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US Market Attractive for Paddy Power

Major Irish online bookie files for Nevada license This week's reports involve the interest expressed by the European land and online gambling group Paddy Power into the US market, applying for a license from Nevada gaming regulators 'as a manufacturer and operator' of mobile gaming devices. Before Paddy Power, other gambling companies such as William Hill,...

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Betting Monopoly Favored by German Federal Court loses the case Sept. 29 may enter the history of German gambling as the day when the pastime suffered a severe blow, with Germany's Federal Court of Justice ruling against the appeals appeals brought by internet gambling companies including Digital Entertainment Plc. Namely, in its ruling, the court was swayed on the side of the ban th...

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Technical Glitch at Betfair Causes Damage to Players

And the company response seems far from satisfying After a 'technical glitch' at UK online betting group Betfair, that caused more than 10 gamblers to lose out on a GBP16,610 Tote jackpot, a rather controversial decision has been announced by the company's management, who announced that the damaged players will only receive their stakes back. "In a stat...

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Fantasy Sports Sector Gets Fresh Competitors

A new line of business for Cardrunner founders It seems like Taylor Caby and Andrew Wiggins, the founders of the poker coaching website CardRunners, have decided to give their management skills a try and venture into a new, fantasy sports sector. Namely, this week they announced the launch of a daily fantasy sports website titled Draft Day, where players ca...

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Update: New Jersey Focuses on Online Gambling and Sports Betting… Again

Is legalization close at hand? With a hearing by the Senate State Government and Wagering Committee about to start in the US state of New Jersey, the focus fell again on this progressive state which has in the past presented a number of online gambling legalization initiatives. This time, all eyes are on the state Senate, where the Government and Wagering C...

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Betfair Stages Attention-Grabbing Annual Meeting

A lot of action at what is supposed to be a routine meeting Probably one of the most action-packed annual meetings in the Betfair history was held at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters this week, attracting a lot of media attention due to a number of strange appearances and decisions. The biggest outrage was provoked by the decisio...

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Will Hill to Keep Sponsoring Ayr Gold Cup

Two-year extension to the contract signed An announcement came this week that the "William Hill Ayr Gold Cup" will keep the same name, as the main sponsor of the flat horse race, William Hill, has extended the sponsorship for another two years. Based on the deal, the festival naming rights remain the same, and it also includes sponsorships of the Ayr Gold,...

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New Service at BetSmart Media

Twitter widget powered by SportsWidgets This week, Bet Smart Media has announced the addition of a new service to its portfolio - a Twitter 'game chat' widget, powered by SportsWidgets. This white-label solution by Sports Interaction displays real-time tweets relevant to the game that a Sports Interaction customer is browsing at the moment. It also enable...

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Wray Steps Down from Position of Betfair Chairman

Betfair co-founder to keep a 10 percent stake in the business An announcement came this week that Betfair co-founder and chairman Ed Wray is to leave the position of a chairman of the company, but that he is still to keep his 10-percent interest in the company. This may or may not be a surprise but it is certainly not a pleasant news, having in mind that pr...

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ASA Censors Paddy Power Ads

TV and radio campaign under scrutiny This week, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power felt what it's like to feel the UK Advertising Standards Authority's criticism, when its TV and radio campaign got censored due to a number of complaints that it is misleading. The main focus of the adverts is betting on the Champions League final match between Barcelona and Manches...

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OffsideGaming Gets New Trading Director

Former Mangas exec gets new position An announcement came this week from online sportsbook technology provider Offsidegaming, that it has appointed former Mangas executive Konstantinos Stranomitis as Trading Director. According to a company spokesman, "with ten years of online gaming experience, Stranomitis has proven expertise as a top level Trading Direct...

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Trade Halt for Two Way

Interactive television gambling provider granted a halt in anticipation of a capital raising announcement A report came this week that Australian publicly listed interactive television gambling provider Two Way has been granted a trading halt by the ASX Monday in anticipation of a key capital raising statement. The company, whose services are developed in c...

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New Deals for Sporting Solutions

Goldbet and Betinternet join the Sporting Solutions service A novelty at Sporting Solutions, the B2B fixed odds in-play trading and pricing division of the Sporting Index Group, involves two new sign-ups for the service - GoldBet and Betinternet. Austria-based GoldBet is receiving fixed odds in-play prices on 12 sports, including American Football (NFL and...

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Ladbrokes Continues Negotiations with Sportingbet

Deadline October 17 According to the latest reports on the case, the negotiations on the possible acquisition of the UK internet gambling group Sportingbet plc by Ladbrokes plc, which began on June 23, 2011, are still ongoing, and that a further announcement would be made in due course. However, they do not have too much time to deliberate the conditions of...

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ATP and WTA Live Scoring Data to Be Distributed by Enetpulse

Live sports data provider gets approval from the tennis governing bodies An announcement came this week that live sports data provider Enetpulse has received exclusive rights from the ATP and WTA, governing bodies of the men's and women's professional tennis tours, to distribute official live scoring tennis data worldwide. It has been specified that the rig...

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TAB Sportsbet Partners with Watch&Bet

Multi-year licensing deal closed A novelty in the Aussie sportsbetting market emerged this week when reports came that Australian fixed odds betting provider TAB Sportsbet closed a multi-year licencing deal with digital sports media company PERFORM, to benefit from its live streaming service Watch&Bet. Based on the deal, TAB Sportsbet's offering will be inc...

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Bet2Go App Now in iTunes Store

Cellectivity gets the Apple approval A report arrived this week from Cellectivity that its Bet2Go application has received Apple approval, so it will now be available in the iTunes online store in the United Kingdom. According to a company spokesman, the approval is "a major breakthrough....which took into account the requirements of the legislative environ...

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Victoria Launches Anti-Online Gambling Campaign

Is Victoria declaring war on online betting? The Australian state of Victoria this week launched an advertizing campaign, in which it warns about the dangers posed by online gambling in general, and addresses the issue of online sports betting. The campaign, whose baseline is "Online gambling. It's easy to bet, too easy to lose," aims at turning attention t...

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Millionth User of Betfair Cash Out Tool Rewarded

GBP 1000 for the lucky punter An report came this week from online betting exchange Betfair, announcing the one millionth user of its 'Cash Out' trading tool, available on football and tennis markets The punter in question won GBP1,000 as a reward for the jubilee, of the tool which serves to calculate how much profit a customer can bank at any given tim...

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Aussie CEO Leaves Betfair

Two new replacement execs needed Another Betfair executive joined the club of those who decided to leave their positions within the company, putting it before a challenging task of finding an adequate replacement. This time, it was its Australian chief executive officer, Andrew Twaits who resigned his position for undisclosed reasons. He will leave the c...

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