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US business boosts Sportech

Sportech chief executive Ian Penrose said that the company remains ‘well positioned for future growth’ in the US market and that the company has entered 2014 with confidence. Penrose made the statement during Sportech’s preliminary results for the year in which revenue grew slightly to £110.3m, as did EBITDA to £26.0m, although adjusted profit before tax was slightly down to …

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‘Disappointing’ results from Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes chief executive Richard Glynn has labelled his firm’s annual results for 2013 as ‘disappointing’ but maintains that the bookmaker has made ‘real operational progress’ during the year. The figures were never going to be good after a series of profit warnings during the period, but the company has posted a 32.9% drop in group operating profit to £138.3m with …

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World Cup 2014 Feature – Dan Fitch – ‘Gaining Reader Trust Through Content’

The battle for the World Cup in Brazil promises to be intense, with no clear favourite having yet emerged as we ready ourselves for the tournament this summer. There promises to be a similarly tight battle for World Cup supremacy off the pitch, as the planet’s biggest iGaming companies jostle for position in the search rankings. Over the past few …

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Millionth Cash Out customer for Betfair

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This week Betfair Sportsbook celebrated their millionth Cash Out. The mark was broken by Jason Parmar, of Leeds, who had placed a £5 bet on a treble of Athletic Madrid (11/10), Bayern Munich (7/10) and Leicester (8/5) all to win. Despite Madrid and Munich winning Forest led Leicester for much of the game and Jason decided to Cash Out of …

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FFA extend Sportradar partnership

Sportradar has  extended its partnership with Football Federation Australia (FFA). Sportradar already provides its industry leading Fraud Detection System (FDS) to the FFA to cover the A-League and FFA Cup competitions. Under this extended agreement the FDS will monitor betting patterns on the state National Premier Leagues (NPLs) for the 2014 season. In addition Sportradar has become the ‘Official Sports …

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Maltco get behind match-fixing seminar

Maltese lottery operators Maltco Lotteries have helped organise a seminar to discuss the issues of match fixing. “Building National Networks in the EU to fight Match-Fixing”  was held last week in collaboration with the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) and the European Lotteries and was supported by the European Commission. Maltco Lotteries said it took up the initiative …

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BetConstruct given keys to Goldenpalace.be

Sports betting and gaming solutions providers BetConstruct have signed an exclusive contract with Goldenpalace.be to provide them with a cutting-edge sportsbook platform and services. BetConstruct’s comprehensive, advanced online and mobile sportsbook platform covers more than 14,000 live matches and more than 50 sports per month. It comes complete with a state-of-the-art backend, affiliate and agent systems, content, marketing and risk …

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FDJ + Facebook Partner in new French Connection

French state gaming operators Française des Jeux (FDJ) have announced a digital/social partnership with Facebook France according to Igamingbusiness.com. The social campaigns will target placement for FDJ products in the coming months of 2014, with special focus on major calendar dates and sporting events such as the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The aim of the partnership will be to extend …

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Coral to sponsor Alan Brazil’s talkSPORT show

Bookmakers Coral have signed a deal with talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station,  to become the new betting partner of the station’s flagship show – the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. The partnership will see Coral sponsoring a daily on air betting slot on talkSPORT’s breakfast show, called the Coral Daily Download, where Coral’s resident experts, Simon Clare and David …

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Asian tech firm partners with Fulham

Asian-based technology providers Power8 have become an official Club Partner of English Premier League club Fulham FC in a deal which includes significant presence of the Power8 branding on LED perimeter advertising, ultimately reaching TV and on-line audiences in 212 worldwide markets. Power8, which provides some solutions for the gaming industry, says it is proud of its partnership with Fulham …

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