Andrew McCarron

Australian impairment drags William Hill results down under

William Hill’s decision to take a £238m impairment charge on the value of its Australian business saw the bookmaker report a pre-tax loss of £75m for 2017, but the firm is confident that the performance of the business as a whole is positive. While Group net revenue grew 7% to £1,711.1m, a total of £335.0m of exceptional costs and adjustments …

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CAP announces new restrictions on free bets, bonuses and calls to action

UK bookmakers will have to revamp their marketing after the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) tightened up gambling advertising standards, with particular emphasis on live betting promotions. While bookmakers will still be able to advertise live odds, CAP says the advertisement should not unduly pressure the audience to gamble; so urgent calls to action – such as “Bet Now!” – …

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Scientific Games launches SG Digital incorporating NYX assets

The NYX Gaming Group, incorporating OpenBet, has a new look with the launch of SG Digital. The new brand sees the NYX assets join Scientific Gaming’s existing portfolio of SG Interactive B2B products and services as the parent company aims to integrate its latest purchase into the company structure and create ‘the most diverse supplier of digital gaming and sports …

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Champions League winner Luis Garcia at ICE London with OPTIMA

Champions League

Champions League winner Luis Garcia will be one of the star attractions on the OPTIMA stand at ICE London this week. Former Spanish international Garcia will be greeting visitors at Stand N2-310 and fielding questions about his career and his views on this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia. OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez said: “We are very pleased counting with …

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Gaming brand to take Manchester United sleeve sponsorship?

Manchester United, the world’s richest football club, could be about to sign a deal which would see a gambling brand appear on its famous red shirts for the first time. Unlike the rest of the Premier League, Manchester United has been very selective in the number of partners it has from the gambling industry, limiting itself to a single commercial …

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Richard Carter – How SBTech is solving Mansion’s vertical challenge

SBTech CEO Richard Carter spoke to SBC about the major new deal announced this morning which sees the company bring on major brand Mansion as a client which and also herald the launch of Mansionbet.  SBC: This is a pretty major deal – how did it come about? Richard Carter: As a group Mansion was looking to move into sports …

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Five reasons to visit SBC Global during ICE London

ICE

Visitors to ICE London wanting to enhance their betting businesses are recommended to visit the SBC Global stand (SD2-C&D) to get up to speed with the latest developments in the industry. Here are five key reasons for seeking out Team SBC at ExCeL: 1 – The Official ICE Sports Betting Tours SBC Global has teamed up with Clarion Events to …

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Sky Bet lifts the lid on account restrictions at Parliamentary debate

Sky Bet CEO Richard Flint revealed that the bookmaker restricts 3% of its customer base in the bets that can be placed, but the bookmaker does not close the accounts of winning punters. Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Betting & Gaming Group Seminar in the House of Lords yesterday, Flint admitted that it restricted 2% of its customers to …

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Winning Post – UK remote growth a margin call?

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: remote market – Supernormal margins, not supernormal growth… 2017 has been a year of mixed messages for UK remote gambling. A number of commentators have referred to …

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Winning Post – Shake up in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Sweden: remote POC legislation – drafts or chess? The Swedish government has published a draft law to regulate gambling across channels, with an implementation date of 1 January 2019 (replacing the Lottery …

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