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Mark Davies Camberton: gambling industry has fallen behind the curve

Ahead of the Betting on Football Conference – 8th of May Stamford Bridge, Team SBC catches up with Mark Davies of Camberton Public Relations to discuss marketing context and brand management ahead of new legislation for igaming and sports betting operators. Mark Davies is an expert at gaming and sports betting public relations, corporate communications, reputation management and stakeholder management. …

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Coral Connect demonstrates Playtech’s multi-channel solution

Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, has announced the successful launch of its ground-breaking “multi-channel” solution – which was heavily previewed at this year’s ICE Totally Gaming show. Multi-channel is already fully operational across the entire Coral betting shop estate in the UK, 1,800 shops. The “Coral Connect” …

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UKGC to host workshops on illegal gaming machines

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is set to plan a series of training workshops in order to help local councils identify illegal gaming machines in their constituencies. The UKGC is set to provide training in partnership under its Local Authority Liaison Unit (LALU) The training courses in identifying illegal machines will be set in gaming premises such retail  bookmakers and …

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Austrian match fixing players charged

Former footballers Dominique Taboga, Sanel Kuljic and ‘several other people’ have been charged in connection with the Austrian match-fixing scandal which came to light last year, state prosecutors said on Monday. Reuters reported that prosecutors in Graz said that they would not give any further details for the time being while investigations continued. Taboga was initially hailed as a whistle-blower …

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Two new games from Realistic

British slots and table games supplier Realistic Games has unveiled two innovative new slot games. Mobile and desktop versions of the five-reel 6 Appeal and the three-reel Jackpot Cherries will be rolled out across a host of operators, and will also be available to all new clients. 6 Appeal features a top prize of 2000 x total stake, which is …

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Brazil micro-site launched by FREEBETS.com

Online betting service and affiliate FREEBETS.com has launched a Brazil 2014 micro-site full of previews, stats and betting offers. Available at www.freebets.com/2014-world-cup, the site offers a comprehensive preview of the hotly-anticipated football showpiece with expert analysis from the FREEBETS.com team on all 32 sides competing, with qualifying journeys, the manager, key players, World Cup history and betting tips all listed. …

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Marc Pedersen: Playing the waiting game

Having attended last week’s I-gaming Forum in Stockholm, SBC’s Affiliate Correspondent Marc Pedersen explains why the industry is waiting for two Scandinavian governments to get their acts together. The I-gaming Forum in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel provided a frustrating update on the development of two of the main Scandinavian markets insomuch as there has been no movement at all. It had …

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Paddy Power out in front of social engagement

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Marketing and communication via Facebook and Twitter are becoming more and more important for online gambling operators. The researchers at MECN therefore compiled an overview of the activities and successes of the key online gambling operators on the key social networks. In nearly all social communities analysed, Paddy Power and PokerStars currently (Q1 2014 analyses) rank at the top. Paddy …

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Phumelela Gaming taken to South African court over unfair pricing

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd South Africa’s biggest racetrack owners, have been taken to court over unfair increases in racetrack fees operations and track broadcasting. South African news sources report that 37 regional bookmakers, mostly operating from the Gauteng province, have filed against the Johannesburg racetrack operator. Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd increased the price to purchase live broadcasts of …

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Paddy Power extends Callcredit ID service contract

Paddy Power has extended its contract with Callcredit Information Group to use its ID verification package for a further two years. The Irish bookmaker will continue to use Callcredit’s CallValidate in order to check the identity of players signing up to its online betting service. The solution provides validation of a customers’ name, address and date of birth details, whilst …

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