Tag Archives: olympics

Winning Post – UK racing puts safety first

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. New Zealand: NZRB – the trouble with monopolies? New Zealand Racing Board’s results to July 2018 demonstrate continued progress online, with 20% growth in customers to 230,000 (nearly 5% of NZ’s population), …

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ESSA praises joint UK and France corruption pact

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The United Kingdom and France have been lauded by international sports betting integrity body ESSA, for its ‘Declaration of Intention’ to target suspicious betting practises. The governments of the two nations are to share expertise and best practises, in order help to tackle issues such as sports corruption and match-fixing through illegal and irregular sports betting. As part of the …

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Innovation and technology hub announced by Ladbrokes Coral

Ladbrokes Coral have announced plans to unite its sports and technology teams to bring customers an continually improved betting experience. Named LC2 and located at Here East, which formerly housed the London 2012 Olympic media team, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 140 staff of both brands are charged with delivering a range of products such as CRM, ePOS and …

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Sportsbet.io an Olympic winner with Rio 2016 providing 40% of bets

New Bitcoin sportsbook Sportsbet.io has said it has enjoyed a bumper Olympic Games, with 40 per cent of bets taken during the 16-day event coming on Olympic markets. Not surprisingly tennis and football proved the most popular sports, with nearly a quarter of all Olympic bets struck in August coming on the tennis tournament in Rio, with Andy Murray’s gold …

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Betway – 500/1 Japan Rugby Sevens set to inflict painful Olympic payout

Betway are on red alert with pre-tournament 500/1 rank outsiders Japan within touching distance of an Olympic medal in the rugby sevens. Still feeling the pain from paying out mammoth odds on Premier League champions Leicester City in May, the bookmaker  is reporting another potentially devastating blow less than three months later. Betway soaked up a sprinkling of bets on the …

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UK workers to be paid £1.6 billion to watch Olympics while at work

Sporting Index has found that the cost to the British economy from workers watching the 31st Olympiad at work is a staggering £1.6bn.  The spread betting firm commissioned pollsters Opinium to survey the British public ahead of the Games, and found that Olympic-watching Brits will spend 24 minutes on average tuning into the sporting action from Brazil while at work. …

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Bookies’ Corner – Rio 2016 – Let the games begin

The 2016 Olympic games gets underway in Brazil today and there’ll be plenty of action to keep us entertained until August 21st. It’s been a controversial games before it’s even kicked off with the unravelling of the doping scandal, but here we focus on the opportunities that it offers for bookmakers. In its latest Bookies’ Corner series SBC picked the …

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Sporting Index: Brits to lose 302 million hours of sleep watching Olympics

Sporting Index surveyed the British public ahead of the Rio Olympics and found that staying up late to watch the games will cost the country up to 302 million lost hours of sleep.  The leading spread betting firm commissioned pollsters Opinium and found that Brits on average plan to go to bed 34 minutes later than normal to watch the …

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Paddy Power and urine luck campaign

Paddy Power has launched its latest controversial campaign offering gamblers their money back if a Russian beats a British or Irish competitor at the upcoming Olympic Games. It uses the tagline ‘Urine Luck’ alluding to Russia’s doping scandal which hit the press recently. The International Olympic Committee has refused to ban Russia outright from Rio, and has instead allowed the international …

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ESSA systems to monitor all 306 Rio 2016 events

Industry sports integrity organization ESSA has announced that it will deploy a ‘heightened level’ of security during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (start date 5 August). ESSA and its members will be cooperating with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) monitoring all 306 Olympic events via its Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). ESSA and its members have experience of working with …

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