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NETPLAY APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
BRANDED BETTING SERVICE FOR THE SUN?
Marketing Week report News UK's NFL Odds News Group Newspapers subsidiary Sun is delving into the possibility of launching its own-branded gambling service.
News UK has reportedly applied for a range of "Sun Bets" trademarks, two of which carry the strapline "back yourself".
Sun Bet's betting service would join a gambling portfolio that comprises Sun Bingo and the Sun+ "Second Chance Sunday" Lotto game.
Britains most popular paper is the number once choice of more than half of the UKs online gamblers, so we are always seeking ways to strengthen our sports offer to them, a Sun spokesperson told Marketing Week.
An own-branded betting service would provide another revenue stream for the Sun, but may alienate big-spending advertisers such as Paddy Power who sponsored the Sun Goals app when it launched in the middle of last year (see previous InfoPowa report).
POKER REPORTER WINS FIRST EVENT IN 2013 WORLD SERIES OF POKER
The first event of this year's World Series of Poker - the $500 buy-in employees event - has been won by poker journalist Chad Holloway and is in the record books.
Holloway is the senior news editor for PokerNews.com, and as such he qualified as a WSOP contractor for entry.
PMU LAUNCH POKER CLIENT FOR MAC
French gambling operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has identified the growing Apple MAC user base and has expanded access to its poker offering with the launch of a MAC version of its poker client.
The client can be downloaded from a MAC computer following http://poker.pmu.fr/telecharger.html