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BetBright ceases operations “on a permanent basis” following 888 takeover

Following its acquisition by operator 888 Holdings earlier this week, Irish betting operator BetBright has ceased its gambling operations to customers “on a permanent basis”, according to a statement on the platform’s website. Customers will still be able to gain access to BetBright accounts for a period of 30 days which will allow for the withdrawal of funds or winnings. …

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Joe Saumarez Smith: Bede Gaming – “legalising and taxing sports betting is the only way forward” for India

With India on the brink of legalising sports betting, and a number of other countries around the world also mulling the idea, this year’s Betting on Football will be hosting a track focused upon the Global Markets that are considering liberalisation as well as looking at those that have legalised recently. One of the panel discussions on the track that …

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Player props from DST to drive Neds Australian market growth

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Digital Sports Tech (DST) has agreed a deal to launch its Props Data Feed service with Neds, which will enable the operator to deliver the most extensive player props portfolio in the Australian market. Integration of this low latency push service feed for Neds – part of the GVC stable of online brands – is powered by DST’s industry-leading props …

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Paddy Power Betfair seeks ‘global podium position’ following year of strategic investments

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has published its preliminary full-year 2018 results, detailing that the firm has made progress on its global agenda, whilst navigating UK home market complexities. PPB maintains its corporate revenue growth at £1.87 billion (FY2017: £1.74bn), with the betting group detailing robust digital revenues of £948 million (FY2017: £898m), combined with an underlying digital …

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New Malta hub to power William Hill’s ‘digital multi-market’ vision

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill will move to a new multi-brand operating structure, focusing on delivering long-term international digital growth, led by new asset Mr Green’s Malta hub. Operating an expanded portfolio which has absorbed the brands of Mr Green, RedBet and further acquired igaming domains, William Hill has established a new Malta ‘integrated team’ leading expansions across established European and …

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GVC embraces its digital capacity amid a changing UK landscape

Completing its first year as FTSE100 enterprise, GVC Holdings reports that the betting group has demonstrated its global scale and market diversification capacities, delivering growth across all operating territories. The firm’s enlarged portfolio of nineteen brands, operating across multiple European jurisdictions records full-year 2018 group revenues of £2.9 billion (FY2017: £800m) – as GVC governance continues to explore further new …

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Redzone.bet rewards customer hot streaks with ‘Glory Goals’

Argyll Entertainment’s Redzone.bet has launched its new and exclusive ‘Glory Goals’ match bet market challenges, which see customers rewarded if they ‘hit a hot streak’. Launching ‘Glory Goals’, Redzone.bet will allow customers to bet on two twos teams playing in different games, wagering on ‘goals supremacy’ outcomes, including the draw. Redzone.bet details that Glory Goals extends the bookmaker’s successful ‘low …

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Swiss drama sees bet-at-home ‘peak performance’ unlikely to be matched in 2019

Led by an effective period of successful new customer acquisitions, combined with the reactivation of its existing player base, Frankfurt Xetra-listed bet-at-home AG declares a ‘historical PEAK EBITDA’ of €36.2 million (2017: €35.5m) publishing its full-year 2018 results. Updating investors bet-at-home records its highest-ever betting & gaming volume, breaking the €3 billion wagering mark supported by high-coverage advertising campaigns launched from …

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BetVictor strengthens greyhound product offering with SIS deal

BetVictor has signed an agreement with Sports Information Services (SIS), which will strengthen the operator’s current British and Irish greyhound content offering. Delivered as part of the operator’s new ‘Bet and Watch’ format, customers will have the opportunity to utilise regular short-form betting events, which is hoped to provide more engaging betting content designed to improve retention and dwell time. Eoin Ryan, …

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Philip Bowcock – Pivotal 2018 has laid global growth foundations for William Hill

Closing a ‘pivotal 2018’ for William Hill operations, Group Chief Executive Philip Bowcock states that the firm’s reformed executive team has ‘real clarity and purpose’ on its objectives and guidance for 2019, entering a period which will define the legacy bookmaker’s future business entity. “This business has seen a lot of change over its 85-year history, but arguably, never before …

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