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Report sees gross win World Cup windfall for UK operators

The UK sports betting industry could see a £100 million World Cup 2014 windfall, reports corporate research and insights company Regulus Insights. The report commissioned by Sporting Index, predicts betting volumes to increase by 50% compared to betting figures for World Cup 2010. Mobile and in-play functionalities will lead the betting drive, as revenues and gross win generation are set …

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Pinnacle preparations for the World Cup

In an interview with bettingexpert’s Andrew Brocker, Phillip Hudson of Pinnacle Sports explains how the bookmaker is approaching the World Cup. World Cup betting is very different to a typical league or cup tournament. What are the key considerations in framing World Cup match odds? Qualification provides important data but doesn’t relate to the situational aspect unique to Brazil 2014, …

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William Hill signs up AC Jimbo for ‘Football Brasilia’

williamhill.com, Official England Supporter, has launched a brand new online show ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. The show – ‘Football Brasilia’ will be available on William Hill’s YouTube page throughout England’s involvement in this summer’s tournament in Brazil. The show will feature James Richardson’s legendary newspaper reviews, interviews with England legends and some of England’s World Cup Team …

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SBC Report – Match Fixing Part 1 – A Global Impact

Team SBC’s David Kelly examines the extent of the global match fixing and sports corruption underworld, as fresh World Cup rigging allegations crank up the heat on Sepp Blatter. The following SBC series will introduce match fixing, discuss its prevalence amid recent reports, and offer some insights as to how the gambling industry can protect sports integrity and lead the …

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bettingexpert lines up high quality World Cup content

bettingexpert.com, one of Europe’s largest media portals for sports betting and igaming enthusiasts, will provide expert insights from several leading European football journalists in celebration of the greatest event of the football calendar. The stellar line up of award winning football journalists, who will contribute exclusive content and commentary to the bettingexpert blog, include: Jonathan Wilson – European football correspondent …

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Thompson wins Onside’s World Cup Quiz

Freelance sports trader Alan Thompson has proved himself ahead of the World Cup by winning the Onside Analysis World Cup Quiz, run in conjunction with SBC News. Thompson answered all the questions correctly and won a World Cup Trading Pack developed by Onside Analysis, the specialist in football performance and data analysis. Thompson said: “The pack is excellent, a quality …

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Fifa fixing concerns over dead rubber group games

FIFA’s Security Director has warned member associations that the World Cup group stages could be vulnerable to match manipulation and threats by organised crime gangs. With six days to go until the opening ceremony and Brazil’s much anticipated clash with Croatia, Ralf Mutschke answered questions about sports corruption in a FIFA.com video. Interpol’s former Director of Regional and National Police …

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Sunderland AFC extends betting partnership with TLC88.com

Asian facing sports betting operator TLC88.com has announced that it will continue its partnership with Sunderland AFC as official Asian Betting partner. The operator confirmed a further three year extension to their current partnership deal. Sunderland’s partnership with the sports betting operator will continue until 2017, The Football club’s Commercial Director Gary Hutchinson commented on the extension: “We are really …

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Bettingexpert offers £8k prize for World Cup predictions

World Cup experts are being given the opportunity to win over £8,000 (€10,000) if they can correctly predict the outcome of Brazil 2014. bettingexpert.com, one of Europe’s largest media portals for sports betting and igaming enthusiasts, has released its free-to-enter World Cup Predictor challenge with a top prize of £8,000 to the person who can correctly forecast the successful teams …

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BETDAQ integrates Colossus Bets pools

The Irish based betting exchange BETDAQ has become the first live UK B2B partner of pool betting operator Colossus Bets, winner of the Betting on Football Best Innovation Award. Colossus Bets gives customers the opportunity to win up to £10,000,000 by giving the correct scores in seven selected matches offered weekly and is the World’s biggest bet. There are several …

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