PaddyPower & Betfair Merger is Official02.05.2016The champagne has finally been cracked open by shareholders of PaddyPower and Betfair. After meeting all outlined terms announced last summer, and gaining the blessing of the Irish Commission of Competition & Consumer Protection, Paddy Power PLC is now trading at both the London and Irish Stock Exchange. PaddyPower inches closer to $7.5 billion deal12.23.2015Paddy Power (SBR rating B+) and betting exchange Betfair (SBR rating A-) have taken a big step towards a £5 billion ($7.5 billion) merger after both sets of shareholders voted in favour of the deal. The two firms held simultaneous extraordinary meetings to allow shareholders to vote, and an overwhelming 99.9% were in favour of the merger. Sun Bets will rise in 2016: UK Online Sportsbook news12.10.2015Media magnate Rupert Murdoch is muscling into the UK’s lucrative £3.5 billion ($5.1 billion) online gambling market with the launch of an online sportsbook called Sun Bets. Australian billionaire Murdoch, whose The Sun is the UK’s bestselling newspaper, is teaming up with leading Australian sportsbook Tabcorp to launch Sun Bets. Betfair & PaddyPower merger set for early 201611.25.2015Betting exchange Betfair (SBR rating A-) has increased the size of its online sportsbook two-fold in the past six months as it prepares for a merger with Irish bookmaker PaddyPower (SBR rating B+). Betfair reported a 93% rise in sportsbook volumes to £800 million ($1.2 billion) in the six months to October 31, 2015, driving 15% revenue growth for the firm. PaddyPower & Betfair Merger Looms and a Changing UK Industry10.26.2015A combination of high overheads and tighter industry regulation has led to a series of high-street shop closures and M&A activity across the gambling industry. Last month online sportsbook Paddy Power announced that it wants to merge with sportsbook Betfair. SCAM: Player impersonates SBR looking for handouts09.18.2013Fraudsters will sometimes try to convince sportsbooks that they are part of Sportsbook Review or actually a specific staff member. Motivation ranges from extra bonuses, leverage on a dispute, to fake marketing contracts. Betting sites should verify all contact with Sportsbook Review directly and beware of slightly misspelled email addresses (SportsbooksRevlew.com). Paddy Power pursuing New Jersey gambling licence08.12.2013Irish gaming operator and sportsbook Paddy Power (SBR rating B+) is in the hunt for a gambling licence in New Jersey. PaddyPower is already the beneficiary of an online gaming licence in Nevada although it has yet to setup shop in Sin City. PaddyPower is one of many companies seeking to position itself to take advantage of recent NJ legislation legalising internet gambling. Interview with Rhonda Garvey from PlayNow.com09.26.2012SBR's Natalie Rydström interviews Rhonda Garvey, Vice President of eGaming for PlayNow.com in this Industry Inderviews segment. PlayNow.com is owned and operated by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). PlayNow is the sole regulated gambling website in British Columbia, Canada.Las Vegas, Delaware, Spain gambling news06.15.2012SBR newswoman Natalie delivers the latest iGaming industry news. Today's video discusses recent Nevada news concerning online gambling and the first batch of hopeful licensees, Delaware's plans to introduce intrastate online gambling to their residents, as well as an update on the official list of newly minted Spanish operators. IBAS rules on PaddyPower dispute, sportsbook news06.12.2012SBR newswoman Natalie provides a sportsbook industry news update. Natalie is joined by dispute analyst and legal expert Justin7. Discussed in today's video is the IBAS ruling in a Spanish Grand Prix racing dispute against PaddyPower, WSEX Sportsbook payment issues, as well as news from Bet770 and BetCity. Pinnacle Sports licence, PaddyPower, TheGreek disputes05.22.2012SBR newswoman Natalie provides a sportsbook industry news update. SBR analyst Justin joins the program to discuss his current dispute caseload. In today's video, topics include Pinnacle Sports license from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), the 10Bet sportsbook dispute closure, as well as items from TheGreek and Ladbrokes. PaddyPower bonus complaint; Free promo account closures07.28.2010 PaddyPower (SBR rating B+) bonus complaint. A fourth bonus complaint has been received from a player that signed up to take advantage of PaddyPower's £1000 free bet offer for Cheltenham racing. The promotion required 10 wagers to be placed in order for players to redeem the free bet. After placing 8 of 10 wagers, the player's account was closed. PaddyPower stated that it was a "trading decision". The 1st complaint received on PaddyPower's handling of the Cheltenham free bet promotion resulted in PaddyPower reinstating the player's account following SBR's inquiry. SBR is following up on the complaint. | Read full PaddyPower complaint PaddyPower closes two accounts near completion of free bet rollover05.09.2010 PaddyPower (SBR rating B+) has received two more complaints from players that opened accounts for the £1000 free bet promotion for Cheltenham racing. SBR last reported on a bonus complaint for this same promotion on April 27th, which was later addressed by PaddyPower. Player 1 completed 9 of the 10 required wagers for the promotion, player 2 completed 8 of 10 before PaddyPower closed the accounts. Both players would have been entitled to a £1000 free bet had they been permitted to place a 10th wager. SBR is discussing the dispute with PaddyPower. PaddyPower bonus complaint update04.28.2010 PaddyPower (SBR rating B+) has re-opened the player's account from the April 27th bonus complaint and credited the £1000 free bet after discussing the case with SBR. PaddyPower bonus complaint04.27.2010 A PaddyPower (SBR rating B+) bonus complaint has been received. A player deposited for the £1000 free bet promotion running for Cheltenham racing. After making the required number of wagers, PaddyPower closed the bettor's account citing business reasons and chose not to issue the free bet. SBR is following up with PaddyPower.