Andrew McCarron

Sun Bets aims to bring a distinctive voice to UK sports betting

New sports betting website Sun Bets believes that there is plenty of room for an operator that carries The Sun newspaper’s distinctive voice, and that it won’t simply be rubbing up against Paddy Power’s position in the market. News UK’s Betting & Gaming Marketing Director Kate Bird explained that comparisons could be made between the two brands because of the …

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Last chance for Early Bird Tickets for Betting on Sports

Be part of the conversation at Betting on Sports – the largest sports betting industry conference for a decade with 50+ speakers, an expected 700 delegates, and a total of six events over the two days. The conference is held on the 15 & 16 September 2016 at the prestigious 5-Star Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London. Check out the …

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Ladbrokes Coral merger to be completed in autumn after CMA ruling

The merger between Ladbrokes and Coral is set to complete this autumn after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed that the two firms must divest between 350 to 400 shops. In its final judgement, the CMA said: “Having considered responses to its provisional findings published in May and further analysed the evidence, the group of independent panel members investigating the …

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CG Technology facing $1.5m fine and removal of CEO

CG Technology has agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine in relation to charges of underpaying and overpaying certain bettors on the sportsbook. This comes just two months after the Nevada Gaming Control Board alleged that CG Technology had underpaid winning parlays by about $700,000 on more than 20,000 occasions from August 2011 to March 2015. The complaint also accused the …

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Leader Profile – Alexandre Tomic: SlotsMillion in Focus…

Alexandre Tomic Co-Founder and CEO of online casino operator ALEA, details to SBC readers how his brand SlotsMillion maintains a portfolio of over 1,000 slots.  Managing one of the fastest growing European online casino brands, Tomic sheds insight on his firm’s approach to efficient partner selection for content and selective market strategy  for future growth.  ______________________ SBC: SlotsMillion now has …

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GBGB condemns greyhound treatment that closed NSW racing

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has ‘condemned’ the practices highlighted in a government report into greyhound racing in New South Wales, a state of affairs that has seen the sport banned from the Australian state. The Special Commission of Inquiry found ‘overwhelming evidence’ of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting – a practice that …

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Euro 2016: Can Germany keep a semi-final clean sheet for the first time?

With the semi-finals about to kick in at Euro 2016 tournament, SBC brings some more bite-size facts about teams in the final four, as provided by iSportGenius. Portugal vs Wales: Kick-off Wednesday July 6, 8:00pm BST Seven of the last 11 semi-finals at the UEFA Euros have gone to extra time, five of which went to penalties. Each of Portugal’s last …

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Nico Jansen: People are interested in David vs Goliath stories

BetITBest CEO Nico Jansen, who is speaking at this week’s World GES in Barcelona, reflects on the advantages of a strong Germany squad at Euro 2016 for his business. How has business been during the Euros? Is Germany’s progression good for BetITBest? In terms of our traffic, which mostly comes from Germany, the progression of the German team is quite good …

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Third LBO racing channel set to shake-up UK betting shops

Betting shop operators in the UK are set to see another shake-up in how they present horseracing after the announcement that a third horseracing channel for LBOs is to be launched. The Racing Partnership (TRP) – a joint venture between Arena Racing (ARC) and seven independent racecourses comprising Fakenham, Ffos Las, Hexham, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon and Towcester – announced …

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BetConstruct plans to challenge the status quo in UK market

Multi-channel supplier BetConstruct has said that it is going to challenge the status quo in the UK supply chain now that it has been granted a Combined Remote Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. Vahe Baloulian, BetConstruct CEO, commented: “The Combined Remote Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission widens the path for BetConstruct to one of the most important …

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