Tag Archives: Conor McGregor

Paddy Power denies racism claims over Mayweather promotion

Not one to shy away from controversy, Paddy Power has refuted claims that its promotion yesterday could in anyway be construed as being racist. The allegations related to Paddy Power’s use of the phrase ‘always bet on black’ after the company paid out on Floyd Mayweather defeating Conor McGregor. Defending the promotional slogan to SBC, Lee Price (Head of PR …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – All on the Line for Mayweather vs McGregor

This Saturday’s mega fight between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor has surpassed all bookmaker expectations. Grabbing the general public’s attention, Mayweather vs McGregor looks to break all combat sports records (PPV, wagering, global audience etc…). SBC’s Bookies’ Corner details how bookmakers have approached this unique fight, regarding market pricing, public expectations, hype and rumour. Furthermore, should McGregor achieve …

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Mayweather/McGregor – Paddy Power’s punchy payout gamble

With three days until the most anticipated boxing event of recent memory, Paddy Power has already rewarded backers of Floyd Mayweather by paying out on the American fighter. The Irish bookmaker has made the £250,000 payout this morning, in spite of nearly 80% of punters backing the two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor. A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “We’re spinning …

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Showtime…Kambi pushes all in-play & instant betting boundaries for Mayweather vs McGregor

Sports betting platform provider Kambi is pulling no punches for this weekend’s mega fight between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor (Saturday 26 August). Kambi specialist in ‘tier 1’ bookmaker provisions, has detailed that it will have the most comprehensive betting market inventory for the Las Vegas fight which is has broken wagering levels for combat sports. In …

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Knock-Out… ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor joins Team Betsafe

Betsson AB European sports betting subsidiary Betsafe has announced that it has signed UFC Lightweight Champion ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor as its new ‘EU Ambassador’. One of the most followed and popular athletes in world sports, UFC star McGregor is currently preparing to fight boxing legend Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather in Las Vegas on 26 August, in a bout seeking to …

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Mayweather vs McGregor breaks Betfair betting records

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With 19 days until the opening bell of the most anticipated boxing event in recent memory, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor has already smashed betting records. Betfair has revealed that betting on the bout has already surpassed the £10m mark, making it the biggest boxing event in Betfair history. The previous record was £8.9m, set in 2015 when …

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McGregor’s punchy press performances proving popular with punters

Almost as anticipated as the fight itself, last week’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor press conferences have evoked the imagination of punters. The tenacity of McGregor appears to have renewed faith from punters that he has something unpredictable planned for 26 August. Paddy Power’s Lee Evans told SBC: “We were forced to cut the odds on McGregor …

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UFC 205 breaking Sportsbet.io betting levels

UFC 205 has already broken records as the most bet on UFC fight night of all time, according to figures from Sportsbet.io. The Bitcoin sportsbook has enjoyed a steady stream of bets in the lead-up to Saturday night’s event in New York, which has already beaten Sportsbet’s previous high for the most wagered on a UFC card. Unsurprisingly, the headline …

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Unibet – Diaz vs McGregor 2 to break UFC wagering records

This Saturday’s UFC 202 main event between  Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor 2  has divided the world of mixed martial arts as to who will win this Saturday’s much-anticipated rematch. In 5 March, Diaz who took the fight on ten days notice shocked the world of fighting by submitting McGregor to a second round choke-hold ending the boisterous Irishman’s unbeaten run …

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Anthony Cousins – Unibet targets UFC turnover records in 2016

With the media frenzy around the Aldo vs McGregor fight and Ronda Rousey’s surprise defeat, 2015 was certainly the highest profile year in the history of UFC. We caught up with Unibet’s Head of Sportsbook Anthony Cousins, to discuss their official betting partnership with UFC, reflect on a record breaking 2015 and look ahead to 2016. _____________ SBC: Anthony, as …

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