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Inspired to Launch Virtual Grand National

Leading supplier of Server Based Gaming (SBG) systems, Inspired, has recently partnered with the Jockey Club, a move which will enable the brand to launch a series of VIRTUAL sports games based on The Grand National, the National Hunt horse race, held on an annual basis near Liverpool. It also involves...

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Apple Watch Sports App Available to Playtech Licensees

The Apple Watch is the latest technology to hit the online gambling market and Playtech has announced the availability of a new sports betting app for all of its licensees. Its contract with 'Coral Connect' Omni-Channel will see it become the first licensee to launch the 'iWatch' app to players across the UK and Europe. App users will be able to place bets,...

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Bet Butler Purchases Bodugi Player Base

The UK Gambling Commission revoked the Bodugi social sports betting site's license leaving players wondering; however, according to Bodugi co-founder Michael Wilson, help is on the way. It seems that online sportsbetting company Bet Butler has purchased Bodugi's player-base and will handle players as expected of the previous owners.

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Spanish Media Company Makes Deal with Oddslife Ltd

MARCA, a media company in Spain, has teamed up with London-based social betting technology supplier Oddslife Ltd to roll out "MARCA EL GURU". The new product is a social sportsbook platform which gives users the opportunity to interact with each other based on their knowledge of sports. MARCA Director Carlos Gonzalez said: "We have been very pleased at the rec...

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Online Gambling Tax to be Implemented in Ireland

It appears that the Irish tax on online betting will become effective this year. The Betting (Amendment) Bill 2013 has been debated over several weeks but it now seems that it could be put into effect in 2014. Initially, 1% in tax will be implemented. Irish online punters wager approximately Euro 1.6 billion each year meaning that the lack of implementation...

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Korean Celebrities Busted for Illegal Gambling

South Korean authorities are making examples of television personalities to combat online gambling. A local publication reported that TV star Lee Soo-geun pled guilty to illegal online gambling activity and Tak Jae-hoon and Tony An, also TV stars, are being investigated for the same charges. Lee Soo Geun is accused of wagering billions of Korean won on s...

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Deutsche Telekom Seeks German Sports Betting License

Deutsche Telekom has submitted an application for a German sports betting license could put the company up against other online gambling companies competing for 20 licenses. On Friday, a Deutsche Telekom spokesman said that the company's application was being reviewed by the Interior Ministry of the German state of Hesse. "It is not yet certain whether that...

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Update: Steve Stevens Causes a Stir for CNBC Sports

CNBC's decision to bring "Steve Stevens" on board for a reality TV show on sports betting has caused quite a stir and over the weekend several respected sports betting personalities spoke up. Todd Fuhrman, owner of ToddsTake.com and a former odds-maker at Caesars Palace, blogged, 'We're seeing a disturbing trend start to emerge; the proliferation of docudram...

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Betfair Head of Legal Department Announces Departure

After nine years of service, Betfair's often outspoken head of legal affairs and company secretary, Martin Cruddace, will be leaving the company this autumn, first giving up his executive roles at the end of June. At Betfair, he first served as group director of corporate and legal affairs in July 2004, and according to Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran,...

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UK Investor Interested in Californian Online Gaming Possibilities

The latest reports regarding online gambling company Webis Holdings indicate that it has drawn the attention of top UK investment guru Jim Mellon, due to its alleged preparation to apply for an online gaming license for California, which would allow betting on horse and greyhound racing under the Webis Watch and Wager brand. In November 2012, Webis inked a fiv...

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NASCAR Hands Down Serious Penalties to Matt Kenseth's Team

NASCAR handed down serious penalties to Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team on Wednesday after a good run at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. NASCAR conducted a post-race inspection of Kenseth's No. 20 Toyota uncovering an unapproved connecting rod that was too light. Sunday's win remains intact; however the driver was penalized with the loss of 50 Spr...

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Online Gambling Concerns New York Senator

The effects of legalized online gambling in neighboring states of Delaware and New Jersey have New York State Senator Tim Kennedy, a Democrat from Buffalo, quite concerned, as he believes such legalization in individual states across the United States could lead to increased illegal and predatory gambling activity in New York State. Namely, he stated that "New...

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Champions League: PSG score late equaliser against Barcelona

Former Barcelona forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one goal and set up the other as he led Paris St-Germain in an entertaining Champions League quarter-final first leg match. The Swede scored the first equaliser from an apparent offside position to cancel out Lionel Messi's beautiful opener. Xavi put Barcelona ahead again in the 89th minute as he converted a pena...

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Plus-Five Gaming Signs Betting Promotion

An announcement came this week that Betting Promotion has entered a service agreement with Plus-Five Gaming, which envisages the provision of a newly developed sportsbook product. Providing some details on the deal, chief marketing officer of Betting Promotion, Richard Hogg said: 'We are delighted to welcome Plus-Five Gaming as one of our partners. We have b...

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Paddy Power Appoints New Non-Executive Director

This week, chairman of online and land gambling group Paddy Power plc, Nigel Northridge, made an announcement that former chief executive officer of O2 Ireland Danuta Gray has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Gray holds a B.Sc. degree in Biophysics and an MBA, and prior to O2 she was a senior v...

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Premier League: Abramovich is running out of managers, says Ray Wilkins

Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins believes club owner Roman Abramovich is running out of options for the managerial position at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have had no less than nine managers since Russian Abramovich took over in 2003. Interim manager Rafa Benitez has failed to win any of his first three games, while former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola...

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New Sports Betting Operation Hits the Market

Football betting fans have reasons for joy as a new site that will cater to their needs hit the market this week under the name Bets of Mates. The Leeds-based company focuses on groups of friends who gamble against each other in a league. It is authorized by the UK Gambling Commission and it was co-founded by a former City Trader with UBS John Hughes, a profes...

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Update: French Regulator Clarifies Deal with Spanish Counterpart

A clarification arrived this week from French gambling authority ARJEL regarding its position in a cooperation agreement it inked with the Spanish Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego last month. In its statement, ARJEL specified that the agreement signed by Alejo Enrique Gonzalez, chief executive officer of the Dirección General de Juego del OrdenaciÃ...

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Update: Minnesota Introduces On-Premises eGambling

After announcements that it will introduce a limited form of "on premises" e-gambling in order to help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium and assist local charities, Minnesota was true to its word. Based on the idea to introduce a limited and tightly controlled form of betting on licensed premises by "lending" iPads to punters who are visiting th...

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OPAP Monopoly in Greece Challenged by EU Advocate General

Regarding legal challenges expressed in the Stanleybet, William Hill & Sportingbet case against the German Government, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU, to whom the case was referred by the Greek Council of State, expressed his opinion, finding that the gambling legislation in Greece, which gives certain monopolistic rights to the Greek gamb...

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