Tag Archives: Betfair

Colossus Bets player offered £324,477 cash out

Football pools jackpots betting operator Colossus Bets,  announced that the last surviving player in the weekend’s £1,000,000 HDA15 Football Jackpot has been offered £324,477 for 100% of their live ticket with just two legs left to go. Having played through Betfair, one of Colossus Bets’ B2B partner sites, the player was made the offer of £324,477 for the ticket following Stoke’s 1-0 victory …

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Scotland vote demonstrates the prediction power of betting markets

The Scottish referendum result marks the fifth time in a row that the Betfair Exchange has correctly predicted a significant political outcome as the NO vote confirmed what the Exchange had been pointing to for several months. Betfair had consistently called the NO vote as around an 80% chance to win, with the YES campaign around a 20%, despite opinion …

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Generous ATM is a Betfair promotion for its ‘Price Rush’

Betfair has claimed responsibility for a stunt which saw Super Rich Cash Machines, a mysterious ATM provider that appeared on Tooting High Street on Wednesday morning, dispensing more money than was expected to customers. News of the malfunctioning cash machine broke on Wednesday morning across social media as members of the public tweeted about the free cash they were receiving, …

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Betfair release % chance charts on Scottish Referendum outcome

On 18 September, Scotland’s voters will decide whether to stay part of the United Kingdom or go it alone. Betfair’s political trading desk has released a set of charts monitoring % chance of the Scottish Referendum’s Yes and No campaigns. The charts published by Betfair’s Exchange demonstrate the implied % chance of each voting outcome. Betfair’s Exchange has so far …

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Betfair posts record quarterly revenues & profits

Betfair plc posted its opening Q1 2015 financial performance for the three month period ending 31 July 2014. The London listed operator posted a strong opening which saw net gaming revenues up 30% to £117.3 million (Q1 2014: £90.4 million).  Its sports betting division posted a 30% net revenue increase to £83 million (Q1 2014 £64 million), igaming divisions further …

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Colossus Bets: Providing lotto sized sports jackpots

Bernard Marantelli, CEO and founder of innovative football pool operator Colossus Bets, explains how the company is continually developing its B2B and B2C offering. You’ve just launched HDA15 – a 15 team accumulator with a £1m jackpot. What is the thinking behind this? We built this company in the belief the public wanted lotto sized sports jackpot bets with Fractional …

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Colossus Bets launches weekly £1m HDA15 football jackpot

Colossus Bets, home of the £10,000,000 Colossus and the world’s biggest football and sports jackpots, has launched a £1,000,000 HDA15 Football Jackpot aimed at dominating and consolidating the HDA (or 1X2) pools and traditional accumulator markets. Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of Colossus Bets, said: “Several operators currently run small 1X2 Pools, and whilst they may reach £1,000,000 once a …

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Coral & Betfair stung by false match

Sports betting operator Gala Coral and betting exchange  Betfair is voiding bets on a football match after being notified that the event did not take place. The betting  operators had taken wagers on a friendly match between Spain’s Ponferradina SD and Freamunde of Portugal. Ponferradina had withdrawn from the fixture and had been replaced by another football team who played …

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Betfair Octopus invades Open golf championship

Betting exchange Betfair is extending its TV advertising campaign into the real world by placing its giant octopus between the fourth green and fifth tee of The Open golf championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. ‘Paul the Octopus’, which made its debut playing table tennis in Betfair’s current This Is Play TV advertising, has been designed in homage to …

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Betfair has vision for Google Glass

In an industry first, UK betting brand Betfair has announced they will become the first betting company to use Google Glass headsets during their TV betting slots. It is the first move by the betting company in a wider business plan to utilise Glass to improve consumers’ betting experience. Starting this Saturday 5 July from Leicester with the 2.30pm slot …

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