Retail

Ladbrokes employee takes Betting Shop Manager Award

Adam Hurley of Ladbrokes has scooped the 2014 Betting Shop Manager of the Year award. The manager of the Winchecombe Street branch in Cheltenham beat a strong final eight, also including Ladbrokes’’ Kirsteen Sutherland who was the regional winner for Scotland. Hurley, who has been with the company since the age of 18, commented: “I’m so honoured to have won …

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AFF calls on Sportradar to monitor Suzuki Cup 2014

Asean Football Federation move to protect integrity of their biennial showpiece tournament At yesterday’s signing ceremony, the Asean Football Federation (AFF), which promotes and supports the interests of the 12 South East Asian football federations, entered into a partnership agreement with Sportradar to secure their unparalleled coverage and analysis of the global betting markets across all 18 matches of the …

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MGS Review – Iverson Gaming Systems – ‘Lessons from sea – cruise liner gaming’

Iverson Gaming Systems are one of the fastest growing providers of gaming management solutions worldwide. One of the niche markets in which they specialise is cruise liner gaming. The company operate on over 69 vessels across 11 fleets globally, with clients including P&O Cruises, Cunard, and Carnival. Matthew R. Brown, a recent speaker at the Macao Gaming Show (MGS), and …

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Sports Betting Community launches job board

Today sees the official launch of the SBC Job Board – a new resource that aims to help people find their dream job in the sports betting industry. Available to view at http://jobs.sbcnews.co.uk/, the SBC job board details all the latest vacancies in the sector. Job seekers can search for new opportunities via job category or keyword search, and advertising …

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Judge Shipp strikes down New Jersey sports betting

US Federal District Court Judge Michael Shipp ruled on Friday against New Jersey lifting the regulatory provisions of the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), allowing for sports betting in state licensed gambling premises (casinos and racetracks). The decision by Judge Shipp was the expected outcome since the judge had ruled similarly in the past. New Jersey state …

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Web guru Richard Smith wins horseracing TV talent competition at Kempton Park

Internet business consultant Richard Smith saw off five fellow finalists to claim the title of Tipstar 2014 and earn the chance to become a pundit on Racing UK (Sky 432/Virgin 536) for the day. Smith, 48, stuck his neck out live on Racing UK last night in tipping 16-1 chance Gleaming Girl, whose jockey, Sophie Killoran, had never ridden a …

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French Football in shock following senior match fixing allegations

French football has been rocked by news of match fixing as six senior football club members have been charged in connection with a match fixing inquiry. Caen Calvados FC Chief Executive Jean-Francois Fortin, Jean-Marc Conrad, the Managing Director of Nimes Olympique as well as Nimes’ main shareholder Serge Kasparian were all charged. The other three individuals were named by French …

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Judge to decide whether Trump Entertainment enters Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

US Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross of Delaware, has ordered Trump Entertainment Resorts to “show cause as to why the court should not convert its case for bankruptcy”. The Judge has scheduled a court hearing for 4 December, which will assess whether Trump Entertainment Resorts files for formal liquidation under Chapter 7 of the US bankruptcy code. Under Chapter 7 of …

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Ainsworth Game Technology sets to enter social gambling market in January 2015

Casino technology provider Ainsworth Game Technology is set to enter the social gambling market, with the upcoming launch of its Players Paradise Casino, scheduled for release in January. Danny Gladstone Ainsworth GT Chief Executive said that the company could no longer afford to ignore the fast growing market, which had seen other land based casino competitors successfully enter “Whilst our …

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Bally Shareholders approve Scientific Games acquisition terms

Bally Technologies announced that its shareholder had approved the $5.1 billion acquisition plan by lottery and gambling technology provider Scientific Games Corp (SGC). The approval gives SGC the right to complete the acquisition deal by the end of 2014. Bally shareholder approval is one of the set conditions which has to be cleared in order for the transaction to close. …

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