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6 of the Best – EPIC Risk Management’s Paul Buck

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC Risk Management. Continue reading to discover huge hopes for Preston North End, an easy best album choice and which topic provided a touch of innovation. Best Holiday Great question and a hard choice. Tempted to plump for an unbelievable honeymoon in Singapore and Bali in 2001 – to this …

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FAI investigates suspicious betting on Irish football matches

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) are set to investigate this weekend’s League of Ireland First Division match between Cobh Ramblers vs Limerick FC in relation to suspicious betting. A 3-2 victory for underdogs Limerick has been placed under scrutiny with regards to betting activity witnessed on a market that is reported to have attracted ‘significant volume’ for an encounter that …

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Romain Vez hired as Genius Sports’ global basketball lead

Genius Sports has appointed Romain Vez to head up the company’s global basketball strategy, significantly enhancing the data supplier’s senior team. Vez will be tasked with overseeing the management and expansion of Genius Sports’ partnerships with over 250 basketball leagues and federations worldwide. Commenting on his new position, Vez stressed: “Genius Sports has an unrivalled reputation for delivering major digital …

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SIS boosts Spanish inventory securing Hipodromos ESP deal

Continuing to expand its international profile, Sports Information Services (SIS) has announced that it has become the exclusive distributor of live pictures and data for Spanish racing after partnering with Asociación de Hipodromos Españoles (Hipodromos). Hipodromos acts as the principal society for Spanish racing, overseeing the management and schedule of six of Spain’s biggest racetracks –  Hipódromo de la Zarzuela, Dos Hermanas, San …

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SIS ups LATAM coverage securing Caliente MX partnership

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) continues to advance its international profile, announcing that it will supply its ‘Greyhound Channel’ to  Caliente, Mexico’s biggest bookmaker. The partnership sees SIS significantly bolster its LATAM coverage, as SIS will broadcast its Greyhound Channel (in Spanish) across Caliente’s entire Mexican retail network. In addition, SIS will work with Caliente, on …

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Genius Sports wins ‘game changing’ Football DataCo betting contract

Genius Sports Group betting subsidiary Betgenius has secured its biggest data contract to date, having been appointed as the ‘exclusive live data supplier’ for the English Premier League (EPL), English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) to the global sports betting industry. Commencing season 2019/2020, Betgenius will act as the ‘official supplier of live data’ for sports betting …

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ECB launches cricket integrity hotline

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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has partnered with independent crime-fighting agency CrimeStoppers to launch a confidential corruption hotline, titled – ‘The Cricket Integrity Line’. The ECB launches its integrity hotline, as the English cricket season begins this April/May period, with its service allowing players and officials to ‘report suspicious activity anonymously’. The integrity hotline will be managed by …

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Football weighs up ‘untapped potential’ of VAR advertising

The Financial Times has reported that a number of football governing bodies are exploring the potential of advertising/sponsoring ‘video assistant referee (VAR)’ match breaks. World football governing body, FIFA, is reported to have been approached by advertising companies seeking to sponsor ‘VAR breaks’, during last summer’s Russia 2018 World Cup tournament. The opportunity to advertise to football audiences during live …

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LV BET nets Vanarama National League betting partnership

Online bookmaker LV BET has moved to expand its English football profile, confirming that it has become the ‘Official Betting Partner’ of the ‘Vanarama National League’. Agreeing terms with the National League, LV BET’s partnership will begin this Saturday 11 May with the bookmaker sponsorship the ‘Promotion Final’ played at Wembley Stadium. Updating stakeholders, CEO of The National League, Michael …

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AFC Bournemouth renews Mansion sponsorship for fifth EPL season

English Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth has confirmed that it will maintain online gambling group Mansion as its lead sponsor for a fifth consecutive season. Gibraltar-based Mansion has served as lead sponsor of AFC Bournemouth since the club’s promotion to the Premier League in season 2015/2016. Updating the market, Karel Manasco, Chief Executive of Mansion, describes ‘the Cherries’ sponsorship …

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