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Playtech launches Omni-channel ‘Clover Rollover’ across Gala Bingo estates

Industry technology supplier Playtech Plc, has deepened its omni-channel partnership with Gala Coral, confirming the launch of its legacy ‘Clover Rollover’ game across 128 UK-wide retail sites. Playtech details that Clover Rollover is one of its most popular and recognisable games for bingo players, and will now have its gameplay extended to retail estates by applying its Playtech ONE Omni-channel …

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Winning Post – Significant statistics from Europe

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. Europe: Remote markets – Lies, damned lies and growth statistics. Italy’s online gambling market finished 2017 in style, with c. 34% overall regulated market growth (excluding lottery and …

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SIS in first ‘Watch & Bet’ greyhound distribution deal

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Sports Information Services (SIS), a supplier of products and services to the retail and online betting markets, has announced a new deal with William Hill, to provide its greyhound service to the bookmaker in a Watch and Bet format. William Hill has also become the first major UK operator to adopt SIS’s new Greyhound Service, in its Watch & Bet setup …

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Malcolm George ABB – Industry must fight for fair narrative on problem gambling

Malcolm George the Chief Executive of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), has stated that the industry trade body is committed to cleaning up gambling’s image but warns that the ‘frenzied debate’ on problem gambling does not help any stakeholders. Speaking to PR-Week, George details that the UK betting industry has suffered ‘from a lack of quality debate’ and ‘media …

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ABB dismisses latest FOBT report as being “flawed”

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has expressed its belief that a report which estimates the potential economic cost of cutting fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes to £2 was “flawed.” The report, which was conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) for the British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA), came to the conclusion that if the …

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Ireland revamps ‘Control Bill’ seeking to create new independent industry regulator

The Irish government has tabled a proposition for the betting/gambling sectors to be overseen by a new independent regulatory body. The mandate for an independent regulator has been propositioned by Irish Minister of State for Equality and Integration David Stanton, who seeks to amend provisions of the country’s Gambling Control Bill. The 2013 bill proposed the development of a ‘gambling …

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Ladbrokes extends SPFL sponsorship to 2020 with bumper deal

Ladbrokes has opted to extend its sponsorship of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) to 2020, giving the Scottish football divisions a welcome cash boost. The deal is believed to be worth £5 million, with the betting brand also agreeing to up its investment in the leagues. The original deal, signed in 2015, was the most lucrative in Scottish football …

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BHA “delighted” with the appointment of Matt Hancock

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has reacted positively to the appointment of Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary, in the cabinet reshuffle of Prime Minister Theresa May.   Within the UK Parliament, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are accountable for all gambling matters, including Horseracing. Speaking about the appointment, BHA Chairman Steve Harman stated: “We’re delighted with the appointment …

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New Jersey’s PASPA repeal becomes a high stakes ruling for all US states

The Supreme Court Justices’ review of New Jersey repealing the provisions of the 1992 ‘Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)’, has become a high stakes battle for all federal US states. A report published by US gambling research consultancy Eilers & Krejcik Gaming has indicated that 18 states may move to introduce licensed sports betting bills, with 11 having …

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Peter Jackson makes first moves as Paddy Power Betfair CEO

Having taken over the official leadership duties of Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) this week, new Chief Executive Peter Jackson has announced two major executive appointments for the FTSE100 bookmaker. Issuing a short statement, PPB governance confirmed the promotion of Dan Taylor to the newly created role of Chief Executive of Europe. A Paddy Power executive since 2015, Taylor has previously …

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