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WantMyBet goes live with iOS and Android apps

The sports focused social network WantMyBet has announced the release of its debut Android and iOS apps. WantMyBet harnesses the common, down the bookies chatter of “Listen to this great accumulator I just put on” and digitalises it for the modern age. It allows people to compete with their tips via the leaderboard, and win both money and free bets. It …

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Las Vegas conference will explore the esports opportunity for casinos

Much has been made of the potential opportunity that esports holds for the casinos industry in attracting the younger millennial generation, and moreover for the gambling industry in general. Accordingly Narus Advisors is putting on a two day event in Las Vegas titled Esports & Casino Resorts which will explore this on October 25th and 26th at the SLS Casino …

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Paddy Power and urine luck campaign

Paddy Power has launched its latest controversial campaign offering gamblers their money back if a Russian beats a British or Irish competitor at the upcoming Olympic Games. It uses the tagline ‘Urine Luck’ alluding to Russia’s doping scandal which hit the press recently. The International Olympic Committee has refused to ban Russia outright from Rio, and has instead allowed the international …

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Paypal tightens up on esports payments

It has come to light that Paypal is concerned with the legality and regulations around payments linked to esports tournament sites.  Dexerto reported that the main area of concern is whether the payments are associated with gambling when processed through certain tournament sites. The company has requested letters from lawyers in a number of countries and individual US states to ensure …

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Tempobet links up with Barca and Real Madrid

Online sportsbook Tempobet will be the dominant betting brand around Real Madrid and Barcelona this season after netting a significant advertising deal.  The emerging brand and its sister casino, Tempocasino.com, will feature on the European TV feed broadcast outside Spain throughout western and eastern Europe, including Russia. The operator’s branding will be displayed in-game for 12 minutes during each away fixture …

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bet365 goes live with Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil Gaming has revealed today that its portfolio of slots is now live with bet365. Yggdrasil agreed a deal with bet365 back in February to provide the operator with its full product suite, and following a swift integration, the slots are now live on bet365 under Yggdrasil’s Gibraltar and UK licences. Amongst the recent game releases which bet365 customers will be able …

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Vincent Leonard – JABet – Game, Set & Match in Specialisation

As more sportsbooks pour into the UK marketplace undoubtedly it’s a glass which is now overflowing. The question of how to stand out becomes ever more prevalent and whilst many operators go down the route of adding new features, games and markets to attract new customers and attract new ones, there’s one bookmaker taking a different approach.  JABet specialises in …

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Double Whammy – William Hill signs integrity agreements with the English and Scottish FA’s

Both the English FA and the Scottish FA have announced the signing of betting integrity memorandum of understandings (MoU) with William Hill to safeguard the sport. The two separate MoU’s cover all professional football events and associated governing bodies within England and Scotland, and within the jurisdiction of both FA’s. William Hill will exchange information with the two individual governing bodies related to suspected betting …

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Sporting Lisbon v Wolfsburg will make esports history

This Saturday will see a historic moment in esports with the FIFA representatives of two established football clubs facing each other for the first time ever.  Wolfsburg has long been a presence in FIFA esports with two players on its roster in the form of Benedikt ‘SaLzor’ Saltzer and David ‘DaveBTW’ Bytheway. The former will face Sporting Lisbon’s Francisco “Quinzas” Cruz …

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The ELEAGUE finale will stream live on Twitter this weekend

It has been announced that ELEAGUE and Twitter will partner to provide live streaming coverage of this week’s ELEAGUE semifinals and championship, featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game. The live event competitions will be held Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th, from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.  This will mark a milestone in that it’ll be …

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