Tag: Sportsbetting

Paddy Power rebrands as Flutter for US push

Paddy Power USA rebrand Flutter
After reporting another strong year of growth and major strides into the US market, Paddy Power Betfair says it will be rebrand to Flutter Entertainment

1xBet: No future for mediocrity in African betting

1xBet Kenya Anton Ogonyan
iGaming Times caught up with managing director in Kenya, Anton Ogonyan, about 1xBet’s growth in the region.

Channelisation will be vital to integrity in a post-PASPA USA

PASPA, USA, Sportradar, sportsbetting
In the fight to make a success of the US’s burgeoning sportsbetting regime, one of the major challenges will be finding ways to channel the hordes of existing punters away from the black market and towards the regulated space. This is essential not only for consumer…

Betinvest bolsters third party integration in Africa with M-PESA

Valentyn Kyrylenko Betinvest
The leading Sports Betting platform provider, Betinvest, has strengthened its commitment to local market partnerships in Africa as it prepares to...

Live sports streaming without the price-tag

FeedConstruct Friendship Platform
FeedConstruct Friendship Platform - a marketplace for live matches, where content providers can sell streaming rights direct to operators

Champions Hockey League brings in Sportradar for integrity insight

Champions Hockey League
Champions Hockey League (CHL), the premier European ice hockey competition that pits top teams from the first-tier leagues of the continent against each other every year, has today signed a long-term partnership with Sportradar, the most credible integrity

NFL concedes to betting, stresses integrity

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In his most upfront words to date NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (pictured, left) seems to accept the direction of travel in the US, but stressed the primacy of protecting sport integrity.   "The Supreme Court is considering changes potentially in laws with respect to gambling across our country," Goodell told ESPN. "We're going to be prepared as a league to address...

Thirty-two states could legalise betting in five years if New Jersey wins

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Should the Supreme Court rule in favour of New Jersey this autumn, a new report predicts as many as 32 states will follow suit within only five years.   As it stands, The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 prohibits state-authorised sports gambling in all but four states: Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. Should this market be widened, the new...

TAB-Austria’s Siegfried Dattl dies

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Siegfried Dattl, CEO of TAB-Austria has died aged just 51, leaving the Austrian gaming industry in a state of shock.   Dattl died at his home in Ansfelden on Friday 6 October in Upper Austria, close to the TAB factory in Linz. He had been in poor health for some time, those who knew him said. The funeral is to take place...

Odds comparison site SmartBets adds Danish language

Betting Business odds comparison Danish SmartBets Better Collective
Better Collective has targeted the Danish market for its latest drive in odds comparison services.   The Danish language has been added to its customisable odds comparison site SmartBets, with the key objective of delivering stronger personalisation to punters in Denmark. The move follows similar linguistic initiatives for the German and Italian markets. Other new language versions are planned to be...

Nsoft target western Europe with sports betting offer

Betting Business Nsoft Bege
Nsoft introduced new virtual racing games to the eastern European market at BEGE, as well as its sports betting platform.   Virtual games have been driving the company’s growth over the last few years, however looking forward Nsoft is aiming to conquer western Europe with its sports betting offer. Amir Obralic, marketing manager at Nsoft, commented: “Lucky Six is our most popular...

Sportsbet.io confirms UFC205 fight already broken betting records

Betting Business UFC205 Sportsbet.io
The headline UFC205 fight between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez is set be biggest fight night yet in terms of most bet on UFC fight in history.   The online bitcoin sportsbook for bitcoin players, Sportsbet.io, has confirmed that the UFC 205 fight has already broken records as the most wagered upon fight night of all time. Saturday’s headline fight between Conor...

BtoBet preview hyperreality experience at SiGMA

Betting Business SiGMA BtoBet
Ahead of an official launch in London, BtoBet will preview its new Multi-dimensional Omnichannel solution concept to audiences at SiGMA. BtoBet has confirmed it will be providing a taster of its new hyperreality concept at Malta’s largest iGaming expo, SiGMA this November. The Multidimensional Omnichannel solution will allow visitors to experience the first multidimensional experience through Augmented Reality designed for the...

Canadian sports-betting bill dealt a fatal blow

Betting Business
The Canadian House of Commons has narrowly voted down a bill to legalise single-game sportsbetting, just as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation prepares to offer NBA fixtures as part of its Pro-Line platform for the first time in 21 years.   Hopes for a regulated single-game sportsbetting market in Canada have been dashed after a bill seeking to legalise the...

Nairabet and Optima sign deal for sports betting and igaming platform

Betting Business Nairabet
Nairabet, the African online and retail sports betting and igaming operator has reached an agreement with Software Development firm Optima for the setup of a new Multichannel Gaming Suite Platform; including Margin Maker 2 system and the setup of new web, mobile and retail frontend products. Akin Alabi, chief executive officer of Nairabet, said: “We are very pleased to be...

US casino industry pushes for sports-betting at G2E

Betting Business sports-betting
It wasn’t just promo girls and slot machines at this year’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas – where the US casino trade set its sights squarely on the legalising of sports-betting.   The casino trade’s annual Global Gaming Expo (2016) in Las Vegas may have boasted the year’s  latest and greatest in terms gaming product, but it was the legalisation of...

JAbet commits to expansion as tennis betting soars

Betting Business, JAbet
Sportsbook JAbet is expanding its staff by 30 percent as the global sport is predicted to eclipse horse-racing within five years.   With tennis betting expected to outstrip horse-racing within five years and another 12 months of rapid growth predicted, online sportsbook market place JAbet has increased its trading team head count by 30 percent. The niche online bookmaker, which recently reported...

NBA back on the menu for Ontario punters

Betting Business, NBA
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says that it is “thrilled” to offer NBA fixtures as part of its Pro Line platform – for the first time in 21 years.   The gaming monopoly serving the Canadian province of Ontario has announced that it is to re-offer betting on National Basket Association (NBA) games, over 20 years after it was forced...

Worldpay reveal 20 percent rise in opening day Premier League bets

Premier Worldpay
Data from Worldpay has revealed a 20 percent rise in the number of bets placed on the opening day of the Premier League compared to last year. However, following Leicester’s fairy-tale League win last season, bookies saw an 8 percent drop in average bet values compared to 2015’s opening weekend. Recreational customers who traditionally deposit lower amounts were drawn in...

Teething problems linger as Portugal grants first licences

Betting Business, Portugal, sportsbetting, igaming
July saw the Portuguese government granting the first of its long-awaited online sportsbetting and iGaming licences, but take-up remains slow amid ongoing controversy over the country’s punitive tax system. Imogen Goodman reports.   Bet.pt, Betclic Everest and casino operator Estoril Sol have become the first online gaming businesses to secure licences in Portugal, but attracting operators to the country could be...

Ladbrokes cites ‘friendly results’ as H1 profits soar

Betting Business, Ladbrokes, profits united challenge omni
In one of the first financial reports under CEO Jim Mullen’s leadership, Ladbrokes posted strong revenue growth across all metrics – but improving profits from a loss-making digital division remains a high priority.   Ladbrokes’ revenues swelled to £661.8m in the first six months of 2016, marking annual growth of 13.6 percent. In one of the first major financial reports since Jim...

Cash-out becomes a ‘sports betting juggernaut’ in Euros 2016

Cash-out Euro 2016 Sports
As the largest sports betting event of the year draws to a close, Colossus Bets’ COO David O’Reilly examines the betting trend that has helped bookies eschew the ‘race to the bottom’ on odds: partial cash-out.   In a saturated market, every point of differentiation matters - whether it’s personalised offers, unique markets or generous odds - but not all customer...

Bitcoin sportsbook drives Euros traffic with strong incentive programme

Sportsbet.io, a new bitcoin-only sportsbook operator, has reported an extremely high take-up since its launch – a feat it attributes in part to its focus on reward schemes.   Bitcoin sportsbook operator Sportsbet.io has enjoyed a strong start to Euro 2016 following its launch at the beginning of June. The month-long tournament is the biggest betting event since the 2014 World Cup...

Italian market gets a boost with turnover-tax replacement

Italy Italian Stability Law
The introduction of the new Stability Law promises to make 2016 an interesting year for operators and a busy one for the Italian gaming regulatory body who will be handling the licence tender processes due to begin in the next few months.   While the new Italian revenue tax is slightly higher than expected, online sports betting operators based in the...