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Iforium extends multi-vendor content with Tom Horn Enterprise

Iforium, provider of multi-vendor casino software, are pleased to announce a new multi-year content agreement with games developer Tom Horn Enterprise. This partnership will see Iforium integrate the complete portfolio of Tom Horn Enterprise content to its Gameflex casino platform. Phil Parry, CEO of Iforium, commented “I am delighted to announce Iforium’s partnership with Tom Horn Enterprise. They offer a …

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DraftKings secures live fantasy sports partnership with LA Staples Center

DraftKings has continued its live marketing strategy by announcing that it has partnered with the Los Angles AEG Staples Center to create arena stadium points for fantasy sports fans. The daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator will become the official “Fantasy Sports” partner of the Staples Center home of LA pro sports franchises’ the LA Lakers, LA Clippers (NBA) and the …

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GBI Racing – British & Irish racing attracts record betting turnover overseas

GBI Racing, which broadcasts British and Irish racing to betting shops and online operators in more than 40 countries, has reported a record performance for the first half of 2015. Preliminary results for the six months up to June 30, 2015 showed an operating profit of £6.5m, up £0.6m up on the same period in 2014. Factors behind the uplift include:  …

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IPL match fixing suspensions rock Indian cricket

Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket has been rocked, following the decision of an appointed panel to suspend the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on corruption charges relating to illegal betting and match fixing. The cricket teams which form part of an eight team league have been suspended for a period of two years. The three man appointed panel further …

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William Hill refunds fox hunting wagers following vote postponement

William Hill has confirmed that it has refunded all bets on the fox hunting vote that was due to take place this week, after the government postponed it until at least the Autumn. “The voting landscape in the Autumn could be very different with Scottish MPs potentially having less influence on English laws. The SNP has scuppered Cameron’s calls for …

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Italy’s Serie B delays league start by 2 weeks following Catania match fixing scandal

The ongoing Catania match fixing scandal has seen the start of the Serie B football season pushed back two weeks from 21 August to 5 September. The push back follows last month’s admission by Calcio Catania Owner/President Antonino Pulvirenti to fixing 5 Serie B matches in an attempt to prevent the Sicilian club from being relegated. Pulvirenti further admitted to …

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Giorgio Sandi steps down as Gruppo SNAI Chairman & CEO

Italian gambling operator Gruppo SNAI has announced that Giorgio Sandi is to step down as CEO and Chairman. Sandi’s departure from SNAI governance team, follows the operators May merger with Italian gambling technology provider Cogemat. The departure of Sandi who had led the operator since 2012, was announced following a governance meeting between SNAI and Cogemat boards. Sandi will be …

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Fortuna Entertainment appoints Darren Lovern as CMO

Fortuna Entertainment Group, continues to focus on international expansion by announcing the appointment of Darren Lovern as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Lovern joins the Eastern European bookmaker from Paddy Power where he was Head of Online Sports Betting (2009 – 2015). The hire of Lovern as CMO continues new CEO Per Widerstrom corporate re-structure as Fortuna Entertainment looks …

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Deutsche Bank Las Vegas casino investment challenged over LIBOR charges

Deutsche Bank AB’s 25% stake in Station Casinos a Las Vegas gambling operator, has been asked to be reviewed by Nevada’s gambling authorities, following the bank’s involvement in the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) scandal. The review has been put forward by Las Vegas labour unions’ Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, who have questioned the …

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Roy Keane sues Paddy Power over infringement of image rights

Former Republic of Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane has sued Paddy Power over infringement of his image rights, with regards to a billboard run in Dublin by the operator during last month’s Ireland vs Scotland UEFA Euro 2016 international qualifier. The billboard which depicted Roy Keane as 1995’s Oscar winning film character William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace (character played by …

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