Mel Prescott

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NYX to acquire OpenBet

NYX Gaming Group has agreed to acquire fellow supplier OpenBet for £270m.<p>Operators William Hill and SkyBet are contributing £80m and £20m …

Industry figures discuss i-gaming's future

A panel gathered to discuss the key i-gaming issues at a seminar titled “The future of online gambling” at Portcullis House in Westminster, London, …

Gala Coral pays out £880,000 over gambler who stole to feed habit

Gambling Commission says bookmaker failed to inquire about source of man’s wealth before he was jailed for theft<p>The bookmaker Gala Coral has agreed with the gambling regulator to pay out nearly £880,000 after taking hundreds of thousands of pounds from a “VIP” problem gambler who was using the …

Ladbrokes had 'the worst Cheltenham in living memory'

Ladbrokes Chief Executive Jim Mullen said the Cheltenham horse racing festival — which saw many heavily backed bets win — had "taken the shine off" off a generally favourable period.<p>"At Cheltenham we were reminded of the intense competition with offers and pricing at levels which, in our view, …

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Ladbrokes attacks rivals for 'losing their minds' at Cheltenham

The boss of Ladbrokes has launched an extraordinary attack on his bookmaking rivals by slamming the “race-to-the bottom offers” they offered during what was the worst Cheltenham Festival in “living memory”.<p>Jim Mullen, chief executive, fired the broadside as Ladbrokes unveiled first-quarter results …

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Introducing LinkedIn Account Targeting | LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog

Talk to any B2B (or high consideration B2C) marketer today, and they will tell you that account-based marketing has become an important element of …

Fantasy sports games = illegal gambling, says Sam Olens' office

<b>Just before a Senate bill to regulate</b> fantasy sports operations was to move, the Georgia Lottery Corp. obtained a legal opinion from the office of …

Wakey wakey, app developers. Mobile ad blocking will kill you all

It's not just web pages being nixed at source, you knowTwo weeks ago we disclosed that CK Hutchison Holdings’s network-level ad blocking can not only …

Ad Blocking

Samsung Gunning for Apple in Race to Dominate Mobile Payments

In the race to persuade smartphone users to start shopping with mobile wallets, Apple Inc. and Google are facing a stiff challenge from a newer …

What keeps Samsung Pay lagging behind Apple Pay

The fierce competition between Apple and Samsung continue, from the mobile race and beyond to the mobile payment race. The latter involves such …

Samsung Pay

iGB Diary: BingoPort long-lost sisters, Mark Cuban fantasy, Vivid gets into DFS, Pornhub Casino - pure genius and a 'Blast from the past'!

Happy Friday igaming people! This week in the Diary: BingoPort and the long-lost sisters, Mark Cuban fantasy skills, Vivid gets into DFS, Pornhub …

Hills puts faith in technology following 2015 dip

William Hill chief executive James Henderson said that the gaming operator is “well placed to deliver on its growth strategy” in the coming year as …

Paddy Power pledges to improve social responsibility processes

Paddy Power is set to contribute £280,000 (€355,500/$388,500) to socially responsible causes and share lessons with the industry after the UK …

The one technology that I think could kill the iPhone

Apple is truly the iPhone company right now. But that could change soon.<p>The iPhone business accounts for a whopping 68% of Apple's total revenue, which should frighten Apple just a little bit. If something happens to the iPhone — rival phones get better, or a better mobile technology comes around — …

The Bundle Is Dead. Long Live the Bundle

Between Netflix’s (nflx) <i>Jessica Jones</i>, Amazon’s (amzn) <i>Man in the High Castle</i>, and iTunes’ (aapl) on-demand anything, an ever-expanding roster of …

The one technology that I think could kill the iPhone

Apple is truly the iPhone company right now. But that could change soon.<p>The iPhone business accounts for a whopping 68% of Apple's total revenue, …

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One of the UK's biggest media companies is cutting nearly 1,000 jobs

It wasn't disclosed exactly where in Virgin's business the job cuts will be made.<p>The company said that the reorganisation, and subsequent investments in the business, will actually end up in a net gain in the number of jobs.<p>Right now, Virgin Media employs around 23,000 people. That will increase to …

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BT moves fast on £12.5B EE deal following CMA green light - Mobile World Live

Following the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to clear its takeover of UK mobile operator EE without conditions, BT said the deal will …

Paddy Power forecasts operating profit of €180m for 2015

Paddy Power has revealed that it expects to achieve an operating profit before exceptional items of €180 million ($195.6 million) for the 12 months …

Magnet Gaming secures new UK licence

Slots provider Magnet Gaming has been awarded a remote gambling software licence by the UK Gambling Commission national regulatory body.<p>The licence …

Swedish investigator considering IP-blocking initiative

Swedish internet service provider (ISP) Bahnhof has revealed that it has been contacted by the investigator hired by the country’s government to look …

32Red announces record takings

32Red has announced record annual net gaming revenues of £48.6 million (€63.2 million/$68.9 million) for 2015.<p>In a trading update, the gaming …

French online betting grows but profits remain elusive

France’s online betting volumes continued to grow impressively in 2015 but the country’s igaming market is still precarious, year-end figures from …

Boom Fantasy rolls out real-money product

In-game fantasy sports provider Boom Fantasy has launched a full roll-out of its real-money fantasy sports product.<p>Players can take part in 10-minute …

iGB Diary: Hill changes, Lotto madness, Miss Gaming, ICE, LAC and... flip-flops!

Happy Friday igaming people! We've got really important things on our mind this week: what we're going to wear in the office this Summer and gaming …

Paddy Power Betfair cleared by Irish regulator

The merger between Paddy Power and Betfair has been cleared by Ireland’s competition regulator.<p>The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission …

BetGame wins inaugural WHLabs Accelerator Programme

William Hill has announced e-sports betting platform BetGame as the winner of its inaugural WHLabs Accelerator Programme.<p>BetGame was awarded a prize …

5 Influences on payments in 2016 | John Doyle | LinkedIn

5 Influences on payments in 2016 | John Doyle | LinkedIn<p>Updated Jan 6, 2016<p>linkedin.com<p>Use Evernote to create, collect, and share everything that …

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