Tag Archives: mobile

Nominations open for second Betting on Football Awards

Nominations are open for the second annual Betting on Football Awards. This year has seen the number of categories increase from four to nine as SBC looks to recognise the very best practice in football betting, with new awards in the areas of in-play, mobile, sponsorship, data use and fantasy. Deadline for entry into these awards is 12 November. SBC …

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BetVictor launches in-house Android app

Gibraltar-based bookmaker BetVictor has announced the launch of its native Android app as the firm continues with its plan to dedicate resources to technological innovation within the gaming industry. The application was developed in-house by BetVictor’s specialist technology team, a bespoke design allowing the business to be more flexible and make adjustments and continuous developments to meet customer needs far …

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TotoGaming sets new in-play focus for Armenia

Armenian bookmaker TotoGaming has embarked on a strategy of introducing considerable improvements to its omni-channel operations, specifically in its provision of live betting events. Over the past two decades TotoGaming has developed one of the largest networks of retail operation in the region, with the company making great progress through its aim to provide customers with the best the market …

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888 reports strong momentum in sports betting

888 Holdings has seen like for like revenue increased by 9% to US$244.9m for the first half of the year, helped in a small part by a strong performance in its fledgling sports betting business. Adjusted EBITDA at the firm decreased by 17% to US$40.9m, but the firm has billed this as an impressive result given the introduction of UK …

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Revenues drop but EBITDA up for Bwin.party’s H1

Bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger has not ruled out recommended a takeover offer from GVC Holdings, but wants the firm to work on its bid. Until then, the board is continuing to support 888 Holdings’ original bid. He commented: “We have been working with GVC and their advisors to try and help them resolve certain key aspects of their proposal, something …

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Oisin Lunny: How the market leaders are getting phygital

Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager at OpenMarket, takes a look at how some retail companies are bridging the gap between the physical and the digital worlds. Certain words or phrases may irritate you, but they are often useful nonetheless. SoLoMo (SOcial, LOcal, MObile) and phygital (PHYsical + diGITIAL) would be two terms that instantly raise my hackles. But, together …

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Online performance boosts Gala Coral’s quarter

Gala Coral has bucked a trend by announcing good trading figures for the group’s third quarter period, ending 4 July. Net Revenue of £305.0m was 6% ahead of last year, and EBITDA of £65.7m was up 8%, boosted by continued growth in Online and Gala Retail. The figures are despite the £7.2m extra costs of gaming machines caused by an …

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Week One of Premier League favours bookmakers – AccaTracker data

In a week where William Hill and Ladbrokes have been citing poor sporting results in their disappointing interim figures, the start of the football season should have been a fillip for bookmakers. Data from AccaTracker, the leading football betting app developed by Team FA, found that the two most popular matches in people’s accumulators on the first weekend of Premier …

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A look at the trends in the UK betting market

Adelina Moisan of EveryMatrix takes a look at some of the recent findings that have emerged about player behaviour in the UK betting market and the implications for the industry. The Brits are a nation of thrill seekers, at least according to a study on the UK betting behaviour published by Smart Live Gaming. From the looks of it, online …

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Ladbrokes’ LBO plans include wi-fi and ‘sports experts’

A report in the Daily Telegraph suggests one of new Ladbrokes CEO Jim Mullen‘s plans to revitalise business in the bookmaker’s betting shops is to have them operate as wi-fi hubs, allowing customers to bet with the firm via their own devices. By boosting the wi-fi capabilities in its 2,100 retail estate, the bookmaker is hoping to increase its recreational …

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