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Sportech Resurgent On Football Pools

More players, plans for a major acquisition The British gambling group Sportech released a management statement as the week ended, reporting a positive six months of business and predicting that it will show a full-year improvement on its 2008 numbers. Despite the depressed economic conditions, the company managed to make good progress in overseas markets...

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Betfred SBG Deal With Inspired Gaming

10 year agreement inked Server based gaming specialist Inspired Gaming Group plc has announced a ten year deal with the UK independent bookmaker Betfred which will see it supplying its entire virtual events package. The deal with Betfred will include Virtual Horse Racing, Virtual Greyhound Racing, Virtual Football, Virtual Speedway, Virtual Motor Racing...

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Sportingbet To Sponsor Hull Kingston Rovers

Online gambling group spreads the sponsorship budget to include rugby In what has been described as the biggest sponsorship deal in its 127-year history, the UK Rugby League club Hull Kingston Rovers has inked a sponsorship agreement with online gambling group Sportingbet plc. The deal, commencing next (December) month, has significant reciprocal benefits...

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Q1 Profits Up 56 Percent At Sportingbet

Live betting boosts revenues Veteran online gambling group Sportingbet plc had good news for investors this week, posting a first-quarter profit up 56 percent as it added more sports bettors. Net income was GBP 6.1 million in the quarter ended October 31st, well up from the same period in 2008 of GBP 3.9 million, the London-based company said in a statem...

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Now Sport England Wants It's Cut

Government suggestion requires more consultation The recent letter written by UK Minister of Sport Gerry Sutcliffe to bookmakers suggesting a voluntary contribution to Sport England popped into the headlines this week, with the Remote Gaming Association suggesting that full consultation with both the offline and online industry may have been a better initial...

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Another White Label Sportsbook For Oddsmatrix

Spanish gambling site signs up Sportsbook white label provider OddsMatrix appears to be on something of a roll, this week announcing its fifth white label sportsbook deal, this one with Spanish market-facing which will be furnished with a fully managed, turnkey, sports book product that will focus extensively on Spain and Spanish speaking ter...

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More Trouble Brewing Downunder?

Another territorial government approves a racing fee Betfair, already litigating against Racing New South Wales over the imposition of a 1.5 percent levy on turnover, could find itself contemplating further levy problems following the passage last week of more legislation - this time in Western Australia. Perth Now reports that the WA state parliament has...

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Asianlogic Selects Ibroker Sportsbook Software

Global Betting Exchange partnership opens up new Asian market opportunities The Dublin-based provider of online exchange and sportsbook software, Global Betting Exchange, has provided AsianLogic subsidiary Orient Capital Ventures Inc with its iBroker sportsbook software. OCVI has secured the PAGCOR sportsbook licence for the Philippines and has chosen iBr...

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Punters Refunded In World Cup Scandal

Bookies take the consquences of 'Handy' Henry's move With the football world still in uproar over Ireland being ousted from the 2010 World Cup following a questionable French victory, UK bookies have done the right thing and refunded bets to punters. Two bookmaking chains - William Hill and Paddy Power - are refunding bets backing Ireland to qualify for t...

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European Police Swoop On Football Cheaters

German prosecutors hint at widespread operation European media are reporting on statements from German prosecutors this week that suggest widespread police actions and an unspecified number of arrests across Europe by various cooperating police forces investigating football match-fixing. Over a hundred individuals are reported to have been interviewed in...

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Will The New French Gambling Regime Be Up And Running In Time For World Cup Football?

French newspaper doubts that the new gambling regime will be in place The French newspaper La Tribune takes a pessimistic look at the liberalisation of the French gambling market this week, questioning whether the new regime regulating a more open market will be effective in time for the World Cup football in South Africa. The report suggests that plans a...

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New Home For Will Hill Virtual

Virtual World brings them all together William Hill plc's Virtual Horseracing, Virtual Greyhound Racing, Virtual Speedway and Virtual Motor Racing are now all accessible from the 'Virtual World' link in the menu at Virtual Racing is a computer generated presentation of a random number draw result, in which the first number generate...

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Mobile Gambling Expert Joins Betfair

Mfuse founder moves on Mfuse founder and mobile gambling expert Charlie Palmer is on record as recommending that online gambling operators should treat mobile gambling as seperate business units with dedicated managers rather than as mere add-ons to existing operations, and he illustrated the point this week in joining Internet gambling giant Betfair as mobil...

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Betfair Clash With Aussie Racing Imminent

Racing New South Wales levy described as discriminatory and anti-competitive Wednesday this week will see the Australian branch of online gambling giant Betfair in court again, this time fighting a 1.5 percent levy on its turnover attempted by Racing New South Wales. The head of Betfair's operations Downunder, Andrew Twaits, is expected to give evidence t...

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Gambling Industry Contributes Euro 3.4 Billion Annually To Eu Sports

Independent study undertaken by trade association makes the headlines Gambling in Europe contributed over Euro 3.4 billion to European Union sport, a new study commissioned by the Remote Gambling Association has found. Conducted by the independent consultancy Europe Economics, the results of the study were released at the RGA's Annual General Meeting this...

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New Governor To Decide On N.J. Sportsbetting

Corzine decision to support sportsbetting legal action stands for now The defeat of New Jersey governor Jon Corzine by incoming governor Chris Christie earlier this week does not mean the end of New Jersey's legal action to bring sportsbetting to the state, reports NJBiz. On Monday, a day before Corzine lost the election to Republican rival Chris Christie...

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Liverpool FC Is 188Bet's Latest Coup

Internet sportsbetting site sponsors another major UK team Liverpool Football Club has become the latest English Premier League club to sign a sponsorship deal with online gambling operator 188bet. The deal will run for an initial three-year period and comes after EPL champion Manchester United signed a similar partnership with betting exchange brand Betfair....

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Betfair Signs Second Major Pool Deal

TVG agreement with New York Racing Association will benefit non-US horserace fans Betfair's U.S. based subsidiary TVG has scored a second major US horserace betting coup, signing a deal with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to allow common-pool pari-mutuel wagering on its races to Betfair customers outside the United States. Betfair signed a major c...

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Betonsports Founder Jailed

51 month sentence caps a long period in detention awaiting trial Gary S. Kaplan (50), founder of the failed and now defunct Betonsports plc online gambling site, was sentenced to 51 months in prison by a court in St. Louis Monday. The man who founded the online sports gambling operation had earlier pleaded guilty and agreed to forfeit $43.6 million in il...

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N.T. Bookies Like New Gambling Tax

10 percent gross margin tax maxed at A$250 000 seems to have found favour Internet bookie firms in the Australian state of Northern Territory have signalled their approval of a government tax change that makes them more competitive, according to reports in The Age newspaper this week. In it's battle to compete with the rival state of Tasmania for online b...

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