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Verizon eyes potential betting vertical to build out entertainment dynamics

Bloomberg News has reported that US telecoms giant Verizon, is monitoring closely the potential opening of the US sports betting market, as the company seeks to diversify its assets. The Fortune500 mobile carrier is reported to have had a number of meetings with industry consultants, assessing the current US gambling landscape, for the potential launch of a ‘sports-centric’ online gambling …

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BT and Sky agree content sharing deal ahead of bidding rights

A landmark new deal has been signed between Sky and BT for the two firms to be able to sell channels on both platforms. As part of the new deal, the BT Sport channels, which provide coverage of UEFA Champions League and Premier League football will be supplied to Sky, as well as this, BT will be able to sell …

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Responsible gambling the focus in new five year Sky Bet and EFL deal

Sky Bet has announced a new five-year headline sponsorship deal with the English Football League (EFL), strengthening its responsible gambling strategy in the process. The deal, which will run until the culmination of the 2023/24 season, will represent a 20% year on year increase from 2019/20 on the current deal. Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting and Gaming, said: “We’re …

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EnergyBet’s Simona Pinterova: Focusing resources on quality interactions with the fans

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EnergyBet is the main club sponsor for Leyton Orient FC, as well as the official in stadia betting partner for Millwall FC. The Malta-based operator, whose affiliate partner scheme has been nominated for a prize at the upcoming SBC Awards, is committed to connecting with the fans of its partners. We spoke to Simona Pinterova, PR and Media Manager at …

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Plan for the World Cup and beyond at Betting on Football 2018 #bofcon2018

SBC Events has lined up a full day’s track dedicated to the FIFA World Cup at Betting on Football 2018 (20-23 March), as part of a comprehensive conference agenda ahead of next year’s tournament in Russia. Featuring eight main tracks and more than 40 sessions across Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March, #bofcon2018 will present over 150 experts from the …

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Could Amazon become a game changer of Premier League broadcasting?

From the 2019-2020 season, it appears that Amazon is aiming to become a major new force in the world of Premier League TV rights. A whole host of digital media outlets are looking to test the waters with a bid for Premier League content, however after its purchase of the ATP tennis tournaments, Amazon looks more likely to succeed with …

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Sky Sports ramps up live football content with new £600 million EFL contract

UK media has reported that Sky UK has secured a five-year £600 million deal, for the exclusive rights to broadcast English Football League (EFL) matches (Championship, League One, and League Two). Adding new content to its dedicated ‘Sky Sports Football’ channels, the broadcaster details that starting on season 2019/2020 it plans to show up to 183 live EFL syndicated matches. …

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Twitter suspends Paddy Power account

As of last night, Paddy Power’s popular Twitter account (@PaddyPower) has been suspended for reasons yet unknown. The social media platform has blocked the Paddy Power account showing no active feed, posting a generic message that reads ‘Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules’. Twitter’s suspension of @PaddyPower, has sent the bookmaker’s followers into rumour overdrive, however, it remains …

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Football clubs disengage with Facebook

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Facebook’s decision to discontinue paying football clubs for live streams has inevitably led to a backlash of clubs becoming disinterested in the social media site. A plethora of teams that previously enjoyed heavy involvement in Facebook, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United, are now seemingly contemplating investments in alternative outlets such as Instagram and YouTube. The decision to cease …

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Sportito delivers mobile payments boost with Boku integration

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Daily fantasy sports provider Sportito has made it easier for its customers to deposit via mobile by announcing a new partnership with payments platform Boku. The carrier billing solution from Boku, where customers can use their personal phone number to make deposits, will be an alternative payment method for the users who do not want to use their bank card …

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