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Ladbrokes launches ‘Free Bets League’ on Mirror Fantasy iTeam

Ladbrokes has announced that they will give users of Mirror Fantasy iTeam the chance to go head-to-head in the ‘Ladbrokes Free Bets League’ with £12,600 in prizes across the season. Users of the app, which is free for download, must join the league via mobile to compete for the prizes. With its brand ambassador Chris Kamara taking the hot seat …

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Trevor Keane: New Celtic eSports League explained

Earlier this week, Trevor Keane, Co-Founder of Celtic eSports, announced plans to launch a new league in Autumn 2016, featuring local players as representatives of football clubs from the top leagues in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Just a few days on, we caught up with him to find out more about the format of the league, …

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Betfred brings Sky Sports to its UK high-street shops

Betfred has agreed a multi-year deal with Sky to show Sky Sports in all of its 1,360 UK high-street shops. The complete portfolio of seven Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports News HQ and Eurosport, has been available to customers in Betfred shops since 1 July. Mark Stebbings, Managing Director of Betfred Retail, said: “Exciting live sport and a great …

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Dafabet extends sponsorship deal with Sunderland AFC

Dafabet has announced that they have agreed a new deal to continue as Sunderland AFC’s main sponsor until at least 2019. The company first announced the partnership with Sunderland in the summer of 2015, and will become one of the longest serving principal partners in the club’s history. As part of the deal, Dafabet will undertake a number of match day, …

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FSB Technology partners with Sportdec for new app launch

Platform provider FSB Technology (UK) Ltd has partnered with Sportdec, an Irish technology start up, for the launch of its new app ahead of the Euro 2016 quarter finals. The Sportdec app features live scores, notifications, fixtures and tables, statistics, video, and editorial content, as well as FSB’s new fully-optimised sports betting service. They also have access to FSB’s CRM …

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FanDuel waits on UK license approval for August launch

FanDuel have confirmed that they are working towards a target date for launch in the UK, but stressed that ‘the date is not set in stone and still provisional’. The company already have a license to operate remote gambling software but are still waiting on approval for their UK license application. As reported on CalvinAyre.com, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles told Bloomberg last …

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Martin Demichelis gets £22,058 fine for betting misconduct

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been fined £22,058 and warned over his future conduct after accepting an FA charge of betting misconduct. The Argentina international was found to have breached FA Rule E8, with 29 bets placed on matches between 22nd January and 15th February this year. There is no suspicion of any form of match fixing, and the …

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Research claims footballers under-perform because of gambling

A PHD study undertaken by Graeme Law at the University of Chester claims that professional football players are under-performing due to worries relating to gambling losses. Law detailed his data and analysis  at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Birmingham, stating that players gamble as a way of relieving boredom and use online betting sites to conceal gambling partners from their …

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Andrew McCarron – BOFCON – Industry prepares for Euro 2016

This year’s Betting on Football Conference at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, is now just 2 weeks away. And despite his busy schedule, SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron took some time out to answer a few questions about the upcoming event. This includes major discussion points for the industry, Euro 2016 focus and the key expected takeaways for …

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