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XLMedia debuts trading on London AIM

Israeli based igaming marketing services company XL Media has begun trading on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM) following an oversubscribed placing which raised $69.5m (£41.8m). The company commented that its initial placing had been significantly oversubscribed, XL Media who specialize in igaming player acquisition debut today on the London AIM with a share price listing of 0.49 pence per share. …

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Betfair & Income Access launch New Jersey affiliate program

New Jersey state licensed igaming operator Betfair has agreed terms with igaming and affiliate marketing technology supplier Income Access to launch the affiliate program for Betfaircasino.com. The program is set to target regional customers through affiliate, partnership and media buying referrals to Betfair’s New Jersey licensed igaming inventory. UK listed Betfair launched BetfairCasino.com in New Jersey at the end of …

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States’ poker focus too blinkered

SBC affiliate correspondent Marc Pedersen reports from the iGaming North America show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. I’ve only been out at the iGaming North America conference for one day, but already I’m getting a good feel for how the market is setting itself with regards to the opening up on online gaming. While there is lots of media …

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bwin launch Ruleta En Vivo with Evolution Gaming

Evolution Gaming, the world leader in video-streamed Live Dealer gaming, has announced that bwin.es has launched its live roulette service, Ruleta En Vivo, streaming from the Evolution live studio at Casino Rincon de Pepe in Murcia. The launch of Ruleta En Vivo at bwin.es reinforces bwin’s strong brand presence in Spain, where the company is the Official Online Gaming and …

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Dafabet to sponsor Snooker World Championship

Online sports betting operator  Dafabet has been announced as the title sponsor of the upcoming snooker world championship in Sheffield, England. It will be the first time the sports betting operator has sponsored the event, which takes place from 19th April to 5th May and will offer a record top prize of UK£300,000. Dafabet are currently sponsors of English Premier …

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Associations formalise social responsibility work with new group

The UK’s main gambling trade associations have joined forces to establish the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) – a new body that formalises the responsible gambling work that the associations carry out.  The IGRG provides a structure to better promote socially responsible gambling in the British gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it will also provide …

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The Sun to take on UK sports betting with BetVictor

UK tabloid newspaper The Sun, part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp International, is set to target the UK sports betting market with the  release of its  own white -label online sports betting brand. I-gaming news source Creports that the popular UK newspaper is set to agree terms with sports betting operator BetVictor, who will operate and market the white-label brand …

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Richard Glynn Earns 85% pay hike despite Ladbrokes downturn

Richard Glynn CEO of troubled gambling operator -Ladbrokes PLC,  has been awarded a  staggering 85% total remuneration rise as the firm’s operating profits plunged by a reported 33%.The news comes as a surprise to the gambling and sports betting industry, as Glynn’s position as the head of Ladbrokes operations, has come into question with many industry commentators forecasting the CEO’s …

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Safecharge to float on London AIM in April

Online payment service provider SafeCharge, a  majority owned  company by Israeli igaming  magnet Teddy Sagi, has announced its intentions to raise about $100 million by listing its shares on London’s junior Alternative Investment Market (AIM) stock exchange. A Company statement read that the payment provider was eyeing an April date for its flotation and further funding on the AIM. The …

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ASA warns Paddy Power over future ad campaigns

Paddy Power has been warned over its future conduct by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following its investigation into the bookmaker’s newspaper advert in The Sun on Sunday around the Oscar Pistorius trial. The advert, which offered ‘money back if he walks’, promoted a market on whether the South African Olympian would be found guilty or not of the accusation …

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