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Praesepe confirm new operational structure for Cashino centres

Praesepe, owners of the 160 venue Cashino brand of adult gaming centres, has announced the appointment of Simon Gudgeon to the post of Northern Operations Manager.  The former Development Director of Odeon Cinemas joins colleague Steve Ambrose who is responsible for the Cashino centres in the South of the country. Heralding the appointments, Nick Harding, Chief Executive of Praesepe said: “I …

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SBC Interview – Jessica Ordovas de Ussia on Platform Independence

Team SBC catches up with Mediatech Solutions CEO – Jessica Ordovas de Ussia, to discuss igaming platforms integration, igaming operational trends and creating independent platforms. Jessica Ordovas de Ussia is founder and CEO of Mediatech Solutions. In 2009 she co-founded Mediatech which has grown to be market leader in online platforms in the gambling industry in Spain with 20% market …

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Culture secretary quits over expenses scandal

UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller has quit following a long-standing row over expenses. In a letter to the Prime Minister, she said the controversy ‘has become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing’. Miller had been sanctioned by the independent parliamentary commissioner for standards over expenses claims for a second home that her parents lived in and …

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Bali Appointed as RealNetworks’ Games President

RealNetworks announced the appointment of Atul Bali  as President of RealNetworks’ games division. Bali a gambling industry veteran with more than 20 years of global experience, Bali will oversee RealNetworks’ games portfolio, which includes the Slingo® brand, and the GameHouse and Zylom game distribution networks.  Bali starts at RealNetworks later this month. He and his family will relocate from the …

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ABB hits back at ‘misleading’ accusations

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has hit back at accusations from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling that it may have misled the UK government over the potential impact of a reduction in stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The Campaign made the claims following a report by NERA Economic Consulting, which suggested that lowering staking limits on FOBTs …

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CallCredit gets Lee Birch

Callcredit Information Group has underlined its commitment to growth outside of the United Kingdom by recruiting Lee Birch as a new Senior Business Development Manager responsible for international channels. Birch has worked within business development and account management roles across Callcredit for four years. Most recently he operated within Callcredit’s public sector division Coactiva where he helped recruit new clients …

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Ladbrokes set to acquire Australian Sportsbook – Eskander Betstar

Ladbrokes are set to increase its presence in the Australian igaming market, with the purposed acquisition of Melbourne based sportsbook Eskander Betstar. Industry news reports speculate that the UK listed gambling operator is set to finalise the acquisition of Betstar within the next 24 hours, for a reported AUS $20 million sum  (£11 million). Betstar operations will be merged with …

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NetPlay TV Post Strong 2013 as net profits rise

NetPlay TV PLC owners of interactive gaming brands Jackpot247 and SuperCasino posted  strong 2013 performance which saw an 31% increase in net revenues to £28.5 million (2012 – £21.8 million) and EBITDA revenues increase  21% to £5.2 million (2012 – £4.3 million) Further positive results saw the operator lift its final dividend by 42% to 0.32 pence per share from …

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Betfair launch Italian betting exchange

Betfair Plc has announced the launch of its Italian betting exchange. In order to comply with Italian gaming regulations, the betting exchange will  have a ring-fenced liquidity separating Italian playr wagering. The launch of the exchange has seen Betfair work closely with Italian regulator AAMS in order to comply with the markets regulatory provisions. The Italian focused betting exchange will …

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Bet365 agree slots and games inventory partnership with Net Entertainment

Igaming and sports betting operator Bet365 has agreed to add Net Entertainment slots and games to its online casino  inventory. The partnership will see Bet365 casino launch top Net Entertainment slots and games titles on its desktop and mobile channels. Bet365 currently offers over 1000 slots titles to its players, making it one of the biggest online casinos. Björn Krantz, …

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