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Racing Post B2B announce new in-store betting prompts

Racing Post B2B has announced new betting prompts that can be downloaded onto shop gantry systems. The business wing of the UK-based betting giant has introduced RPG Bet Prompts, an innovative new way to display tipping and betting prompts that is already live in over a third of betting shops in the UK and Ireland. These prompts have been developed …

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Almost £600,000 scooped on Age of the Gods Live Roulette

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One lucky punter is celebrating after claiming a £599,380.45 jackpot on Playtech’s Age of the Gods Live Roulette. The European factory worker, playing on mobile after a night shift, scooped his prize on Casino.com, meaning the omni-channel title has now paid out over £1m in prizes since its launch just two weeks ago. The winner of Age of Gods biggest …

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Aspire appoints new Head of Sports

In anticipation for the imminent launch of its new sports betting product, Aspire Global has announced the appointment of Morten Hauge as the company’s Head of Sports. The company revealed that it was seeking to recruit an experienced figure who had the knowledge and ability to leverage this new vertical and to drive growth across numerous key markets. Hauge has a …

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Tough ‘venues’ condition sees Rank Group up digital presence

Ahead of its Annual General Meeting, London-listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has issued a 16-week trading update (period ending 15 October). The gambling operator has stuck by its full-year guidance, despite facing tough ‘venue conditions’ in 2017. In its latest trading update, Rank would sustain a like-for-like group revenue increase of 2%. The company detailed that growth was primarily …

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Perform Group bolsters football performance dynamics acquiring Scout7

Seeking to bolsters its football data dynamics, sports media firm Perform Group has moved to acquire Scout7 (undisclosed fee) a specialist software provider for professional football technologies focusing on athlete scouting, performance and monitoring. The acquisition of Scout7 assets will be integrated within Perform’s content division which includes leading football data and insights provider OptaPro which is currently used by …

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188BET extends partnership with champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa

188BET has announced that it will extend its sponsorship agreement with 2017 Champion Jockey Silvestre De Sousa. The Brazilian flat racing jockey has created a substantial lead over his closest competitors this season, having run over 150 winners he will officially claim the title of Britain’s champion jockey for 2017 on British Champions Day at Ascot this Saturday. The 36 year …

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Kansspelautoriteit’s Henk Kessler confident of Dutch Gambling Act gaining approval

Speaking at last week’s ‘ESSA Sports Betting Integrity Conference’, the Vice Chairman of The Netherlands Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) Henk Kessler indicated that the battle to enforce a Gambling Act in his country could be nearing a conclusion. A new Dutch Gambling Act has been in debate since 2014 when the government submitted its initial mandate to the European Union. Following a number …

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Anti-FOBT report authors labelled ‘all tank and no think’

A much-trailed report into fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from the right-leaning think tank ResPublica has been slammed for “parroting” the line taken by the report’s paid sponsors the Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG). The report published this week entitled ‘Wheel of Misfortune: the case for lowering the stakes on FOBTs’ called for the reduction of the maximum stake applicable for …

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Responsibility First… Paf appoints Daniela Johansson as Deputy leader

Åland Island-based gambling operator Paf has confirmed the appointment of Daniela Johansson to the position of Deputy Chief Executive. Focusing on corporate development and social responsibility, Paf governance promotes the fifteen-year company veteran Johansson to the position of deputy leader, supporting Group Chief Executive Christer Fahlstedt. Johansson has most recently served as Paf Chief Responsibility Officer (CRO: 2014-2017), leading the …

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Canberra Casino AU$5 spin limit rejected by GTA

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A proposal to place a AU$5 spin limit on poker machines at Canberra Casino have been met with dismay by the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA). The news follows introduction of legislation by the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which allowed the venue to add 200 poker machines to its gaming floor, ending the long standing gaming machine monopoly …

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