Retail

Tipico rolls out Betradar’s Live Channel Retail

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data,has announced the successful launch of its Live Channel for retail betting shops with the German bookmaker Tipico. Tipico has already rolled out the live sports channel in over 200 shops across Germany with the intention to connect up to 1,000 shops, and expand links in Austria, Belgium and Denmark. Betradar’s Live Channel, …

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Paddy Power appoints Andy McCue as Chief Executive Designate

Paddy Power plc has announced the appointment of Andy McCue as Chief Executive Designate, and a director of Paddy Power plc, with immediate effect. McCue will succeed the current Chief Executive, Patrick Kennedy, on January 1st 2015. Patrick announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive at the AGM in May. Andy McCue has been with Paddy Power for …

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SG Gaming partners with Carrigill Bookmakers

 SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games Corporation,, has signed a four-year contract with Carrigill Bookmakers, a long-standing independent. The new long-term partnership, which makes SG Gaming Carrigill’s machine provider of choice, will see SG Gaming supply infinity and vision cabinets to all Carrigill shops. In addition, Carrigill will benefit from SG Gaming’s comprehensive support programme for independents, which includes marketing …

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Entries for Irish Champions Weekend almost double 2013 level

Initial entries for the Premier Handicaps on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September are well up on previous years. A total of 193 entries have been received, boasting a combined value of €600,000 (£474,702). The corresponding races in 2013 attracted 100 entries. 36 have been received from Britain and one from France. The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Petingo’ Handicap, to be …

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Codere reports €64.6 million in losses for H1 2014

Spanish and Latin American focused gambling operator, Grupo Codere reported operational losses of €64.6 million (£51.4 million) for the first half of 2014. The loses attributed by Codere during the period will be absorbed with the recorded losses of €74.7 million (£60.1 million) for H1 2013 performance. Codere reported company turnover of  €656.6 million (£520.8 million) down 15% on H1 …

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Playtech acquires Aristocrat Lotteries

Playtech developer and licensor of software and services for the gambling industry, has entered into an agreement with global content and systems provider Aristocrat Leisure Limited to acquire Aristocrat Lotteries for ?10.5 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments and satisfaction of closing conditions. It is anticipated that closing will occur shortly. Once complete, the acquisition will position Playtech’s land-based …

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Jog For Jockeys raises €25,000 for fund

Almost 800 people took part in the annual Jog For Jockeys charity fundraiser on Sunday August 24th at the Curragh Racecourse, raising €24,661.80 (£19,512) – the highest amount reached since 2010. Former Jockey Stephen Hunter was first across the line in the 10km race with an impressive time of 34:48. James Tyrell won the 5km chase in 18:02. Brian Hayes was the first jockey …

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NCA charges Facey for conspiracy to commit bribery

National Crime Agency (NCA) officers have today charged Delroy Facey, 34, of Huddersfield, with conspiracy to commit bribery. The Crown Prosecution Service’s Organised Crime Division authorised the charges on the basis that there is a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest. The charges relate to an ongoing football match fixing investigation which secured …

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IGRG appoints Barry Hardy as new Chairman

The IGRG, which is comprised of the five main trade associations from the gambling industry, has today appointed Barry Hardy as its new chairman. The IGRG provides a structure to promote socially responsible gambling in the licensed UK gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it also provides a cross-sector forum to consider matters of common interest associated …

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Gala Coral hires Lazard as bingo sale adviser

Gala Coral Group has hired bankers Lazard as strategic adviser for the sale of its 130 retail bingo clubs. UK business sources have indicated that Lazard are seeking to sell Gala Coral’s retail bingo division for an estimated £250 million. A Gala Coral statement confirmed that the operator had “commenced a process to explore the possibility of a disposal of …

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