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Heavyweight Sport launches content production arm

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Heavyweight Sport, one of the shortlisted companies in the Marketing Agency of the Year category for this year’s SBC Awards, has launched a new content production division. ‘Pound-For-Pound’ is to be operated as an in house creative studio, with a particular focus to be placed upon digital content and video production. The new division is to be headed up by …

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Reaching new audiences: “Alexa, Enable Soccer Saturday Super 6”

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Daily flash briefings for Sky Bet’s Super 6, including latest predictions from Jeff Stelling and Paul Merson, are now available through Alexa. Players of the free-to-play online game will also be able to access a host of popular content from Sky Games and the top weekend football show through Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. The service can be enabled via …

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Strategic governance review sees Sportech put up for sale

Issuing a governance statement, London-listed betting systems provider Sportech Plc has today announced that it is seeking a corporate sale of its entire enterprise. Its decision follows a comprehensive strategy review undertaken by Sportech governance with a view to maximising shareholder value. Launching its bidding process, Sportech informs that it has appointed London investment firm Canaccord Genuity as lead financial …

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Industry big hitters make the shortlists for SBC Awards 2017

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Bet365 is facing fierce competition to retain its Bookmaker of the Year title at this year’s SBC Awards, after the shortlists were announced for the sports betting industry’s annual end of year celebration. Vying with the Stoke-based bookmaker for the ceremony’s key award on Tuesday 5 December will be Sky Bet, William Hill, Unibet, Pinnacle, Betsafe, BetVictor and 10bet. Meanwhile the …

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Paddy Power – Odds improve on Brexit deal agreement by 2019 deadline

A crucial EU summit kicks off today, with the UK government and 27 heads of EU member states’ seeking to make progress on the ‘Brexit agenda’, as the Conservative government aims to meet its target ‘March 2019 exit deadline’. Desperate to start negotiations on trade matters, tonight PM Theresa May will address EU peers on Britain’s exit strategy at a …

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David Greyling appointed new Funfair COO

Funfair, the Ethereum casino platform, has announced David Greyling as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Jez San OBE, Founder and CEO of Funfair, commented:  “David is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results.  He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization within FunFair, with a laser-focus on operational excellence. “I have tremendous confidence in David’s ability to …

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188BET extends partnership with champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa

188BET has announced that it will extend its sponsorship agreement with 2017 Champion Jockey Silvestre De Sousa. The Brazilian flat racing jockey has created a substantial lead over his closest competitors this season, having run over 150 winners he will officially claim the title of Britain’s champion jockey for 2017 on British Champions Day at Ascot this Saturday. The 36 year …

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Champions League winner to co-host this year’s SBC Awards

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Luis Garcia, a Champions League winner with Liverpool and an official ambassador for the Anfield based club, has been confirmed as one of the hosts for this year’s SBC Awards. Held on Tuesday 5 December at The Artillery Garden in central London, Garcia will be fronting the end of year industry celebration that has been expanded to recognise excellence across …

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‘Fair Spins’ – BGO commits to scrapping bonus wagering requirements

Backing its decision to ‘drop minimum wagering requirements’ on player bonuses, online casino operator BGO Entertainment (bgo.com) has launched new marketing campaign ‘Fair Spins’. Last September, BGO detailed that it would scrap ‘wagering requirements, maximum wins and maximum bets’ attached to its bonus promotions. Moving forward, the online casino will simply reward its active players through ‘real-cash bonuses’ or with …

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Anti-FOBT report authors labelled ‘all tank and no think’

A much-trailed report into fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from the right-leaning think tank ResPublica has been slammed for “parroting” the line taken by the report’s paid sponsors the Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG). The report published this week entitled ‘Wheel of Misfortune: the case for lowering the stakes on FOBTs’ called for the reduction of the maximum stake applicable for …

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