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Russia insight… How VAR will impact the World Cup

With the use of video assistant referees (VAR) already having a huge impact on European football this season, the game is now braced for the further integration of VAR at this summer’s Russian World Cup. Not only will VAR be utilised in each matchday, but it will also be used to give retrospective red cards for off the ball incidents, …

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10Bet’s Oshri Kostiner: Making the Most of Every World Cup Match

10Bet’s Create Your Bet and Pulse Bet features are creating greater synergy between pre-event and in-play betting, explains Oshri Kostiner, chief marketing officer at the fast-growing UK and international operator. With 64 games in just 31 days, up to four matches a day and unrivalled media focus, the World Cup is unequivocally the biggest betting event on the planet, and …

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6 of the Best – McBookie’s Paul Petrie

This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, and to Scotland, where Harry Kane sadly brought today’s interviewee – McBookie Co-Founder and Director Paul Petrie – back down to earth in the World Cup qualification rounds. Keep reading to find out about a holiday conundrum, Tom Cruise toss-ups and three minutes of footballing …

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188BET and Durham CCC extend links for 2018 season

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Durham County Cricket Club has announced a one year extension to its contract with online betting operator 188BET, which is to see the firm retained as sponsor for the 2018 cricket season. Through the extension 188BET is to see its logo prominently featured around its Emirates Riverside home stadium, and the firm is to also continue its sponsor of Durham’s …

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ECB proposals “another addition to an already packed marketplace”

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) forwarded proposals for a new 100-ball cricket format last week, which it is fair to say had received very mixed reactions worldwide. Encapsulating fifteen traditional six-ball overs and a final ten-ball over, meaning it will be twenty deliveries shorter than the ever growing Twenty20 (T20) format, plans would see an eight team city …

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GambleAware reaches record breaking funding donations

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GambleAware’s Chief Executive Marc Etches has penned an open letter to the industry, praising the response to last year’s concerns regarding funding for problem gambling initiatives. Detailing its voluntary donation system was, at the time, 60% below its funding target, Etches states that, despite ultimately falling below its £10m objective, a record breaking £9.4m was reached. Announcing donations are being …

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Maro Itoje’s agent handed 22-month ban for betting infractions

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Matt Hart, the agent of Saracens and England international Maro Itoje, has been suspended for 22 months after placing 1,476 bets, via a bet365 account, on rugby matches over the course of a three and a half year period. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) registered agent who works for the Stellar Group Limited, was found to have placed the bets …

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GVC Holdings completes long awaited Ladbrokes Coral acquisition

The long mooted takeover of the Ladbrokes Coral Group by GVC Holdings has finally reached completion, in a deal that could eventually be worth up to £4bn, just days after the High Court of England and Wales sanctioned the deal. With its shares now delisted from the London stock exchange, as part of the agreement the admission of 271,816,558 ordinary …

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FSB continues strategic expansions with sportsbook launch

FSB is to help launch a new UK facing sportsbook titles 7 Best Bets, after agreeing to provide its platform to its owners. Set to go live on April 9, the desktop and mobile site has an exclusive affiliate deal with social game 7 Of The Best (OTB), which was founded by former Tottenham Hotspur and England international defender Ledley …

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Wagering records to tumble as Ireland go for Grand Slam glory

Records could well be set to fall this weekend, as Ireland stand on the precipice of securing an unprecedented Grand Slam at ‘the home of rugby’. After twice denying England such glory in recent memory, at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in both 2011 and 2017, Ireland could complete the ultimate turnaround and claim that same triumph, as one of world rugby’s …

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