Betway Announces Top Sponsorship Deals


Betway, one of the leading UK online sports books and the main sponsor of the Champion Chase, has revealed the name of more races that it will sponsor which includes the Lincoln Handicap.

William Hill recently announced that it would be pulling out from its backing of the Lincoln Handicap, the curtain-raiser to the Flat racing season in the UK due to financial reasons.

Alan Alger, speaking on behalf of Betway, said that Betway wanted to invest heavily in UK racing after taking over the Champion Chase and that they are delighted to be visiting some of the country’s finest courses over the season for several of the calendar’s most historic contests.

The first big race of the year will be the Lincoln Handicap in Doncaster which is scheduled to take place on 28th March, 2015 and will be followed by the Chester Cup which is to be held at Boodles Meeting from 6th to 8th May, 2015.

Betway will also be sponsoring the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup to be held at York’s Dante Festival from 13th to 15th May, 2015 and the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes that is due to take place during the Ebor Festival in Yorkshire on 19th August, 2015. The group also took over sponsorship of the Queen Mother Champion Chase in October of last year.

Algar also said that they are in the process of adding other races to their portfolio. He added that although the UK POC tax has been criticized by many, they feel that it is a sign that the industry is maturing in a regulated and safe way and that it will not stop them from supporting racing through sponsorship.

Federal Sports Betting Legislation Introduced by New Jersey Reps


New legislation has been introduced by New Jersey Representatives Frank Pallone and Frank LoBiondo in an effort to legalize sports betting at a federal level in the United States.

Democrat Pallone and Republican LoBiondo claim that New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks have been harmed by the federal ban on professional and amateur sports betting.

Pallone’s legislation is an attempt to exempt the state from the current federal ban on sports betting while LoBiondo’s proposed law could see a four-year window in which all US states could pass laws that would legalize sports betting in their respective states.

A decline in its gambling market has resulted in the state suffering in the last few years, with a number of Atlantic City’s casinos being forced to close their doors.

According to LoBiondo, the proliferation of off-the-books betting and increased competition from neighboring states has resulted in Atlantic City’s gaming operations being at a disadvantage. He also said that Sports-betting can give their famed resort town a hand up.

Last year a US District Court Judge blocked New Jersey from launching a legalized sports betting offering despite the fact that a bill had been approved by state Governor Chris Christie.

The bill would have made it legal for racetracks and state casinos to offer sports betting services as long as bets were placed on events that took place outside of the state in order to avoid any conflict with federal law.

Judge Michael Shipp, however, ruled in favor of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and four major North American sports leagues that had opposed the bill.

32Red Links Up With Transversal


32Red Sport, a leading British company licensed in Gibraltar and part of the award winning online gaming group 32Red Plc. has revealed that it has appointed Transversal, a provider of enterprise knowledge solutions for the cloud. Transversal will deliver its self service functionality on 32Red’s sports betting website.

32Red topped an independent customer service audit in 2013, beating 15 major casino brands, in their ambition to maintain this level of service across the new 32Red Sport brand.

32Red Sport users will in future have access to the site where the service will be available to them through a desktop, mobile or tablet device 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

32Red will also benefit from the use of Transversal’s Promotion Engine which works together with the web self-service solution in order to offer targeted, personalized and contextual adverts to customers, based on the information that they have been searching for.

According to Pat Harrison, an Operations Director at 32Red, the scalability of the platform is one of the reasons that they chose Transversal as their partner for this project. Harrison added that it will allow for straightforward expansion to other 32Red product areas in the future.

The Chief Sales Officer at Transversal, Marc Quantrill, added that nowadays, with consumers approaching companies for information on multiple devices from multiple locations it has become more important than ever before for organizations to streamline their customer service process.

Quantrill also said that they are absolutely delighted that 32Red has chosen to work with them on a self-service solution that will help them to further enhance their already excellent reputation in customer support.

GoBetGo Sports Betting Site Finally Folded


Following several player complaints of “slow pay” as well as a short break in operations to change to a .net domain, GoBetGo, the Curacao licensed online sports betting site has finally folded.

The registered owners of the sports betting site Sommerville Management Co. Ltd, advised visitors that their strategy to offer players the best odds on the planet with very low margins did not prove to be a successful one, given the clientele that they attracted and the payment processing and marketing costs that they incurred. It went on to say that during the period of November/December 2014, there was a huge withdrawal wave, which entirely emptied their company balances and as they stand, they are insolvent and that they deeply regret to inform that they are effectively closing with immediate effect.

The advisor did not in any way commit to meet player obligations with the sports betting information portal Sports Book Review recording an amount of $130,000 of outstanding complaints against GoBetGo with the possibility of there being even more.

The GoBetGo Online Sports Betting site was launched by Sommerville Management in 2013 and it is presumed to have three locations – a Tortola, BVI registration address; a Costa Rica restaurant address in San Rafael as well as a British support address or at least telephone contact number at + 44 20–3239–1838.

The failed GoBetGo online sports betting site is one of 5 online gaming sites owned by Sommerville Management’ the other being Ball2Win Live Dealer Casino, Ball2Win Sports, and OdinBet.

New Sports Book Unveiled by FENgaming


Malta based FENgaming, one of the leading software providers that develop online sports betting products and gaming platforms has announced that it has released a new version of its sports book software and gaming platform as well as a new bonus management tool.

FENgaming has customized its sports book software to suit any market or regulatory regime and the software provider’s latest version has had upgrades implemented across mobile, desktop as well as API. The group’s software itself has been designed to be compatible for operators in both the online and land based environments.

Meanwhile, the gaming platform features casino software combinations that include content from several leading providers as well as sports betting, poker, live casino, live betting virtual racing and payment features.

The rapidly growing platform, which is licensed in several jurisdictions all over the world is due to further expand as a result of the new bonus management tool.

According to Gabi Pitleac, a Sales Manager at FENgaming, these new features are bound to further strengthen FENgaming’s portfolio and will also strengthen their position as a sought after software provider across the online and land based gaming industries. She added that with intuitive user and game bonus management functionality, extensive reporting and integration of major methods of payment as well as support for a number of different languages, they believe that there is a lot to be said for their offering.

Launched ten years ago as a humble gaming operator, FENgaming has since evolved to become a sought after iGaming software provider.

FENgaming will be exhibiting at ICE Totally Gaming which will be held in London between 3rd and 5th February, 2015.