ARC takes 45% stake in pari-mutuel software provider

first_img UK racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has acquired a 45% holding in i-neda, a supplier providing pari-mutuel wagering technology to operators in the US, Europe and Asia. Topics: Sports betting Strategy Horse racing ARC takes 45% stake in pari-mutuel software provider UK racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has acquired a 45% holding in i-neda, a supplier providing pari-mutuel wagering technology to operators in the US, Europe and Asia.ARC’s stake, acquired for an undisclosed sum, sees it become an equal shareholder in the business alongside billionaire businessman Dermot Desmond.It has already worked closely with i-neda, which provides the platform for Britbet, the company established to rival The Tote by ARC, the Jockey Club, and Scottish Racing, as well as the Goodwood, Newbury and York tracks, in 2018. This followed The Tote’s monopoly on horse racing pool betting expiring in July 2018.Ultimately The Tote and Britbet agreed a £50m (€57.2m/$64.0m) deal to offer a single pool across 55 UK courses.I-neda also provides a betting solution for British racing’s largest international customer, the Israel Sports Betting Board.“As with all areas of our business, we always look to bring skills and expertise in house where we can,” ARC group corporate development director Kevin Robertson said of the partnership.“i-neda have been a significant partner of ours for many years, so the opportunity to invest and work even more closely made complete sense,” he explained. “We are delighted to formalise our partnership in this manner.”i-neda chief executive Martin Pickering added that bringing ARC on board as a major shareholder of the business would bring it “into the heart of the industry, bridging racing content with wagering abilities.“ARC’s portfolio of data and events along with their insight and experience we will ensure i-neda products and services are at the cutting edge of technology and delivering exciting future wagering services for the market,” Pickering explained.It is ARC’s second major investment in a gaming technology provider, following a deal that saw the track operator become the majority shareholder of multi-channel content solutions provider Vermantia in March 2018.This diversification comes as the ARC prepares for wholesale changes to the UK horse racing sector as a result of maximum B2 gaming machine stakes being cut to £2 from April 1. It expects this to lead to around 1,000 betting shops closing, resulting in media rights revenue for the racing industry falling by up to £60m.In January this year ARC admitted that it expects to have to reduce staff numbers as it looks to mitigate the effects of the stake cut, having already reduced its executive contribution to prize money for racing. Horse racing Email Address 16th May 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Wild Robo Factory by Yggdrasil

first_imgCasino & games Companies: Yggdrasil Wild Robo Factory by Yggdrasil Topics: Casino & games Slots 24th June 2019 | By Aaron Noy Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Yggdrasil’s high-voltage release brings a unique conveyor belt mechanic that carries in a lot more than nuts and bolts. Packed with Respins, symbol transformations, Robo Free Spins, System Overloads, and a minimum bet of just 5 cents a spin, this slot will have players buzzing!  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Wild Robo Factory Opens its doors June 24th Yggdrasil’s high-voltage release brings a unique conveyor belt mechanic that carries in a lot more than nuts and bolts.Packed with Respins, symbol transformations, Robo Free Spins, System Overloads, and a minimum bet of just 5 cents a spin, this slot will have players buzzing!The factory’s currents went live on June 24th.You can play the demo for this game here! Email Addresslast_img read more

UK govt issues gambling industry advice on no-deal Brexit

first_imgLegal & compliance 7th October 2019 | By contenteditor The UK Government has published an eight-point checklist to help those working in the gambling industry prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit.The UK is due to leave the European Union on October 31 and talks are ongoing over a deal, but with the deadline just over three weeks away, the Government has issued specific advice for people employed in the gambling sector in the event of a no-deal scenario.Employers are advised to check if their staff need a visa or work permit and meet any requirements for their profession to work in the country they’re going to, as they may not be able to work in or enter a country without the right permit or visa.All staff working in the gambling sector should check of they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, as this may impact whether they are allowed to continue living or working in the UK.Should the UK leave the EU without a deal, employers and staff may not be able to enter the EU – including crossing into Spain from Gibraltar – if they cannot show that they meet immigration rules. The Government advises workers check they have the right documents before traveling.Meanwhile, there could be changes to the way operators and other businesses in the industry access personal data from the EU and European Economic Area. The Government advised reviewing contracts to ensure you operators can continue to do so legally.According to the Government, most data protection rules that apply to small to medium-sized businesses and organisations would stay the same if the UK were to leave without a deal. The Government said that it is committed to maintaining General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards and plans to incorporate this into UK law after Brexit.Similar advice applies to accounting and reporting, with gambling businesses warned that they may breach requirements in EEA countries if they do not make any required changes.In terms of accounting, UK-based public companies with a UK listing will need to prepare accounts using UK adopted IAS for all accounting periods beginning the day after the UK leaves the EU.UK public companies with an EEA listing must comply with rules of the country where the subsidiary is based and produce accounts that comply with the UK Companies Act 2006.The Government also noted that UK issuers of shares or debt securities that are only admitted to trading on EEA regulated markets will no longer be subject to the audit committee framework. However, the Audit Directive requirement will still apply to companies with a parent company incorporated in the UK.UK companies will also need to appoint a UK registered audit firm, while an individual UK-registered auditor will need to sign the audit report on behalf of the firm.For large online business that are based in the UK and provide digital services to the EU, the Government recommends appoint a representative in the EU, or risk being fined for not meeting online security standards. Guidance is also available online for businesses with a dot.eu domain name.Similarly, for businesses that provide licensed content outside the UK, they may need to change their existing contracts. The Government said that providing this content may not be possible without extra copyright permissions.To ensure UK copyright law functions properly if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the Government has introduced the Intellectual Property (Copyright and Related Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which removes or corrects references to the EU, EEA, or Member States in UK copyright legislation to preserve the effect of UK law where possibleUK and EU copyright works will continue to be protected in the EU and UK respectively because of the international treaties on copyrightIn addition, the Government advised gambling businesses to check what they need to do to ensure that they can import hardware from the EU, if the UK should leave without a deal. Topics: Legal & compliance Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The UK Government has published an eight-point checklist to help those working in the gambling industry prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit. The UK is due to leave the European Union on October 31, but an exit deal is yet to be agreed with the EU. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops UK govt issues gambling industry advice on no-deal Brexit Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Email Addresslast_img read more

AskGamblers recovers record $8.8m for players in 2019

first_img AskGamblers recovers record $8.8m for players in 2019 Catena Media-owned affiliate site AskGamblers has revealed that it was able to help players to recover a record $8.8m (£7.4m/€8.1m) in unpaid online casino winnings in 2019.AskGamblers was able to recover the funds through its casino complaint service, where users can log any issues they have experienced with operators not paying out winnings.The amount recovered in the past year was 30% higher than in 2018, while the number of complaints filed through the service increased by 24% to 9,809, with some 6,804 players submitting claims against 725 online casino brands.Of the 2,650 cases that were accepted by AskGamblers, 2,257 complaints were resolved, resulting in a resolution success rate of 84%, compared to 72% in the previous year.The main reason for complaints was payment problems, with 2,195 of accepted cases related to such issues. Account handling issues followed in a distant second on a total of 195 cases, then deposit issues with 94 complaints, 81 bonus issues, 35 software issues and 50 miscellaneous problems.In terms of the 7,160 cases rejected by AskGamblers, the primary reason for this was due to a lack of information provided by the player, with 2,638 complaints turned away because of this issue.A total of 814 cases were turned down because of a lack of evidence, while 710 acknowledged rule violations, 628 complaints were submitted more than once and 319 were not related to online casinos.Focusing on the casinos that paid out winnings as a result of resolved cases, the largest came from CloudBet Casino, which agreed to pay 330 Bitcoins to a player. Dafabet Casino ranked second paying out €122,030, followed by 1xBet Casino with €116,888.Since the service launched, AskGamblers has recovered a total of $31.5m in winnings for players. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Casino & games Tags: Online Gamblingcenter_img Catena Media-owned affiliate site AskGamblers has revealed that it was able to help players to recover a record $8.8m (£7.4m/€8.1m) in unpaid online casino winnings in 2019. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address 25th March 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Denmark iGaming Dashboard: Q2 2020

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 4th September 2020 | By Joanne Christie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter iGB and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the dot.dk regulated market.The longstanding dominance of casino in Denmark’s igaming market allowed the overall market to almost entirely avoid any impact from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The second quarter’s overall online GGR of €140.5m represented a less than 1% drop on the same period last year, as well as a 6.7% quarter-on-quarter increase.But though the overall picture was one of resilience, things were slightly less rosy when looking solely at the sports betting vertical. After a strong first quarter, the cancellation of sporting events saw GGR for Denmark’s online sports betting market fall to €50.1m.Compared with some other markets, however, this was a relatively benign result, representing only an 11.6% fall on the same quarter the previous year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis the drop was slightly higher at 12.3%.Encouragingly for operators active in Denmark, online casino picked up almost all of the slack in the second quarter. In fact, online casino GGR hit an all-time high of €90.4m in Q2, up 21.3% on the previous quarter and 6.2% on the second quarter of last year.As a result of the shift from betting to casino, the latter accounted for 64.3% of Denmark’s regulated online market, with betting’s share falling to 35.7%.Within the casino vertical, there was a slightly uptick in the market share of commission games such as poker, with this rising to 6.8%, up from 5.9% in Q1 and 4.9% in the last quarter of 2019.This was in line with trends seen in other markets, where sports bettors moved into poker as a substitute for their usual preference. Roulette also increased slightly, while the popularity of blackjack fell back.Slots continued to account for the lion’s share of casino play in Denmark, with Q2’s 73.5% only a small drop from the 74.0% of Q1. On a year-on-year basis, slots were up slightly from 72.1%.Interestingly, given the pandemic would likely have led to more people playing at home, mobile increased its share of the market during the quarter, with mobile accounting for 46.03% of play, up from 44.79% in Q1.Ficom Leisure also provides exclusive monthly estimates on the Italian online market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, including operator market shares across casino, sports betting and poker, and on the New Jersey market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard. It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard.A European corporate advisory firm, Ficom Leisure is a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector. iGB and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the dot.dk regulated market. Finance Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Denmark iGaming Dashboard: Q2 2020 Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Q3 digital growth offsets retail declines for Norsk Rikstoto

first_img Norway’s horse race betting monopoly Norsk Rikstoto reported a 5.5% year-on-year rise in third quarter turnover, with growth in its online and mobile channel offsetting declines in revenue from on-track betting. Turnover for the three months to 30 September came to NOK914.6m (£77.5m/€86.6m/$103.3m), an NOK47.5m improvement on the prior year figures. This growth came despite the absence of spectators at races, due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which shut down all events in the country between 13 March and 19 April.  Regions: Nordics Norway As such turnover from trackside betting fell sharply to NOK6.4m in Q3, with commissions from retailers also dropping, to NOK234.1m.  Q3 results 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Sports betting Q3 results 2020 Horse racing While it did not break down expenditure in full, the operator noted that it only ran “minimal” marketing campaigns during the quarter, meaning that new sign-ups were down year-on-year, though actives remained stable throughout.  27th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison Tags: Covid-19 Norsk Rikstoto Email Address From its profits, Norsk Rikstoto has generated NOK397m for horse racing in the country for the year to date.  The overall growth came despite increased competition, Norsk Rikstoto noted, from the return of the major football leagues, as well as disruption caused to international race schedules by Covid-19.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter This was offset by strong digital growth, with turnover for the channel amounting to NOK674.1m, or 73.7% of the Q3 total. This means that for the nine months to 30 September, turnover was up 5.6% year-on-year at NOK2.70bn. While trackside turnover was down significantly, falling 72.3% to NOK19.8m, and retailer commissions by 14.0% to NOK691.6m, digital was up 18.2% at NOK1.99bn.  Q3 digital growth offsets retail declines for Norsk Rikstotolast_img read more

Virginia subcommittee approves casino betting licence amendment

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regulation Online sports betting Retail sports betting Virginia legalised sports betting in April 2020, after state lawmakers amended a bill to factor in changes requested by Governor Ralph Northam. The market is expected to open soon, with a series of affiliates, payment providers and data suppliers also receiving authorisation last week. The Virginia House Subcommittee on Gaming has approved an amendment, HB1847, that means the state’s proposed land-based casinos would not count against the limit on sports betting licensees in the state. Read the full story on iGB North America. 20th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Earlier this month, Delegate Mark D Sickles, the author of last year’s sports betting bill, put forward HB1847. The amendment makes it clear that a sports betting permit issued to a land-based casino operator will not count against the maximum of 12 permits that may be issued.  Virginia subcommittee approves casino betting licence amendment When the market opens, online betting will be legal, while retail bets may be taken at sports venues. Land-based casinos may also take bets, but as these were only legalised in 2019, none are currently open. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Virginia Email Address Regulationlast_img read more

Golden Nugget Online Gaming GGR up 65.8% in 2020

first_imgThe operator’s total revenue is set to fall between $90.0m and $91.0m, up 63% year-on-year, though it did not outline non-gaming revenue. Read the full story on iGB North America GNOG added that it expects its operating income to end up between $28.0m and $29.0m before costs related to the merger with with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Landcadia Holdings II. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Breaking down this gross gaming revenue total, GNOG made $79.0m in net gaming revenue, up 65.6% year-on-year, while players wagered a further $22.0m, up 66.7%, through promotional credits or towards progressive jackpots. 8th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Full year results 2020center_img Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) reported a 65.8% year-on-year rise in gross gaming revenue for 2020 to between $101.0m and $102.0m, in its first results since spinning off from the land-based Landry’s business. Golden Nugget Online Gaming GGR up 65.8% in 2020 Regions: US Michigan New Jersey Topics: Casino & games Finance Online casino Full year results 2020 Tags: Golden Nugget Online Gaming Email Addresslast_img read more

Sports Endorsements: Roger Federer’s Uniqlo deal is worth ₹2,000 Crores

first_img Facebook Twitter Halle Open 2021: Felix Auger Aliassime vs Ugo Humbert head to head, live stream, all you need to know By Kunal Dhyani – July 3, 2018 ATP Tour Wimbledon 2018, Day 1 – Roger Federer vs Dusan Lajovic. As usual, the nine-time champion Federer had a great start to his Wimbledon campaign at the All England Club grass courts. But more than his straight-set victory, this time his new kit hogged the headlines.As reported by insidesport.co earlier, Federer had parted ways with Nike. In Wimbledon, he was spotted wearing kit of his new partner Uniqlo. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ATP Tour Queen’s Club Championship 2021: Matteo Berrettini vs Alex de Minaur head to head, live stream, all you need to know Sports BusinessBrandsSportNewsSportstarsTennis ATP Tour by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoSwiss tennis legend Roger Federer confirmed his switch from Nike to Uniqlo, when he arrived for his opening match wearing the new brand’s kit. The 24-year association with Nike had come to a halt and the 36-year-old started his new ten-year deal with Japanese brand Uniqlo.Federer’s deal with Uniqlo has been reported to be worth ₹2,000 Crores, i.e US$ 300 Million over 10 years. For those who felt Virat Kohli is an expensive brand ambassador, to put things in perspective, Federer’s Uniqlo deal in itself will surpass Kohli’s career endorsement values by a mile. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Halle Open 2021: Andrey Rublev advances to final, defeats Nikoloz Basilashvili in three sets InsideSport News Halle Open 2021: Felix Auger Aliassime defeats Marcos Giron in straight sets to storm into semifinals Tennis Previous articleICC Board brings in stricter Code of Conduct sanctionsNext articleIndia A complete domination with tri-series title Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products.center_img Tokyo Games: Naomi Osaka won’t be required to talk to press at Tokyo Games after French Open controversy Wimbledon 2021: Milos Raonic pulls out of Wimbledon due to calf injury NBA Draft Lottery: 4 Teams that have won the NBA Draft Lottery most number of times ATP Tour TAGSRoger FedererUniqloWimbledon SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bett1Open 2021: Victoria Azarenka vs Liudmila Samsonova, head to head, live stream, all you need to know NBA 2020-21 ATP Tour Halle Open 2021: Andrey Rublev defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets to enter semifinals Sport News Sports Endorsements: Roger Federer’s Uniqlo deal is worth ₹2,000 Crores Bett1Open 2021: Belinda Bencic enters final defeats Alize Cornet in straight sets ATP Tour Uniqlo has confirmed the change with a tweet announcing Federer as its new global brand ambassador, though the tennis great is still wearing Nike trainers. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Federer has signed a ten-year deal worth more than US$300 million(₹2,000 crore) with Uniqlo.Federer’s endorsements are estimated by Forbes to be worth a whopping US$65 million per year, with his long-running and high-profile partnership with Nike believed to rope in an eye-watering US$10 million annually. This new contract marks a 300% improvement on his old deal and shows that despite Federer’s increasing years he remains a marketable commodity.During his partnership with Nike, Federer had created the iconic ‘RF’ logo, which is owned by the brand. Though the tennis legend spotted new brand’s kit, he was still seen wearing Nike’s ‘RF’ logo shoes.last_img read more

UEFA Champions League Live : After 5 months of hiatus Champions…

first_img Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Football By Kunal Dhyani – August 3, 2020 FootballLatest Sports NewsSport Football Cricket ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Previous articleArshdeep wants to take inspiration from senior India hockey player Ramandeep on injury managementNext articleSpecific Covid-19 measures may be needed for Tokyo Paralympics: Organisers Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket UEFA Champions League Live : After 5 months of hiatus Champions League all set to resume this week Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Football Football TAGSChampions League live Sony LIVChampions League Live StreamingChampions League scheduleManchester City vs Real Madrid LIVEUEFA Champions League Live SHARE Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR After an enforced hiatus of almost five months, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League resume this week in order to clear up the last remaining business in a troubled season.Both competitions were frozen in March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the continent, and while European football’s governing body acted swiftly to move Euro 2020 back a year, for a long time it was unclear how it would manage to complete its two landmark club competitions. 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We will not take any risks.”There is, though, no question of further changes being made to the formats despite concerns about an increase in Covid-19 cases in and around Lisbon, and more recent worries in Germany about a rise in cases there.UEFA also recently insisted it was “confident” there would be no more delays despite cases of coronavirus emerging among players at Real Madrid and Sevilla.It is, in any case, now or never.Indeed, the preliminary round of next season’s Champions League begins next Saturday, the same day Bayern Munich entertain Chelsea and Napoli visit Barcelona in their outstanding last 16 second legs.Before that, Manchester City defend a 2-1 first-leg lead at home against Real on Friday as Pep Guardiola’s side target Champions League glory on the back of the club’s success at getting a two-year ban from the competition overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The winner of that tie will face Juventus or Lyon in the quarter-finals in Lisbon.It is the Europa League which is first up, though, with the last 16 being completed on Wednesday and Thursday.Two ties — Inter Milan against Getafe and Sevilla against Roma — will go ahead as one-off ties in Germany as the first legs were never played.Six second legs will also be played with the winners heading to Germany for the last eight.Among the ties to be completed is Manchester United’s against Austrian side LASK, which will be a formality for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team after they won 5-0 in the first leg in March.Their form since the Premier League resumed in mid-June has been excellent and they have already sealed a place in the 2020-21 Champions League, but now they want to finish this never-ending season with a trophy.“Now our focus is on the Europa League because this is a really good trophy and we want to win,” Bruno Fernandes told MUTV.“I came to Manchester to win trophies. We need to play every game to win. If we go into the Europa League and win every game, we know we’ll win the trophy.”United, Europa League winners in 2017, could yet find themselves facing Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers in the semi-finals in Cologne on August 16 should both teams get there.Wolves entertain Greek champions Olympiakos on Thursday having drawn 1-1 in the first leg of their last-16 tie.Their campaign started more than a year ago now, with a 2-0 win over Northern Irish side Crusaders in the second qualifying round on July 25, 2019.Extending it by another couple of weeks would do them no harm. 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