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Betfair iPhone app update; Tabcorp show internet growth; Sporting Solutions appoint new MD

TAGs: Betfair, Sporting Solutions, Tabcorp

Betfair iPhoneBetfair’s legion of mobile betting customers will be feeling like birthday and Christmas have come at the same time after the firm released updates to their iPhone product. Just two days before the launch of the iPhone 4S, Betfair updated the application interface to provide quicker access to markers and added price/volume graphs seen on Betfair.com. There is now a customizable carousel enabling personalization of the application landing-page and the only thing they’re not giving you is a free Meerkat toy for signing up.

Richard Hewitt, Head of Mobile Product at Betfair, told us, “This is an exciting update to our iPhone app, which will give Mobile customers quicker access to markets and allow them benefit from more of the traditional features available on the Exchange. It is part of our ongoing upgrades to our sophisticated suite of mobile products.”

Australian wagering company, Tabcorp, released a trading update for the first quarter of the 2012 financial year. The data reflects their positive growth in revenue, which was up 2.7% on the prior corresponding period. The largest wagering growth was via the Internet where there was a rise of 19.8%.,

Tabcorp believe their Wagering division’s positive revenue and turnover trends were underpinned by the introduction of the animated racing game Trackside in New South Wales.

Sporting Solutions – the provider of trading and pricing services to the betting and gaming industry – has appointed a new Managing Director, Simon Trim. He was promoted from his previous post as Trading Director at Sporting Index, where he was instrumental in implementing the original Sporting Solutions concept. Trim also played an integral part in taking the Sporting Index product offering forward.

Trim said: “My goal is to establish Sporting Solutions as the pre-eminent B2B supplier of choice. With the developments we have coming over the next few months I’m confident that our partners will receive a coverage of markets, quality of pricing and margin generation that is unsurpassed elsewhere.”

Sporting Solutions is the business-to-business provider of Sporting Index, and has enabled bookmakers to outsource their in-play betting on 22 sports. It already supplies 10 sportsbooks, including William Hill, ToteSport, Skybet, Centrebet, Blue Square and Party Gaming.

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