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ICE Blog – Geoffrey Dixon – UK Mobile Trends

Reporting from the ICE 2014 Mobile Gaming session floor, Geoffrey Dixon founder of research and insight consultancy Vivid Interface delivers a key study in mobile gaming habits and trends in the UK igaming market. The study conducted by Vivid Interface on behalf of Clarion Events aims to give tacit research into mobile gamblers and their customs. The study uses a …

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Betway moves into sports sponsorship

Betway has signed an agreement to sponsor the 2014 Betway Premier League Darts tournament, the UK & Ireland’s biggest indoor sporting event. The tournament, staged by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), the world’s leading darts organisation, is played over 16 consecutive Thursdays from February 6 through to May 22 in arenas across the UK and Ireland. The PDC, chaired by …

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Skrill agrees to end Conference association

Payment processing firm Skrill have agreed to cancel their sponsorship of the Football Conference just one year into a three year deal. A joint press release explained: “Skrill has undergone a number of changes since the agreement was entered into and will be aligning any future sponsorship activity to its global strategy. “The Football Conference has always enjoyed excellent relations …

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Rank Group Publish Profit Slump

Gaming and sports betting operator – Rank Group PLC, announced a pretax loss of £6.2M (€7.2M) for its operational performance for the six months ended 31 December 2013. The profit slump published by the operator, see’s Rank Group report a loss 23.5% on its 2012 performance reporting. The Interim results published on the 31st of January 2014. Rank Group. Key …

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5050Sports Sign Owen & Vaughan

5050Sports will bring two of England’s biggest sports stars to ICE Totally Gaming 2014 as it launches its partnership with Astra Games Ltd, a subsidiary of the Novomatic Group of Companies. Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen and Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan will promote the collaboration between Real Sports Global, owners of 5050Sports, and Astra Games …

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Video verification software at ICE

Biometric security tech company Facebanx will be launching new KYC verification software at the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) in London this week.  The software allows online gaming operators and payment processors to use biometrics in order to verify and authenticate their customers. The technology works with any of today’s devices such as a PC, tablet or smartphone that is fitted …

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When is a betting shop not a betting shop?

David Clifton, Director, Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited The answer, at least as far as the Gambling Commission is concerned, is when the main purpose of the betting shop is to make gaming machines available. However, as is so often the case with the Gambling Act 2005, it is not quite as clearcut as that. In addition, as has also so …

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SBC Case Study – Building a Sports Betting Affiliate App – David Archer

David Archer, owner of FREEBETS.com, the leading affiliate and sports betting service, talks to Sports Betting Community about his firm’s new app, which was released earlier this month. FREEBETS.com has grown rapidly in the last year and we are well aware of how important mobile is in the online gaming and betting space. Simply put, if affiliates and operators are …

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iGaming Ideas Strikes 4 Startups!

iGaming Ideas, the startup accelerator and innovation consultancy, has partnered with four new ideas in time for the ICE conference in London. iGaming Ideas was started by David Sargeant, one of the founders of Zukido, and specialises in helping new igaming products, concepts, and startups to market and the new batch of ideas reflects some of the latest igaming industry …

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Isle of Man Post Office Set For ICE 2014

Isle of Man Post Office’s specialist communication division Secure Direct Mail is gearing up to attend the ICE Totally Gaming Show 2014 (ICE) held from 4th to 6th February at Excel in London. This is the business’ third year at ICE, the biggest event in the egaming calendar which embraces every egaming sector and hosts all of the world’s major …

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