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Mr Green recruits another; WorldSpreads revenues up; Betfred ad released

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Green GiantScandinavian online casino Mr Green is back on the jobs trail with the appointment of a new head of customer support and payment services. Olga Bencini joined up with the firm at the end of last month and will work out of the company’s HQ in Malta. Prior to joining the green giant, Bencini worked at Betsson/Betsafe and has also worked at Expekt and HelpOnLine to back up her gaming industry credentials. The news follows up a number of appointments in recent weeks.

Spread betting specialists WorldSpreads saw a rise in revenues despite recording an overall loss before tax. Revenues for the first six months of the year to the end of September were up 11% to €8.28million. This put a smoke screen over a loss before tax of €630,000 compared with one of just €440,000 for the same period last year. CEO Conor Foley explained: “Against a background of very turbulent markets we continue to make steady progress in the implementation of our long-term strategy. Unsettled conditions in the Euro area and the volatility in markets that accompanied it delivered a boost to top-line activity but mandated an extremely focused approach to risk and exposure.”

Betfred has released its long-awaited TV commercial to promote its popular Goals Galore. The company had already given us a slice of the cake with a behind the scenes tour of the shoot and now the whole shebang has arrived. The ad, which features geezer-bird Helen Chamberlain, will be shown on Sky Sports News for the first time tonight. That’s not all though. For the first time the sports betting firm will advertise across Comedy Central, Sky Atlantic, G.O.L.D, Channel 5 and the home of witty banter, Dave. The advert goes a little something like this…

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