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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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888 cancels Suarez sponsorship

Luis Suarez‘s sponsorship deal with poker brand 888 was cancelled this  morning as the fall-out from his World Cup biting scandal continues to intensify. Only a month after becoming one of the poker’s firm’s ambassadors on the back of a wondrous season in the Premier League, the operator has seen fit to give the Liverpool footballer his cards after FIFA …

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Bookmakers count cost of England’s early exit

British bookmakers are cursing their luck that England delivered such a dire display and see themselves dumped out of the World Cup at such an early stage. They had been been anticipating a monumental haul this tournament, one which would provide a financial breakwater ahead of the forthcoming tax changes. William Hill predicted a turnover double that of the previous …

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Marathonbet partners with Hibernian FC

Hibernian FC has announced a lucrative six figure sponsorship deal with bookmakers Marathonbet, that will see them become the club’s main partner for the next two years. A statement on their official website said the initial agreement begins ahead of the 2014/15 season and includes an option for a third year. The firm’s logo will be on the front of …

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888 to review Luis Suarez poker sponsorship

888poker are currently reviewing their partnership with Luis Suarez, after FIFA launched an investigation into yesterday’s alleged bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. The controversial Liverpool and Uruguay playmaker clashed with the Juventus clubman in the 79th minute of their 1-0 win at the Estadio das Dunas. Referee Marco Rodriguez missed the incident, although he awarded a free kick against the …

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Ed Nicholson: Notes from a brief World Cup

Unibet‘s Head of UK sportsbook marketing & product Ed Nicholson is in Brazil enjoying the World Cup, but he found time to keep the folks in the UK updated on his escapades. Monday 23rd June 2014 As I walk along Ipanema Beach towards Copacabana Beach I quickly realise Rio is probably one of a few places in the world where …

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Paddy Power chomps at Suarez opportunity

Controversial striker Luis Suarez looks set for a lengthy FIFA ban after an alleged bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in last night’s tie between Uruguay and Italy. Not one to shy away from the action, bookmaker Paddy Power was quick off the mark, with current odds leaning towards some kind of ban; 1/14 –To be banned for at least …

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Fun88 announces Burnley FC shirt sponsorship

Burnley FC has announced the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the club’s history. The newly promoted Premiership Football Club has reunited with Asian-focused igaming brand Fun88. The sponsorship will see the Fun88 brand on the Clarets’ home and away shirts for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 English football seasons. It will be the second time Fun88 have sponsored Burnley FC, as …

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SBTech launches in-play fast markets

The provider of turnkey sports betting solutions SBTech has launched its ‘fast markets’ betting product, which offers players fast-paced and exciting betting options with outcomes settled in only one or five minutes. Fast markets give players an enhanced betting experience that allows them to predict whether a specific event such as a goal, corner, free kick, throw in or a …

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87 French football clubs to be investigated after breach of betting regulations

87 professional club players are the subject of a disciplinary investigation, after the French Football League (LFP) reported a potential breach of sports betting regulations. A statement from the authority said: “Under Articles 124 of the General Regulations of the FFF and 407 regulations of the LFP, the Disciplinary Committee will investigate the cases of 87 professional clubs players who …

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