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UK – Bookmaker Mark Jarvis extends Scientific deal

Scientific Gaming is extending its partnership with independent Licensed Betting Office (LBO) operator, Mark Jarvis, demonstrating how both businesses continue to move forward and adapt following pivotal changes in the sector. The new three-year agreement marks the next step in the partnership that sees Mark Jarvis’ 54 shops benefit from Scientific Games’ leading games, state-of-the-art…

UK – Two high street bookmakers remove products following warning

Products recently launched in high street bookmakers Paddy Power Betfair and BetFred have been pulled following a warning from the Gambling Commission and the operators could still now face regulatory action as the Commission continues to investigate. A third bookmaker who was poised to launch a new product, which has been reported in the media,…

UK – SG completes Equinox roll-out across Ladbrokes Coral estate

Scientific Games has successfully completed the roll-out of its innovative Equinox terminals across the Ladbrokes Coral estate. As the biggest ever gaming supply deal in the licensed betting office sector, and part of the seven-year agreement between Scientific Games and Ladbrokes Coral, the introduction of Equinox across the majority of the estate demonstrates the dedication…

UK – Regulator warns gambling industry not to circumvent FOBT stake cut

With the £2 stake limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (B2 machines) comes into force today (Monday April 1), the Gambling Commission has written to bookmakers to remind them of their responsibilities in ensuring consumers are protected.  From Monday April 1, the maximum stake that can be offered on the gaming machines will drop from…

UK – NRM launches new digital hub

NRM Group, the independently owned technology and software solutions provider, has launched a new web presence to showcase the company’s industry leading solutions successfully deployed across the Bingo, AGC, LBO and Holiday Park sectors of the broad-based leisure industry. NRM Group Managing Director Andrew Ludlow explained: “The new site, nrmgroup.com, provides an interactive platform to…

Uk – Ladbrokes takes the first steps towards paperless betting on the high street

In a UK industry first, Ladbrokes takes the first steps towards paperless betting on the high street with the launch of its betslip generator, which was developed as an extension of the bookmaker’s Football Buddy feature, available on the Grid App. Customers use Football Buddy to assist in building accumulator bets by helping to find…

UK – BACTA claims cost of FOBT legislation won’t be as high as feared

BACTA, the trade association representing the UK amusements sector, has suggested that the cost of a clampdown on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) is being exaggerated. Analysis from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), commissioned by BACTA shows that the economic impact on bookmakers of lower FOBT stakes could be significantly less than existing…

UK – Star Sports opens betting facility in Mayfair

Star Sports, one of the UK’s fastest-growing, independent bookmakers, has opened a luxury betting shop, right in the heart of Mayfair. The exclusive, Brighton-based company, which has made giant strides in recent years, has taken over the well-known premises on Deanery Street, just metres away from the historic Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. Former UKIP…

Ireland – Boyle to swoop for Ladbrokes/Gala Coral betting shops

Boylesports is to offer €118m for 360 British bookmakers in bid to ‘expand our regional presence in Britain’ as part of the Ladbrokes merger with Gala Coral. Ladbrokes and Gala Coral need to offload up to 400 betting shops to get approval for its £2.4bn merger from the Competition and Markets Authority. Jenna Boyle, Boylesports…