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Aristocrat appoints Brooks Pierce as MD of Americas

Gambling technology supplier Aristocrat Gaming has confirmed the appointment of Brooks Pierce as the Managing Director of the Americas. Pierce has over twenty years’ experience in gambling commercials, marketing and corporate strategy having held executive management positions at Scientific Games and Sportech Plc. Pierce joins Aristocrat having ran strategic commercial consultant BHP Consulting Group in Delaware. Pierce will be based …

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BT Sport happy to talk to potential interactive betting partners

BT Sport’s Delia Bushell has said that the broadcaster would be willing to partner with any interested bookmaker wanting to offer interactive betting to viewers. Speaking at yesterday’s launch of the new BT Sport channels, Bushell revealed that the firm had not made any firm plans for offering gambling, but was prepared to look into the possibilities. Bushell, managing director …

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Australia introduces tougher checks on criminals working in gambling

Australia’s Victoria State government has toughened its stance on convicted criminals working within the gambling industry, by closing a loophole which allowed the avoidance of background checks on employees. The reform on gambling employee policies, will now include a ban on the employment of convicted offenders of severe criminal offences within the past 10 years from being employed by the …

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Camelot installs Barclays Pingit mobile payments

Camelot, operator of The National Lottery, has today announced the launch of the first-ever mobile payment option for The National Lottery, offering players a great ‘quick pay and play’ experience. Paying for National Lottery games using just a smartphone or tablet will be available through Barclays Pingit from next month. With six out of every ten visits to The National Lottery …

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William Hill – Sol Campbell 20/1 to become Tory London Mayor candidate

Having announced his intention to run as a Conservative Party candidate for London Mayor, former England and Arsenal FC footballer Sol Campbell has been priced at 50/1 by William Hill to win the mayoral race. The former England defender will take part in a hustings event with other candidates for the Tory nomination on 4 July. Campbell who has acknowledged …

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Europol & Sportradar form sports integrity partnership

The European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with sports data provider Sportradar, to assist with Fraud Detection System assisting to combat match fixing in European sport. Under the terms of the MoU, both parties will actively engage in the exchange of expertise, statistical data, information and/or trends as they relate to sporting integrity. …

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ALC writes down venture investment in Geonomics UK

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has announced that it will write down its $8.7 million capital investment in UK lottery games operator Geonomics. ALC confirmed that following a review of its investment in Geonomics, the operating firm of UK based location lottery game GeoLotto, the company had clearly failed to deliver on its projected growth. ALC governance had determined that …

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Betfred revelead as third bidder for Ladbrokes Ireland

Following last week’s granted review of Ladbrokes Ireland examinership by  bookmaker Boylesports, Irish business news sources have reported that Manchester independent bookmaker Betfred is studying a potential rival bid for the troubled retail betting division. The Irish Times had revealed Betfred as the third bidder in the ongoing examinership, however the newspaper has questioned whether Betfred governance will place a firm …

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Keeping track of Openbet charity cyclists

13 employees at gambling technology supplier Openbet has set from their base in Chiswick, London for Paris, but rather than using public transport they are going there under their own steam using pedal power. The team of 13 is cycling the 280 miles between Chiswick Park and Paris in aid of the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. The gang set off …

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Aristocrat ends Japanese business division

Gambling technology provider Aristocrat Leisure has confirmed the sale of it Japanese division to Fields Corp, a Japanese gaming machines manufacturer who specialises in pachinko style games content. Following a strategic review of its operations, Aristocrat governance decided it was best to sell its Japanese operations, which consist of KK Aristocrat and KK Spikey products and services. The company had …

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