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RMG and SIS extends partnership to international level

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Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have announced an extension to its existing licensed betting offices (LBO) partnership, encompass international pool betting and fixed odds rights on both retail and online. A new five year deal has been agreed from April 1, encompassing the distribution of audio-visual pictures and data to LBOs across Great Britain and Ireland, …

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Boylesports continues home expansion acquiring JP Bookmakers network

Boylesports, Ireland’s second largest bookmaker, continues its home market expansion confirming that it has purchased the retail network of JP Bookmakers from independent operator JP McGuinness. Updating the market, Boylesports informs that it will takeover JP Bookmakers six betting shops located in the West of Ireland.  The new retail assets will be rebranded as Boylesports outlets, and integrated within the …

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IBA welcomes government calls for a fresh operator levy

The incoming regulation from the Irish Government to introduce a levy for operators, in order to aide the payment of problem gambling treatment, research and education has been praised by The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). Making long awaited progress on the bill that had originally been passed in 2013, the country’s Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan was recently …

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Paddy Power hires media executive Michelle Spillane as UK & IRE Marketing lead

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has confirmed the appointment of Michelle Spillane as its new Marketing & Brand Director for the UK & Ireland. The appointment sees Spillane takeover the majority of executive duties and projects, from former Paddy Power Marketing Director Mark Singleton, who this month joined digital photo printing firm Photobox. Spillane joins Paddy Power from Irish national TV …

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Football DataCo nets Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred deals

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Football DataCo has announced that is has signed a duo of operators to long term data usage license agreements.. Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred Group join a growing list of licensed betting operators, which includes bet365, Betfred, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet and William Hill. Through these new long term agreements, operators will be utilising match day data for the entire …

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Ireland revamps ‘Control Bill’ seeking to create new independent industry regulator

The Irish government has tabled a proposition for the betting/gambling sectors to be overseen by a new independent regulatory body. The mandate for an independent regulator has been propositioned by Irish Minister of State for Equality and Integration David Stanton, who seeks to amend provisions of the country’s Gambling Control Bill. The 2013 bill proposed the development of a ‘gambling …

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Betsafe unveils Manchester City versus Saracens challenges

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It’s being billed as the “battle of the English sporting giants,” as leading players from Football and Rugby Union go head to head. Manchester City and Saracens are set to compete in the ‘Overcome the Odds’ series, which has been created by Betsafe, who sponsor both of the sides. Taking part for the runaway Premier League leaders are Sergio Aguero, …

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Gambling.com enters regulated United States market

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Gambling.com has revealed the latest arm of its global expansion, with the release of a localised version of its site in the United States. The group has detailed that this is the first step of its plan to take market share in the growing, regulated US online gambling market. Kevin McCrystle, Chief Operating Officer for Gambling.com Group, said “Gambling.com USA is …

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No new betting tax charges for Ireland’s 2018 Budget

The Irish government will not raise taxes on betting for its 2018 budget, as the Finance Ministry took note of industry submissions warning the Oireachtas of potential job losses should new charges be implemented. Irish news sources report that the Department of Finance had been reviewing three industry options, with a view to raising circa €50 million from bookmakers or …

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Sports stars help launch Betsafe’s Walk of Adversity

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A host of global sports stars are the focus of a new Betsafe integrated advertising campaign titled ‘The Walk of Adversity.’ A number of brand ambassadors are amongst those featured in the ad, and include MMA star Conor McGregor, boxer Tony Bellew, jockey Sam Twiston-Davies plus a smattering of stars from Rugby Union outfit Saracens and football side Manchester City. …

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