UK

Betfair adds punch to Froch v Groves

Betfair Sportsbook has offered the public the chance to vote on who they want to win Froch v Groves II with a unique boxing experience. Betfair Sportbook gave rival boxing fans an opportunity to ‘step into the ring’ at Paddington Station and put their best punch forward for their preferred winner of the most highly anticipated boxing event of the …

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Martin – 666Bet to enter UK market with £8 million marketing drive

Barry Martin Chief Executive Officer of newly launch sportsbook and casino – 666Bet, announced his company’s ambition to compete with established operators in the UK sports betting and igaming market. Martin, former CEO and Founder of  The Gutshot Poker Club, unveiled ambitious plans for 666Bet, stating that the brand  would enter the sports betting market with £8 million marketing drive …

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NetPlay TV buoyant after ‘very strong’ 2013

Clive Jones, chairman at interactive TV gaming firm NetPlay TV, has described 2013 as a ‘very strong year’ for the company ahead of its AGM today. Jones said that the company delivered its third consecutive year of net revenue growth in excess of 20% and increased EBITDA by 21% to a record £5.2m. He added: “We have continued to be …

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Casino Raj the first Locus Gaming white label

Locus Gaming, operator of the mobile Jack Gold Casino, is to debut an innovative white label service with the launch of an online casino aimed at the Asian community based in the UK. Casino Raj, which will go live at the end of this month, is the brainchild of former World Pool Masters champion Raj ‘Hitman’ Hundal and will be …

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Infographic launched by GamCrowd

GamCrowd, the gambling-focused crowdfunding and crowdsourcing company, has launched an infographic to allow users of the site to quickly assess the quality of the site’s ‘crowd’. The new infographic, which updates once a week, shows users various statistics around the investors and start-ups in the crowdfunding area of the site as well as details of the buyers and seller within …

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UK ASA bans Coral TV advert

Coral are the latest sports betting operator to have their advertisement pulled by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after it was found guilty of linking gambling with sexual content and seduction. The TV advertisement shows two men at a barber shop reading debating placing a bet on their mobile phones, before a woman, wearing a jockey’s outfit that left …

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Bookies offered free SMS betting service trial

Specialist EPOS supplier A Bet A is offering free trials of its SMS betting service following a successful pilot scheme. The firm, which services operators in the UK and Ireland as well as 22 global territories, has been working on the system with leading rails bookmaker Geoff Banks. Banks benefitted from an increase in turnover after customers were able to …

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Eight winners of £15m Scoop6

Totepool’s Scoop6 bet was landed last weekend with eight lucky tickets predicting the six race winners and earning £1.3 million apiece. 122 tickets were still live on the final leg at 3.45 race at Haydock Park, with only one horse, the outsider Grevillea, not covered. The race was won by the Alan King-trained Chatez, ridden by Ferguson Sweeney. The successful …

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Ladbrokes Life campaign comes under fire from ASA

Ladbrokes new advertising campaign – Ladbrokes Life, has come under fire from the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The authority has criticised the operators campaign as irresponsible and harmful, since it links gambling with social and sexual success. Furthermore ASA claimed the UK wide campaign exploited younger viewers by glamourising betting culture, by trying to portray gambling as a social …

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FA sets new worldwide ban on football betting by registered professionals

The English Football Association (FA) has announced a the implementation of a worldwide ban on betting on football, by professional individuals registered with the top seven divisions of the English football leagues. The set of measures have been approved by FA shareholders, in last Wednesdays general meeting at Wembley Stadium. The prohibition of betting on football matches, will include all …

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