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In-Play Gaming at BlueSquare Now with a Social Element

Novelty on the UK market An announcement arrived this week from UK online sports betting firm Bluesquare that its Blue Square Bet Premier fixture between Wrexham and Darlington football teams on Nov. 30 will employ its innovative marketing idea, which is to involve a fully interactive televised football match with social media messages discussed live on air....

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New Sponsorship Deal Nailed by BoyleSports

Leopardstown racecourse features in the latest sponsorship deal A new deal has been closed this week by Irish bookmaker Boylesports for a three-year sponsorship of Dublin County's Leopardstown racecourse. Based on the deal, Boylesports has become the title sponsor for the opening day of the Leopardstown "January Jumps Weekend." Reportedly, the company is o...

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Fixed Odds Betting in Two Way Limited's Offering

Due date - beginning of December The offering of Two Way Limited has recently been augmented by its TV wagering service with fixed odds betting for another two states in Australia - thanks to the regulatory approval in Australian mainland states Queensland and South Australia, This patented service was previously only available in New South Wales and Vict...

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Apollobet and Widnes Vikings - Official Betting Partners

Sports team and local business in synergy ApolloBET, a newcomer to the online sportsbetting sector, has made a one-year sponsorship deal with the English professional rugby league club the Widnes Vikings. According to the deal ApolloBET has become the club's official betting partner for the 2012 Super League season, and will be exposured on the team's new k...

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Betfred's New Advertising Campaign Stars a TV Presenter

Major advertising and marketing campaign to be launched in December Helen Chamberlain, the presenter of the Sky Sports comedy/talk show Soccer AM, will head the latest Betfred's advertising campaign. Chamberlain, who runs a popular though controversial British football-based show, will also star in a TV commercial and appear on Betfred's bet 'Goals Galore'...

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UK Bookmakers on Live Greyhound TV In Mid-December

Sky Digital to broadcast greyhound race both in the Racing Post and on the internet A new three-times-a-week program on Racing Post Greyhound TV has been launched in co-operation of the Racing Post and bookmakers Ladbrokes, William Hill, Coral and bet365, and betting exchange Betfair. The live greyhound racing program will be broadcast free-to-view on Sky digi...

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German Handball Sponsored by digital

Sponsorship with THW Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein based team digital, an internet gambling firm, and THW Kiel, a German handball team, made a strategic partnership deal to last untill 2014. The Schleswig-Holstein-based team,which currently competes in the German First League of Handball, is Germany's champion record-holder with 16 titles. The sponso...

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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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Maltese Punter Struck by Luck

Place less than EUR1, win more than you can spend After placing a less than EUR1 accumulator bet online at William Hill, a player from Malta got more than he bargained for - EUR683 739.88! The 41-year-old football punter certainly rejoiced after Liverpool Football Club player Glen Johnson's late winning score against Chelsea, because that was precisely what...

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Victor Chandler about to Become BetVictor?

Rebranding strategy takes place An announcement arrived from British bookmaker Victor Chandler this week, informing the public that the company has provided an alternative venue for Entraction Network-restricted players from Canada, Norway, Russia and Israel, as well as a Spanish language site which was launched earlier this year, all at its Bet Victor website...

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OPAP Gets Major Loan

EUR300 million received for business expansion Finally, after a period of trouble, Europe's biggest betting company OPAP, in which the indebted Greek government has a significant stake, can feel relieved as it has managed to close a deal on a loan of up to EUR300 million with a consortium of Greek banks. The money will be used to expand its business, the co...

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Update: Sentencing of Online Gambling Enablers

Arizona men condemned to probationary punishments A report arrived this week that two men from Scottsdale, Arizona were sentenced for their involvement in an Internet sports gambling conspiracy. One of them, Oscar Barden (37) received three years' probation and 150 hours of community service, whereas the other one, Richard Michael DiCapua (69) was sentenced...

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Sky Bet Introduces Sports Podcast

Forthcoming sports events covered There's always something new at Sky Betting and Gaming - this time it's the launch of its new Sky Bet podcast by its online betting division Sky Bet. Some of the podcast's features include previews of each weekend's forthcoming sporting action by their top tipster, but also Sky Sport's top pundits' expert sporting opinion...

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Another Executive Leaves Betfair

Wass expected a top job position The latest news from Betfair are that the company's chief commercial officer Niall Wass has left the betting exchange. The reasons behind this decision are believed to lie behind the fact that Wass was one of the major candidates for the position of CEO at the company and felt being overlooked when the exchange decided to appoi...

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Warrior Media in Fantasy Sports Venture

Las Vegas the next big fantasy sports destination An announcement came this week from media production company Warrior Media which has recently ventured into the domain of fantasy sports with a Fantasy Sports Vegas (FSV) website, a fully customizable fantasy sports network. There's still a lot of unconfirmed rumours about the ownership details, but it is k...

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NFL Betting Schedule Offering Boosted

Cantor Gaming presents new mobile application A novelty introduced recently by mobile gaming and in-running betting solutions provider Cantor Gaming involves an expansion of its National Football League (NFL) in-running betting schedule. It has been specified by the company that the extended offering includes money lines, point lines and totals on all NFL g...

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Ladbrokes Enables British and Irish Horseracing Live on Mobile

Service launched earlier this year is now extended This week's news involve a report that the UK bookmaker Ladbrokes enables its mobile customers to have access to live streaming of AtTheRaces' (ATR) live coverage of all British and Irish horseraces, which is an extra service added to previously launched Racing UK service. At the moment the service is avail...

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Betfair Founder Sells Shares

GBP 1.5 million of shares sold by Black to invest in cleaning company The latest media headlines contain a report from betting exchange Betfair, whose co-founder Andrew Black has sold shares worth about GBP 1.5 million not a week after the company announced it has found a new chief executive. It has been noted by the Guardian newspaper that "The sale is tho...

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BetGenius in a Kazakhstan Deal

Bookmaking company OLIMP stands well in Kazakhstan Even though gambling is not particularly supported by Kazakhstan politicians the Kazakhstan market has seen a major deal inked this week - the one between the major bookmaking company in the country, OLIMP, and global sports betting supplier BetGenius. Thanks to the deal, the Betgenius In-Play Manager pro...

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Betdaq Closes Its First Greyhound Sponsorship

Irish betting exchange to sponsor Greyhound Premier League This week's announcement from the Irish internet betting exchange firm Betdaq involves a notice of a sponsorship deal it has closed with the inaugural Greyhound Premier League, a new competition run by the Greyhound Owners' Breeders' And Trainers' Association (GOBATA). Based on the deal, the Betdaq...

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