World Cup 2018

Positive opening momentum sees William Hill look forward to Russia 2018

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has detailed a positive opening to its 2018 trading, as the firm continues its digital recovery, while restructuring its operations. Issuing an unaudited trading statement for the 17-week period to 24 April 2018, William Hill details +3% gain in group revenues, driven by strong ‘Online and US performances’ which offset UK Retail declines. The bookmaker …

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SportCaller steps up offering ahead of the World Cup

SportCaller, the free-to-play sports-game provider, has raised its game heading into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, unveiling a progressive portfolio of games which add a new dimension to player acquisition and retention for operators and media owners. These free-to-play World Cup “Predictors” offer players the opportunity to forecast the outcomes of the World Cup, by predicting the winner of every …

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Will Westcott: Betgenius – Africa is in-play for World Cup 2018

Will Westcott Business Development Manager for Betgenius, details why Russia 2018 comes at a perfect time for African sports betting stakeholders, as consumers move to embrace in-play dynamics. _________________ The 2018 FIFA World Cup is projected to be the biggest global betting event on record, exceeding the estimated £1bn wagered on the same event four years ago. This summer’s main …

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Jeevan Jeyaratnam – Abelson Info: Players that can emerge from under the radar at Russia 2018

International friendlies frustrate more than they satisfy, but in a World Cup year they take on great importance for those coaches hoping to make an impression in Russia this summer. They also provide a final chance for fringe players to force their way into the reckoning for the main event. Undoubtedly, there will be players, perhaps still under the radar, …

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Franz Ömer – bet-at-home: Standing out in a thriving German market

European online betting operator bet-at-home has benefited from growth in online betting markets, achieving record growth in its yearly results for 2017. Record annual results, paired with continued online growth position the company strongly as it approaches a key period in 2018, with the conclusion of the European football season and the commencing of the Russian World Cup.  Bet-at-home CEO …

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SportCaller and William Hill launch free-to-play Football21

SportCaller, the free-to-play sports game specialist, has struck a deal with William Hill to deliver a new game, Football21, in a move the operator hopes will optimise its customer base. Football21 is a weekly free-to-enter competition which asks players to compete for a £10,000 prize pot every weekend by selecting teams whose combined goal-count adds up to 21. The rules …

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SBC’s on the ball: Russia 2018, The FA and Leicester City

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at Russia 2018, a new sponsorship deal for the FA and a positive year for Leicester City. ____________________ The Football League schedule meeting with Wolves over third party ownership Following on from a number of …

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SBC’s on the ball: The Bundesliga, Sunderland and Benfica

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at the potential sale of Sunderland, a united front from the Football League and a new partnership for the English FA . ____________________ Football League clubs vote for transfer window change English Football League clubs …

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Roberto Carlos – planetwin365: Why Russia 2018 can be Brazil’s stage

When it comes to brand ambassadors, very few resonate with football bettors as much as planetwin365’s Roberto Carlos. The former World Cup winner and Real Madrid legend, strikes a chord with football fans who watched him use his venomous left foot to torment opposing players throughout his 11 year spell at the Santiago Bernabéu. The full back also enjoyed a …

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OtherLevels announces sports betting messaging platform

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Multi-channel messaging platform OtherLevels has unveiled its new in-play messaging module, designed to provide a more personalised live sports betting experience and boost revenues for operators. Launched ahead of this year’s World Cup in Russia, the platform allows online sportsbooks to dynamically deliver messages promoting their latest in-play odds during live football or other sporting fixtures. The real-time solution automatically …

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