Andrew McCarron

Bet365 retains Best Bookmaker title at Betting on Football Awards

Bet365 was named Best Bookmaker for the second year running at the Betting on Football Awards last night. The Stoke-based bookmaker beat off strong competition from rivals Sky Bet and Unibet to pick up the title. Sky Bet didn’t go home empty handed though. The firm picked up awards for Best Mobile Bookmaker and Best Sponsorship Partnership for its work …

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Ladbrokes loses tax avoidance case at a cost of £54m

High street bookmaker Ladbrokes has lost a £54m tax avoidance court case after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) sucessfully argued that the firm’s attempt to avoid Corporation Tax was barred by the law. The First-tier Tribunal ruling means Ladbrokes cannot reclaim £54m in tax. Another three similar cases are worth £112m of tax. Ladbrokes told the FT: “We believed we …

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BetVictor extends partnership with Chelsea-themed game

BetVictor has been making the most of its association with Premier League Champions Chelsea Football Club by launching a new product featuring the club’s branding, The bookmaker is billing the new game as the world’s first Premier League football club-branded online slot and features some of the reigning champions’ greatest players, while its soundtrack recreates the famous Stamford Bridge atmosphere. …

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New Microgaming slot hits the Bullseye

Microgaming is delivering what can be called a ‘super, smashing, great’ online slot this month with the launch of Bullseye, a game based on the classic TV game show presented by stand-up comedian Jim Bowen. Based on the game of darts, Bullseye involved three pairs of contestants competing against one another to win prizes, with iconic mascot Bully making appearances …

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SpiffX’s Claudia Farrugia: The 5 Best Ways of Boosting Exchange Liquidity

Jacopo Werther

Claudia Farrugia, Operations Manager of listed operator SpiffX, discusses the challenges of liquidity for betting exchanges and the best ways of ensuring good liquidity on the market. For bettors and professional traders, betting exchanges are usually the obvious choice due to the strategical freedom that they allow. The question is usually which exchange to choose. Various elements determine the player’s …

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Howe did they do that? Bournemouth be praised – AccaTracker Analysis

In the most exciting game of the weekend, Junior Stanislas grabbed two late goals (87th and 97th minutes) as the Cherries twice came from behind to rescue a point against Everton. Team FA’s app Accatracker, which allows users to keep track of their football bets, revealed that it wasn’t just Eddie Howe that was rescued by this late brace. Bookmakers …

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MRG Systems providing data at your customer’s fingertips

MRG Systems has given one of its most accessible products an overhaul and presented a new look solution for the display of customer data. The firm has revamped its DailyForm product, making it more cost effective while giving it a whole new look with additional features. MRG has almost turned the whole product on its head; switching the original DailyForm …

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Key Accumulator Match – Bournemouth v Everton

Punters are expecting more south coast pain this weekend when Everton visit Premier League newcomers Bournemouth, according to data from Team FA’s AccaTracker app. The Cherries have not been getting the results of late, despite some impressive team performances, as the side’s long term casualty list is biting hard. In contrast Roberto Martinez has seen his side really play into …

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Finalists announced for Betting on Football Awards #bofawards

The finalists have been announced for next week’s Betting on Football Awards, hosted by SBC at the Playboy Club. The main Football Bookmaker of the Year award will be a three way fight between last year’s winners Bet365, Sky Bet and Unibet. It is the second year of the Betting on Football Awards and the winners of each of the …

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RGT greenlights further loyalty card player research

The Responsible Gambling Trust, the industry-funded organisation that commissions research, treatment and education initiatives around problem gambling, has commissioned NatCen Social Research to conduct a follow-up to a survey of bookmaker loyalty card holders first published in 2014. Researchers will measure problem gambling rates and study reasons for behaviour change since the original survey. The 2014 survey of bookmaker loyalty …

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