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Suarez joins team 888poker

Having just finished the 2013/2014 Barclays Premiership as PFA player of the year, 888poker has announced a new global contract with Uruguay and Liverpool centre forward Luis Suarez. Suarez will become the official global brand ambassador for 888poker. As part of the endorsement of 888 online poker room Suarez will become a Team member of 888poker.  The operator will host …

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Bali joins Gaming Realms board

London-listed igaming and social gaming operator Gaming Realms has appointed Atul Bali, president of RealNetworks’ games division, as a non-executive director of the company. Bali has held a number of senior positions in the gaming sector and currently oversees online, mobile and social games development, cross-platform publishing, software and technology licensing at RealNetworks. Gaming Realms executive chairman Michael Buckley said …

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BetSoft expands into Asia with Olé777

Alderney-licensed 3D slots developer BetSoftGaming is to enter the Southeast Asian online gaming market through a partnership with local operator Olé Group International.The deal sees Olé Group launch BetSoft’s full portfolio of 3D slots on its Olé777 site, including the supplier’s Slots3 video slot collection, with its ToGo mobile portfolio to launch in coming months. Olé777 operates under a licence …

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GVC Holdings targets Scandinavian growth with Betit Partnership

GVC Holdings, gambling operators of igaming brands Sportingbet, Casino Club and Betboo are set to enter the Scandinavian igaming market, with the announcement of a strategic joint venture partnership with Betit Securities Ltd. GVC Chief Executive Kenny Alexander had been eyeing the expansion of GVC betting services in new territories; at the start of 2014 Alexander noted that the company …

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Australia faces potential tsunami of sports corruption

Victoria Police have called on Australian sporting bodies and integrity units to examine the threat of sport corruption in the region. Victoria Police called this urgent meeting in the wake of Operation Starling which disrupted an illegal gambling cartel targeting a suburban Australian Soccer club. Experts monitoring international match fixing syndicates are warning authorities that corruption will undermine the quality …

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Amaya loses Marvel gaming titles

Igaming software supplier Amaya Gaming has requested to its igaming operator clients that they withdraw all Marvel themed slots from their casino product inventory. Amaya’s supplier licensing deal with entertainment studio Disney is set to come to an end. Disney owners of the Marvel Studios, wish to distance the studio and its popular franchises from gambling products. Due to its …

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Betfred launches “more fun with its fingers” TV campaign

Betfred’s online operation, Betfred.com, has launched a new advertising campaign through BJL. “Have more fun with your fingers” will roll out across television, online, social and retail media channels,the campaign is set to run for 6 months in 2014. Betfred selected creative media agency BJL to design and create a unique concept to attract mobile casino customers to Betfred’s mobile casino …

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FREEBETS.com findings show significant drop in money back offers in April

FREEBETS.com have reported a significant slump in the number of total bookmaker offers available in April 2014 compared to March of this year. Total money-back offers from the 19 bookmakers analysed by the FREEBETS.com team were down from March’s high of 726 to 684. In contrast to March ─ a month dominated by four days of the Cheltenham Festival and a plethora …

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Negative football results hit Paddy Power Q1 results

Paddy Power published its interim financial report for the opening quarter of 2014. The Irish  gambling operator reported that despite a growth in sales in the opening months of 2014, the operator has been impacted by “adverse sporting results”. Chairman Nigel Northridge, stated that the company had witnessed its worst two weekends for football profitability.  The weekends of January 11-13th …

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