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Ed Nicholson: Notes from a brief World Cup

Unibet‘s Head of UK sportsbook marketing & product Ed Nicholson is in Brazil enjoying the World Cup, but he found time to keep the folks in the UK updated on his escapades. Monday 23rd June 2014 As I walk along Ipanema Beach towards Copacabana Beach I quickly realise Rio is probably one of a few places in the world where …

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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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Fun88 announces Burnley FC shirt sponsorship

Burnley FC has announced the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the club’s history. The newly promoted Premiership Football Club has reunited with Asian-focused igaming brand Fun88. The sponsorship will see the Fun88 brand on the Clarets’ home and away shirts for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 English football seasons. It will be the second time Fun88 have sponsored Burnley FC, as …

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SBTech launches in-play fast markets

The provider of turnkey sports betting solutions SBTech has launched its ‘fast markets’ betting product, which offers players fast-paced and exciting betting options with outcomes settled in only one or five minutes. Fast markets give players an enhanced betting experience that allows them to predict whether a specific event such as a goal, corner, free kick, throw in or a …

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87 French football clubs to be investigated after breach of betting regulations

87 professional club players are the subject of a disciplinary investigation, after the French Football League (LFP) reported a potential breach of sports betting regulations. A statement from the authority said: “Under Articles 124 of the General Regulations of the FFF and 407 regulations of the LFP, the Disciplinary Committee will investigate the cases of 87 professional clubs players who …

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500.com takes on Betradar’s in-play minigames

Betradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data is pleased to announce the launch of its new In-Play Minigames product. In-Play Minigames offer a variety of real-sports game concepts with fastpaced betting cycles. With Asian sports lottery 500.com, Betradar’s first customer has already successfully launched Betradar’s latest gaming innovation. Betradar betting solutions are currently supplying in-play data for …

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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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Marathonbet partners with The Hammers

Marathonbet has made a bid to stay in the Premier League after signing a deal to become the new betting partner of West Ham United. This long term partnership runs from the beginning of the 2014/15 campaign, and will also see them become the title partner of the Club’s annual prestige home pre-season match, The Marathonbet Cup. Last season saw …

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Anatomy of a match fixing bust

As the three men suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches await sentencing today after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery, the National Crime Agency has released some interesting detail on the case and explains why it moved to break up the proceedings when it did.  Earlier this week a jury at Birmingham Crown Court …

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