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Focus on stadium naming rights – part 3 – The End Game

With six Premiership clubs now enjoying commercial stadium deals it’s perhaps a surprise that the other top clubs are yet to do so. It is however not for want of trying; as far back as 2009 Chelsea openly admitted they were considering selling off the Stamford Bridge name and were reportedly hunting a deal in the region of £10m a …

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Onefootball integrates Sportradar feed

Sportradar has integrated its soccer data feeds into the Onefootball application for mobile devices. The cooperation with the world’s leading mobile football community, based in Berlin, started on June 1st 2014. With coverage of over 100 countries, 240+ soccer leagues and 40 languages, Sportradar provides the broadest soccer coverage in the market. From now on, Sportradar’s Live Scores, Live Sports Centre and Statistics solutions will be integrated …

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Focus on stadium naming rights – part 2 – The Volatile Debate

Manchester United have often vowed that Old Trafford will never be renamed despite reportedly being offered in the region £500m for the privelege. In 2013 a deal was arranged with Aon for the club’s training ground to be renamed Aon training complex. United will earn around £15m per year during the eight year deal but Ed Woodward was quick to …

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Titan Bet Best Job in the World winner – Ollie’s Brazil Journey

21 year-old Ollie Silverton is living the high life in Brazil, after scooping Titan Bet’s Best Job in the World. The Durham University sports studies graduate won the all expenses paid trip to the World Cup, eight match tickets, and will be paid a salary of £4000 for his coverage, which includes blog and video analysis. His next live game …

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Focus on stadium naming rights – part 1 – The Origins

In the Premier League season of 2014/15 there will be six clubs with a commercially named stadium. This is more than ever before. Throughout the lower leagues this figure escalates to twenty-one clubs in total in England’s top five leagues. This is including those with stadiums which are known by two names, one traditional, one commercial (often temporary deals) such …

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Cameroon to investigate World Cup fix claims

Cameroon have launched an investigation after allegations of match-fixing were made against seven players at the World Cup. FECAFOOT, the country’s football federation, has launched an investigation after concerns that national team members might have been involved in a fix during the World Cup. Of particular concern is Cameroon’s 4-0 defeat to Croatia, mainly because the result and the fact there …

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BBC reports on the growing popularity of betting in Sierra Leone

The BBC News African focused business program ‘Africa Business Report’, featured a special insight broadcast by BBC Sierra Leone correspondent Umaru Fofana on the rising popularity of sports betting in Sierra Leone (West Africa). The program reports that the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown has witnessed a surge in the number of small telecom/text  operated betting devices, were Sierra Leonese …

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Talk to Paddy: Voice Control feature added to Paddy Power app

Paddy Power have the become the first sports betting operator to add voice controlled navigation to their sports betting app. The function, which will, at least initially, be exclusive to Paddy Power, has been delivered by the winners of this years Mobile Marketing Barca Starta competition, Capita Systems. This represents their first major client arrangement. Using the app customers will now be able to …

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Betfair becomes Bitefair in wake of Suarez ban

FIFA has found an unlikely ally ahead of tomorrow’s Colombia v Uruguay encounter. Amidst Bitgate, Betfair will rebrand across all platforms to show its support for the ban imposed on embattled star striker Luis Suarez. The betting exchange said it encourages the “thrill, excitement and fair play of sport” and will be calling itself Bitefair. The rebrand went live today and …

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BetVernons goes Walkabout

Gaming entertainment provider BetVernons has pencilled a deal to become the official betting partner of Walkabout bars. The partnership will last for an initial one-year period, with BetVernons having premium branding rights across Walkabout’s offline, digital and social media platforms. Simon Kaye, Chief Operating officer of Walkabout’s parent company iNTERTAIN, said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with BetVernons and …

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