Tag: Bet365

New Yorkers smash US records betting $500m a week

New Yorkers smash US records betting $500m a week
Within just two weeks of launching a regulated mobile betting market, New York had already hit the US record for an entire month: over a billion dollars in just 16 days, and with only five of nine operators in the mix. By the end of week five the state had handled almost $2.5bn.

Virtual Grand National raises £2.6m for the NHS

Virtual Grand National NHS Fundraising
British bookmakers donated £2.6m in profits to the UK’s National Health Service after the Grand National became the first televised virtual horse race

International operators vie for Sportsbook of the Year prize at SBC Awards

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The eyes of the industry will be turning to London this December as the biggest names in betting vie for the Sportsbook of the Year Prize at the SBC Awards 2019. Industry powerhouse bet365 will be hoping to make it six in a row when the winner of the Sportsbook of the Year prize is announced at the SBC Awards...

UK Bookmakers increase funding for problem gambling

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The UK’s biggest bookmakers have agreed to increase funding for problem gambling treatment to £100m over the next four years. Owners have confirmed that they will increase their voluntary levy on gambling profits from 0.1 percent to 1 percent. The companies are Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet, William Hill and Bet 365. “This is an unprecedented level of commitment and collaboration...

Bet365 confirms Malta expansion

Bet365 has confirmed that it will be moving certain Gibraltar operations to Malta, citing market uncertainty caused by the ongoing Brexit impasse. A report from the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation revealed that a staff were updated in a meeting held 23 May. Bet365 bosses said that due to "strategic and contingency plans to ensure EU market access and to maintain and enhance operational...

Bet365 agrees deals to sponsor half of La Liga

Bet365 has announced an unprecedented sponsorship drive by partnering with ten La Liga football teams. The deal means to Stoke-based bookmaker will sponsor exactly half of the entire Spanish division. La Liga , the only league equivalent to…

High 5 Vault serving a new pipeline of HTML5 Slots to bet365

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High 5 Games has recently made significant strides in growing its “mobile ready” game portfolio through its’ Remote Game Server known as High 5 VAULT. This highly optimised HTML5 pipeline will deliver a consistent stream of new H5G games…

Bet365 joins the band for Hard Rock sports betting

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Bet365 has partnered with Hard Rock to offer sports betting at its Atlantic City Boardwalk premises, once approval is granted by New Jersey authorities. Though not confirmed by either company, the Seminole Indian tribe-owned hospitality company…

Threat of Bet365 exit prompts online operator assurance from Gibraltar

A heavy investment in Malta by Bet365 has raised concerns for its Gibraltar headquarters, however the British Overseas Territory has maintained its online sector remains steady as a rock. Reports that Bet365 is preparing to cease operations in Gibraltar,

bet365 lands Best Bookmaker title at the SBC Awards

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bet365 capped a big night at the SBC Awards by collecting the headline Bookmaker of the Year prize for the fourth year in a row.   Having also been crowned Football Bookmaker of the Year and Mobile Bookmaker of the Year, the Stoke-based operator only narrowly missed out on a fourth prize after William Hill beat it to the Racing Bookmaker...

NetEnt invites Spanish operators to the table

BBi - Spanish table games
NetEnt adds table games to Spanish content portfolio as it celebrates second anniversary in the growing market.   The digital gaming solutions provider, NetEnt, has confirmed it will add table games to its portfolio in Spain as the company marks its second anniversary in the regulated territory. bet365, Bwin, Gamesys, PokerStars, and 888.es are among NetEnt’s online casino partners that will benefit...

Online bookmaker performance grilled on race day

BBi - Grand National Bookmakers race day
In an increasingly competitive and low-margin market for online sports betting, loading times and bets-per-minute have come to define the industry’s winners and losers. The Grand National results were mixed on race day, yet even the fastest off the block may be wishing they’d slowed down their Scottish customers this year.   As forty horses took to the field in the...

Catchpoint data reveals poor web service from bookies at Grand National

Betting Business - CatchPoint Grand NAtional
The major UK online bookies provided slow customer digital experience for this year’s Grand National according to analysis by digital intelligence firm, Catchpoint.   Data from the digital performance intelligence firm, Catchpoint, has revealed most of the major UK bookmakers provided slower and poorer than average web performance and digital experience for their customers, despite Grand National being the online betting...

BET365 gains first ever eCOGRA certification

Betting Business - Bet365 eCOGRA
eCOGRA authorised to offer accredited ISO/IEC 27001 certifications.   The UK headquartered online gambling giant bet365, has become the first enterprise to be certified by the accredited testing laboratory eCOGRA for compliance with the important International Standards Organisation ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management Systems. The internet gambling group is one of the world’s largest with geographically dispersed operations. Shaun McCallaghan,...

Bet365 bats off allegations of operating against Chinese law

Bet365, and payments processing firm Paysafe, came under-fire from a dubiously motivated source who claims they have operated illegally in China.   Bet365 and Paysafe have both categorically denied accusations that they were operating illegally in China - accusations made by a US firm with admittedly questionable motives. The statements came in response to publicised allegations by the US firm Spotlight Research...

Coalition of online bookies form new Australian lobby group

A new lobby group for the Australian gaming industry has been formed and received backing of major operators in the territory.   A coalition of domestic and international online bookmakers have formed a new lobby group for the Australian industry, controversially headed by former Labor senator Stephen Conway, who quit his political post in September. Responsible Wagering Australia, that replaces the...

Rise of the little man upsetting the odds

Betting Business, politics, bookmakers, odds
We may be in unpredictable political times, but how is it that the majority of gamblers keep calling the mood, while Britain’s biggest odds-bods keep getting it so wrong? Political betting seems to be dangerous territory for the industry at the moment.   When pollsters lose their credibility, the chatterati routinely turns to bookmakers for answers, yet the last 18 months...

Yggdrasil’s portfolio of slots goes live with bet365

Yggdrasil Bet365 Slots Portfolio
bet365 customers can now enjoy Yggdrasil’s full product suite including their newest releases.   Following a deal in February between Yggdrasil and bet365 to provide the operator with its full product suite, this range is now live on bet365 under Yggdrasil's Gibraltar and UK licences. Among the recent game releases which bet365 customers will be able to enjoy are Bicicleta, Wicked Circus...

By court order: Bulgaria re-issues Bet365 licence

Bet365 Bulgaria
The Malta-based subsidiary of UK betting provider Bet365 has been re-awarded a licence to operate in Bulgaria, a year after its initial permit was mysteriously revoked. Bulgaria began to regulate its online gaming sector in 2012, with Bet365 being one of the first of many sites to be black-listed for operating in the country’s grey-market. Bet365 put in an application for...

Bet365 dominates Italian online sports betting

Bet365 received more than a third of all online sports wagers handled by Italian-licensed operators for Q1, benefiting from the growth of the Italian market which saw a 13 percent increase in expenditure last year. Italian-licensed online operators reported takings of E970m in total sports wagers in the three months ending March 31, with 35.7 percent (E346.2m) of this figure...