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Sporting Lisbon v Wolfsburg will make esports history

This Saturday will see a historic moment in esports with the FIFA representatives of two established football clubs facing each other for the first time ever.  Wolfsburg has long been a presence in FIFA esports with two players on its roster in the form of Benedikt ‘SaLzor’ Saltzer and David ‘DaveBTW’ Bytheway. The former will face Sporting Lisbon’s Francisco “Quinzas” Cruz …

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Tempobet signs record sponsor deal with Burton Albion

Tempobet has signed a deal to become the principal partner and shirt sponsor of Burton Albion Football Club for the 2016/17 season.  The deal, which is the biggest in the club’s 66-year history, will see the online sportsbook’s logo adorn the first team shirt in their debut season in the English Championship. It’s been an exciting fortnight for the bookie …

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FanDuel confirms UK August launch with Opta agreement

Fantasy sports operator FanDuel has today announced a partnership deal with sports data provider Opta, ahead of launching its fantasy football product in the UK later this summer. FanDuel has secured an agreement with Opta, part of Perform Group, to provide live performance statistics for FanDuel’s brand new fantasy football platform, to be launched in early August. It will be available on …

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Marathonbet: Can Teddy Sheringham triumph over Wealdstone FC?

Marathonbet has today announced that Teddy Sheringham will be joining the Premier League All Stars line up which will face Wealdstone FC this Sunday in the culmination of the bookmaker’s Non-League Challenge (NLC) campaign.  Wealdstone were the winners of Marathonbet’s Non-League Challenge last season which saw them rewarded with a cheque of £10,000 courtesy of the bookmaker in addition to …

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SportPesa signs shirt sponsorship deal with Hull City

It has been revealed that SportPesa, a bookmaker based in Kenya, has signed a three year deal with Hull City to become the club’s new official shirt sponsor. The agreement is said to be the most lucrative in the Tigers’ history and it’s also a clear signal of intent from the bookmaker. Simon King, Commercial Manager at Hull City Tigers, …

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Sporting Lisbon signs FIFA player Quinzas and Lion Games announced

Sporting Lisbon has become the latest football club to jump on the recruiting a FIFA player bandwagon by signing Portuguese player Francisco ‘Quinzas’ Cruz. Quinzas has some pedigree having won the FIFA Interactive World Cup back in 2011. He became the youngest ever player to do so in the process. Now 21 years old, Quinzas has been involved in the scene since …

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Betway & bet365 winners of Euro 2016 Final TV coverage

  Detailing insights of sports betting operators’ website trends during the Euro 2016 Final (10 July), broadcast analytics company TVSquared has broken down digital bookmaker activity and coverage during the final match. Analysing the performance of eight bookmakers during the France Vs Portugal match shown on UK broadcaster ITV1, TVSquared detailed betting activity from the pre-match build up (7-8pm BST) to post match analysis (10.30-11pm …

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Totalizator Sportowy ‘Lotto’ nets Polish Ekstraklasa title sponsorship

Polish state-owned lottery operator Totalizator Sportowy has become the official title sponsor of the national Ekstraklasa league, the highest division of professional football in Poland. Agreeing sponsorship terms with the Polish Football Federation (PZPN), the sixteen team league will rebrand to the ‘Lotto Ekstraklasa.’ PZPN officials were pleased to have found a title sponsor ahead of the start of the …

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PMU bets big on French football and rugby coverage

French state-owned gambling operator Paris Mutuel Urbain (PMU), will enter the 2016/17 football and rugby seasons with eight high coverage club partnerships. Committed to raising its brand profile within French sports PMU has secured partnerships with French football clubs’ RCL Lens, Racing Club Strasbourg, FC Rennes and Stade Lavallois. Its marketing partnerships’ with French rugby clubs will see PMU partner …

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Eder’s goal makes Birmingham punter an overnight millionaire

One lucky BetVictor customer became a millionaire overnight thanks to Eder’s winning Euro 2016 strike in the final.  Daman Chick, 32, from Birmingham, correctly predicted the Portuguese substitute would open the scoring, and duly won BetVictor’s Million Pound Goal competition. Unsurprisingly the Lille striker was far from the most popular player to score the Million Pound Goal, with Golden Boot winner …

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