World Cup 2018

World Cup fallout sees Kambi eyeing global growth

On the back of a successful second quarter of 2018, turnkey sports betting service Kambi is setting its sights on expansion across a number of key markets. Aided by the beginning of the Russia World Cup, hailed as “a huge success for Kambi and our operators, with turnover, revenues and active players reaching all time highs” by CEO Kristian Nylén, …

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Kambi hails World Cup and SCOTUS in latest interim report

Sports betting technology and software supplier Kambi Group Plc has reported a strong financial performance in the group’s Q2 2018 interim report. Year-on-year revenues have shown a 25 per cent growth for the second quarter of 2018, reaching €17.6m (15.65m) from the previous years €14.1m (£12.54m), aiding a 20 per cent H1 jump from €28.3m (£25.1m) to €34m (£30.2m). Addressing …

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Record-breaking summer sees FDJ up French football profile

French state-owned gambling operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) is set to up its profile within French football, following the national team’s triumph at World Cup Russia 2018. This week, FDJ marketing announced that it had secured four new Ligue 1 partnerships with Olympique Lyonnais, Olympique de Marseille, FC Nantes and AS Monaco beginning season 2018/19 (Ligue 1 start date – 10 August 2018). FDJ’s …

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Ronaldo and Messi top Goal list despite early World Cup exits

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Data from global football publisher Goal proves that despite early exists, Ronaldo and Messi were still the stars of the 2018 World Cup, with Neymar close behind. Over the course of the World Cup, more than 159 million fans engaged with Goal through a combination of its websites, mobile apps and social accounts, 111 million of which came through its 38 …

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Oddschecker: Assessing an extraordinary Russian World Cup

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France have prevailed for their second World Cup triumph, England surpassed expectations into fourth and big names exited early, as attention quickly turns to the upcoming domestic football season, Oddschecker is casting its eyes back to an incredible four weeks in Russia. A total of 166 goals spread over 64 games, including 22 penalties (six missed) in normal time and …

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BetVictor’s Million Pound Bet scooped by 17,042/1 shot

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Online gaming organisation BetVictor has concluded its World Cup Million Pound Bet campaign, which has seen one unnamed lucky punter land a bet with odds of 17,042/1 to come out on top. Rewarding the customer with the largest winning bet with the biggest odds across any World Cup market, the triumphant customer, who requested to remain anonymous, placed the winning …

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The World Cup’s Finest with SBC Global MD Andrew McCarron

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. For the final entry in our summer series we have looked internally, with our Managing Director Andrew McCarron the final entrant in …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Scout Gaming’s James Camilleri

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Joining The World Cup’s Finest in its penultimate edition is James Camilleri, Head of Sales and General Manager at Scout Gaming Group, …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Kambi’s Jonathon Hurst

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Leading The World Cup’s finest into the final three is Jonathon Hurst, Kambi’s Head of Live Football, who reveals a soft spot …

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The fine art of pricing a penalty shootout

As the nation prepares for England’s first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90, England fans frantically hope that the anxiety of the Colombia game isn’t replicated and Southgate’s side win in 90 minutes. However, should England’s fate see them head to spot kicks tonight, we take a look at the challenges that are presented to a trader as they look …

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