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Strong sports betting fails to lift Entraction

igital gaming products supplierEn- traction Holdinghas reported a drop in both revenue and earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2010, as a strong performance in the group’s betting divi- sion failed to offset a slump in its core poker operations. Across the group, net sales amounted to SEK78.4m (US$10.6m), representing a decline of 26.6 per cent on the SEK106.8m (US$14.5m) posted in the second quarter of last year. Profit after tax was down 88.4 per cent to SEK3.7m (US$500,000). Net sales in Entraction’s sports betting segment were up 311 per cent to SEK3.7m (US$500,000), due primarily to a reduction in bonuses, a successful risk management programme and early up- sets in the FIFA World Cup.

LCG wanting to spread into Europe


ondon Capital Groupis hoping that the proposed merger of its white label

clientPartyGamingwithBwinwill en- able LGC to have a presence in new Euro- pean markets, particularly France and Germany. LCG is one of the leading providers of white label financial spread trading platforms and its white label part- ners include TradeFair,Paddy Power, Saxo Bank, and TD Waterhouse. is authorised and regu- lated by the Financial Services Commis- sion in Gibraltar and provides spread betting products on financial markets to professional clients. White label vol- umes for LCG have continued to gain ground over its own Capital Spreads op- erations as a consequence of their over- all numbers.

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in a unique high-profile advertising cam- paign, which will see the sports betting and casino products provider’s brand showcased on all Manx2 aircraft. “Our mobile technology platforms alone process 7.5 million transactions per month and this is made possible through the island’s world-class telecommunica- tions infrastructure,” said Celton’s execu- tive director, Bill Mummery. “The island has a fantastic story of economic opportu- nity to tell and this is a fantastic opportuni- ty to join in broadcasting that message.”

Tipstar strengthens website team


rofessional sports analyst Alan Thompson has joined the Tipstar team as a con- sultant bringing a lifetime of gambling experience and an

impressive IT background to the role. As well as clocking up three years as an accredited Betfair trainer, he has also has over two decades of experi- ence in the IT sector having taken up posts with renowned companies such as IBM and BT.

Tipstar claims its website holds one of the largest databanks of sporting intelligence in the UK and provides a platform where sports enthusiasts can buy data and also place and sell predictions for money. It is integrated with major bookmakers including

Bet365, Ladbrokes and William Hill ensuring all odds data is accurate and informative.

Thompson is also a founding part- ner of four specialist betting trading centres across the North East of Eng- land and is working on the launch of a new pool betting business. The new position sees Thompson taking on the role as the site’s resident blogger commenting on issues in- cluding current fixtures and sport pre- dictions, while sharing gambling knowledge with Tipstar members. He will be tracking the progress of his ver- sion of the Maria laying betting system - a system that gives the punter the chance to act as a bookmaker and take bets via betting exchanges.


OffsideGaming signs Botsphere partnership


portsbook technology provider Off- sideGaminghas signed an agree- ment with London-based sports betting optimisation firm Botsphereto run both its pre-match and live match facilities via the Botsphere Rightprice system. The in- tegration of the sports betting software will purportedly enable OffsideGaming to trade on over 100 live events per day in a wide variety of markets by September 2010.” A dynamic system such as Right- price will allow us to provide more bet- ting content to customers of offside- and also our industry partners - accelerating us from the Championship to the Premier League,” said OffsideGam- ing CEO, Matt Jellicoe.

Loto-Québec enlists OpenBet


Betradar confirms exhibition spots


etradar, the Switzerland-based sup- plier of online sports and betting-re- lated data services to European markets, has confirmed it will exhibit at two key industry events over the coming months: EiG 2010, which takes place in Copen- hagen, Denmark, on October 19-21, and ICE 2011. The company said it would use the exhibitions as a platform to demon- strate its new Statistics Centre, a state- of-the-art product that marks a further development of its existing statistics database. The 100 per cent customisable Statistics Centre provides users and clients with access to one of the most comprehensive statistics solutions the market has to offer.

Celton takes to the skies T

wo high profile Isle of Man companies are joining forces to take the Manx message sky high. Airline operator Manx2has teamed up with Celton Manx


Continued gains for UK sports betting


nline sports betting searches saw a notable increase in June, giving casino, poker and bingo a run for their money. According to the lat- est report published by independent search and social marketing agency Greenlight, UK consumer searches for sports betting-related terms to- talled 550,779 in June. This saw the sector’s share, search-wise, increase from 18 per cent in March to 23 per cent. By contrast, poker, casino and bingo took a hit. Overall, UK con- sumer search for gaming-related terms was down to 2.3m in June com- pared to 3m, 2.7m and 2.6m in March, April and May, respectively.

oto-Québec, the state-run gambling authority in the Canadian province of Quebec, has partnered with OpenBetas it looks to launch a new online gaming busi- ness this autumn. “We will be offering Québecers a choice of entertaining games like poker, various table games and sports betting within a controlled circuit and in a secure environment whose integrity will be beyond question,” said Loto-Québec president and CEO Alain Cousineau. “Now that the government has given the green light, various measures will be put in mo- tion to ensure that fans of online gaming can access a secure, legal and above-board site this fall.”

Name change all the Buzz


uzzBet, the UK company offering white-label in-play betting solutions suitable for retail, mobile and internet wagering and which also supports the Belgain retail industry, has changed its name to BuzzSports. The company of- fers a wide range of in-play betting mar- kets across an ever expanding portfolio of sports. Product development utilises years of expertise in the field of sports betting entertainment, wagering man- agement and is complemented with ded- icated customer support.

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