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Wayne Shaw’s Sutton pie munch could land Sun Bets in hot water

The English Football Association (FA) and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) are investigating Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw for breaching football betting rules during yesterday’s FA Cup Fifth Round match against Arsenal FC. Before the match, which was broadcast on BBC1, new UK bookmaker Sun Bets had offered an 8/1 price on ‘Wayne Shaw to eat a pie live ... Read More »

ITV launches Racing App featuring £100,000 William Hill predictor game

UK broadcaster ITV has announced the launch of its new ITV Racing app sponsored by William Hill. The app which is currently available on the Apple iTunes store will complement ITV Sports racing coverage and will feature a £100,000 predictor game. Seeking to support its new racing coverage for 2017, ITV has added video clips, results, racing news plus a ... Read More »

GIG launches Nordic ‘Top 5’ brands Guts.com & Super Lenny for the UK betting market

Oslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GIG), has announced that it will launch its popular Nordic facing brands Guts.com and Super Lenny (SuperLenny.com) for the UK market, having gained its official sports betting operator license from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Following its UKGC approval, GIG governance informs that it is now allowed to operate its proprietary brands in addition to third ... Read More »

SIS acquires Newcastle & Sunderland greyhound stadia from William Hill

Industry horse and greyhound racing content supplier SIS has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to acquire Newcastle and Sunderland greyhound racing stadia from William Hill. Confirming the acquisition this morning, SIS governance detailed that the deal ‘underpins the firm’s commitment to ‘provide a strong programme of competitive greyhound racing for the foreseeable future’. Moving forward the Tyne & ... Read More »

Ryan Scarratt – Front Runner – Giving niche sports the airtime they deserve

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Following Front Runner’s sponsorship deal with the bookmaker Mr Green, we had a chat with Ryan Scarratt of niche sports channel Front Runner. The new free to view sports channel has taken an interesting approach to broadcasting in 2017 when the bulk of similar companies are reflecting the paid subscription model. From showing ice hockey to poker and MMA it’s focused ... Read More »

WSOP extends ‘exclusive provider’ partnership with 888poker

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has extended its contract with 888poker, which will see the online brand become the exclusive provider of online qualifier satellites and promotions for the poker series. WSOP works with 888poker to provide players with entry opportunities to its tournaments, and made the announcement alongside confirmation of its 2017 schedule. Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, is ... Read More »

Ladbrokes – Females lead the pack for BBC’s Doctor Who

Ladbrokes has placed British/Australian actress Tilda Swinton as favourite to take on the popular role of BBC’s Doctor Who, replacing former incumbent Peter Capaldi. Following strong speculation on the Oscar winner becoming the first female to play the Doctor in the shows 54-year history, bookmaker Ladbrokes has placed Swinton as outright 7/2 frontrunner leading British actor Kris Marshall (‘the guy ... Read More »

Sponsorship Spotlight – The rise in ‘one-off’ sponsorship deals in football

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‘One-off’ sponsorship in football has been thrown into the spotlight this week, as Sun Bets prepare to sponsor the Sutton United shirt for the club’s FA Cup fifth round match against Arsenal on Monday, shown live on BBC One. The UK-based bookmaker, powered by Australian gambling company Tabcorp, will also receive a ticket allocation, full access to the players until ... Read More »

Sportito launches Under-21 Fan’s Favourite award

Daily fantasy sports operator Sportito has launched a monthly Under-21 Fan’s Favourite award for the qualifying Premier League player who has garners the most mentions on social media within the past month. The award highlights the young players that have excited the fans of each club the most within the period with the winner decided by the most total mentions ... Read More »

Premier League & FACT get tough on Illegal Kodi sports streams

Premier League bosses are targeting illegal streaming of syndicated football matches, with a view of further protecting the sport’s multi-million broadcast rights and media partners content. The Premier League is working with the UK Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), focusing on crackdowns to illegal sports stream enablers. UK news sources report that Premier League officials and FACT have pinpointed at ... Read More »