888’s CEO Frienberger Rejects Rank Merger Plans

888’s CEO Frienberger Rejects Rank Merger Plans

The online casino and sports betting operator 888 Holding seems to have changed its mind about an eventual merger with Rank Group after the two companies failed to reach a three-way merger with the UK-based bookmaker William Hill. The Chief Executive Officer of 888 Itai Frienberger denied the possibility of such a deal saying a merger was not part of 888’s plans, although the boss of Rank Group Henry Birch said in an interview for The Times that an agreement between the companies “would not be unreasonable.” Still, Mr. Frienberger…

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ASA Imposes Ban on Ladbrokes News’ Online Promotion

ASA Imposes Ban on Ladbrokes News’ Online Promotion

Today, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) issued a ruling against an online promotion of Ladbrokes Betting and Gaming Ltd and banned it from being posted again. The UK-based regulatory watchdog explained that the advertisement used by the betting and gambling operator was misleading to customers and the company should not use it in its current form from now on. According to the ruling of the Authority published on its official website, the claims of Ladbrokes that could be found in an online promotion uploaded on their News microsite on June…

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2017 Edition of LAC to Take Place at the ExCel

2017 Edition of LAC to Take Place at the ExCel

iGB Affiliate has officially announced that the 2017’s edition of the London Affiliate Conference (LAC) is to take place at the ExCel in order to meet the needs of the increasing demand. The event is considered as the largest igaming affiliate conference in the world and is to take place from February 9th to February 12th, 2017. The Head of Operations of iGaming Business Shona ODonnell said that LAC had managed to grow immensely since the first event of the series back in 2007. She also added that the Conference…

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PokerStars and BetStars Get Full Romanian License

PokerStars and BetStars Get Full Romanian License

Amaya Inc.’s leading poker and sports betting brands PokerStars.com and BetStars are to release new software on the territory of Romania. The launch comes as part of the brands to comply with the requirements of their newly-received license in the country. The latter is to take effect from September 1st. Over the past year, the operations of PokerStars, BetStars and Full Tilt have been run under their interim Romanian license. The Vice President of Corporate Communications of Amaya Inc. Eric Hollreiser commented on the license situation of the company’s most…

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Stewart Kenny to Leave Paddy Power Betfair Board of Directors

Stewart Kenny to Leave Paddy Power Betfair Board of Directors

Apart from posting its first-half results yesterday, Paddy Power Betfair announced that its co-founder and ex Chief Executive Officer Steward Kenny is to leave the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Kenny, who effectively helped creating the €10-billion Irish bookmaker, is now say goodbye to his position as a non-executive director of the company’s board after spending there 28 years. The Chairman of Paddy Power Betfair Gary McGann paid tribute to the company’s co-founder highlighting the fact that Mr. Kenny had 40 years of professional experience in the bookmaking business. He…

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ASA Bans Ladbrokes E-Mail Advertisement

ASA Bans Ladbrokes E-Mail Advertisement

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) published a ruling today, according to which it had banned an e-mail advert of Ladbrokes that features an image from the Iron Man 3 film of Marvel. The UK advertising regulatory watchdog said that under the current rules, gambling and betting ads are required not to appeal to under-aged persons. According to the ruling that was published by ASA on its official website, the advert in question was used by Ladbrokes to make a promotion of a certain offer of its casino. The slogan used…

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West Ham United Strike 3-Year Partnership Agreement with Betway

West Ham United Strike 3-Year Partnership Agreement with Betway

Today, West Ham United revealed in a statement published on its official website that it stroke a partnership deal with Betway. It is considered as the biggest sponsorship deal in the entire history of West Ham to date. Under the terms of the agreement, the global online gambling company has been appointed as main sponsor of the Premier League football club for three more years until the end of the 2019/20 season. The Vice-Chairman of the British football club Karren Brady confirmed the news and expressed her delight with the…

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Coral Signs 3-Year Betting Partnership Deal with West Bromwich Albion

Coral Signs 3-Year Betting Partnership Deal with West Bromwich Albion

UK’s most trusted and respected bookmaker Coral announced a newly-inked partnership with West Bromwich Albion. The three-year deal made the bookmaking company the official European betting partner of the Premier League football club. The PR Director of Coral Simon Clare shared that everyone at the bookie were pleased to be associating the company’s name with West Bromwich Albion, which is among the Premier League clubs with the longest history and great heritage. Mr. Clare also said that the collaboration with the football club would provide the brand with the opportunity…

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YGAM Accused of Conflict of Interests for Accepting Funds from Betting Companies

YGAM Accused of Conflict of Interests for Accepting Funds from Betting Companies

Young Gamblers Education Trust, one of the latest gambling addiction charity organisations in the UK has been accused of conflict of interests. The organisation, operating under the name YGAM, was found in 2014 and obtained a charitable status a few months ago. Since its establishment, it has attracted a lot of supporters, but its opponents expressed their concerns about the involvement of former gambling executives within the charity. YGAM is funded by leading gambling companies including Paddy Power, bet365, Senet Group, Gala, Caesars Entertainment. Information about the donations these companies…

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CMA to Investigate Talarius Purchase

CMA to Investigate Talarius Purchase

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA for short) announced that it is to conduct an investigation related to the acquisition of Talarius, a leading adult gaming centre business in the UK. Talarius was acquired by Novo Invest, acting through NOVOMATIC UK. The CMA officials did not specify when the results of their findings will be announced. As for CMA, it is an organisation overseen by the UK government. The main purpose of the organisation is to monitor all kinds of mergers and acquisitions and make sure they are beneficial…

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