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William Hill set to defend eGR Operator of the Year Award

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The shortlist for the 2015 eGR Operator Awards has been announced and all focus is on William Hill who will be aiming to defend its 2014 ‘Operator of the Year’ title against some very stiff competition from Gala Coral, Unibet, Sky Bet, bet365, 888 and Amaya Inc.

The sports betting specific categories see bet365, Coral, William Hill, Unibet and Sky Bet compete for the top honour of “Sports Betting Operator of the Year”. Unibet, Sky Bet, bet365 and William Hill will further battle in the ‘Mobile Sports Product” category.

The winners will be announced on the evening of Monday, November 23rd at The Artillery Garden at the HAC in London. It is the 11th edition of the eGR Awards and it is set to attract more than 700 industry professional from the world’s leading online gaming firms. In total there will be 25 operator prize categories.

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Unibet offer two big Rugby World Cup betting promotions


Online betting site Unibet are running two great promotions for the Rugby World Cup 2015 betting. When you back the first try scorer in a World Cup match but that player then misses out on scoring the first try of the game but nails the second try of the match then online betting site Unibet will refund your lost the stake as a free bet. You will need to sign up and opt in to the promotion to be able to enjoy this offer.

Then just make a qualifying £20 single bet on the first try scorer on any Rugby World Cup 2015 game and you will be covered by the insurance. The popular bookmaker are also running an outright money back special on the tournament.

Just bet £20 on the winner of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and you need that will give you a £10 money back offer to use in-play on England’s second game of the tournament which is a big one as they take on Wales on September 26th. Again you need to be a  customer with the bookmaker and opt in before you bet on the outright winner.

The qualifying stake for the money back special has to be exactly £20 and placed before midnight on Friday September 25th and then you will receive your £10 in play money back offer ready for England v Wales. New customers who open an account will get a risk free £20 bet in return to enjoy.

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Unibet offer 5/1 odds on Barcelona to win Champions League & Messi to top score


It is time to return to UEFA Champions League betting and it is reigning Champions Barcelona who are trading as the outright favourites, going off as a 3/1 quote with online betting site Unibet. No club has ever managed to win back to back Champions League titles, so can the mighty Catalans become the first to achieve it?

If so, then they will probably be fired along by Lionel Messi and his incredible scoring record. Messi is a 3/1 joint favourite in the UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer market, the same quote as his ‘rival’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

Head over to Unibet to take advantage of two UEFA Champions League price boosts that are currently on offer. Unibet are offering 5/1 enhanced odds on both Barcelona to win the Champions League this season and for Lionel Messi to finish as the top goalscorer in the competition this term!

Fantastic price boost but they won’t last long. They will disappear at 11:45 am on Tuesday, Stempeter 15th so you need to get in there quickly! If you need to open an account new customers will be able to enjoy the rewards of a risk free £20 bet as a welcome bonus too!

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7/5 enhanced odds on Barcelona to win La Liga with Unibet


Barcelona and Real Madrid will take centre stage in Spain this week for the start of the new Primera Division. Barcelona walked away with the title last season and the Nou Camp outfit are trading as 8/11 favourites to hold onto the crown. When you have Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar up front for you, then you stand a pretty good chance of doing so.

But Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to inspire Real Madrid to success in order to bring the domestic title back to the Bernabeu. Los Merengues are trading as 13/8 second favourites in the La Liga outright winner market, which again looks likely to be nothing more than a two horse race.

Online betting site Unibet have a Season Start Boost price on the Primera Division outright winner market as they are offering Barcelona at 7/5 to win the La Liga title again and that big price can be snapped up by all Unibet customers, both new and existing.

To snap up the enhanced odds, look to the left hand menu in the sportsbook and find either a link called Unibet Promotion or Season Start Boost. Click through and you will have access to the 7/5 enhanced odds on Barcelona to win the Primera Division. This offer is time sensitive and the odds will disappear at (09:30) on 22/08/2015. Open a new Unibet account and receive a risk free £20 bet as a welcome bonus and Unibet also will be providing live streaming of La Liga matches this season!

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Unibet Free In-Play bet for The Open Championship 2015


Unibet have launched a great Open Championship 2015 golf betting offer for their customers. The action will get underway at St Andrews next week and the market is being dominated by Jordan Spieth after the withdrawal of Rory McIlroy from the event. Spieth is on the hunt for what would be a remarkable third Major from three in 2015 as he hits Scotland.

Only two other players are short of the 20/1 mark in Open Championship 2015 golf betting and that is the US Open runner-up Dustin Johnson at a 12/1 quote and England’s Justin Rose at 14/1. So the longer prices in the field actually make some great each way value for punters, with the likes of Adam Scott sitting at 22/1 and Rickie Fowler at 25/1.

Bet£20 on The Open outright winner market at online betting site Unibet and they will give you a £10 free in-play bet in return.

All qualifying bets must be placed by 23:59 on Wednesday 15th July and it excludes to place 1-5 bets). The minimum bet amount is £20. Bets of more than £20 will still only be awarded £10 In-Play offer. The free£10 in-play money back wager will arrive in your account on Thursday, the opening day of the tournament!

So for example, if you place £20 on Jordan Spieth to win the tournament outright before 23:59 Wednesday 15th July and we will credit a £10 In-Play offer the next day, by 14:00!

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Unibet aims for major UK push with acquisition of Stan James


One of Europe’s biggest online gaming operators Unibet have announced that they are set to acquire the digital business of Stan James. The sum of the purchase is set at £19m around six times the firm’s 2015 EBITDA.

This deal will see Unibet take a huge expansion in the UK online betting market and the deal is expected to be completed during the second half of Q3 2015 with the £19m paid fully in cash. The 90 UK Stan James stores are not included in the deal, it is for their online operations only and all of the 150 employees that Stan James currently has in Gibraltar will switch to Unibet as part of the agreement.

Unibet have been actively looking for a purchase to increase their UK operations, and last September it was reported that Stan James were in heavy discussions with a Malta-licensed operator about a potential buy out.

Unibet CEO Henrik Tjärnström said he was confident the acquisition would add significant value to the Group and help the company strengthen its position in the UK sports betting market.

“Stan James as an operator is one of the most well-respected in the UK market with particular strengths in horse-racing and other British sports,” he said.

“Over time we see a significant potential to increase the breadth of the Stan James product range, such as live streaming, casino and improving the mobile offering,” Tjärnström added.

In figures released today, Stan James’ online arm recorded £10.5m in gross winnings revenue for the five months ended 31 May 2015 and posted £1.4m in EBITDA during the same period.

“There is a substantial market opportunity in the UK following the re-regulation,” Denis Kelly, CEO of Stan James Online, said.

“Through the combination of Unibet expertise in marketing and financial strength, together with Stan James’ high quality sports and racing betting offering aimed at the UK, I am confident that we can increase substantially the combined Group’s market share in the UK,” he added.



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