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SportCaller steps up offering ahead of the World Cup

SportCaller, the free-to-play sports-game provider, has raised its game heading into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, unveiling a progressive portfolio of games which add a new dimension to player acquisition and retention for operators and media owners. These free-to-play World Cup “Predictors” offer players the opportunity to forecast the outcomes of the World Cup, by predicting the winner of every …

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SBC’s on the Ball: The Football League in focus

The culmination of the English Football League (EFL) season is upon us, meaning that the inevitable drama and heartache of the play-offs awaits. This edition of On The Ball looks at some of the business of clubs from the EFL, as well as the a deeper look at the story that The FA could be about to sell the home …

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Sky Sports loses out on La Liga rights

The 20 year relationship between Sky Sports and La Liga has come to an end, after Eleven Sports won the rights to show the League’s matches in the UK and Ireland for the next three years. The deal comes after Sky’s bid of less than £18 million was topped by Eleven Sports, who opted not to disclose the amount that …

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Will Westcott: Betgenius – Africa is in-play for World Cup 2018

Will Westcott Business Development Manager for Betgenius, details why Russia 2018 comes at a perfect time for African sports betting stakeholders, as consumers move to embrace in-play dynamics. _________________ The 2018 FIFA World Cup is projected to be the biggest global betting event on record, exceeding the estimated £1bn wagered on the same event four years ago. This summer’s main …

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ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

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International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period. Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis. Of the rest, both …

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Ladbrokes becomes official betting partner of Monumental May

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The Vanarama National League Play-offs, or ‘Monumental May,’ has received British based betting and gambling firm Ladbrokes as its official betting partner. The partnership coincides with a brand new play-off format across The National League’s competition, which it states is “excited about the exposure it will bring.” Michael Tattersall, Chief Executive Officer of The National League, said: “We are proud …

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NRL set to go back to the negotiating table over integrity fee

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National Rugby League (NRL) chiefs are to go back to the negotiating table with Australian bookmakers, with temporary agreements set to be rolled over once again for the ongoing season, reports Fairfax Media. It’s being said Chief Executive Todd Greenberg is to be drafted in to urgent talks, two months after the start of the season, for more discussion on …

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British Horseracing receives 2017 boost reports The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has announced 2017 figures detailing a ninth successive year of growth, as well as a record contribution to British horseracing prize money. Welcoming four million people to its venues throughout the year, the group has reported revenues exceeding £200m for the first time, up 5.2 percent year-on-year to £201.1m, driven by increases in admissions, media, hospitality and …

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Perform Media strikes lucrative multi-year deal with NBA

Digital sports and media group Perform Media has announced a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA). The deal will see Perform manage the league’s official websites in more than 15 international markets, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico and Spain. Through the partnership, Perform hopes to leverage its global editorial and commercial teams to manage the NBA’s …

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McCourt brothers invest in Dugout football community seeking MENA expansion

Digital football community, Dugout (Dugout.com) has secured £8.2 million in its latest venture funding round, which the company will use to expand its technology offering and further support growth in the MENA (Middle East/ North Africa) region. Dugout’s funding round has been led by renowned US sports investors the McCourt brothers (David and Frank), who between them own the LA …

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