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DraftKings agrees Premier League club partnerships ahead of UK launch

It has been announced that daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has bagged itself deals with three Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Arsenal and Watford. DraftKings had been set to launch in the UK in late 2015 but this was delayed until early 2016, with a further detailed announcement expected in the very near future. The company has been fighting legal battles …

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Racing UK launches HD channel

Racing UK has announced that it is to become the first dedicated horseracing channel to offer high definition coverage to its UK viewers. The HD service will go live on March 7th on Sky channel 432. Over 600 race meetings per year will be broadcast in all their glory, including all 28 races from the Cheltenham Festival which gets started …

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UKGC pushes for fee amendments

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is planning to advise the government to amend the current fees regulations, in order to take account of the significant changes in the population of operators that it regulates and to address identified problems in the current fees structure. The UKGC  is therefore developing its advice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The commission …

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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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NetBet becomes West Bromwich Albion’s latest betting partner

NetBet has signed a one year betting partnership with West Bromwich Albion. Well known in Europe and with growing success in the UK, NetBet has a track record of delivering football sponsorship deals in France. The website provides an online sport betting service that provides fans a wide range of markets for a number of competitions. It is not the …

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Mullen wants to restore ‘passion and pride’ at Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes CEO Jim Mullen has said that he wants to ‘restore our passion and pride of being at the heart of sportsbetting in our culture and all that we do’ as he announced his delayed business review of the bookmaker. Amid the details of merger deal with Coral, Mullen revealed the plans he has been developing for Ladbrokes since taking …

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bettingexpert – Wolfsburg beats Manchester United as tipsters’ most exciting team

Games featuring German Cup winners Wolfsburg were predicted to be the most exciting matches last season, according to some of Europe’s best tipsters. Using data extracted from the vast bettingexpert.com tipping network, Wolfsburg’s matches were predicted to contain over 2.5 goals in almost 95 per cent of the tips, with only 5.66% of tips predicting fewer than 2.5 goals. The …

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Becker to serve as ZEAL CEO in 2016

Dr Hans Cornehl, Chief Executive Officer of ZEAL Network SE (formerly Tipp24), is to leave the company at the end of the year after informing the Supervisory Board of the company that he did not wish to renew his contract when it runs out on 31 December 2015. After thirteen years on the Executive Board of the company, with a …

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Genii goes to Barr for sales role

Gaming technology provider Genii has recruited Nick Barr for the role of Sales Director. The appointment comes as Genii goes to market with its revolutionary Spin16 software in the forthcoming weeks, launching its patented new slot format to the industry. Barr has extensive sales experience within the iGaming industry and the firm hopes he will be the ‘driving force’ taking …

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Point of consumption facing Gibraltar challenge

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has filed its legal challenge against the UK’s point of consumption law in a bid to seek a Judicial Review on the changes. The GBGA argues that the new regime, introduced through the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 and also the guidance and policies of the Gambling Commission of Great Britain, is “unlawful, because …

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