Tag Archives: Spain

Genting Hong Kong surge in profits leads to potential Spanish expansion plans

Asian Casino operator Genting Hong Kong Ltd, forecasts a net profit of more than US $180 million (£107 Million) for the opening half of 2014. The forecasted figure represents an improvement of 88% on the first half of 2013, where Genting Hong Kong reported a consolidated net profit of US $23 million. Genting pointed to the March sale of its …

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Swedish football the key for Europe’s top tipster

Swedish punter ‘Zami‘ has just won €10,000 and the title of bettingexpert Tipster of the Year after outperforming  more than 1,500 other tipsters who give their tips for free on bettingexpert.com. How does it feel to win the very first bettingexpert Tipster Of The Year award? It feels great to be the winner of the bettingexpert Tipster of the Year …

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Bwin sportsbook picks up the slack

Bwin.party has reported a mixed quarter, with sportsbook performance filling in for a drop in poker and casino business. The company revealed that, since the end of June, volumes and gross win margins from the FIFA World Cup have been strong and overall the tournament performance has been in-line with management’s expectations Bwin’s sports betting operation in Italy became the …

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Titan Bet’s Russ Yershon: Time for post-World Cup retention strategies

Russ Yershon, UK sports manager for Titan Bet, believes that we have entered the most important time for bookmakers – the ‘retention window’ for the new customers attracted by the World Cup. “Brazil 2014 is over and with it the reason customers were flocking to your website. So what now? It’s just not good enough to say: “Thank you, and …

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Swedish tipster wins €10k as bettingexpert’s Tipster of the Year

One of Europe’s best tipsters has scooped another €10,000 after winning bettingexpert’s Tipster of the Year competition for 2013/14. Swedish tipster ‘Zami’ came top of the leaderboard for the year after achieving a profit of €3,258.90 across almost 8,000 bets with an average yield of 4.7 per cent. He outperformed more than 1,500 other tipsters who give their tips for …

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James Henderson: ‘I’m a great believer in multichannel activity’

The William Hill website is hosting an interview with new CEO James Henderson. Here is a transcript of what he had to say. You’ve been introduced today as William Hill’s CEO designate. What are your thoughts about taking over the top job? I’m absolutely delighted to be able to take over the job at William Hill, especially in its 80th …

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Greek media groups join Oddslife network

While Greek football fans may have their attention focused on Brazil and the national team’s performance, closer to home three of the country’s biggest media brands have been making plans for the upcoming domestic season. A massive multi-media partnership between satellite TV broadcaster Novasports,gr, radio owner NOVASport-FM 94,6, sports newspaper SportDay and social betting platform provider Oddslife will see sports …

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Sports betting aids improved Q1 2014 for Spanish igaming sector

The latest industry figures published by Spain regulatory body – Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego (DGOJ), have demonstrated that the Spanish igaming market grew 10% year on year, as the sector enjoyed a strong opening quarter to 2014. Total gross gaming revenues for Q1 (figures reported from January 1- 31 March 2014) reached €66.9 million (£56.8 million), up 12% …

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Spain’s DGOJ to allow online slots & betting exchanges

Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), are set to add new amendments to the current Spanish online gambling bill which will see online slots and sports betting exchanges allowed to be serviced by licensed online gambling operators. The DGOJ are finalising amendments to current  Spanish online gambling regulations, which may see the integration of slots and betting …

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Strong quarter for Ladbrokes

One of the UK’s oldest and largest retail bookmakers has warned of potential shop closures and job losses in 2015, because of regulatory uncertainty and a 5% hike in Machine Games Duty (MGD). Speaking as Ladbrokes released its Q1 Interim Management Statement, Chief Executive Richard Glynn, said: “The unexpected recent tax increases and ongoing uncertainty surrounding regulation are unwelcome. We …

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