Betway to Boost Spanish Presence with La Liga Club Partnership

Betway Gaming’s affiliation with the football industry has been strengthened thanks to a recent sponsorship deal with La Liga side, C.D. Leganés.

C.D. Leganés.

As C.D. Leganés’ players celebrate, Betway’s branding will soon be printed on the front of their shirts. (Image: boxtoboxfootball.uk)

Announced on June 21, the move will not only see Betway’s branding adorn the shirts of C.D. Leganés but increase the company’s presence in Europe.

The two-year deal will follow a similar format to the one Betway currently enjoys with Premier League side West Ham.

Betway Extends Football Interests

When Alpari filed for insolvency and ceased its

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32Red Scolded by UKGC and Fined £2 Million for Social Responsibility Failings

Online betting firm 32Red has been hit with a £2 million fine by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for failing to protect a customer from gambling-related harm.

32Red fined.

Former UKGC CEO Sarah Harrison discusses the issue of social responsibility in a YouTube video prior to 32Red’s £2 million fine. (Image: YouTube/UKGC)

In a press release published on June 20, the regulatory body outlined the results of a long-running investigation into how the operator handled one of its high-volume players. According to the report, the customer in question deposited £758,000 between November 2014 and April 2017, despite earning a net salary of

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Royal Ascot.

As punters flock to Royal Ascot and huddle around TVs to watch the World Cup, bookies expect wagers to top £500 million. (Image: royalascothospitalityuk.co.uk)

With the World Cup and Royal Ascot giving British punters something to get excited about, one bookmaker is predicting a £500 million betting bonanza will sweep the UK this week.

Describing the potentially bountiful period in The Telegraph’s business section, Betway’s Alan Alger believes the country’s leading operators are in for a major windfall.

“Britons are expected to wager as much as £500 million this week as England plays World Cup ties against Tunisia this evening … Read more

William Hill Flooded with Offers Following US Sports Betting U-Turn

William Hill has been “inundated” with business offers following the US Supreme Court’s decision to rule an anti-sports betting law unconstitutional according to the company’s CEO.

William Hill Lights FC.

US football fans will now be able to bet on the likes of Isaac Diaz of Las Vegas Lights FC following the club’s partnership with William Hill. (Image: L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Lights FC)

Talking to Reuters on June 13, CEO of William Hill US Joseph Asher said that his team has been contacted by dozens of sports teams looking to forge a sponsorship deal.

Despite noting some early tension between betting operators, regulator and … Read more

Mr Green Adds World Cup Betting Widget to Live Casino Tables

Mr Green has launched a new World Cup feature that will give live casino players the ability to bet on the football without leaving their table.

Mr Green live roulette sports betting.  

A new World Cup betting widget is now available inside a special live roulette table at Mr Green. (Image: Mr Green)

Dubbed Quickbet and going live on June 13, the betting widget will form part of Mr Green’s new selection of Live Beyond Live table games.

New Tables, New Opportunities

The exclusive selection of live dealer games offer a more immersive gaming experience through a combination of graphics and animations. However, the feature Mr … Read more

Labour MP Pledges to Continue the Fight Against FOBTs

Fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have hit the headlines once again as Labour MP Carolyn Harris vowed to continue fighting until the games are no more.

Labour MP Carolyn Harris

Labour MP Carolyn Harris has vowed to fight on against the threat of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). (Image: ITV.com/Press Association)

Just three weeks after the government announced the maximum stake per round would be cut to £2, Harris has called for further sanctions. Outlining her thoughts in The Mirror, the Welsh MP said that the reduction in stakes was a start but by no means the end when it comes to protecting players.… Read more

GVC Shareholders Revolt As Chief Executive Shares £27 Million Windfall

Gaming company GVC has come under fire from its shareholders for its renumeration policies just three months after it completed its multi-billion-pound takeover of Ladbrokes Coral.

GVC Kenneth Alexander.

GVC boss Kenneth Alexander has upset shareholders by taking home a share of £26.9 million in payments last years. (Image: bloombergquint.com)

Following the company’s annual general meeting in Gibraltar on June 6, non-executive board member Peter Isola has stepped down from his post.

During the meeting, shareholders were reportedly left “disappointed” after it emerged how much senior board members had been paid.

Big Payouts Cause Problems for GVC

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English football and the betting have strengthened their bonds ahead of the 2018/2019 season, despite the FA severing its ties with the industry in 2017.

Bristol City Dunder.

Huddersfield Town will once again have the OPE Sports logo on its shirts. (Image: htafc.com)

As football fans get ready for the World Cup in Russia, two English clubs have announced sponsorship deals with betting brands. In a continuation of its multi-year partnership with OPE Sports, Huddersfield Town’s 2018/2019 kit will now show the betting site’s new logo.

Huddersfield Taking Advantage of Its Premier Position

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Unibet UK Launches Intelligent World Cup Chatbot

Unibet UK is using the 2018 World Cup to launch its new smart betting service powered by artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots.

AI chatbot.

Unibet UK has launched an AI-powered chatbot to make its World Cup betting experience better for punters. (Image: realestatetechnews.com)

Announced on June 4, the initiative will see Unibet’s Parent company the Kindred Group partner with Artificial Solutions to run a new Facebook service.

Harnessing the power of the latter’s Teneo software, the AI-powered chatbots will be able to understand standard conversations and call up relevant results.

A Smarter Service

Unlike chatbots that use algorithms to read through a database … Read more

Online Gaming Revenue Up to £4.9 Billion in the UK

Online gaming revenue has grown by 3.7 percent according to the latest industry report from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

UKGC industry stats.

The latest UKGC figures show that online operators are thriving while high street betting shops are faltering. (Image: buildfire.com)

Part of its six-monthly updates schedule, the gaming regulator has published the statistics covering the period from October 2016 to September 2017. As per the report, remote gaming raked £4.9 billion in gross gambling yield (GGY), for an improvement of almost 4 percent.

Online Success Highlights Offline Woes

With online betting and gaming increasing its market share by a single percent, … Read more