Retail

Slow count fraudster avoids jail

A ‘slow count’ fraudster has avoided jail despite costing bookmaker Ladbrokes an estimated £10,000 across an 18 month period. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how John O’Connor conned staff at 14 branches of Ladbrokes over 18 months from July 2012. Among the tactics used by O’Connor was the placing of a bet near to the off, then using a variety of …

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Two year deadline for self-exclusion register

Online bookmakers have been given until 2017 to help develop a national self-exclusion scheme by the UK Gambling Commission in a series of measures aimed at tightening up standards around the gambling industry’s social responsibility. The latest update to the Commission’s Licence Conditions & Codes of Practice (LCCP), which are essentially the meat to the skeletal structure of the 2005 …

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Scientific Games pulls together for ICE showing

Major industry supplier Scientific Games made its debut appearance as one of the most diversified gaming and lottery suppliers in the world at ICE last week, following the recent merger between Scientific Games and Bally Technologies. For the newly-merged group’s first outing at the world’s biggest B2B gaming exhibition, strategic creative agency 2Heads was contracted to design an environment that …

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Gary Loveman to step down as CEO of Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman is set to step down from his leadership position on 1 July. Loveman will be succeeded by Mark Frissora who had joined the embattled casino operator from car rental firm Hertz Rental in 2014. Caesars Entertainment stated that Loveman would work alongside Frissora during a transition period for the company which had recently filed for …

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Sportech £93 million VAT appeal to be set for 2 November

Sportech PLC has issued a statement announcing that its ongoing appeal against VAT repayment on its ‘Spot the Ball’ competition, will be held on the 2 November of this year. In September 2014, The Football pools, betting and racing operator had been ordered to pay back a £93 million (€115 million) tax rebate after the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) …

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Patriots last ditch win sees Super Bowl bettors win big

Las Vegas casinos were ready to celebrate. For the most part, bettors had favored the New England Patriots to win the Su per Bowl, and the Seattle Seahawks had only one yard to go to take the lead with less the 30 seconds on the game clock. Then Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll made arguably the absolute worst play call in Super …

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Openbet to showcase optimised omni-channel gaming solutions at ICE 2015

OpenBet, sports betting software provider, will showcase its omni-channel gaming solutions at ICE Totally Gaming 2015, held at ExCeL London (February 3-5), with the launch of the One Account. Endless Possibilities campaign. Visitors to the OpenBet stand (N1-410) will be able to see a product range designed to facilitate a single view of the player and the technology that powers the industry’s …

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David Webb – BetConstruct – New Solution

SBC’s Andy McCarron speaks to BetConstruct Retail Solutions Consultant David Webb on the launch of BetConstruct’s new retail betting inventory. David Webb details to SBC retail betting system management to engage new consumer expectations. __________________________ SBC: BetConstruct has got some big launches at ICE this year. What have you got lined up for the betting shop? DW: We have been …

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Kiron and Sportech sign Latin American virtual racing partnership

Kiron Interactive has signed an agreement with pool and tote betting technology provider Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech Plc, to supply virtual racing to racetracks in Latin America. The three-year deal will see Kiron’s virtual racing products incorporated into the Sportech Racing and Digital Quantum System wagering platform to complement the live on-course action. An initial roll-out …

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Racing FX sponsors jump jockey Bryan Cooper

Racing FX, who provide foreign exchange and payment services to the equine and sports industries, have signed leading jump jockey Bryan Cooper as an ambassador in a three-year deal. Cooper, 22, who is the retained jockey to the powerful Gigginstown House Stud in Ireland, will wear the Racing FX logo on his breeches and polo neck tops. He will also …

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