Sportsbook

Paddy Show Best Value in January 2014

Paddy Power had an incredible 109 money-back offers during the course of January according to the latest monthly report from the leading online affiliate and betting service, FREEBETS.com. The bookmaker was one of only two of the 19 leading layers analysed by the FREEBETS.com team to promote more than 100 total offers during January. Betway had 104 and William Hill …

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Ripon Renews Broadcast Terms with At The Races

UK and Ireland racing broadcaster At The Races has renewed broadcast terms with the Ripon Racecourse, the new deal will see racecourse content published by ATR programming for the next ten years. Located in North Yorkshire and nicknamed the Garden Racecourse, Ripon Racecourse is a specialist thoroughbred racing venue. ATR’s new agreement with the racecourse, will see the broadcaster retain …

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Stanleybet Returns to the UK High-Street

Betting retail operators Stanleybet announced the return of its betting services to the UK public, with the opening of a new premise located in Liverpool. The betting shop will be opened at the end of the week and will see the return of the Stanleybet sports betting brand to the UK. Stanleybet had sold its 600 UK retail betting outlets …

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Press Association Takes on Irish Racing Contract

The Press Association (PA) supplier of multi media content and has been agreed a partnership with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) the governing body’s Form Book.The agreed will see the PA become the official data and content supplier for the next three years. The PA will further supply HRI with additional headlines package of international and domestic Irish racing news for use on …

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Jonathan Wilson – ‘What Match Fixing Truly Threatens’

Guardian UK and Bettingexpert.com football journalist Jonathan Wilson believes that the impact of match fixing goes well beyond the immediate concerns of bookmakers and punters. Today, Jonathan Wilson tells us how the suspicion of match fixing can quietly erode sport’s ability to astound. The day that Liverpool drew 3-3 with Everton, I was at a dinner with a former Test …

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ASA Ban BET365 TV Advert

Bet365 are the latest sports betting operator to have had their television advertisement banned by the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA). The advertising compliance board for UK terrestrial and digital broadcast services, found the Bet365 digital and television advert promoting a ‘Free Bet Offer’ to be misleading to UK audiences. The television and online format displayed on UK TV public …

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Suspicious Olympics activity needs reporting

Licensed betting operators are being reminded to report any suspicious betting patterns on events at this month’s Winter Olympics to the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU). The reminder comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed its new monitoring tool will be operating during the winter games in Sochi that begin today. The “Integrity Betting, Intelligence System” (IBIS) …

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Racecourse data licensing made easier

Fifty-seven British racecourses have announced the formation of Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The joint venture has been formed by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Arena Racing Company (ARC), and nine independent racecourses as shareholders. RDC has been assigned the PRD (Pre-Race Data) licence for a five-year term from Racing Enterprises Limited (REL). PRD is information on a racecard, such as …

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First TV campaign for McBookie.com

Scottish bookmakers McBookie.com have embarked on a major TV campaign for the first time. The firm will be focusing on Scottish Television and has secured spots during STV’s coverage of the Champions and Europa League. The advert looks to prove that the firm understand Scottish punters more than other bookmakers, by having a sly dig at England’s chances of winning …

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IBIS makes debut at Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the regulated betting industry have announced a new information reporting arrangement surrounding any suspicious betting activity. The agreement signed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) comes in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi but will extend to include Rio 2016. IOC Communications …

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