Retail

Praesepe deploys OpenBet content solution

OpenBet,  online gaming  and sports betting software provider,  announce that Praesepe operators of  Adult Gaming Centres, have deployed OpenBet’s next generation gaming content display solution in their flagship venue The Crystal Rooms in central London. Successfully installed ahead of the World Cup season this year, OpenBet Promote is a PC-based software product that allows Praesepe to offer their customers high …

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Sportech hit by £93 million tax rebate reverse

Football pools, betting and horse racing operator Sportech has been ordered to pay back a £93 million (€115 million) tax rebate after the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) won its appeal against a VAT overpayment claim made by the operator. The rebate ruling, relates to Sportech overpayments claimed on “Spot the Ball” competition operated by Sportech subsidiary brand Littlewoods Pools …

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HKJC reports improved betting performance for 2014

Having announced its new company Chairman Simon Ip, Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) the city’s only racing operator, reported that racing revenues were up 10% from 2013 results. HKJC recorded a horse racing turnover of HK$103.9 billion (£8.2 billion), accounting for 55 percent of company revenues for the business (year ending June 2014). Tax contributions surged 11 percent to HK$19.6 …

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HKJC appoints Ip as new Chairman

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced the appointment of Simon Ip as new company Chairman, replacing outbound Brain Stevenson who announced his retirement. Ip takes over as Chairman having been with the betting operator since 1973. Simon Ip has served HKJC in several senior management positions, helping the operator restructure its legal operating framework and corporate governance. Lp …

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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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