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NY Giants John Mara opposes New Jersey’s attempts to legalize sports betting

New York Giants Co-owner John Mara has stated his opposition to New Jersey attempts to legalise sports betting. In a public address John Mara stated that the New York Giants management would oppose to back any attempts by New Jersey senators and representatives to legalise sports betting within their state. Mara has further expressed that his stance is supported by other …

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Japan to set up special sports corruption unit ahead of Tokyo 2020

The Japanese government has announced plans to set up a special policing unit to monitor and investigate corruption threats to its nations sporting bodies. Government officials confirmed that multiple government agencies would co-operate with the special unit in order to fight sports corruption in Japan and potential threats from abroad ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Japan’s ruling party the …

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John Haddock promoted to Betfred CEO

Betfred managing director John Haddock has been promoted to the role of CEO. Haddock has been with the firm over 30 years and helped oversee the organisation’s huge expansion, going from c450 betting shops in 2004 to almost 1,400 today. The CEO chair has been vacant since Trevor Beaumont’s departure two years ago. Haddock told the Racing Post: “I’m delighted …

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Industry companies form Gambling Business Group

A new gambling focused trade organisation has emerged from the old Business in Sport & Leisure (BISL) association. The Gambling Business Group (GBG) launched last week in London and already boasts a membership of 50 comprising many of the most influential organisations in gaming. GBG, which encompasses Pub, Bingo, AGC, FEC, Online, LBO and Casino sectors, is headed up by …

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Hannibal & Harding launch Gambling Business Group

The UK gaming sector is celebrating the launch of a new strategic body which encompasses members drawn from the Pub, Bingo, AGC, FEC, On-line, LBO and Casino sectors. Launched in London last week, the Gambling Business Group (GBG), which already boasts a membership of 50 comprising many of the most influential organisations in gaming, has industry heavyweight and former BACTA …

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Franz Wohlfahrt steps down as CEO of Novomatic

Novomatic CEO Franz Wohlfahrt will leave his position at the end of September, the casino and betting operator has confirmed. The group supplies gaming technology and is one of the largest integrated gaming companies in the world, with more than 20,000 staff (3,000 in Austria). Wohlfahrt has been the firm’s general manager for the last 10 years, and is also …

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Surge in Australian betting market: $287m wagered on World Cup

Whilst Australia may have bowed out in the group stage of the World Cup, they far exceeded expectations with results which included a narrow 3-2 loss against eventual third place finishers the Netherlands. Back home Australian football fans did their bit by exceeding bookmakers’ expectations in terms of the collective amount they placed in bets. Throughout the month long competiton …

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GTECH set to buy IGT for $4.7 billion

After weeks of speculation GTECH SpA have confirmed that it will buy Las Vegas based slots machine and gambling provisions manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) for $4.7 billion (£2.74 billion). Business news sources speculate that GTECH have structured the purchase of IGT using cash and stock equity. The further inclusion of $1.7 billion in net debt, will see the total …

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Coral takes on new Watch&Bet retail solution

Bookmaker Coral is adopting PERFORM‘s unique Watch&Bet Retail solution, in partnership with gaming content expert Vermantia. Watch&Bet Retail will provide Coral with a leading combination of high quality live video with best-in-breed data and match visualisations, as well as the integration of Coral’s own live odds. Through this joint collaboration with Vermantia, PERFORM will provide live video coverage of leading …

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