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Betfair unveils Google Glass-optimised sports betting product
Betfair has become the first online betting operator to embrace wearable technology by developing a Google Glass-optimised sports betting product which is set to be widely available in the coming months.
The operator is developing a number of bespoke products to be launched later this year and will incorporate the Google Glass technology into existing products as well as a specific ‘Glassware’ product.
The high-tech eyewear was launched in the UK for the first time a fortnight ago after the product had been available in the US market for over two years.
“We’ve been looking at wearables in general for a while, and looking into whether we could do something with it,” Betfair’s director of product innovation, Alex Deacon, told eGaming Review.
“We have optimised our mobile web sportsbook to work on Google Glass and will launch it soon when we’re completely happy with it,” he added. “We’ve got a nice, slick device through which we can start sticking information up for Glassware-using customers – betting information, goal alerts, promos, market movers and so on.”
Betfair spokesman Barry Orr is to use the eyewear for the first time tomorrow during its TV betting slot on At the Races to provide viewers with odds as up-to-date as possible through a betting feed display betting to his eyes in real-time.
If successful the concept will be rolled-out across all the operator’s betting slots such as Channel 4’s Morning Line, Sky Sports news and RTE Ireland.
“TV viewers will now know that when they are listening to Betfair’s Barry Orr, they are listening to the most up to date odds and betting information available,” Deacon said.
Nigeria is facing possible suspension by Fifa after the country’s national soccer federation was dismissed in the wake of the country’s appearance at this year’s World Cup.
Fifa had warned that the west African country that it could face sanctions if the government did not reinstate the ousted Nigeria Football Federation officials by tomorrow.
However, the decision was approved at an extraordinary general assembly held on Saturday without the former leadership. Lawrence Katken has been installed as acting general secretary of the NFF pending the appointment of a permanent incumbent.
The NFF has been accused on undermining Nigeria’s chances in the World Cup, in which the Super Eagles went out in the round of 16 to France, because of a financial dispute with the players.
Last week, a high court granted an ‘interlocutory injunction’ suspending NFF president Aminu Maigari, the executive committee and the congress.
Maigari was subsequently arrested in the Nigerian capital Abuja upon his return from the World Cup in Brazil but was later released.
Earlier in the week, a regional high court had ordered the dismissal of Maigari and directed the sports minister to appoint a caretaker administrator who called new elections.
Fifa forbids interference in the running of national associations by governments and courts and warned Nigeria that it faced suspension if the axed officials are not allowed to return to office.
In a statement, the governing body said: “The NFF has been asked to relay Fifa’s position to the relevant authorities and inform them that if the aforementioned NFF officials are not fully reinstated by Tuesday 8 July 2014 the case will be referred to the appropriate Fifa bodies for sanctions, including the potential suspension of the NFF.”
However, this did not deter officials at the assembly, as shown by a statement which read: “The congress bemoaned the unfortunate incident of the international embarrassment caused by failure of the Aminu Maigari-led NFF to fully and firmly resolve issues of finance with the Super Eagles ahead of the championship.
"The extraordinary congress unanimously endorsed the dissolution of the Aminu Maigari-led NFF executive committee, and immediate termination of the employment of all management staff."
Betfair To Withdraw Exchange From Austrian Market
Betfair is to withdraw its exchange betting product from the Austrian online gaming market, nine years after it first received a licence to operate in the country.
The operator has informed its Austria-based customers that it will close its exchange betting site on 14 July following an analysis of the business, however its fixed-odds sportsbook and gaming products will continue to operate in the country.
Betfair originally received an online gaming licence to operate in Austria in April 2005, making it the firm’s second operational jurisdiction after the UK, followed by the launch of a German language site.
It is not yet clear what has driven Betfair’s decision to pull out of the Austrian market, and a spokesperson for the company declined to comment for this article.
However, one analyst suggested the move was in line with Betfair’s current strategy of focusing on more sustainable and profitable markets.
Betfair has previously withdrawn from markets due to regulatory uncertainty or questionable return on investment.
The operator recently exited from Greece and Germany and is reportedly exploring the possibility of divesting its 50% stake in its Australian joint-venture with Crown Casino after the business posted a sixth loss in seven years in 2013.
Chief exec Breon Corcoran said recently that Betfair is being managed in a more “sensible manner” than previously, having exceeding a cost-savings target of £30m, ahead of the UK Government’s Point of Consumption tax.
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PokerStars Could Be Live In New Jersey Within Months
PokerStars could be offering online casino and poker products in New Jersey as early as this autumn following the proposed sale to Amaya, eGRunderstands.
Parent company the Rational Group, which in December had its gaming licence application suspended for two years by the New Jersey regulator, is currently engaged in the licensing process in New Jersey with its US$.4.9m takeover by the Canadian supplier due to complete in September.
And sources in New Jersey have confirmed to eGR that should the deal go through the state regulators are expected to approve the licence application with a potential go-live date as soon as this autumn.
The Division of Gaming Enforcement’s decision to block the Rational Group’s application was primarily due to concerns over Stars’ founder Isai Scheinberg, who still has pending criminal charges against him following the Black Friday indictments in 2011.
However with PokerStars owners heading for the exit post-acquisition that barrier appears to have been removed, and sources said Rational’s software should have few issues passing through the regulator’s testing labs in the coming months.
The Isle of Man-based operator plans to offer poker as well as casino – under the Full Tilt brand – products in the state via the partnership with the Atlantic City casino Resorts it signed in June 2013.
Should it get up and running by autumn PokerStars will have succeeded in enterting the market less than a year after the first set of operators, including Caesars Interactive, bwin.party and 888, did so in November 2013.
While PokerStars declined to comment on timeframes, a spokesman said the firm “look[s] forward to continued dialogue with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in conjunction with Amaya”.
Last week DGE Director David Rebuck said he was “encouraged” by Amaya’s acquisition of PokerStars, and the “opportunities it might provide for the state”.
The deal with Resorts was Rational Group’s second attempt at gaining a foothold in the New Jersey market. Its first move was to acquire the Atlantic Club casino for $15m, however the agreement fell through amid public disagreements concerning Rational’s licensure hopes. The Atlantic Club was declared bankrupt in November.
Bwin.party has signed a deal with software supplier International Game Technology (IGT) as it continues with efforts to expand its third-party games portfolio.
The agreement, which will see the operator integrate a host of IGT’s best performing games, has been made on an international basis with bwin.party to launch the content in New Jersey, throughout regulated Europe, and also via its dot.com sites.
The deal gives bwin.party access to the entire IGT online and mobile games library, which is more than 100 titles, and will be rolling the content out over the coming months.
The tie-up forms part of bwin.party’s strategy to branch out into third-party games after CEO Norbert Teufelberger recently revealed the operator was looking to move away from offering proprietary-only content.
“We have actually made a decision that we are not doing everything ourselves anymore, but we are opening ourselves up to integrate third-party content, especially on the casino side,” Teufelberger said.
In April the operator signed a similar deal with Williams Interactive.
According to IGT, the deal with bwin.win presented the supplier with the perfect opportunity to increase its exposure in regulated markets.
“This agreement with bwin.party is a key milestone in our journey across regulated markets – it significantly extends the presence of IGT games in key markets around the world,” Leigh Nissim, IGT commercial director of interactive, said.
The content deal is the second in as many months for bwin.party after the operator signed an extension to its bingo deal with 888 B2B division Dragonfish in May.
Bwin.party recently ended its verbal spat with activist investor Jason Aderafter operator agreed to appoint former IGT board member, and Ader nominee, Daniel Silvers to its board of directors.