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Betway brings in Andrew Balding as new brand ambassador

Online bookmaker Betway has chosen Group 1 and Classic-winning trainer Andrew Balding as its new brand ambassador for the 2019 Flat season. Balding, as part of his new role, will offer his industry insights and tips as part of a regular blog feature for the bookmaker, which is set to begin with this week’s Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs …

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Sportradar teams up with Egypt’s National Anti-Doping Organization to combat corruption

Egypt’s National Anti-Doping Organization (EGY-NADO) has upped its efforts to protect and maintain integrity in Egyptian sports by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sportradar Integrity Services. The new MoU will facilitate the co-operation between the duo on matters of integrity, allowing for investigations to be carried out into potential infractions of the country’s Anti-Doping Code and other sports …

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Codere pushes for Colombian appeal with Carlos Valderrama

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has launched its first specific Codere Apuestas Colombian multi-media marketing campaign – ‘Acepta el Reto’ (‘Take the Challenge’) featuring Colombian football legend Carlos Valderrama. The exclusive Colombian marketing campaign has been developed by Barcelona based advertising agency Manfiesto, with the aim of promoting Codere Apuestas Colombian sportsbook property to the wider general public. Codere …

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6 of the Best – EPIC Risk Management’s Paul Buck

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC Risk Management. Continue reading to discover huge hopes for Preston North End, an easy best album choice and which topic provided a touch of innovation. Best Holiday Great question and a hard choice. Tempted to plump for an unbelievable honeymoon in Singapore and Bali in 2001 – to this …

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FAI investigates suspicious betting on Irish football matches

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) are set to investigate this weekend’s League of Ireland First Division match between Cobh Ramblers vs Limerick FC in relation to suspicious betting. A 3-2 victory for underdogs Limerick has been placed under scrutiny with regards to betting activity witnessed on a market that is reported to have attracted ‘significant volume’ for an encounter that …

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Romain Vez hired as Genius Sports’ global basketball lead

Genius Sports has appointed Romain Vez to head up the company’s global basketball strategy, significantly enhancing the data supplier’s senior team. Vez will be tasked with overseeing the management and expansion of Genius Sports’ partnerships with over 250 basketball leagues and federations worldwide. Commenting on his new position, Vez stressed: “Genius Sports has an unrivalled reputation for delivering major digital …

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SIS boosts Spanish inventory securing Hipodromos ESP deal

Continuing to expand its international profile, Sports Information Services (SIS) has announced that it has become the exclusive distributor of live pictures and data for Spanish racing after partnering with Asociación de Hipodromos Españoles (Hipodromos). Hipodromos acts as the principal society for Spanish racing, overseeing the management and schedule of six of Spain’s biggest racetracks –  Hipódromo de la Zarzuela, Dos Hermanas, San …

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SIS ups LATAM coverage securing Caliente MX partnership

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) continues to advance its international profile, announcing that it will supply its ‘Greyhound Channel’ to  Caliente, Mexico’s biggest bookmaker. The partnership sees SIS significantly bolster its LATAM coverage, as SIS will broadcast its Greyhound Channel (in Spanish) across Caliente’s entire Mexican retail network. In addition, SIS will work with Caliente, on …

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Genius Sports wins ‘game changing’ Football DataCo betting contract

Genius Sports Group betting subsidiary Betgenius has secured its biggest data contract to date, having been appointed as the ‘exclusive live data supplier’ for the English Premier League (EPL), English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) to the global sports betting industry. Commencing season 2019/2020, Betgenius will act as the ‘official supplier of live data’ for sports betting …

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ECB launches cricket integrity hotline

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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has partnered with independent crime-fighting agency CrimeStoppers to launch a confidential corruption hotline, titled – ‘The Cricket Integrity Line’. The ECB launches its integrity hotline, as the English cricket season begins this April/May period, with its service allowing players and officials to ‘report suspicious activity anonymously’. The integrity hotline will be managed by …

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