William Hill claims 2016 US presidential election draws highest betting turnout

Betting has ever been the most common way to wager money on happening of an event, and when it comes to online betting, it is nowhere limited to the sports betting anymore as most of the biggest online betting operators offer betting odds on hosts of real life events including everything having a mass interest. Just concluded US presidential election was one such even that drew unexpected interest from the online bettors and we had a lucrative turnout for the event that concluded with Donald Trump being elected as the next US President. Before the final results almost every bookie was in favor of Hillary Clinton to win the US Presidential Elections, in fact, William Hill was so biased for the lady Clinton that it offered highly lucrative odds of 1/5 in favor of the democratic candidate to win the elections, while odds of Donald Trump overtaking Clinton at the final hurdle was only 7/2.

Another interesting finding about the election was that a telephone client placed £150,000 on Hillary Clinton to win the US Presidential Elections on Wednesday morning and made 2016 election record breaking along with other bets placed on the event. Talking about the current election and why it broke all the previous records, Graham Sharpe of William Hill, says, “The US Election campaign has smashed all previous Election betting records, with the biggest betting turnover for any political event, and £20 million riding on the outcome. William Hill alone are close to exceeding a £4m turnover for the first time on any political event, and with the result still too close to call we anticipate a political bets bonanza in the closing hours of the Election campaign.

“We have already seen massive bets for Hillary Clinton – one female online client has the largest election bet ever of 550,000 euros riding on her and will make a profit of 220,000 if she wins. Another, from Durham, has staked £183,200 on her and over the weekend we took a £50,000 bet in London, and two other £30,000 bets for her. Two Moscow-based clients have also staked five figure bets on her. A Liverpool customer will collect £49,594 should Hillary win.”

Golden Race becomes the first one to be granted a Class 4 Malta License

Malta has ever been the biggest hub for online sports betting operators hence almost every big brand of the business has a valid license to operate within its jurisdiction and Golden Race is the next one to look for the Class 4 License from the Malta Gaming Authority.

After a lengthy paper work, they are finally granted the required license to operate as a legitimated virtual sports betting operator in Malta and probably becomes the first one to have the Maltese class 4 license for virtual offerings. Knowingly, this is not the first time they are entering into the virtual betting market as they are already having a confident presence in several regions like Europe, Africa, CIS countries, Latin America, and Asia but latest license can surly make them the biggest provider of virtual sports betting services in Malta which is supposed to be the hub for online gamblers.

Anyways, talking about the granted permission and if they can successfully explore more revenue generating opportunities with it, Golden Race’s CEO and founder, Martin Watcher, says, “We are extremely proud to be the first virtual company to receive a Maltese Class 4 Licence, which all companies who work under the Maltese Gaming Regulations to take advantage of our product there.

“The process takes a lot of time and effort to ensure all of the stringent guidelines are adhered to, but at Golden Race we strive to provide exactly what customers need to be successful, regardless of their location and regulations. Now those operators who love our products can use them fully licensed – it’s win-win all around. We continually work to ensure that our products are not only the best, but the best relative to each market and to each customer’s needs. Our solutions are used all across Europe, Africa, CIS countries, Latin America, and Asia. This latest license for our products is a testament to our commitment to constantly improving, and we are very pleased and proud to have received it.

“The timing could not be better for receiving this licence, as we will be heading to Malta to attend the SiGMA 2016 exhibition on November 16-19 th – ready to present all of our proven games, as well as some great new updates and features which will be release just in time for the show. Look out for more news, coming soon!”

Betway to join British Horseracing Authority’s Authorised Betting Partner Program

Betway has revealed that it has become the latest gambling operator to join the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) Authorized Betting Partner (ABP) program.

Joining this scheme will see Betway make voluntary payments to assist in the funding of British racing, in return for benefits such as an opportunity to negotiate sponsorship or commercial marketing rights.

Betway will now also be given access to discussions with racing authorities with regard to fixture criteria, preferential pricing structures with media-rights holders as well as access to WiFi services.

Anthony Werkman, Marketing Director for Betway, commented on the sign up by saying that Betway have been a keen supporter of British racing since the year 2014 and they have been engaged in positive discussions with the BHA for the past couple of months.

Werkman went on to say that they have some thrilling opportunities that they are exploring throughout the racing calendar and look forward to announcing their sponsorship portfolio for 2017 and beyond shortly.

Chief Executive of the BHA, Nick Rust, added that they are extremely grateful to Betway for joining the growing number of leading remote operators who recognize the importance and mutual benefit that a partnership approach between racing and betting can bring to the sport.

Rust also said that their contribution to British racing between now and the implementation of the Levy replacement will be an invaluable one at what is a crucial time for the sport, and all the more appreciated as it is made in a completely voluntary environment where offshore operators are not required by law to pay statutory Levy.

OPAP adds more live betting options with Betradar

To expand its gaming range with multiple live sports betting options, Greek gambling company OPAP has now tied up with Betradar brand of Sportradar. This partnership enables OPAP to roll out various live betting solutions across its offline and online networks including via its online gambling platform.

Though, this could be a new experience for players based in Greece but those who know about Betradar and its various subsidiaries, it is like icing on the cake since they can now enjoy good of the both worlds with both online gambling and betting solutions are being made available to them on a single platform. Talking about the deal and if new offering will help them grow as the sports betting brand, OPAP trading director Thanos Rigas said, “Betradar’s comprehensive and reliable live betting services enable us to more than double the offer of sports events to our customers, improving their experience both online and through our agencies network.”

Likewise, Alexandros Gerontikos, sales operations director at Betradar, also added: “We are very pleased that we, at Betradar, have the opportunity to broaden our cooperation with such an important client. We are convinced that together we can form future developments and play an important and active role in the creation of an even more exciting product portfolio.”

Knowingly, OPAP, founded in 1958, is the leading gaming company in Greece with a respectable brand image in worldwide online gambling market. As far their expansion plans are concerned, they are focusing to become the world-class gaming entertainment company by 2020 hence they are sealing fruitful deals with multiple partners and current deal could just be the beginning of many more underway.

Likewise, if we look at Sportradar they are also a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. With a strength and availability of 1,300 people in more than 30 locations around the world, it is easily the best possible partner for OPAP. Their three dimensional growth is driven by technological innovation and a deep understanding of market needs.

NairaBet to Launch Optima-integrated Colossus Sports Pools

Optima, a leading Spanish sports betting technology specialist supplier, has revealed that it has extended its already wide reach in Europe by successfully integrating its Multichannel Gaming Suite platform at Nigerian online and retail bookmaker NairaBet.

The African operator has become the first Optima client to go live with the world’s biggest sports jackpots. The collaboration with Colossus Bets will see the growing Colossus product portfolio being accessible to Optima’s expanding client base for web, mobile as well as retail as part of a standard integration on the OPTIMA Multi Channel Gaming suite.

Akin Alabi, Chief Executive Officer at NairaBet, commented on the long-term contract between the companies by saying that they needed a very powerful provider to cater for their growing needs and after a careful analysis of the major providers out there, they opted for Optima. He added that the central Multichannel Gaming Suite has integrated a significant number of third party suppliers to add global scope.

Alabi went on to say that the mobile and web elements are already operational, with retail about to follow and that implementation has followed eight months of close collaboration between the companies which has delivered a strong platform that aggregates a wide range of services with centralized management across multiple channels.

Jacob Lopez Curciel, Chief Executive Officer at Optima, revealed that his company has a successful, established and flexible strategy for working with major organizations, enabling Optima to keep abreast of and implement new technologies to improve operational efficiency and business in the sports betting and gambling industry.