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Paddy Power faces resident backlash over Croydon betting shop

Paddy Power is facing mounting protests from London Borough of Croydon residents, as the operator looks to open a new betting shop on Thornton Heath high street. Paddy Power has agreed a long term lease for the shop which will be situated next to Thornton Heath station and is currently seeking licence approval from the council for the shops opening. …

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BHA appoints Sir Paul Stephenson as Independent Regulatory Director

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the sport’s governing and regulatory body, today announces that former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Sir Paul Stephenson has been appointed to its Board. Sir Paul will take up his role as an Independent Regulatory Director on 1 July, and will replace Ben Gunn in this capacity. Gunn, who has been involved with the …

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Colossus Bets enters Nigeria with 1960Bet

Football pools mega jackpots provider Colossus Bets,has made its first steps into the burgeoning African sports betting market by announcing a distribution partnership with Nigerian operator 1960Bet. The partnership will see Colossus Bets products including the pools operators’ flagship £10,000,000 Colossus jackpot being distributed throughout 1960Bet Nigerian sports betting network. Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of Colossus Bets commented on …

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Hrvatska Lutrija integrates Betradar live odds services

Betradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting related data, today announced a new partnership with its longstanding client Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o., the national lottery of Croatia. Under the terms of the agreement, Croatian Lottery will integrate Betradar’s market leading Live Odds Service into its product portfolio, and thereto, significantly enhance the range of its in-play betting offer provided to the Croatian market. …

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Scientific Games’ SG Connect agrees Global SSBT service deal with BGT & Ladbrokes

Scientific Games Corporation has announced  that SG Connect, the Company’s field service division in the UK, has been awarded a contract by Best Gaming Technology (BGT) to refurbish, supply and service 2,050 of its Vision self-service betting terminals (SSBTs), which will be deployed to the Ladbrokes estate Under the contract, every Ladbrokes shop in the UK will house at least one SSBT that uses …

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Patrick Jay – Global sports betting worth $1 trillion

Patrick Jay, the former Director of Trading for the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), has told a United Nations Congress on Crime that the global sports betting market is estimated to be worth up to $1 trillion. Addressing the UN conference in Doha on match fixing, Jay noted that the vast majority of sports betting wagers were generated illegally, and …

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ESSA welcomes IOC betting integrity proposals

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) has openly welcomed the sports integrity proposals put forward by the International Olympic Committee at the first ever International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC has drawn up its latest series of wide-ranging recommendations in partnership with key stakeholders, including ESSA and the regulated betting sector. Adopted at IFSI, these …

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OpenBet posts new Grand National record as it handles 19,300,000 bets in 24 hours

OpenBet, the leading software provider to the sports betting industry, handled 19,300,000 total sports bets on the day of the Grand National race across all channels. The 24-hour period is the omni-channel supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 45,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday 11 April 2015 and a total of 54,000,000 million account transactions; an increase …

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CIRSA on the up with improved 2014 results

Spanish gambling operator Grupo CIRSA were pleased to announce an improved corporate performance for 2014 as the company finished 2014 strongly. The Barcelona based operator recorded improved revenues of 22% to €360 million for full year 2014. The improvement in revenue performance carried through to CIRSA’s top line metrics as the operator recorded a 2014 net profit of €56 million. …

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IOC & IFSI incorporates first agenda for sports integrity

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has met with the International Forum for Sports (IFSI) in Lausanne to discuss athlete protections with regards to sports integrity, as the governing bodies aim to create a Sport Integrity 2020 Agenda. Prior to the meeting the two bodies announced the launch of the Integrity & Compliance Hotline for stakeholders in professional sports, which will aim …

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