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Unibet hails enthralling FIDE World Chess showdown

The unprecedented success of this November’s Fide World Chess Championship match between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen vs American Fabiano Caruana – has been branded as one of Unibet’s most successful sports sponsorships. Following 51-hours of play featuring 12 drawn matches, FIDE’s London event has been labelled by chess aficionados as the sport’s ‘tour de force’, rivalling the all-time classic matches of …

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Hard Rock expands digital profile with GiG sportsbook

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) and Hard Rock International have expanded their existing digital services partnership, moving to add a new omni-channel sportsbook product to its existing online casino platform. First announced in June 2018, Hard Rock selected European online gambling technology group GiG as its lead digital services partner, charged with delivering an online casino platform for its regulated state …

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Gregory & Gibson share William Hill’s SBOTY 2018 award

For the first time in its thirty-year history, the William Hill ‘Sports Book of the Year’ award (SBOTY) will be shared by two authors. Yesterday at BAFTA London, William Hill’s judging panel could not separate Tom Gregory’s glorious debut work ‘A Boy in the Water’ from boxing journalist Paul D Gibson’s brutal ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’ as SBOTY …

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Oddschecker – Nations League innovation invigorates international football

Inevitable anticipation accompanies the recommencing of club football, however thanks to UEFA’s much scorned Nations League tournament, this international break filled fans with the same excitement and elation that would normally only be associated with club football. It was formerly a regular feature of international breaks for games to fade to a conclusion, with both sides settling on what they …

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Fortune Bets Nigeria enhances retail engagement with Vermantia live racing channel

Nigerian bookmaker Fortune Bets has enhanced its betting shop retail dynamics fully launching Vermantia’s premium content ‘Ultimate Live Greyhound Channel’. One of Nigeria’s fastest growing bookmakers, Fortune Bets boosts its in-store betting capacity securing comprehensive coverage of more than 40,000 greyhound races per year from countries including the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia. Moving forward, Fortune Bets retail portfolio …

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Sky Sports nets exclusive broadcast rights for Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Sky Sports has confirmed that it will become the exclusive broadcaster of Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership content from 2020, agreeing on a five-year deal with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). UK news sources report that Sky Sports blew competitor BT Sports out of the water with a £100 million package, bolstering its dedicated ‘Sky Football’ programming for 2020. Confirming the …

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Sportium CEO Alberto Eljarrat seeks to deliver ‘new horizons’ for Spanish racing

Grupo Cirsa and Ladbrokes Spanish sportsbook joint-venture Sportium continues its commitment to modernizing Spanish horseracing, announcing that it has secured an exclusive partnership with ‘Gran Hipódromo Dos Hermanas’ – Andalucía’s biggest and most prestigious racetrack. The agreement sees Sportium become the lead betting services supplier to Apuesta Hípica y Deportiva Iberia (AHD Iberia), the province’s sole racetrack operator. Moving forward, …

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William Hill US expands Devils profile with MSG Networks media partnership

William Hill US continues to expand its east coast profile, confirming that it has secured a comprehensive sponsorship arrangement with MSG Networks for the broadcasts of NHL franchise the New Jersey Devils. The bookmaker announces a further ‘groundbreaking sponsorship’ for its expanding east coast operations, which will see its New Jersey betting properties promoted across a mix of in-game integrations, …

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Liverpool FC’s Daniel Sturridge charged with betting breach

Liverpool FC and England international striker Daniel Sturridge has been summoned by FA officials to explain alleged breaches of football’s code of conduct with regards to football betting, an activity strictly prohibited by FA rules. Sturridge (29) is alleged to have breached Rule E8 concerning FA registered professional athletes, managers, coaches, and club staff wagering on football matches, events or …

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bwin renews legacy partnership with Euroleague Basketball

Euroleague, the most prestigious European club basketball competition has confirmed that GVC Holdings online sportsbook subsidiary bwin will continue to serve as the official betting partner for its Greek, Spanish and Italian match-day coverage. Updating the media, Euroleague confirms that bwin has extended its existing partnership for a further three seasons, with the betting brand securing heightened exposure within Greek …

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