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Gogglebox Scarlett’s the best bet for Celebrity Big Brother

A new year means a new edition of Celebrity Big Brother. This will be the seventeenth series. With January bringing the inevitable post-Christmas blues, taking a punt on which celebrity will win the Big Brother gong is one potential cure. Ladbrokes has Scarlett Moffatt, of Gogglebox fame, as the favourite to win at 7/2 whilst the likes of Dapper Laughs, Spencer Matthews and …

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Jorn Starck appointed as new Executive Director of Alderney gambling

Jorn Starck has been appointed as the new Executive Director of regulator Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). Starck replaces the outgoing Andre Wilsenach, who’s left the AGCC for an academic role at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Starck is currently the AGCC Director of Regulatory Operations, a position he’s held since 2014 having been promoted after he originally joined the AGCC …

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BetVictor customer’s Cash Out Christmas £40,000 win

Christmas came early for one BetVictor customer after he used the Cash Out feature on a 7-fold accumulator and won just shy of £40,000 from a bet of 20 pence. What is more is that the game on which he chose to cash out would have lost the bet, with Villa going on to lose to Newcastle. The punter is in …

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Sri Lankan cricket match fixing investigation underway

The authorities in Sri Lanka are currently investigating an attempt to fix an international cricket match between the Sri Lankan national side and the West Indies. As reported by BBC News Dayasiri Jayasekera, the Sri Lankan Sports Minister, said that a suspected bookmaker had approached two players in the Sri Lankan national team in a bid to convince them to …

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Platini and Blatter banned by FIFA ethics committee

Fifa’s ethics committee has banned both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for a period of eight years from ‘all football-related activity.’  The bans, which commence immediately, are in response to a payment made by Blatter to Platini in 2011. The amount was a reported two million swiss francs (£1.3m), and is also the subject of a criminal investigation by Swiss …

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Kenyan sports betting boom continues with mCHEZA launch

A partnership between global gaming company Intralot and Acumen Communications Ltd (ACL) has produced mCHEZA. This is the latest company to be launched in the expanding sports betting industry in Kenya. At the official launch in the capital city of Nairobi, a company spokesperson stated: “mCHEZA is a simple, fun and interactive platform on which fans can put their money on football …

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Oddslife appoints Alexandru Teodorescu as Chief Product Officer

Social sports and gaming platform provider Oddslife Ltd has announced the appointment of Alexandru Teodorescu as its Chief Product Officer (CPO). Teodorescu joins Oddslife from online betting software and platform provider EveryMatrix (2005 – November 2015) where he held a number of senior management roles focusing on both strategic and commercial initiatives. Reporting to Oddslife Founder and CEO Rasmus Sojmark, …

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BetVictor extends social content reach with Ball Street

BetVictor has teamed up with digital content sports network Ball Street to boost its social media profile amongst UK football fans. London based Ball Street is set to produce ‘The Weekender’ football show for BetVictor’s YouTube channel. Utilising multiple social media channels, The Weekender will produce original video content for the operator as the Ball Street platform aims to cultivate …

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Nvidia invests in mobile eSports development

Santa Clara based Nvidia technology systems provider has announced that it is  investing in the development of competitive mobile eSports. Nvidia will sponsor Vainglory, developer Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game via the developer’s ESL partnership. Jon Gray, Content Marketing Manager at Nvidia, said: “Super Evil Megacorp wants to use eSports to grow this brand globally.” “The …

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JetBet launches “Maxim Sports Live” game

Las Vegas based start-up JetBet has announced the launch of its first social sports engagement game with men’s lifestyle and entertainment brand Maxim Magazine. The game titled “Maxim Sports Live” will allow US sports fans to predict real-time sports results in an optimised “second screen” environment. The game will be promoted throughout Maxim’s digital verticals and on the media owners …

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