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Worldpay expects Grand National surge for online bookies

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Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a bumper weekend for online bookmakers, as Britain welcomes the 2018 Grand National. With internal research revealing that 45% of over-65s prefer placing bets on a mobile device as opposed to in-store, Worldpay is expected this to be the year that numbers for mobile gaming surpass its counterpart for punting pensioners. Data also shows …

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Arena Racing Company to see prize money soar past £35m mark

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that prize money across its 15 strong racecourse portfolio is to exceed £35m this year. Stating a “central role” that has been played in “helping ensure there are record levels of prize money in British Racing,” ARC also stresses that it has significantly increased its investment in prize money through its executive contribution, …

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Open field at Augusta ahead of Golf’s first major of the year

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The 2018 US Masters is almost upon us, with the triumphant individual not only receiving the honour of donning the famous green jacket at the Augusta National, but also taking home a $1.9m slice of the $11m purse. It could be argued that a plethora of names are serious contenders to be on top upon the tournaments culmination this Sunday …

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FSB continues strategic expansions with sportsbook launch

FSB is to help launch a new UK facing sportsbook titles 7 Best Bets, after agreeing to provide its platform to its owners. Set to go live on April 9, the desktop and mobile site has an exclusive affiliate deal with social game 7 Of The Best (OTB), which was founded by former Tottenham Hotspur and England international defender Ledley …

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Gaming Innovation Group enters horse racing marketing venture

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Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced a marketing partnership with content driven horse racing website GG.co.uk, giving the firm a future entry point into the UK horseracing market as it strives to become the “market leader in all aspects of sports betting”. With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, GiG are to deliver event and targeted digital paid marketing …

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John Haddock signs up for Nigerian Bonanza

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UK betting veteran, and former Betfred Managing Director, John Haddock has reappeared in a new post, as the MD for Nigerian land-based and mobile betting operation BonanzaWin. The news is the latest sign of the increased interest being shown in the betting markets of Africa, according to the company’s Founder and Chief Executive Sebastian Hybbinette, who says that Haddock joined the company recently and will …

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World Cup diary – Localizing the product to BetRegal’s target markets

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BetRegal.com, a new sportsbook created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices, is on the road to Russia for this summer’s FIFA World Cup. In the third diary of this World Cup series, Aly Lalani is talking about overcoming an unexpected hurdle, as addressing localization based issues threatens to dominate the operator’s build up to Russia …

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Bookmaker backlash over ARC WiFi introduction

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This week’s announcement that The Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) will fully equip all of its 15 racecourses with WiFi by the end of summer 2018, has been met with a negative response from Fair-Bet Bookmakers. The WiFi, which will be powered by Sky WiFi can be used by everyone from customers in the grandstands, paddocks, bars and restaurants, through to …

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UKGC reports growth of mobile betting in 2017 report

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest Gambling Participation Report covering the year of 2017. The report provides a unique and comprehensive update on gambling trends across the UK, examining the rates of participation, at-risk gambling and the effectiveness of self exclusions. Breaking down overall gambling participation, the report revealed that in spite of online participation in gambling …

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Kambi Group initiates strategic virtual sports investment

Kambi has announced an enhancement of its sportsbook platform, via a strategic investment in gaming start up Virtus Sports. The deal, concluded for £500,000 (€565,000), sees Kambi take a stake of just over 25% in the firm, with the investment paid in net cash, which as of December 31 of last year stood at €26.9m. Under the terms of the …

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