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Bettingexpert offers £8k prize for World Cup predictions

World Cup experts are being given the opportunity to win over £8,000 (€10,000) if they can correctly predict the outcome of Brazil 2014. bettingexpert.com, one of Europe’s largest media portals for sports betting and igaming enthusiasts, has released its free-to-enter World Cup Predictor challenge with a top prize of £8,000 to the person who can correctly forecast the successful teams …

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BETDAQ integrates Colossus Bets pools

The Irish based betting exchange BETDAQ has become the first live UK B2B partner of pool betting operator Colossus Bets, winner of the Betting on Football Best Innovation Award. Colossus Bets gives customers the opportunity to win up to £10,000,000 by giving the correct scores in seven selected matches offered weekly and is the World’s biggest bet. There are several …

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Federbet criticised over match fixing claims

Federbet, the Belgian-based integrity body which claimed last season 110 matches were identified as having been fixed, with suspicions over a further 350, has been widely criticised by both sporting and gambling organisations. French regulator ARJEL issued a joint statement with the French Football League (LFP) decrying the claims. It said: “ARJEL and LFP cannot agree with the statements that …

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Titan Bet gives student the ‘Best Job in the World’

Durham University sports student Ollie Silverton has signed an exclusive contract with online bookmaker Titan Bet for the Best Job in the World – an all-expenses-paid opportunity to represent the rising star of sports betting at the world’s biggest football tournament in Brazil this summer. Silverton, 21 from Cambridge, who has only just completed his final exam, beat hundreds of …

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Sky Bet appoints M&C Saatchi Sport for Football League sponsorship

Sky Bet, the UK’s fourth largest online sportsbook, has entrusted M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment to fast track its title sponsorship of the English Football League. The event, digital and social media specialists, which has global offices in London and New York, will launch a campaign that demonstrates Sky Bet’s commitment to growing and reinvesting in the beautiful game. The …

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Betting Promotion announces strong growth in time for World Cup

Betting Promotion has been preparing itself for the World Cup with a number of new client launches. Richard Hogg, CMO at Betting Promotion, announced last week that since ICEi the team has been very busy focusing on its own trading where improved processes have led to an increase in revenues. “We have been working hard improving our proprietary trading, which …

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666Bet.com & Harry Redknapp launch 1966/1 England World Cup betting campaign

To celebrate the launch of 666Bet.com the new bookmaker is offering its first 1966 customers an astonishing promotion – odds of 1966/1 for England to win the World Cup. The special promotion – undoubtedly the most generous ever offered by a bookmaker – is for a maximum stake of £1. And after the 1966 limit has been reached, 666Bet.com will …

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Marc Etches: spreading the reach of responsible gambling

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust, the UK’s leading charity aimed at minimising gaming related harm, discusses the range of services open to problem gamblers and how the industry can ensure that the enjoyment of the majority does not overtake the wellbeing of the minority. World Cup challenge Next month’s football World Cup in Brazil is being …

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World Cup will provide virtual gains

Inspired Gaming Group is gearing up for a record FIFA World Cup; predicting a massive 200m bets on its Virtual Sports products in venues, online and on mobile channels across 35 countries. Inspired, which supplies circa. 95 per cent of the global virtual sports market, is also forecasting that its popular Virtual Football product will generate over 3m bets per …

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