World Cup 2014

888 to review Luis Suarez poker sponsorship

888poker are currently reviewing their partnership with Luis Suarez, after FIFA launched an investigation into yesterday’s alleged bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. The controversial Liverpool and Uruguay playmaker clashed with the Juventus clubman in the 79th minute of their 1-0 win at the Estadio das Dunas. Referee Marco Rodriguez missed the incident, although he awarded a free kick against the …

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Paddy Power chomps at Suarez opportunity

Controversial striker Luis Suarez looks set for a lengthy FIFA ban after an alleged bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in last night’s tie between Uruguay and Italy. Not one to shy away from the action, bookmaker Paddy Power was quick off the mark, with current odds leaning towards some kind of ban; 1/14 –To be banned for at least …

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Greek media groups join Oddslife network

While Greek football fans may have their attention focused on Brazil and the national team’s performance, closer to home three of the country’s biggest media brands have been making plans for the upcoming domestic season. A massive multi-media partnership between satellite TV broadcaster Novasports,gr, radio owner NOVASport-FM 94,6, sports newspaper SportDay and social betting platform provider Oddslife will see sports …

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666Bet – Can betting’s new boys upset the balance?

A look into what it takes to enter an aggressive and highly competitive market amidst the arrival of new kid on the UK gambling scene; 666Bet.com. Using Gaming synergies and Microgaming software the firm currently offers an online sportsbook, casino, live dealer games, a lottery feature and live in-play betting. Initially it will target just the British and European markets …

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England Vs Uruguay – Crunch Time

Ahead of tonight’s crunch encounter against Uruguay, support for the Three Lions has seen one plucky Welsh customer stake £10,000 on England to win the competition outright. Money has also been flooding in on Roy Hodgson’s men to beat Uruguay in their second game of the tournament, where they are current 11-10 favourites, said Coral’s John Hill. “Considering the expectation …

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Paddy Power secures Brazil 2014 highlight tweets with ITV

Irish Sports betting operator Paddy Power will tweet ‘near-live’ World Cup football clips to its 354,000 followers, after securing a deal with UK broadcaster, ITV. The partnership will allow the  bookmaker and TV network to tweet up to 10 match highlights until after the final on July 13th. Twitter Amplify believes highlight reels can kick start conversations and target diverse …

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SPORTNCO gets Eurotierce and Zeturf up and running

French B2B supplier SPORTNCO has been powering three new sportsbetting platforms during the World Cup; one for Belgian subsidiary EUROTIERCE and two for ZETURF; one for the horserace betting operator’s French customers and one for its International customers. For each of these new customers, SPORTNCO provides a fully integrated turnkey sportsbetting solution, including both the IT solutions and the trading …

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CallCredit releases World Cup Infographic

With an estimated £83 billion pounds laundered by criminals using sports betting, Callcredit Information Group urges the gaming industry to ensure they have robust fraud checks in place this summer as the World Cup gets firmly underway. The 2010 World Cup saw a surge in new players placing online bets and if the 2014 tournament follows suit gaming operators will …

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SBC Match Fixing Report Part 3 – Chris Eaton On Protecting Football

In the final installment of SBC’s match fixing series, David Kelly caught up with former FIFA Head of Security, and current Director of Sport Integrity at the International Centre for Sport Security, Chris Eaton, to discuss how the gambling industry can protect football integrity through international cooperation with police and sports bodies. SBC:What is your opinion on revelations made in …

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