Retail

UK operators to set up independent gambling standards commissioner

The UK’s four biggest betting operators – William Hill, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Gala Coral have set up an independent gambling standards commissioner to monitor industry advertising practices. The independent initiative has been set up in order to co-operate with UK advertising standards authorities and government regulators, in order to bring clarity to gambling advertising practices and to avoid any …

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Aristocrat appoints Maureen Sweeny as COO

Australian gambling technology provider Aristocrat today announced the appointment of Maureen Sweeny as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), she will be based in Aristocrat corporate HQ Las Vegas. Mrs. Sweeny will join the Aristocrat team on 22 September, after a distinguished thirty-year career with IBM Corporation. As CCO, Mrs. Sweeny will be will be accountable for Aristocrat’s Class III …

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Coral launches OpenBet retail Bet-in-Play solution

Gala Coral announced the launch and integration of the Bet-in-Play (BIP) retail betting solution by betting and gaming software provider OpenBet. The solution offers an in-play/ real time betting experience in a retail environment. Designed for running on a self-service touchscreen tablet device, BIP enables cashless wagering on a range of betting opportunities available within the Coral retail shops. It …

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Ainsworth expands European sales team with Challenor & Miller

Ainsworth Gaming Solutions has expanded its European business development team with the hiring of Ben Challenor and Stephen Miller. Ben Challenor joins the Ainsworth team having been Principal Account Manager for Clarion Gaming. Challenor managed key accounts for Clarion international exhibitions including ICE Totally Gaming and EIG Expos. Challenor will take the role of Sales Manager for Ainsworth Gaming Solutions …

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IOC & INTERPOL strengthen collaboration against match fixing

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and international crime agency INTERPOL, have agreed to increase collaboration between both organisations in an effort to combat match fixing. IOC President Thomas Bach invited INTERPOL General Secretary Ronald Noble to IOC headquarters in Lausanne Switzerland, to discuss a framework for co-operation and sharing of knowledge between the two organisations. Thomas Bach who after taking …

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Philippe Germond departs as PMU CEO

French betting and horse racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) have announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer Philippe Germond. Germond leaves after five years at the helm of the company, it is expected that General Director Xavier Hurstel will succeed Germond as CEO of PMU. The departure of Germond, sees PMU adopt a new management and strategy to overcome …

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New Zealand bans jockeys from raceday betting activity

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has announced changes governing jockeys betting (Rule 707 of the Rules of Racing), which will come into force tomorrow. In a strong step to strengthen the assurance of racing integrity, the organisation, which licenses 150 jockeys and 44 amateur riders, has moved to ban them from betting on any New Zealand thoroughbred race if they are riding …

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Sportradar extends Belgium Pro League partnership

Sportradar, supplier of sports related data, is pleased to announce that its data partnership with the Belgian Pro League has been extended for two more seasons until the summer of 2016. Under the agreement, Sportradar will remain the “Official Sportsdata Partner of the Jupiler Pro League” and will be granted the rights to use, market and sub-license all pre-match and …

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Shelbourne Park gears up for the Irish Greyhound Derby

Tipperary GAA fans arrived in their hundreds at Shelbourne Park not only to celebrate the eve of the All Ireland Hurling Final, but also the semi-finals of the Boylesports.com Irish Greyhound Derby 2014. And their support worked a treat as Tipperary based trainer Michael O’Donovan’s representative Laughil Blake was fastest as he turned in another superb performance and now stands as the favourite for …

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ESSA and CONCACAF agree betting integrity MoU

ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have today agreed to establish a betting integrity information sharing arrangement. The agreement builds on ESSA’s already strong information sharing base with many of the world’s major football authorities. It also aims to demonstrate the increasingly global focus of ESSA and its …

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