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Bet365 launches Watch and Bet mobile; eCOGRA reshuffles pack; Inspired launches CORE VIP

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InspiredBet365 has launched its popular Watch and Bet service for mobile devices. The video-streaming product is now available across iOS and Android powered smart phones and it means customers can watch thousands of events on their mobile devices over the next year. Martin Davies, CTO at bet365, said: “We are taking mobile computing very seriously. There’s a similar excitement as 10 years ago, when we started to explore the full potential of the Internet.”

The service will be rolled out to tablets in 2012 with an offering that is fully tailored to take full advantage of the device capabilities.

eCOGRA has restructured its board following a management buyout earlier this year. Non-executive directors Michael Hirst OBE, Bill Galston OBE and Frank Catania will all leave the board by 31st December and be replaced by a new board. This will comprise CEO Andrew Beveridge and Tex Rees. Beveridge said: “I look forward to the next chapter of our growth as we set out to use our exceptional and unrivalled experience in providing services to jurisdictions, whilst maintaining our unique eCOGRA seal assuring player protection on approved sites”.

Inspired Gaming Group has announced a news advanced bonus and reward system for its customers. CORE VIP is dubbed “the industry’s most advanced bonus and rewards system,” and its debut will be at this January’s ICE Totally Gaming Show. The system is modular and allows in-game rewards for all games, even extending to third-party ones. Luke Alvarez, CEO at Inspired, commented: “Inspired is in a unique position in this industry in that we are large enough to compete with the US and European gaming giants, but we are small enough to keep innovation fast-paced and technology-focused. We are a technology company at heart andwill always deliver products that look great but perform even better, due to our unique SBG operating system. We’re launching another industry first with our CORE VIP ecosystem, which will take operators’ current marketing and loyalty strategies to the next level by spanning both online and retail, and allowing in-game rewards across the entire Open SBG™ game library.”

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