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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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Playtech BGT appoints Lee Drabwell as UK & Ireland Operations lead

Playtech sports betting technology subsidiary, Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has bolstered its executive leadership team confirming the appointment of former Ladbrokes Managing Director Lee Drabwell as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for PBS’ UK and Ireland division. A seasoned industry veteran, Drabwell spent 29-years with Ladbrokes serving a number of senior executive roles within the firm’s retail arm. Drabwell left …

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Malta monitors Franco-German ‘EU digital taxation framework’ proposal

Industry stakeholders are monitoring the European Union’s potential proposal to introduce a ‘digital taxation framework’, aimed at consolidating taxes for digital enterprises with multi-national operations and commercial services. The new scheme is being spearheaded by the governments of Germany and France and aims to crack down on tax avoidance loopholes, which have been perceived to be used by multi-national tech …

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McBride Racing launches MintBet affiliate platform with Income Access

Irish betting group McBride Racing Ltd has confirmed that Income Access (Paysafe Group) has become the lead affiliate marketing platform supplier for its new MintBet (MintBet.com) online casino and sportsbook brand. Updating the market, McBride Racing will launch a new MintBet affiliate partner programme this November, utilising Income Access tailored industry marketing software. New online betting brand MintBet was launched …

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Betfred expands its Playtech SSBT inventory

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has agreed a second deal this year to install an additional fleet of self service betting terminals (SSBT) across Betfred’s 1,700 strong retail estate. The provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, is to supply a number of its state of the art widescreen terminals to the operator’s best performing shops. John Pettit, Managing Director for the …

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Australia geared for “the race that stops a nation”

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A crowd of 100,000 people are expected to descend on Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. ‘The race that stops a nation’ is the most prosperous handicap race in the world, with prize money of $6.2m available this year, and a rich history dating back over 150 years. Ahead of the race, at 4am tomorrow (Tuesday 7th November) …

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BoscaBet unveils plans to revolutionise independent betting shop experience

In 2018, BoscaBet is aiming to help independent betting shops rival the large retail chains in terms of enhancing customer engagement and experience. The Irish-based software company has affirmed its commitment to transforming the presentation of horse and greyhound racing in LBOs, with the launch of its new digital display solution, the BoscaBet “Live Race Centre.” Live pricing and results, …

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GMG strikes content agreement with BAGS for Greyhound Racing

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A minimum of 1,619 greyhound fixtures from 12 established tracks are to be made available to the betting industry from the start of 2018. This follows a new agreement between Arena Racing Company (ARC), who represent the media interest of Greyhound Media Group (GMG), and the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS). Dominic Ford, Chairman of BAGS, added: “BAGS has been …

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