Sport

Two found guilty in match fixing trial

Singaporean businessmen Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan have been convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery in an attempt to fix results in England’s lower football leagues following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The pair were described as ‘central figures’ in a plot to influence the outcomes of games played in League Two and the Conference South. The jury, …

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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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Nicholas Goff – Gala Coral in-play for Brazil 2014

Team SBC’s Sam Cooke caught up with Nicholas Goff, Head of Football Trading at Gala Coral Group, to discuss their plans for the World Cup Brazil 2014, how they’ve approached it and what they are anticipating in terms of betting. Ahead of the forthcoming changes to gambling taxation for the United Kingdom Coral’s plans for the future were also discussed. …

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Jacek Wojdyla: helping FIFA spot suspicious matches

Jacek Wojdyla, Head of International Affairs at FIFA’s integrity subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS), explains how the organisation is approaching things during Brazil 2014. How will EWS be operating over the World Cup? How do you analyse a suspicious game? After the risk assessment pre-work, we will monitor the WC based on our 3-pillar strategy: 1. Technical monitoring of the …

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Coral starts pub marketing offer with Admiral

Admiral Taverns has announced an exclusive partnership with bookmaker Coral to give pub customers free bets during the Brazil World Cup – the first campaign of its kind for both companies. The World Cup Football Jackpot promotion will run in almost 200 selected Admiral Taverns pubs, all of which are within a half-mile radius of a Coral betting shop. The …

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Sportradar supplies Bayern Munich with World Cup centre

Sportradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, has agreed a partnership with FC Bayern Munich during the World Cup 2014. The 24-time German league winner incorporates Sportradar’s WC2014 Live Match Centre on its homepage to display the performance of all its international players taking part in Brazil. This solution allows fans to follow the performance of its stars during …

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Thai crackdown on illegal WC betting

Police in Thailand have arrested 58 people involved in illegal betting on the World Cup , according to local news source The Nation. Pol Lt-General Anant Srihiran said that seven are alleged bookmakers, with two suspected of being bet couriers while the rest are punters. Anant said that the police has also seized Bt41,430 (£753) in cash and four bankbooks …

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666bet’s England promotion could cost £5m

666Bet.com, which launched just over a week ago, is staring down the barrel of a £5 million payout if Roy Hodgson’s England side come back from Brazil with the World Cup trophy. The new bookmaker offered its first 1966 customers astonishing odds of 1966/1 for England to win the tournament to a maximum stake of £1. That alone will result …

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Joey Barton signs for Paddy Power Social

The often outspoken and opinionated footballer Joey Barton is the latest English midfielder to be signed up by Team Paddy Power. This move by the Irish bookmaker follows their announcement that Paul Scholes would be contributing a new column for their blog section. Barton joins the newly rebranded Facebook app Paddy Power Social (formerly Paddy Power In-Play) wherein customers will …

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50,000 bettingexpert.com users predict quarter final exit for England

England will make it through the Group Stages during this World Cup, but are likely to come a cropper against Brazil in the quarter-finals, according to one of the world’s biggest network of betting experts. Using data from more than 50,000 betting predictions, bettingexpert.com estimates that Italy will win Group D, with England narrowly pipping Uruguay to second place. England …

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