Sportsbook

Done Blasts Man Utd Glazers

Betfred founder Fred Done blasted Manchester United football club owners the Glazer family, over the management of the  2012/2013 English Premier League champions. Done (71) a lifelong Manchester United FC supporter, condemned the ownership of the Club by the American Glazer family in an interview published in the Manchester Evening News on Sunday 9th of March. Speaking in an hour …

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UK Gambling Commission wants to use online payment blocking

As the UK gears up for regulation and legislation of its igaming industry, major players in the digital payment and processing sector have voluntarily agreed to block future transactions to non UK- complying igaming regulations. Credit cards and online payment processors such as Visa, Switch, Mastercard and PayPal Ebay, are set to block payment attempts to igaming operators not licensed …

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William Hill launches Android App

William Hill has announced the launch of its Android mobile application – the new app is specifically designed for Android users and will further the operator’s mobile product inventory. William Hill reports that since the launch of its iPhone IOS app, the application has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. The new app is set to feature new mobile …

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Betradar releases Virtual Dog Racing

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, have announced the release of its new virtual sports betting product, “Virtual Dog Racing”. The first customer, Ghanaian online bookmaker SafariBet, has now successfully launched the new virtual sports betting product. After the recent success of “Virtual Horse Classics”, Betradar is proud to present yet another innovative virtual sports betting solution that celebrates the world …

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Betfair On Course For Top End Target

Igaming and sports betting exchange operators Befair stated that it was on course to hit its full year performance targets, following a strong third quarter performance. The operator had witnessed positive results with revenues increasing by 5% to £95.8m driven by a 12% increase in its regulated market operations. Betfair had also seen a positive impact on its EBITA earnings …

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ASA Pulls Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius Money Back Campaign

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA),  has ordered Irish sports betting operator Paddy Power to remove its controversial ‘money-back’ campaign focused on the trail of South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. The controversial advert depicts a photograph of Oscar Pistorius superimposed on a statue of an Academy Awards Oscar (award). The advert communicates as its tagline “It’s Oscar Time. Money …

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Fortuna performance driven by sportsbook

European bookmaker Fortuna Entertainment Group has announced a 21.2% increase in turnover to €567.2m (£465.7m) for 2013 with a 5.1% increase in gross win to €116.5m (£95.7m). The company also recorded net profit of €15.6m (£12.8m), 26.4% more than in the previous year, thanks to a ‘better operating performance’. The bookmaker, which operates in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, …

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Betfred becomes betting partner to the Grand National Festival

Betfred has been announced as the official betting partner of The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival next month, The three-year deal sees the Warrington-based bookmaker take sponsorship of three races – The Betfred Bowl Steeple Chase on Grand Opening Day, The Betfred Mobile Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase on Ladies’ Day and The Betfred TV Handicap Steeple Chase on Grand National Day. The …

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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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House Of Lords Ministers Attack Gambling Advertising

UK broadcasting standards regulator –Ofcom published its study on UK gambling advertisement and exposure. The regulator stated that British television had increased by 600 per cent since the deregulation of the sector in September 2007, growing from 234,000 to 1.4 million a year. Further research reported that gambling adverts had generated 30.9 billion views. The Ofcom research found that a …

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