Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bet365 tops Italian betting charts again; Betuniq reboot in the works?

Bet365 continued its vice-like control of the Italian online sports betting market in the month of July.

According to figures published by Italian news agency Agimeg.it, July’s online sports betting turnover hit €268.9m, of which €104.2m (38.7%) went to the folks from Stoke.

Bet365’s nearest online competitor, Gala Coral Group’s Eurobet brand, was well back of the pace with €25.2m. In fact, even if you add in the €26.2m Eurobet earned from its retail betting operations in July, it would still be less than half of Bet365’s bounty.

Third-place went to local boys Sisal, who scored €18.9m online and a further €24.5m at retail. Paddy Power Betfair came in fourth with €17m, while William Hill notched fifth with €16.3m.

Bet365 tops Italian betting charts again; Betuniq reboot in the works?

Bet365 continued its vice-like control of the Italian online sports betting market in the month of July.

According to figures published by Italian news agency Agimeg.it, July’s online sports betting turnover hit €268.9m, of which €104.2m (38.7%) went to the folks from Stoke.

Bet365’s nearest online competitor, Gala Coral Group’s Eurobet brand, was well back of the pace with €25.2m. In fact, even if you add in the €26.2m Eurobet earned from its retail betting operations in July, it would still be less than half of Bet365’s bounty.

Third-place went to local boys Sisal, who scored €18.9m online and a further €24.5m at retail. Paddy Power Betfair came in fourth with €17m, while William Hill notched fifth with €16.3m.

Bet365 tops Italian betting charts again; Betuniq reboot in the works?

Bet365 continued its vice-like control of the Italian online sports betting market in the month of July.

According to figures published by Italian news agency Agimeg.it, July’s online sports betting turnover hit €268.9m, of which €104.2m (38.7%) went to the folks from Stoke.

Bet365’s nearest online competitor, Gala Coral Group’s Eurobet brand, was well back of the pace with €25.2m. In fact, even if you add in the €26.2m Eurobet earned from its retail betting operations in July, it would still be less than half of Bet365’s bounty.

Third-place went to local boys Sisal, who scored €18.9m online and a further €24.5m at retail. Paddy Power Betfair came in fourth with €17m, while William Hill notched fifth with €16.3m.

Bet365 tops Italian betting charts again; Betuniq reboot in the works?

Bet365 continued its vice-like control of the Italian online sports betting market in the month of July.

According to figures published by Italian news agency Agimeg.it, July’s online sports betting turnover hit €268.9m, of which €104.2m (38.7%) went to the folks from Stoke.

Bet365’s nearest online competitor, Gala Coral Group’s Eurobet brand, was well back of the pace with €25.2m. In fact, even if you add in the €26.2m Eurobet earned from its retail betting operations in July, it would still be less than half of Bet365’s bounty.

Third-place went to local boys Sisal, who scored €18.9m online and a further €24.5m at retail. Paddy Power Betfair came in fourth with €17m, while William Hill notched fifth with €16.3m.

Bet365 tops Italian betting charts again; Betuniq reboot in the works?

Bet365 continued its vice-like control of the Italian online sports betting market in the month of July.

According to figures published by Italian news agency Agimeg.it, July’s online sports betting turnover hit €268.9m, of which €104.2m (38.7%) went to the folks from Stoke.

Bet365’s nearest online competitor, Gala Coral Group’s Eurobet brand, was well back of the pace with €25.2m. In fact, even if you add in the €26.2m Eurobet earned from its retail betting operations in July, it would still be less than half of Bet365’s bounty.

Third-place went to local boys Sisal, who scored €18.9m online and a further €24.5m at retail. Paddy Power Betfair came in fourth with €17m, while William Hill notched fifth with €16.3m.

Bet365 tops Italian betting charts again; Betuniq reboot in the works?

Bet365 continued its vice-like control of the Italian online sports betting market in the month of July.

According to figures published by Italian news agency Agimeg.it, July’s online sports betting turnover hit €268.9m, of which €104.2m (38.7%) went to the folks from Stoke.

Bet365’s nearest online competitor, Gala Coral Group’s Eurobet brand, was well back of the pace with €25.2m. In fact, even if you add in the €26.2m Eurobet earned from its retail betting operations in July, it would still be less than half of Bet365’s bounty.

Third-place went to local boys Sisal, who scored €18.9m online and a further €24.5m at retail. Paddy Power Betfair came in fourth with €17m, while William Hill notched fifth with €16.3m.

PokerStars Unveil Hip, Trendy, Modern YouTube Series Starring Ronaldo & Aaron Paul

PokerStars unveil a new celebrity charity online poker show featuring the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr, Aaron Paul, John Boyega, Mireia Lalaguna Royo, and Sara Sampaio.

There was a time when you would have thought an online poker room was barmy for using people who didn’t know how to play poker to promote their game.

For many years, online poker rooms used poker’s golden oldies to promote the game. Back then, the focus was on the poker player, so it made sense. Today, that emphasis has shifted. Online poker rooms don’t care about poker players. They care about plumbers, gas fitters, and nurses.

Full Tilt adverts used to suggest that you learn, chat and play with the pros.

PokerStars Unveil Hip, Trendy, Modern YouTube Series Starring Ronaldo & Aaron Paul

PokerStars unveil a new celebrity charity online poker show featuring the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr, Aaron Paul, John Boyega, Mireia Lalaguna Royo, and Sara Sampaio.

There was a time when you would have thought an online poker room was barmy for using people who didn’t know how to play poker to promote their game.

For many years, online poker rooms used poker’s golden oldies to promote the game. Back then, the focus was on the poker player, so it made sense. Today, that emphasis has shifted. Online poker rooms don’t care about poker players. They care about plumbers, gas fitters, and nurses.

Full Tilt adverts used to suggest that you learn, chat and play with the pros.

The Good Bad and Ugly of poker module on online betting platform

Being a Director of Sales of a big multinational betting company that provides digital solutions for Sports betting and gambling BetInvest LTD, apart from great responsibility, gives me the chance to travel the world and meet different people. Most of them have an idea of starting the business and getting rich quickly. What surprises me – is not that many of them act under assumption that gambling industry is more tolerant of making mistakes but how many companies in the industry are eager to exploit the newcomers’ naivety to their own advantage. In this article I would like to talk about online poker module and whether it is a good idea to include poker module as part of betting website.

The poker bubble takes roots in year 2003 when the 2003 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas was held. It was won by Chris Moneymaker, 27 years old accountant who happened to be a poker amateur. This is the man who launched the so called «Moneymaker effect».  He had entered the tournament with 39 dollars and turned them into 2.5 million at the end of the tournament. The media was quick to pick up on the story of the everyday accountant and make him a “poker genius”.    Until then the game did not have a good reputation at all and was even considered intimidating. No good poker modules existed before then.

Suddenly many people could relate themselves to this guy Moneymaker, they all seemed to have similar jobs and possess similar mediocre poker skills. His victory started the online “poker craze”. Big companies like PokeStars and Party Poker started to use aggressive marketing strategy to promote poker on internet and attract crowds of people. Many companies started work on poker module that can be easily installed into existing betting website.

So what is still keeping online poker afloat? Definitely its players. Poker is considered to be a game of prediction. There is a learning curve that applies to any prediction game. But the progress the person makes while learning poker is not linear. Actually, by spending just 20% of its effort, the person can achieve 80% of the skill. Mustering remaining 20% of the skill requires other 80% of effort. This is known as “Pareto principle”. Most of the players will never get above 80% of the skill level. To be considered good, the player needs to get only the basics right. As McDermott in the famous movie “Rounders” said “Listen, here’s the thing, if you can’t spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker”.

Boston Celtics Star Buys eSports Franchise; ESIC Commish Warns of Organised Crime; Yahoo Ink Deal With ESL

Three tales of an eSports flavour including the news that a Boston Celtics star has bought an eSports franchise, a corruption specialist believes organised crime is just around the eSports corner, and Yahoo agrees to a two-year deal with ESL.

There was a time when professional sports stars would head down to GAME and buy a copy of Call of Duty (COD), or FIFA, and fire up a few games with their mates.

How times have changed.

These days, the professional sports stars aren’t interested in buying the games, they are too busy buying the teams. The latest to decide to buy an eSports team instead of another sports car is the NBA star Jonas Jerebko.

YakoCasino launches in the German market

YakoCasino has launched its innovative casino in Germany at https://yakocasino.com/de/ with the help of language service provider All In Translations. This revolutionary online casino enables it to track and analyse the customer’s activity whilst playing and provide players with recommended games.

The customers casino lobby is fully personalized and YakoCasino have some fantastic promotions on offer in September, including 10% cashback every Monday, reload bonuses, free spin hunts, YakoChallenges and personalised bonuses for its loyal players.

This innovative casino has been designed mobile-first and has been developed in an adaptive-responsive way so it adapts to any screen size, from mobile to tablet up to large screens.

New German players can take advantage of 10 free spins when registering with YakoCasino and a welcome bonus of 100% up to €222 + 222 free spins on Starburst.

YakoCasino launches in the German market

YakoCasino has launched its innovative casino in Germany at https://yakocasino.com/de/ with the help of language service provider All In Translations. This revolutionary online casino enables it to track and analyse the customer’s activity whilst playing and provide players with recommended games.

The customers casino lobby is fully personalized and YakoCasino have some fantastic promotions on offer in September, including 10% cashback every Monday, reload bonuses, free spin hunts, YakoChallenges and personalised bonuses for its loyal players.

This innovative casino has been designed mobile-first and has been developed in an adaptive-responsive way so it adapts to any screen size, from mobile to tablet up to large screens.

New German players can take advantage of 10 free spins when registering with YakoCasino and a welcome bonus of 100% up to €222 + 222 free spins on Starburst.

OPAP vows to develop “far superior” sports betting product

Greek betting operator OPAP saw its net profit fall more than one-third in the second quarter as new taxes took their toll.

In the three months ending June 30, OPAP reported total wagering turnover of €1.02b, down 2% from the same period last year. But net gaming revenue fell 17.7% to €125m, earnings shrunk 26.5% to €68m and net profit fell 36.4% to €33m.

The profit decline came courtesy of the Greek government, which raised OPAP’s tax rate from 30% to 35% retroactive to January 1, 2016. Had the old rate still applied, OPAP says its Q2 profit would have risen 2.1%.

Sports betting was OPAP’s star performer in Q2, although total betting turnover was up a mere 1.2% to €94.2m – a fairly minor gain given the Euro 2016 football tournament. Lottery spending was up only 0.2% to €207m while Instant & Passive games slipped 10.2% to €36.7m.

The Big Bang of Live Casino

A decade ago a new product was introduced to the online gaming world. Way back when Online Poker & Sports were the dominating forces in the global online gaming market. Pitching a completely new experience and changing the way players play online casino forever.

The ability to play with physical dealers! In a real location! In real time! All through the comfort of your computer. Welcome to the future. Well, not quite yet.

The product vision in many aspects was way ahead of the capabilities of the technology to hand at the time, and to execute on this vision was tough. The experience was lack lustre with frequent disconnections and video streaming challenges. As a result, Live Casino as a product found itself difficult to break into mainstream.

10 years later things have changed, a lot…

Aaron Paul Runs Bad in Duel Against Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul have been putting their poker skills to the test in a new series of heads-up matches. Continuing its mission to appeal to a wider audience, PokerStars recently pitted its biggest sponsored pros against a selection of media darlings. Each celebrity was given a few pointers by the likes […]

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