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NETELLER – Red Card – How to ensure your advertising and promotions are fit for consumption!

One of THE biggest sporting events is happening in Brazil from 12 June – 13 July, and the anticipation amongst football fans have soared sky-high.  Sports betting is estimated to swell to $700 BB – $1,000 BB (Sportradar, no black or grey market included), and viewership is expected to reach well into the billions during this football tournament. So, how …

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FA sets new worldwide ban on football betting by registered professionals

The English Football Association (FA) has announced a the implementation of a worldwide ban on betting on football, by professional individuals registered with the top seven divisions of the English football leagues. The set of measures have been approved by FA shareholders, in last Wednesdays general meeting at Wembley Stadium. The prohibition of betting on football matches, will include all …

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Rob Esteva – Onside Analysis – Bridging the sports data gap

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, team SBC catches up with Rob Esteva Director of Sports Research & Analysis at Onside Analysis, specialists in performance analytics and qualitative analysis in sport. Rob discusses the current data and analysis set ups of sports betting operators, and how they could be improved. Esteva further discusses why sports data and analysis …

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UEFA issues red card against match fixing

Football governing body UEFA has continued its hard-line stance on match fixing and fair play, warning players at the European U-17 Championship in Malta, of the perils of manipulating and influencing incidents and results. Disciplinary Inspector João Leal addressed the current Netherlands team, one of the favourites to win the competition, and discussed how match-fixing includes trivial bets on the …

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Football Pools doubles new player recruitment

Tote betting service provider Sportech has refinanced its bank debt and doubled new player recruitment within Football Pools, the firm today revealed. The UK based sports gaming company processes over $13 billion (£7.7bn) in bets annually, and has a presence in 30 countries throughout mainland Europe and North America. It recently opened a sports bar and betting venue in Connecticut, …

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9-timer comes in to finish off Paddy’s season

Paddy Power may be forced to cancel its summer vacation to Brazil, after one shrewd punter landed a €577,000 (£470,000) accumulator on the final day of an enthralling 2013/14 Premier League season. The operator’s blog and Punting Hall of Fame reveals that a Leinster customer staked €1,000 (£815) on a nine-fold, including seven wins and two draws in the Fulham …

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Quiz: Are you a World Cup Wizard?

Do you know your Ronaldo from your Ronaldo, when we all celebrated Milla time or which Luis Suarez will be most successful this summer? Then here’s a chance to prove your mettle. Onside Analysis, specialist in football performance and data analysis, has developed a 20 question quiz on the World Cup. The person who gets most correct (or is selected …

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Bet365 named Best Football Bookmaker

Bet365 picked up the Best Football Bookmaker title at the inaugural Betting on Football Awards last week, outpacing the competition with 35% of the popular vote. Bet365 took the award, sponsored by BetConstruct, ahead of the four other finalists: BetVictor, Paddy Power, Pinnacle Sports and SkyBet. On behalf of Bet365, James Woods, Head of Performance Marketing, collected the award from …

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Sportingbet joins the Virtual Football League

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, has launched its Virtual Football solution with GVC Holdings‘ flagship website sportingbet.com, meaning the product has now been incorporated by more than 50 operators worldwide. “We are delighted that GVC Holding has decided in favour of our solution to integrate virtual football into the Sportingbet website”, says Managing Director of Sales, Erik …

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Betting on Football: the Vegas experience

Exclusively for today’s Betting on Football Conference, Don Best‘s Todd Fuhrman interviews Jay Kornegay, VP of Race & Sports Operations at The LVH, about the role football plays in Las Vegas sportsbooks. Don Best Sports, with offices in Las Vegas, United States and Vancouver, Canada, is the leading provider of US sports information to the sports betting industry. Don Best …

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