Retail

American Gaming Association produces anti-money laundering best practices document

The American Gaming Association (AGA) today released a comprehensive set of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Best Practices to guide the efforts of casinos to protect the U.S. financial system and our national security from money laundering and other forms of illicit finance. TheAGA’s Best Practices for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance are the result of more than a year of work to identify and …

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Coral agrees a five year title extension of the Scottish Grand National

Coral and Ayr Racecourse have agreed a new five-year for the bookmaker to continue its backing of the Scottish Grand National. Coral has sponsored the race since 2007 and will continue to do so until at least 2019. Simon Clare, Coral PR and Broadcast Director, said: “The Coral Scottish Grand National is now one of the most watched and most bet …

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Hippodrome to host International Casino Conference

The iconic Hippodrome Casino, situated in London’s Leicester Square, has been chosen as the venue for the 2015 International Casino Conference (ICC), taking place on Monday 2nd February. Organised jointly by Clarion Events and the European Casino Association, the ICC serves as the curtain raiser to ICE – the world’s biggest B2B gaming event – which runs from 3rd-5th February at London’s ExCeL …

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Greek football rocked by arrest of 16 high profile members

A Greek special unit police investigation has brought match fixing cases against sixteen high profile members of Greek football. The Greek police have yet to publish the names of the charged members. However Greek news sources have speculated that Evangelos Marinakis President of current Super League Champions Olympiakos FC is said to be one of the sixteen charged. Evangelos Marinakis, …

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Betradar enters Nigeria with 1960Bet

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data has announced the  launch of its Live Channel products with Nigerian bookmaker 1960Bet. Betrader will roll out its Live Channel Retail across 5,000 stores by using a local satellite distribution provider and will implement the Live Channel Online into its sports betting website 1960bet.ng. In addition, 1960Bet has also signed up for Betradar’s Managed Trading …

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BHA appoints six new non-executive directors

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) have announced the appointment of six new non executive directors to its board, with a view to help the associations governance and future racing growth strategy. The new non executive  directors, who have been appointed for three-year terms from December 1, are: Atholl Duncan, an experienced non-executive director in sports organisations, Julie Harrington, who spent …

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Mediatech expands platform services to manage next generation land-based gaming systems

Mediatech Solutions, provider oindependent real money gaming platform and provisions, has officially launched a new product line to manage next generation land-based gaming terminals. Branded ‘Candy’, the new product line puts Mediatech at the forefront of retail gaming. Candy provides detailed player tracking (where appropriate), a single wallet with peripheral integration, a lightweight content delivery mechanism and a dynamic lobby capable …

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Limiting FOBT stakes not the answer to problem gambling

One of the key partners on the recently published research on FOBTs has said that limiting the size of stakes is not the way to deal with problem gambling issues. Featurespace, the Cambridge-based technology firm commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to conduct the most thorough investigation into problem gambling yet undertaken, analysed almost seven billion interactions between gambling customers …

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Blanket self-exclusion trial launches in Chatham

The trial self exclusion scheme for betting shops in Medway in south east England has launched today, enabling customers to ban themselves from every betting shop operator in Chatham High Street for the first time. Under the ground breaking scheme, when a customer indicates they wish to self-exclude from a gambling shop, staff will be help them fill in a …

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Al Basti Equiworld supports Greatwood racehorse charity

Al Basti Equiworld, the UAE’s leading distributor of horse feeds, supplements and equine veterinary products has announced support for one of British racing’s most important charities, Greatwood. In a three-year agreement managed by Berkshire-based sports consultancy Sportsguide, Al Basti Equiworld will provide funding to enable the charity to expand its educational programmes which will begin with the construction of the …

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