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Betfair teams up with OpenBet; Sportingbet reshuffles the pack

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Betfair and OpenBetIt’s sort of business as usual at Betfair as they announced they’re the latest company to take advantage of OpenBet’s mobile betting back-end platform. Their offering means that Betfair can choose their preferred mobile partner and be provided with a solution tailored to deliver the best possible experience to the end user. Richard Hewitt, Head of Mobile Product at Betfair, added; “We look forward to further developing a good working relationship with OpenBet. Betfair pioneered betting on mobile devices and, as the channel becomes more sophisticated, we are confident we have an engaging and user-friendly offering that will appeal to our players.” It comes the day after David Yu confirmed the rumors that he would be departing.

Talking of staff reshuffles; Sportingbet has released information on a number of changes to their board of directors. Rory Macnamara has been appointed as non-executive director and chairman of the company’s Audit Committee. He comes with 30 years of experience in the finance industry and has in the past worked for the likes of Price Waterhouse, Morgan Grenfell and Lehman Brothers. Don’t worry, he got out before the shit hit the fan.

Chairman of Sportingbet, Peter Dicks, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Rory to the Board as he brings both advisory and management expertise that will be of great advantage to the Company as it enters the latest stage of its development.”

The company has also seen two members of the board relinquish their roles. Nigel Payne is the former chief executive and non-executive director. Along with Sean O’Connor, another former non-executive director, they are both no longer deemed to be independent director under the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Dicks added, “I would like to thank Nigel and Sean for their major contributions to the success and development of Sportingbet over the last decade. They have worked tirelessly to ensure the Company was able to seize the opportunities that have arisen in the rapidly evolving online betting and gaming arena.”

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