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The Betfred Story Part 1: From Humble Beginnings

“I’m a businessman, but first and foremost I’m a bookmaker. And I love bookmaking.” UK bookmaker Betfred has grown into a multi-billion pound enterprise, and one that employs thousands across the UK, but this wasn’t always the case. Co-owner Fred Done opened the first shop way back in 1967, in a working-class area of Pendlebury, Salford. In the first part …

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Yggdrasil agrees Pinnacle deal

Yggdrasil Gaming has agreed a deal to supply Pinnacle with its content and promotional tools. The deal with the online gaming operator will see popular Yggdrasil titles, such as Jungle Books and Pumpkin Smash, made available to its customers for the first time. To help support and promote the slots Pinnacle will be granted access to Boost, its collection of …

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Rule 4 debacle results in “very lenient” punishment for trainer Evans

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The general consensus among racing fans and pundits is that trainer David Evans was right to describe his punishment from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) as “very lenient.” The saga of events that landed Evans in trouble occurred on 9 January 2015, when the trainer had both Black Dave and Tango Sky scheduled to run in the same race, he …

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Tech muscle helps bet365 break £2 billion revenue mark

Filing its 2016/17 corporate accounts (12-month period ending March 2017), independent online betting group bet365 has detailed that it has surpassed the £2 billion revenue mark (2015/16: £1.6 billion). The Stoke-based operator details that during 2016/17 its betting/gaming assets recorded £46 billion in player wagers. The independent firm’s improved revenue metrics would see bet365 declare full-year corporate profits of £503 …

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Guy Cohen – 888casino – Live and kicking

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Guy Cohen, VP B2C Casino at 888casino.com talks about current live casino trends, and what the future holds for the vertical. The live casino sector is enjoying a major rise in popularity and play right now, with no signs of slowing down. According to H2 Gambling Capital, by the end of the decade the market will be worth more than …

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Catena reports ‘best ever quarter’ as company eyes new market expansions

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network, Catena Media has detailed its ‘best ever trading quarter‘ as the company homes in on full-year 2017 corporate targets. Presenting its first trading update as a Nasdaq Stockholm main market enterprise, Catena would record Q3 2017 (period ending 30 September) corporate revenues of €17.2 million up 61% on corresponding Q3 2016’s €10.7 million. Focusing on …

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Oulala secures Safaribet Kenya deal to continue network expansion

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Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) B2B provider Oulala has continued its network expansion by striking a two year deal with Safaribet Kenya. Under the terms of the deal Oulala’s Iframe and then API will be involved in the integration, with an official launch scheduled early next year. Valery Bollier, Chief Executive Officer at Oulala, said:  “We are very pleased that Safaribet …

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Out of play… Squawka in danger of going out of business

Popular football analysis and news website Squawka (Squawka.com) is fighting to stay in business, as it’s reported that its senior management team is in current discussions with administrators. Last week, Co-founder Leo Harrison tweeted that he was hopeful that Squawka could remain in business, further stating that there was a ‘real possibility of finding a solution’. Regarding the news @Squawka …

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Sports betting ban “tramples on state sovereignty” says attorney general

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has described the US federal sports betting ban as unconstitutional, in a statement published by the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC). The comments were made in relation to the state of New Jersey’s Supreme Court betting case, in which the state is attempting to partially repeal laws under the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection …

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Pinnacle races into the world of sporting sponsorship

Pinnacle has taken its first steps into sports sponsorship with a deal to support Algarve Pro Racing Team in the 2018 European Le Mans Endurance Series. As part of the partnership, Pinnacle’s logo will be placed on the flanks of the 600 Horsepower, 900kg Ligier JS P217, the new spec car first introduced in 2017.   Commenting on the partnership …

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