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Betway backs Galway Festival with Super Saturday sponsorship

Betway has agreed a deal to sponsor three races at this year’s highly-anticipated week-long Galway Races Summer Festival, which kicks off on 30 July. The online bookmaker will sponsor the first three races on the sixth day of the prestigious meeting, known as Super Saturday, in what will be the firm’s first horse racing sponsorship in Ireland. The three races …

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Hong Kong Jockey Club sees turnover hit new heights

Zac Purton sealed the Hong Kong jockeys’ title on Sunday, on a day that saw turnover rise to £186.4 million (HK$1.938 million), the highest ever for an 11-race card, while commingling for the day set a record at £32.2 million (HK$335 million). Turnover for the 2017-18 season of £11.9 billion (HK$124.2 billion) represents a 5.8% increase year-on-year, while the total …

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BetVictor’s Million Pound Bet scooped by 17,042/1 shot

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Online gaming organisation BetVictor has concluded its World Cup Million Pound Bet campaign, which has seen one unnamed lucky punter land a bet with odds of 17,042/1 to come out on top. Rewarding the customer with the largest winning bet with the biggest odds across any World Cup market, the triumphant customer, who requested to remain anonymous, placed the winning …

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The World Cup’s Finest with SBC Global MD Andrew McCarron

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. For the final entry in our summer series we have looked internally, with our Managing Director Andrew McCarron the final entrant in …

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William Hill to service Jockey Club Racecourses in five year deal

William Hill has announced a new five year betting shop deal with the Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), which will see the bookmaker commence retail operations at JCR’s portfolio of racecourses. The agreement will see deployment across all 15 JCR tracks, with provisions of a high street betting shop experience to stretch to a minimum of 31 on-course facilities. Succeeding current …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Scout Gaming’s James Camilleri

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Joining The World Cup’s Finest in its penultimate edition is James Camilleri, Head of Sales and General Manager at Scout Gaming Group, …

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Match-fixing suspicions raised in Wimbledon first round

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Possible signs of match-fixing have been flagged in the first round of a men’s doubles match at this year’s Wimbledon, report various US media outlets. It is detailed that online global bookmaker Pinnacle Sports has subsequently confirmed that the match was “flagged as suspicious due to irregular betting patterns,” after “a series of bets from accounts with a history of …

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Suspicious betting report raises lower level football concerns

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Lower level matches and friendlies are more susceptible to suspicious betting. That’s according to Perform Group, who teamed up with integrity partners Starlizard and TXODDS to produce an “unbiased” and “non-sensational” snapshot of suspicious betting patterns in football. Jake Marsh, Head of Integrity at Perform Group, said the joint report was designed to provide intelligence and analysis to football’s governing …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Kambi’s Jonathon Hurst

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Leading The World Cup’s finest into the final three is Jonathon Hurst, Kambi’s Head of Live Football, who reveals a soft spot …

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The fine art of pricing a penalty shootout

As the nation prepares for England’s first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90, England fans frantically hope that the anxiety of the Colombia game isn’t replicated and Southgate’s side win in 90 minutes. However, should England’s fate see them head to spot kicks tonight, we take a look at the challenges that are presented to a trader as they look …

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