – RBS, Barclays, Lloyds and ... Read More »

Paddy Power Betfair strengthens customer data protections with Balabit

FTSE-listed sports betting group Paddy Power Betfair has moved to strengthen its customer data security and regulatory compliance provisions by deploying security intelligence specialist Balabit’s Shell Control Box (SCB). The integration of SCB provisions will monitor ‘privileged access’ to the operator’s platform systems whilst enhancing security and flexibility of its product development processes. The SCB monitoring system is compliant with ... Read More »

Yggdrasil integrates full suite of video slots on Lottoland

Yggdrasil & Lottoland

Yggdrasil Gaming has become the first supplier to integrate its full suite of video slots on Lottoland. The lottery betting operator will take advantage of popular titles such as Bicicleta, Double Dragons and Vikings Go Berzerk. In addition to Yggdrasil’s slot games, Lottoland will also gain access to the supplier’s collection of in-game promotional tools, BOOST™, including the recently-launched Missions feature, ... Read More »

EiG and BAC return to Berlin for 2017 conferences

Clarion Gaming and iGaming Business the organisers of EiG and BAC industry conferences have confirmed that both events will once again take place in the German capital of Berlin, following successful 2016 events. First up EiG 2017 will be returning to the Arena Berlin, and will take place on Monday 30th October – Wednesday 1st November. As usual, BAC will ... Read More »

Strategy change sees Packer drop all international ambitions for home comforts

Implementing a ‘comprehensive strategic change’ James Packer’s Crown Resorts (Crown) will scale back on all its international investments and ambitions, to focus on growing its Australian home enterprises. Confirming its corporate strategy change, Crown will no longer spin-off its international assets into a separate enterprise seeking an ASX-listing (plan announced in May 2016). Fully committing to Crown home markets, Packer ... Read More »

Confident GVC ups 2016 special dividend

Updating the market this morning, the governance of FTSE-listed GVC Holdings declared that it expects corporate top line metrics of group net gaming revenues and clean EBITDA to be at the upper end of its FY 2016 forecasts. Issuing a short corporate statement, GVC governance moved to propose a 49% increase in its proposed 2016 special dividend to € 14.9 ... Read More »