Luke Massey

Betting on Football delivers blueprint for player props perfection

Betting on Football

Perform Group and Sky Bet will join forces at this week’s Betting on Football (20-23 March) to expose what’s changed to drive the boom in betting on player and team stats. Featuring SVP of Perform Betting Shane Gannon, Sky Bet Head of Trading Andy Wright and Opta Chief Analyst Duncan Alexander, ‘Opta and Sky Bet’s blueprint for player props perfection’ …

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Betfair launches Man of the Match market from - Copyright: nexusplexus / 123RF Stock Photo

Leading football statistics website has reinforced the “quality and credibility” of its data-based Man of the Match market by partnering with Betfair. Betfair has become the second bookmaker after BetVictor to utilise the ever-popular market, which has caused a surge in betting activity and proved a real hit with fans for its objectivity. The market, which will cover the …

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Bookies rejoice as Apples Shakira fails to land monster plunge

Cheltenham - Apples

Some of the huge losses were recouped on the final day at Cheltenham, after defeat for Apples Shakira kick-started a “much-needed winning day” for the bookmakers. Starting out on day four, the bookmakers were estimated to be £100 million down after a succession of short price favourites, many of them Irish, romped to victory at the Festival. Stephen Harris, racing …

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InBet Games portfolio gets Virtual Football boost

Virtual Football - InBet Games

InBet Games has marked the build up to Betting on Football and this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia by launching a new football-based virtual game. Virtual Football has been “furnished with a wide variety of options for football fans” including the popular correct score, over/under goals and handicap betting markets. The product, which covers all major and minor international soccer …

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CEO’s to exchange ‘controversial’ World Cup views at Betting on Football

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Gambling bosses preparing to appear at next week’s Betting on Football show have promised ‘controversy’ when they take to the stage for the headline CEO panel.   Taking place at 4pm on Thursday 22 March, Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink, mybet CEO Markus Peuler, BetBright CEO Marcus Brennan and The Football Pools managing director Conleth Byrne, will discuss the topic …

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OPTIMA’s Jacob Lopez: Facilitating the immediacy and convenience of mobile betting

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Optima CEO Jacob Lopez said that the rise of mobile betting has played a major role in the development of its MGS platform, which is now utilised by partners worldwide. OptimaMGS™ is a turn-key high performance gaming platform which allows operators to serve its customers through multiple engagement channels under a single system, using both integrated OPTIMA products as well as …

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Late favourite success derails “blinding” bookie fightback

Cheltenham - Apples

The bookmakers suffered a late defeat on day three at Cheltenham, despite getting back in the game after a “blinding” fightback started by a surprise defeat for Un De Sceaux. St Patrick’s Day at the Festival started with the bookmakers an estimated £50 million down from the first two days, and keen to get stuck into the well-backed Terrefort (in …

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Betting on Football gets up to speed with the Dutch gaming market

Dutch market

Gaming in Holland will provide expert insight into the opportunities and challenges in the Dutch market, as the country works towards opening its market for licensed online gambling. Held on Tuesday 20 March, the registration and networking day for Betting on Football at Stamford Bridge (20-23 March), the session will feature presentations by distinguished gaming lawyer Justin Franssen and Gaming …

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Opta and Sky Bet bring football stats into the fan conversation

Opta Sky Bet

Three astonishing things happened in the Premier League on 4 March 2018. Firstly, Manchester City broke the record for most passes in a match. Secondly, City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan broke the records for most touches, most passes and most completed passes. But perhaps most astonishing of all was the number of international broadcasters, newspapers and social media posts highlighting …

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New Golden Race games get ‘On Demand’ and ‘Fast Ticket’ boost

Golden Race - On Demand

Golden Race has met “today’s urge to have everything at your fingertips” with its On Demand service, which takes away the wait time for an event to start. The company’s new remote virtual gaming system, which includes both On Schedule and On Demand availability, enables players to choose when to play wherever they are, while a minimal time-commitment to the games …

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