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William Hill – Trump triumph could see record payout

Trump, Next President

The divisive Donald Trump is now overwhelming 1/2 favourite with bookmaker William Hill to secure the Republican nomination. The businessman turned media personality turned presidential candidate has also had his odds slashed to 5/2 meaning he’s now the second favourite to win the race to the White House following his latest success in Nevada. William Hill Spokesman Graham Sharpe said of …

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Riot Games introduces new penalties for pro League of Legends players

Riot Games has introduced a new set of rules for the professional League of Legends community based on feedback and analysis from the past year. Announced on Tuesday on the League of Legends site, there are to be three initial changes, these are the creation of a global penalty index, a penalty tracker and looking to ensure an increased level …

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End of Year Report – How Britons gambled in 2015

The Gambling Commission has published its latest report which sheds some light on gambling behaviour in Britain in the past year. Vitally, and for the very first time, this research includes extensive information about how people gamble in terms of which devices they use, where they gamble and how many accounts they use for it. Paul Hope, Gambling Commission Programme Director, …

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FIFA presidential election could be postponed

The FIFA presidential race which is due to take place in Switzerland on Friday 26th February could now be postponed. This follows reports that one of the candidates, Prince Ali bin al Hussein, has lodged a complaint at the manner in which the actual voting is due to take place. The Jordanian, who is the third son of King Hussein, has …

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Will Tabcorp and News UK launch Sun Bets within six months?

It has been reported that Australian betting company Tabcorp is scheduled to launch Sun Bets, in partnership with Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, within the next six months. Chief Executive at Tabcorp, David Attenborough, had this to say: “It is a natural step for us. We have worked with News Ltd. closely in Australia and built up a high degree of trust. They have one …

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bet365 wants more maths teachers in Stoke

The local council and bookmaker Bet365 have teamed up to launch a £1m scheme aimed at attracting more maths teachers to Stoke. The initiative will see the money go towards paying off the tuition fees of those graduates that opt in and become maths teachers in Stoke. They’ll also be given relocation payments. The details of this scheme, which is half funded …

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FantasyHub temporarily suspends operations

Daily fantasy sports operator, FantasyHub, has temporarily suspended operations as of February 19th. At the time of writing users are still unable to access their accounts.  Accessing the website the following message appears: “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are currently in discussions with a strategic 3rd party regarding the future of FantasyHub & its players.” …

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Leander and Genii agree content distribution partnership

Leading platform provider Leander Games has partnered with Genii to distribute the gaming technology supplier’s portfolio of over 130 games. The package includes Genii’s broad range of interactive games, including its unique i3D range and the patented Spin16 games, which allows players to interact directly with the reels, swiping up, down, left and right.  The content will be distributed across the …

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Will the EU Referendum be history’s biggest political betting event?

With David Cameron confirming that the EU Referendum will take place as expected in June, on June 23rd to be precise, and with a reported 40% of voters still undecided, the bookmakers are predicting a flurry of betting on the event. Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced at the weekend that “after a huge amount of heartache” he has opted to …

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League of Legends expert Travis Gafford to join Yahoo esports team

Travis ‘ScotLTravis’ Gafford, a hugely popular interviewer and journalist about major esports title League of Legends, has reportedly agreed a deal to join Yahoo’s esports editorial team.  The Daily Dot broke the story on Saturday with a nod to sources close to Gafford. It’s said that he accepted the offer several weeks ago after submitting his resignation to former employer CBS Interactive. …

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