Andrew McCarron

Betfred uses Stuart Pearce again for new season football campaign

Bookmaker Betfred has once again turned to former England international Stuart Pearce to be the face of its football betting campaign on Sky Sports. The bookmaker likes the former Manchester City manager’s no-nonsense opinion as it believes he has great credibility from his much-travelled hard-tackling playing career at Coventry, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle, West Ham and City. He picked up 78 …

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Paysafe board recommends £2.96bn offer from CVC and Blackstone

Major payments provider Paysafe is to be acquired by private equity giants CVC and Blackstone after the company’s board gave a great light to the 590p per share offer that was put on the table last month. The deal values Paysafe at £2.96bn and brings the company, which recently bought affiliate scheme business Income Access, under the ownership of two …

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‘Disappointing’ Sun Bets one of many impacts on Tabcorp balance sheet

Major Australian operator Tabcorp believes it has learned some lessons in its involvement with new UK operator Sun Bets, although these appear to have come at a rather expensive cost. The performance of the brand was one of three major deficits to Tabcorp’s balance sheet, which has seen the company report a loss for the financial year of AU$20.8m (£12.6m) …

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William Hill hails revenue growth amid 11% drop in profits

William Hill has claimed wagering growth across all four of its divisions in the first half of 2017, although profit before interest and tax was 11% lower than the corresponding period in 2016. However, given that there was some revenue growth (3% to £837.0m) against last year’s figures which had been boosted from the Euro 2016 tournament, and adjusted operating …

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Clarion Gaming and GamblingCompliance join SBC’s Sports Betting Week

The sports betting world will be descending on London this September for a series of events, exhibitions and networking functions, exploring the future of sports betting, innovation, marketing and regulation. Sports Betting Week (12-15 September) sees three of the industry’s key information providers – Clarion Gaming, SBC Events & GamblingCompliance – present the industry with a week’s worth of high …

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Paul Mills joins SBC from Clarion Gaming to head up events portfolio

SBC Global has appointed Paul Mills as Chief Operating Officer for its burgeoning events portfolio, which includes September’s Betting on Sports conference and exhibition, Betting on Football and the SBC Awards, now confirmed for Tuesday 5th December. Mills is well known in gambling and exhibition circles after 15 years working on the ICE show and associated events. In his new role …

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ESSA pleased at attempts of international co-operation on integrity

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Sports betting integrity body ESSA has welcomed the regulatory interest in tackling match fixing via The Group of Copenhagen (Network of National Platforms), which held its 4th meeting in The Hague this week at the Department of Sport at the Dutch Ministry of Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. ESSA Secretary General Khalid Ali said the organisation: welcomed the increased focus on betting …

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Betfair joins forces with Old Lady

Betfair has signed up to become the Official Gaming and Betting Digital Partner of Italian champions Juventus for the coming season starting from 2017/18. As part of the partnership, Betfair will be able to use Juventus’ name and image rights in their promotional material in Italy and around the world in Europe, America and Oceania. Supporters of ‘The Old Lady’ …

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XL Media ahead of expectations as it continues to diversify

Major affiliate group XL Media is trading ahead of management expectations for the first six months of the year, with the company revealing that it is reducing the percentage of its revenues generated from gambling. The Group has been working on its strategy of diversifying its revenue streams and says it has delivered strong organic growth across all business verticals. …

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Gambling Commission refutes ‘regulatory creep’ over consumer protection focus

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The Gambling Commission has defended its focus on consumer protection amid concerns that the shift in focus under CEO Sarah Harrison is a case of ‘regulatory creep’. The comments came as part of the consultation process into the Commission’s enforcement strategy published today which revealed a new enforcement strategy which will be used to tackle operators who breach gambling regulations. Citing how a fast …

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