Today’s need-to-know news – Tuesday, January 20

Today’s need-to-know news – Tuesday, January 20

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A rise in turnover and operating profit for 2014 was announced by William Hill this morning, but the UK bookmaker’s share price on the London Stock Exchange had fallen by nearly five per cent by 4.20pm. The company had to release its latest trading statement 11 hours earlier than planned after an administrative error led to the results accidentally emailed to analysts, with the figures showing a seven-per-cent fall in profits in the fourth quarter. For more on Hills’ latest results, click here...

KamaGames has signed up as the official social casino of English Premier League football club Manchester United. Under the multi-year partnership, KamaGames will provide branded mobile and online games to the club’s fans worldwide. “NetEnt has been present in the Italian market since regulation began and Italy continues to be a key market for us,” the company’s chief of European market operations and managing director, Enrico Bradamante, said...

Gala Coral's Interactive division has appointed Robert Fell, a former product and operations manager for Paddy Power’s bingo, games and live casino products, as its new head of web and mobile...

Neill Garfield, the former managing director of Nordicbet, has been named as the new chief marketing officer of Irish bookmaker BoyleSports...

Sportradar has become the official sports data partner of the Professional Squash Association in a four-year deal, from 2015 to 2018. Sportradar has been granted the right to distribute all of the association’s data to the betting and media industry, including data from the Women’s Squash Association following a merger between the men’s and women’s tours.

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