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Sportingbet face tax bill; Betfair release new app; Boylesport in the App Store; Sportech

TAGs: 888, Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Apple, Betfair, Boylesports, bwinparty, Euro 2012, Ipad, iPhone, spain, Sportech, Sportingbet

may21Sportingbet has been added to the list of companies trying to work out their tax bill with the Spanish Ministry of Finance. It confirmed, in a stock market filing, that it’s in talks with the authorities and analysts at both Peel Hunt and Barclays Capital think the bill could hit £20 million. 888 is another that is in talks with the same authorities and Peel Hunt estimates their bill is likely to be closer to $20 million than the $40 million bwin.party is set to pay.

Betfair has unveiled its piece de resistance ahead of Euro 2012 with a brand new iPhone app designed with the tournament in mind. Released today it lets you peruse various match previews, team guides, score updates and…get this…it even lets you place bets. It’s also being designed to push their fixed odds offering, which will be available to customers for the first time in the lead up to the championships.

Boylesports are another sports betting firm that will be singing the praises of Apple after their mobile app was permitted into the App Store. The offering is available on both iPhone and iPad with all bases covered including football, horse racing and rugby. It also has news, fixtures, promotions and those all-important results from a number of different events. It follows them signing a deal with Buzz Sports just last week and signals an emphasis on in-play.

Sportech has been granted licences for its Vernons and Littlewoods brands in Alderney. The Alderney Gambling Control Commission awarded the category 1 and 2 licences covering “the organisation and preparation of gambling operations” and “the effecting of the gambling transaction including operational management of a gambling platform located within an approved hosting centre” respectively, according to eGR. Mobile gaming operator OMIgaming has also submitted a licence application to try and obtain a Core Services Associate Licence.

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