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Bet365 Logo Removed During 2015 Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore

The Coates family owners of bet365 and sponsors of the Stoke City football club in England, have decided to temporarily remove the casino logo from the club's strip during the 2015 Barclays Asia Trophy tournament in Singapore. The decision was made in order to avoid violation of the city-state's stringent anti-o...

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Cloudbet Acquires BetVIP Customer Base

Bitcoin operator Cloudbet is to acquire BetVIP’s customer base after its operations were recently suspended. Cloudbet intends to reimburse BetVIP customers in full as part of the agreement. "Acquiring the BetVIP player base brings relief to BetVIP players who have been waiting several weeks for access to their funds," said, Leandro Rossi, managing director...

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Cloudbet Acquires BetVIP Customer Base

Bitcoin operator Cloudbet is to acquire BetVIP’s customer base after its operations were recently suspended. Cloudbet intends to reimburse BetVIP customers in full as part of the agreement. "Acquiring the BetVIP player base brings relief to BetVIP players who have been waiting several weeks for access to their funds," said, Leandro Rossi, managing director...

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Canadian Sports Betting Shelved for Now

Without a third reading or vote on bill C-290, it seems that the issue of sports betting in Canada has been shelved as the Canadian Senate adjourned for the summer. The bill was designed to amend the criminal code to allow single-game sports betting but has remained in limbo since making to the Canadian Senate after unanimous approval and passage from the Hous...

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Cloudbet Acquires BetVIP Customer Base

Bitcoin operator Cloudbet is to acquire BetVIP’s customer base after its operations were recently suspended. Cloudbet intends to reimburse BetVIP customers in full as part of the agreement. "Acquiring the BetVIP player base brings relief to BetVIP players who have been waiting several weeks for access to their funds," said, Leandro Rossi, managing director...

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Betfred Profits on the Rise

Betfred released an 18-month report ending September 2014 which showed a GBP 13.2 billion increase in profit. During this time, Betfred put GBP 37.7 million...

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Swansea Player Fined for Betting Offenses

Britain's Football Association has fined Swansea FC player James Demetriou £700 as a result of his admitted 13 counts of betting on football matches violating the FA Rule E8. The FA's ruling doesn’t disclose the matches Demetriou place bets on from 3 December 2013 and 21 January 2015. As part of their efforts to protect the integrity of the game, authoritie...

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Aston Villa Signs New Official Betting Partners

UK football club Aston Villa has signed Betfair and Bet365 making them the official partners of the club with co-exclusive rights in the betting category. In a statement, Aston Villa chief commercial officer, Charlie Wijeratna said: "I am very pleased that we have got two top betting brands on board as partners for next season. "Commercially the club has tw...

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AFL Club Putting a Stop to Gambling Partnerships

Australian Football League’s Essendon Football Club announced that it will put an end to all commercial partnerships with gambling firms in an effort to focus on existing commercial partnerships outside of the gambling industry. “This decision wasn’t made lightly, particularly with the revenue a wagering partner can deliver,” said Xavier Campbell, chief execut...

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Will Hill Launches Tech Start-Up Accelerator Program

Under WH Labs, William Hill has just launched a Startup Accelerator in Shoreditch, London and Tel Aviv, Israel. The launch is the result of a partnership with technology entrepreneur Stuart Marks’ investment fund L Marks, which is focused on the development of new betting technologies through funding, office space and mentorship. “The purpose of WHLabs is t...

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Betsson Acquires Europe-Bet

Betsson AB has acquired land based and online gaming operator Europe-Bet, based located in the eastern European nation of Georgia, for an $85 million (USD) consideration. "Europe-Bet has established a strong brand with a competitive multi-product offering in the locally regulated market of Georgia. Together with Betsson's technology, a foundation for profitab...

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Paddy Power and PMU Extend Partnership

Paddy Power and French betting group PMU have renewed their five year partnership, which originally began in 2010. Paddy Power will provide risk management, event management and fixed odds pricing services to PMU as part of the deal. PMU deputy chief executive Alain Resplandy-Bernard said: “When PMU decided to jump into the sports betting ad...

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Playtech Bid to Acquire Plus500 Threatened

Plus500, currently amidst a £459.6 million acquisition deal with Playtech, has moved forward with its marketing plan having extended its football shirt sponsorship association with Atletico Madrid for another 2 years. Playtech's Plus500 deal is threatened by London-based hedge fund Odey Asset Management, a substantial shareholder in the company. Odey says t...

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Disney Backs Out of Investment Deal with DraftKings

Daily fantasy sports provider DraftKings announced that the $250 million investment from Walt Disney is a no go but the company has managed to score an exclusive three-year advertising deal with ESPN, a Disney subsidiary. No explanation for Disney backing out of the deal was given but there is industry speculation that it could have something to do with the pe...

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Boylesports Bidding for Ladbrokes Retail Business

Boylesports intends to proceed with a Euro 25 million-plus takeover bid for Ladbrokes’ Irish retail business including 196 shops according to Irish news publication, The Independent, over the weekend. Boylesports was unsuccessful in a High Court case to gain access to sensitive information on Ladbrokes’ loss-making Irish retail business, which was placed under...

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Paddy Power Replaces Lead Creative Agency

New Paddy Power chief marketing officer Gav Thompson has made the decision to replace lead creative agency BMB three months into its contract. According to the Campaign Life publication, Thompson wanted a new beginning and selected agency Lucky Generals without hearing a formal pitch. Lucky Generals and Paddy Power have worked together on one off projects s...

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NY Police Bust Illegal Sports Betting Operation

After a 10 month investigation, 8 men were arrested on Friday by Rockland, NY police for running an illegal online sports betting and loan sharking operation across 4 states. Initially, the names of the men were not disclosed even though the police spokesmen indicated that they had ties to organized crime. Police s...

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AGA Criticizes NFL

The National Football League canceled the Las Vegas fantasy football convention last week and has receive criticism from the American Gaming Association. The AGA commented that the move shows inconsistencies in policies against partnerships with casinos, which is an “outdated view of gaming.” "The NFL's inconsistent policies against associations with casinos –...

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Playtech’s Acquisition of Spread Betting Firm Opposed by Major Shareholder

Spread betting firm Plus500’s largest shareholder plans to oppose Playtech’s bid to acquire the company describing it as opportunistic and an exploitation of current regulatory issues and risks. Playtech submitted its bid with days of the UK Gaming Commission’s rejection of Plus500’s anti-money laundering checks, which required it to freeze UK customer account...

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Paddy Power Exec Taking on New Role at Sky Betting and Gaming

Paddy Power’s head of external affairs, Adam Smith, will take on a new role at Sky Betting and Gaming as head of corporate communications according to marketing chief Rob Painter. PR Week reported that Smith will work alongside CEO Richard Flint and Sky's management team as he takes on responsibility for the company's relationships with politicians, regulators...

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