World Cup 2014

Betfred takes on MarginMaker for Australian operation

GTECH has announced that it has been selected to provide the technology platform to support Betfred’s launch of its new Australian interactive sports betting operation. GTECH’s industry-leading MarginMaker platform supported the launch of Betfred’s sportsbook product in May 2014. The initial sports betting launch included the mobile sportsbook, with online and racebook launches to follow in the coming months. GTECH …

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Titan Bet – Ollie Silverton – Brazil 2014 Semi Final Preview

For the last three weeks sports graduate Ollie Silverton has represented online bookmaker Titan Bet filming videos, blogging and tweeting his experiences and match previews and reports. Here he explains why this tournament has arguably been the best in living memory as well as who is likely to go through to Sunday’s final in Rio. As I write this I’m …

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Pinnacle raises the limit to $1m for WC Final

Pinnacle Sports is taking World Cup betting to the limit by accepting $1,000,000 bets on the final in Rio on July 13th. The Curaçao-based operation’s incredible limits offer high-rolling bettors the chance to back up their judgement with a considerable bankroll. Those with deep-enough pockets can actually bet that maximum amount over and over again. And should those monster bets …

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Titan Bet Best Job in the World winner – Ollie’s Brazil Journey

21 year-old Ollie Silverton is living the high life in Brazil, after scooping Titan Bet’s Best Job in the World. The Durham University sports studies graduate won the all expenses paid trip to the World Cup, eight match tickets, and will be paid a salary of £4000 for his coverage, which includes blog and video analysis. His next live game …

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Cameroon to investigate World Cup fix claims

Cameroon have launched an investigation after allegations of match-fixing were made against seven players at the World Cup. FECAFOOT, the country’s football federation, has launched an investigation after concerns that national team members might have been involved in a fix during the World Cup. Of particular concern is Cameroon’s 4-0 defeat to Croatia, mainly because the result and the fact there …

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BBC reports on the growing popularity of betting in Sierra Leone

The BBC News African focused business program ‘Africa Business Report’, featured a special insight broadcast by BBC Sierra Leone correspondent Umaru Fofana on the rising popularity of sports betting in Sierra Leone (West Africa). The program reports that the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown has witnessed a surge in the number of small telecom/text  operated betting devices, were Sierra Leonese …

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Betfair becomes Bitefair in wake of Suarez ban

FIFA has found an unlikely ally ahead of tomorrow’s Colombia v Uruguay encounter. Amidst Bitgate, Betfair will rebrand across all platforms to show its support for the ban imposed on embattled star striker Luis Suarez. The betting exchange said it encourages the “thrill, excitement and fair play of sport” and will be calling itself Bitefair. The rebrand went live today and …

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BetVernons goes Walkabout

Gaming entertainment provider BetVernons has pencilled a deal to become the official betting partner of Walkabout bars. The partnership will last for an initial one-year period, with BetVernons having premium branding rights across Walkabout’s offline, digital and social media platforms. Simon Kaye, Chief Operating officer of Walkabout’s parent company iNTERTAIN, said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with BetVernons and …

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888 cancels Suarez sponsorship

Luis Suarez‘s sponsorship deal with poker brand 888 was cancelled this  morning as the fall-out from his World Cup biting scandal continues to intensify. Only a month after becoming one of the poker’s firm’s ambassadors on the back of a wondrous season in the Premier League, the operator has seen fit to give the Liverpool footballer his cards after FIFA …

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Bookmakers count cost of England’s early exit

British bookmakers are cursing their luck that England delivered such a dire display and see themselves dumped out of the World Cup at such an early stage. They had been been anticipating a monumental haul this tournament, one which would provide a financial breakwater ahead of the forthcoming tax changes. William Hill predicted a turnover double that of the previous …

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