Archive for November 2009

Ladbrokes to close call centre

Ladbrokes to close call centre UK bookmakers Ladbrokes has revealed plans to close its telebetting call centre in Aintree, Liverpool. The closure could see the loss of 263 jobs, although Ladbrokes says it hopes to relocate some staff. Ladbrokes, like its competitor William Hill, has moved its […]

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Europe’s “biggest ever” match fixing scandal

Europe’s “biggest ever” match fixing scandal Some 200 football matches in leagues around Europe are under investigation for alleged match fixing it was announced today. Police have carried out raids in Germany, UK, Switzerland and Austria. German police said they had arrested 17 people. The matches under […]

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Paddy Power does French deal with PMU

Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker, has announced a deal with France’s PMU to run the risk and pricing for the PMU’s new sports betting offering. Paddy Power will run the operation for a period of five years from 2010. The partnership will include: trading, setting the odds, […]

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EU sports gain‚ 3.4bn from gambling

GBGC attended the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) annual general meeting on Monday. At the meeting the RGA revealed that sports bodies in the European Union gain ‚ 3.4 billion per year from contributions by gambling companies. The RGA commissioned the research from Europe Economics. According to the […]

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Re-regulation of Gambling

There is much talk about the success of Italian gambling legislation and the prospects for France, with Denmark also following. We are told that Sweden is a model whereby small gamblers will prefer to play poker with legitimate sites on-shore. There is a mismatch here. What may […]

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The Price of Loyalty

When Gary Loveman, Chief Executive of Harrah', introduced a loyalty programme some years back he took the market by storm. Customers were invited to sign up and every time they pulled the slots arm points accrued to their accounts which could be redeemed throughout Harrah' properties. So […]

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UK threat to Crown Dependencies

The UK is getting tough with its Crown Dependencies and overseas territories, which include: Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, British Virgin Islands, and Ascension Island. Ascension Island will be bankrupt by June 2010, unless the UK Ministry of Defence pays millions of pounds […]

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Mobile Gambling – Its time is coming

I know what you are thinking – we have heard it all before. This time there is genuine cause for optimism. Mobile phone sales were 10% lower in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year but sales of smart-phones were up […]

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