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Betfair wins German online gambling licence

Betfair wins German online gambling licence | This Week in Gambling - News | Scoop.it


The first licences to offer online gambling in Germany have been awarded, with British online betting firm Betfair benefiting from the state of Schleswig Holstein's liberalised gambling rules.


The northern state, whose centre-right coalition government voted in favour of relaxing its gambling laws in September, said on Thursday that it had awarded three licences valid to 2018 - one to Betfair for sports betting, one to Germany's Jaxx AG and one to the state lottery.


The other 15 German states have backed more restrictive laws that have been criticised by betting companies, who say they will favour state monopolies. The European Commission has also raised questions over the planned restrictions.


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Betfair Rolls Out ‘App Cloud’ for Gambling Websites and Widgets

Betfair Rolls Out ‘App Cloud’ for Gambling Websites and Widgets | This Week in Gambling - News | Scoop.it
The new service will make it easier for developers to build transactional betting websites on top of Betfair's platform. The first customer is Manchester United.


Online gambling service Betfair is launching an “App Cloud” service intended to encourage developers to integrate transactional betting services into third-party websites and widgets. The first company to use the new service is Manchester United. Fans will be able to place bets on the club’s website without visiting Betfair.


Betfair already allows third parties to use its APIs to place bets. The company says that 70,000 customers make bets through third party applications. “Non Betfair-owned and non-Betfair built interfaces operating off Betfair’s API contribute approximately 20% of Betfair’s sports exchange revenues,” the company said in a statement.


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