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Briefly: Bet Tracker and OpenBet team up; The Commission seize machines

TAGs: Bet Tracker, openbet, UK Gambling Commission

bet-tracker-openbetAs mobile and sports betting continues to be an area of unprecedented growth, Bet Tracker and OpenBet today signed a deal that will give customers a wealth of new options.

The agreement means that Bet Tracker’s mobile sports betting management service will connect with OpenBet’s mobile sports book application.

OpenBet’s licensees can now access Bet Tracker’s live in-play data giving them a chance to keep track of live odds and statistics during events.

Steve Cook, European managing director at Bet Tracker, revealed that there’s a potential for customers connected to Bet Tracker to create social betting leagues, which would be a unique development. He was confident that “at a minimum, a sportsbook will gain one additional customer per betting league that an existing customer creates.”

The application can be integrated into the existing offering held by any OpenBet customer who owns a smartphone.

gambling-commissionIn the UK’s land based market a premises has had their wrists slapped by The Gambling Commission for not having a license in relation to gambling machines.

The Metropolitan Police, in an operation supported by the Commission, seized the machines on 25 February 2011 from a café style premises in North London.

Regional Compliance Manager for the South-East Russell L’Homme said: “We were on the scene to help identify and categorise gaming machines and provide expert support to the Police who led this successful local investigation.

“The Commission’s enforcement focus in this case is in relation to the source of the allegedly illegal supply.”

You can just imagine L’Homme with his thick-rimmed glasses and note pad in the corner of the premises giggling to himself as the offenders were led off.

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