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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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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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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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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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Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins still cautious despite solid lead

Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins admits he is in a "fantastic position" after his impressive stage-nine time trial victory last Monday. But he still fears a comeback from reigning champion Cadel Evans. "It's a fantastic position to be in but I'm a human, not a machine, and there's always the possibility of a bad day or a crash," said Wiggins. "Cadel is no...

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Upgrade of UK In-Play Betting Site

Stan James now includes six streamed virtual sports Following the additions undertaken by Zukido, the in-play offering of the UK bookmaker Stan James has been updated and now provides its uses with specialised scoreboards for ice hockey and rugby, bringing the offered number of scoreboards to ten. 'We are excited by the latest iteration of the product. It...

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May 5th is Kentucky Derby Day

Get out your big hats and dress to impress because this Saturday, May 5th is one of the events horse racing fans have been waiting all year for. It's Kentucky Derby day! Churchill Downs will conduct the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby this weekend and the word is out on the favorites. Bodemeister is the number one choice with 4-1 odds and Union Rags comes...

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Update: Sportingbet plc Pays Final $6 Million to US Government

Clean slate in the US achieved An announcement came this week from the Sportingbet plc international internet gambling group that it has made its third and final payment of $6 million to the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which acts on behalf of the United States Department of Justice. This way, the total sum of...

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Betfair Appoints New Director of Public Affairs

Former Microsoft exec joins online betting group This week's news from online betting group Betfair involve an announcement of the appointment of a new director of public affairs, Matt Lambert, who will be taking up his responsibilities at the beginning of 2012. At the moment, Lambert is still a director or corporate affairs and citizenship with Microsoft i...

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Update: Joaonline Gets ARJEL Approval

Bigger offering for French operator This week's news from the French online gaming market involve reports that France's third largest casino group JOAGROUPE's has received online gambling regulator ARJEL's approval for its online subsidiary JOAONLINE to operate online horse race betting and online fixed odds sports betting. This extension of the company's o...

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Tax impact warning from Paddy Power

Irish tax risk may force gambling group to rethink an investment in 750 new jobs The online and land gambling group Paddy Power, which released a strong set of results this week , has warned the Irish government that new tax proposals could trigger a reconsideration of its future plans, which include the creation of 750 new jobs...

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