Tag Archives: ireland

SBOBET renews betting partnership with Ireland’s Dundalk FC

Celton Manx operated online sportsbook SBOBET has extended its betting partnership with Ireland Football Premier Division champions  Dundalk FC (Leinster) for a further two years. First agreed at the start of the 2016 season, the partnership will see the SBOBET brand promoted during matches at the club’s Oriel Park (capacity: 5,000) home ground in County Louth. SBOBET marketing detailed that …

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LeoVegas back in Ireland following ‘Remote Operator’ approval

Stockholm Nasdaq-listed Leo Vegas Group (LeoVegas) has this morning updated its investors and stakeholders detailing that it has been approved a ‘Remote Operator License’ for sports betting by the Irish Revenue Commissioners the regulatory body for gambling in the Republic of Ireland. Having gained its licensing approval, LeoVegas marketing will now push for a relaunch of its betting services within the …

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Boylesports extends sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s racing coverage

Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports has confirmed that it will extend its sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s horse racing coverage for a further year. As part of its sports content, Irish national broadcaster RTÉ has at present 24 days of racing coverage including popular races the Irish Grand National, Irish Champion Stakes and The Irish derby, as well as festival coverage of …

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Boylesports expands domestic portfolio buying Bambury betting shops

Irish bookmaker Boylesports has continued its domestic retail expansion by acquiring the portfolio of nine betting shops from independent bookmaker Bambury. Having agreed sale terms with Bambury owners, the purchase of the nine betting shops is currently awaiting approval by the Irish competition authority. Should Boylesports governance be successful in its purchase of Bambury estates, the Dundalk bookmaker will increase …

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Sports ‘all-in-one’ disruptor Sportdec seeks €3 million funding round

Irish start-up Sportdec is seeking to close a €3 million round in venture funding this Q1 2017 as the company seeks to bridge sports content, social gaming and betting through its mobile app expansion. Led by former Sky Betting & Gaming Head of Social Games Bruce Bale (CEO), Sportdec has pitched itself as the ‘ultimate fan-centric app’ delivering all forms …

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Former Paddy Power CEO Stewart Kenny holds stance against FOBTs

The Times has reported that former Paddy Power co-founder and CEO Stewart Kenny has secretly lobbied against fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), stating that the machines were exploitative of problem gamblers and the vulnerable. The newspaper has revealed that in a 2009 consultation, Kenny urged the Irish government not to follow the UK’s lead by banning FOBTs from Irish betting shops. …

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Tote Ireland renews pari-mutuel supplier contract with Sportech Racing & Digital

Sportech Racing & Digital, a division of Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has renewed its supplier contract with Tote Ireland, which will see the company continue to supply pari-mutuel betting technologies and provisions. The racing technology supplier detailed that it had won a competitive tender process for its renewal of services with Tote Ireland, a customer of Sportech since …

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SeanieMac debuts new betting platform

Updating the market, Irish bookmaker SeanieMac has confirmed the ‘full upgrade’ of its online betting platform, which will allow the operator to provide its customers with a better overall engagement of markets and services. The operator’s platform upgrade has been presented as one of the independent bookmaker’s key corporate milestones for full-year 2016. The integrated platform has been further supported …

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SIS signs multi-year deal to stream 49s virtual racing games

SIS, a supplier of products and services to the online and retail betting industry, has signed a multi-year deal to bring 49s-branded virtual racing games to online customers for the first time. A staple of UK and Irish retail betting shops for over a decade, the 49s-branded virtual horse and greyhound racing, provided by Inspired Gaming Group, will now be …

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BoyleSports queries CMA regarding the sale of Ladbrokes-Coral shops

Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports has publicly ‘communicated its concerns’ to the UK Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA) regarding the sale of 359 retail betting shops as part of the pending Ladbrokes-Coral merger. The bookmaker was disappointed to have had its larger bid turned down by Ladbrokes and Coral governance in favour of a lower combined £55.5 million cash bid by …

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