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6 of the Best – Mark Jarvis Racing’s Paul Graham

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Graham, Managing Director of Mark Jarvis. In the latest edition we discover which album is a timeless classic, what technology Paul Graham can’t live without and what sporting experience was the Best of British. Best Holiday Just after Christmas until early in the New Year we embarked on what we called the …

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UEFA pushes VAR early for Champions League 2018/19

UEFA executives have announced that the governing body of European football will introduce ‘Video Assistant Referees – VAR’ technology for its flagship UEFA Champions League competition, beginning at the round-of-16 knockout stages from 16 February 2019. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the mandatory VAR Champions League enforcement at yesterday’s ‘special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee’ hosted in Dublin. Governing …

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BetBright orders ‘best behaviour’ from ConversionBet

BetBright has announced that it will boost its online casino personalisation and behavioural learning capabilities by integrating ConversionBet software within its proprietary platform. Partnering with Middlesbrough-based ConversionBet, BetBright seeks to better understand its customer journeys, selections and engagements taking place across its casino inventory. Customised for online gambling incumbents, ConversionBet software is developed on the ethos that ‘every click represents …

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Irish Dáil to review IBA backed betting tax proposals

The Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) is set to review a proposal to replace the Treasury approved ‘doubling of betting turnover duty’ – inbound for January 2019. Independent Kerry province TD Michael Healy-Rae has proposed a number of alternative amendments to the Finance Bill which are set to be debated later this week. The amendments, which are backed by the Irish …

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IGT restructures debt capacity with new $750 million secured note

New York-listed industry technology group International Game Technology (IGT Group) has moved to restructure its corporate debt structure, confirming that it has successfully placed a $750 million senior secured debt note due for 2027. The transaction sees IGT governance upsize its original debt note of $500 million, previously announced at the start of the week. Updating investors, IGT governance will …

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SportCaller appoints ‘tech & engagement pro’ Andy Clerkson as first Chairman

SportCaller developer of betting-centric games and audience engagement functions has confirmed the appointment of Andy Clerkson as its first ever corporate Chairman. An industry veteran in technology development and product strategy, Clerkson is the former founder of Grande Parade, a gambling-specific technology studio acquired by William Hill in 2018 for £14 million. With a career spanning over 30-years in technology, …

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Paddy Power celebrates ’30-years of mischief’ with Dublin Museum showcase

Celebrating 30-years in business, Paddy Power has confirmed that it will open a ‘Museum of Mischief’ in its hometown of Dublin, showcasing its most effective, controversial and engaging marketing campaigns. Working with Dublin-based audience engagement specialist agency Catapult, Paddy Power marketing plans to open its ‘Museum of Mischief’ on 18 September. The live and interactive concept will showcase Paddy Power …

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Brian Mahon – BetBright: BetFeed breaks down barriers in Real Time!

This July, BetBright released its real-time recommendations component ‘BetFeed’, seeking to develop a ‘no constraints’ approach to its customer interaction with its in-house developed betting platform. SBC speaks to Brian Mahon BetBright’s Head of Product Development, on delivering ‘BetFeed’, as a data-led social enhancement, replicating the engagement functions utilised by tech giants NetFlix and Spotify… ________________ SBC: Hi Brian, can …

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No constraints! BetBright launches BetFeed open platform

Independent online bookmaker BetBright has moved to develop a more open, informative and engaging experience for its customers, launching its new platform ‘BetFeed’. The BetFeed platform will support BetBright markets, by offering customers unique market insights and data on popular bets and events. “BetFeed, an industry first, offers a unique insight into which events or bets are popular with other …

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Banach Technology secures €2m in venture funding with Paddy Power executive approval

New industry software incumbent Banach Technology has secured €2.2 million in enterprise seed funding from investors including former Paddy Power co-founders David Power and Stewart Kenny. The Dublin based start-up, seeks to revolutionise betting accumulator pricing and data, simplifying multi-bet market complexities for its B2C customers which include Coral, Paddy Power Betfair, BetBright and Ladbrokes. “Banach have developed technology that …

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