Tag Archives: Betfair

Betfair US 2020 – Biden takes pole position but punters side with Trump

Fourth of July celebrations could not hide President Donald Trump’s struggles to retain his administration, as Betfair Politics stated that Joe Biden is now 8/11 favourite to win the upcoming US 2020 Presidential Election (3 November). Tracking a ‘nightmare June’ for Trump, in which his Presidency has been scarred by the social unrest caused by the COVID-19 lockdown and Black …

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Dutch CoS backs Betfair’s objections to totalisator allocation procedure

The Dutch Council of State (CoS) has upheld an appeal submitted by Betfair and Unibet which claims that the allocation procedure carried out by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (NGA) did not give other parties ‘a fair chance’ of obtaining a totalisator licence.  Under Article 24 of the Betting and Gambling Act, the NGA is permitted to grant one totalisator licence, …

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Peter Nolan joins Digitain as strategic consultant

Sportsbook and casino platform provider Digitain has confirmed the appointment of Peter Nolan as its new Strategic Consultant. As part of his new role, Nolan will take responsibility for the management of media relations. He will also consult on the firm’s B2B marketing plan, as well as sales and business strategy. Commenting on his new role, Nolan said: “Digitain is …

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OptaJoe and the search for the perfect sports insight

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Ahead of his attendance at the Stats Perform booth (C3) at the SBC Digital Summit (today and Thursday), we sat down with Duncan Alexander from the Stats Perform sports data team. Alexander explained how he and his fellow statisticians support marketing and content teams, as well as more on his search for the perfect sports insight and the new Opta …

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Betfair debuts ‘Racing Post Live’ for Cheltenham 2020 

Seeking to deliver the best Cheltenham 2020 insights and engagement for punters, next week the Betfair Exchange will broadcast ‘Racing Post Live’ across all its digital platforms. Racing Post Live is a new interactive show developed by the rebranded Spotlight Sports Group, covering all major horseracing festivals throughout the calendar year.  Hosted exclusively on the Betfair platforms, the show will see …

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Flutter backs strategy to navigate 2019 complexities 

Publishing its full-year 2019 results, the governance of FTSE100 Flutter Entertainment Plc has detailed confidence in the firm’s future growth prospects after closing a year of regulatory adjustments and sustainability challenges.   Citing strong international expansions, Flutter achieved record revenues of £2.14 billion, up 14% against corresponding FY2018’s £1.81 billion – a tough comparative period featuring World Cup trading. Flutter governance …

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Oddschecker: Cheltenham data to dispel ante post perception?

File photo dated 15-03-2019 of Jockey Paul Townend celebrates his victory in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on Al Boum Photo during Gold Cup Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The Cheltenham Festival 2020 has attracted almost 40% more ante-post punting in comparison to last year’s event, according to numbers released by Oddschecker. The figures showed an increase of 39.6% in the total staked from 2019 to 2020 across the same period of 1 January to 18 February.  Similarly, the number of ante-post bets went up by 9.7%. This represents …

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Matchbook freezes UK activity following UKGC suspension

Closing Monday 17 February trading, online betting exchange Matchbook has been forced to suspend its entire UK betting and casino services. The Dundalk-based operator issued a statement to customers detailing that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) had sanctioned a temporary licence suspension on its operating company Triplebet Limited. “As a result, from 23.59 on 17 February 2020 we will be …

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Betfair shortens Trump re-election odds following Iowa chaos

A turbulent week of US political drama has seen the Betfair Exchange shorten the odds on Donald Trump maintaining his Presidency, with odds trading at an all-time low of 8/11. Betfair Politics details that Trump has benefitted from his acquittal by the Senate, which refused to advance impeachment hearings on alleged interference of Ukraine funds by the US 45th President. …

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UK betting leadership stands firm on collaborative approach despite media scepticism

Leaders of UK betting’s top five betting operators yesterday gave insights and opinions to the House of Lords Select Committee tasked with investigating the ‘Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’. Established in 2019, the Lords Committee continues its review of UK gambling seeking to gain valuable research and ‘reliable facts’ on unique industry factors and dynamics with for …

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