Sportsbook

Suspicious Olympics activity needs reporting

Licensed betting operators are being reminded to report any suspicious betting patterns on events at this month’s Winter Olympics to the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU). The reminder comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed its new monitoring tool will be operating during the winter games in Sochi that begin today. The “Integrity Betting, Intelligence System” (IBIS) …

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Racecourse data licensing made easier

Fifty-seven British racecourses have announced the formation of Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The joint venture has been formed by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Arena Racing Company (ARC), and nine independent racecourses as shareholders. RDC has been assigned the PRD (Pre-Race Data) licence for a five-year term from Racing Enterprises Limited (REL). PRD is information on a racecard, such as …

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First TV campaign for McBookie.com

Scottish bookmakers McBookie.com have embarked on a major TV campaign for the first time. The firm will be focusing on Scottish Television and has secured spots during STV’s coverage of the Champions and Europa League. The advert looks to prove that the firm understand Scottish punters more than other bookmakers, by having a sly dig at England’s chances of winning …

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IBIS makes debut at Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the regulated betting industry have announced a new information reporting arrangement surrounding any suspicious betting activity. The agreement signed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) comes in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi but will extend to include Rio 2016. IOC Communications …

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EuroTierce gears up for the World Cup

EuroTierce, the Belgian subsidiary of PMU Group, who operate the horse racing website www.eurotierce.be, have decided to expand their offer to sports betting through SportNCo solutions. This new offer is targeted to be launched before the next FIFA World Cup in June 2014. The turnkey solution delivered to EuroTierce will include the betting software, the back office solutions, the betting …

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We are here!

Come and say hello to the SBC Team at ICE on stand ND6 A. Underneath the big N6 sign. First left after the Tyrannosaurus Rex. We’re croaky after a big night at London Baby, but happy to talk.  

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Rank Group Publish Profit Slump

Gaming and sports betting operator – Rank Group PLC, announced a pretax loss of £6.2M (€7.2M) for its operational performance for the six months ended 31 December 2013. The profit slump published by the operator, see’s Rank Group report a loss 23.5% on its 2012 performance reporting. The Interim results published on the 31st of January 2014. Rank Group. Key …

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Israel Sports Betting Board goes live with new platform

The Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB), which has exclusive rights operator for sports betting in Israel, is now live with a system developed by British sports betting software provider LVS Ltd and its French counterpart, lottery solutions specialist Lotsys SAS (FDJ Group). LVS and Lotsys won an international tender to supply their Advanced Betting & Lottery Platform technology (ABP) to …

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Making Virtual progress in Italy

Vitaliano Casalone is the President of Inspired Italy, which has recently kicked into gear with the roll out of its virtual sports product in the country. SBC: How big is the Italian market potentially for virtual sports? Vitaliano Casalone: “Sports, sports betting, and football in particular, are a big part of Italian life. Since the change in Italian legislation, to …

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Oddslife Announces New Partnerships with Sports Media Giants in time for ICE

Oddslife, a leading supplier of social sports betting technology to the gambling and media industries, will be at ICE Totally Gaming to discuss new client signings and innovative solutions across Web and iOS in time for World Cup 2014. Oddslife has confirmed the partnership with Spanish media giant MARCA.com, to provide social betting games and content to its readers through …

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