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Industry first Facebook Messenger ChatBot for Paddy Power

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Paddy Power has become the first bookmaker to offer ChatBot on Facebook Messenger, after going live with a new product provided by Onionsack. The industry-first ChatBot, powered by the Onionsack SaaS messaging platform, enables customers to login to their Paddy Power betting account, check balances and place wagers via Facebook. Once connected to the Paddy Power Facebook Messenger bot, customers …

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Kick off…Facebook signs live content partnership with MLS & Univision

Social media giant Facebook Inc has furthered its presence within sports, by agreeing a live streaming content partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and Spanish-language American broadcaster Univision Deportes. This weekend, Facebook executives confirmed that 22 live matches would be streamed ‘in-English’ on Univision Deportes Facebook page. Univision will support the Facebook streams by providing English commentary and ‘unique Facebook’ …

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Coral partners with Fresh8 Gaming to launch video advertising

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Coral has partnered with Fresh8 Gaming to launch a dynamic video advertising product across their digital video campaigns, which includes both Facebook and YouTube. The bookmaker will use Fresh8 technology to power auto-generated videos with real time offers and odds across their digital display and to push their affiliate advertising partnerships. The Fresh8 video platform enables a sports betting operator …

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Kevin Pietersen admits fears over cricket corruption

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Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he is not surprised by Cricket Australia’s (CA) claim that its emerging players are being targeted by corrupt foreign bookmakers via social media. CA’s Head of Integrity Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of squads for the national team and Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and …

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Foreign bookies target emerging Aussie players via social media

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The Head of Integrity for Cricket Australia has confirmed that foreign bookmakers are approaching emerging Australian cricketers on social media, seeking information on squads and playing conditions. Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of making it to national squads and the Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted by ‘pitch-siders’ via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Roy …

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Blavatnik’s Access Industries wants Perform to be the ‘Netflix of Sports’

Len Blavatnik’s firm Access Industries, which has investments in the media & technology sectors, is reported to have rejected a number of co-funding approaches from US tech giants in Perform Group (Perform). This weekend The Daily Telegraph reported that Blavatnik had turned down equity funding partnerships from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and YouTube, as Access Industries aims to turn …

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SmartBets uses industry-first BetBot for Euro 2016 knock-outs

SmartBets, the odds comparison site powered by bettingexpert.com, has enlisted the help of its free-to-use BetBot to give Euro 2016 fans on Facebook a helping hand with their last 16 wagers. Autonomously participating in conversations with users, BetBot responds to users via Facebook Messenger, providing real-time odds on upcoming games from major bookmakers through SmartBets, as Euro 2016 reaches the latter …

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Ortiz Gaming books appointment with Doctor Bingo

Brazilian social gaming operator Gamesmart has launched a series of new video bingo games exclusively on Facebook from Ortiz Gaming. Under its Brazilian facing brand Doctor Bingo, Gamesmart will be able to offer its players Ortiz Gaming’s popular video bingo titles, including titles Six Bingo, Triple Bonus, and Match Mania. The partnership kicked off with the release of Ace Mania …

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LeoVegas searches for Smooth Criminals in latest game launch

After being commended at the back end of last year for its use of Twitter, mobile casino LeoVegas is launching an engaging social media campaign to promote its new Michael Jackson-themed game. It is a five-reel slot with 25 paylines, featuring wilds, scatters and two free game features (Beat It and Smooth Criminal). Bally Technologies created the game for real money …

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Leicester City triumph to trigger ‘recalibration’ on long shot pricing

The news media is awash at how much Leicester City’s incredible Premier League title triumph is going to cost the betting industry, but we may not see the true impact of the unlikely win until next season. While the estimates are that The Foxes’ 5,000-1 victory has cost the betting industry between £25m – £50m, the truth is that the …

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