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COVID-19: How the virus is impacting sports events across the globe

As the world comes to terms with the continually evolving threat of COVID-19, SBC focuses on how the outbreak is having a significant impact on sporting events across the globe.  Football  Following the UK Government’s decision not to ban major gatherings, in spite of much criticism, the English Premier League seemed intent on continuing to play out the fixture list …

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More bets wagered on Six Nations as England tipped for success

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UK punters’ interest in the Six Nations has continued to grow, with 26 per cent more bets being placed in comparison to this time last year. Ahead of this weekend, Wales vs England has proven to be the most popular betting event of the tournament so far, with five times more bets being placed on this game in comparison to …

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PRO14 Rugby strengthens integrity commitment with Sportradar

PRO14 Rugby has deepened its commitment to protecting the integrity of the Guinness PRO14 by confirming a partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services. The multi-year agreement means all 152 games each season from the Guinness PRO14 will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), which is widely regarded as the most technically advanced bet monitoring system available. The FDS is …

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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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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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Are England destined for third straight Six Nations title?

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It’s that time of the year when Six Nations Rugby returns to our screens, with five physically intense rounds of competition spread across February and Match. England head into the Championships as favourites, with back to back triumphs, including a Grand Slam in 2016, but could the Red Rose’s impressive form be set to crash in early 2018? Joe Lovelace, …

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The Jockey Club welcomes National Express onboard

National Express has signed a three year ‘Official Coach and Bus Partner’ agreement with The Jockey Club. This deal will see the UK’s largest coach operator provide dedicated services across the United Kingdom, direct to all major events in The Jockey Club’s racing calendar. As part of the new service, it’s promised that it will “provide customers with drop off …

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Sponsorship Spotlight – Increased TV coverage and opportunities for betting partners in Rugby

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As the Six Nations makes its return after a one-week break, we’ve put Rugby sponsorship into the spotlight on SBC News. A month on from Leicester Tigers signing LeoVegas as its ‘Official Betting and Gaming Partner’, we caught up with Chris Rose, Head of Brand for the 10-time English Champions, to discuss the lack of visibility for betting partners in …

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Coral reveals Six Nations backing for Jones’ England

An eagerly awaited Six Nations kicks off tomorrow in Paris, as Europe’s finest look to move past collective Rugby World Cup disappointment. Despite becoming the first host nation to fail at the group stage, Coral have confirmed that many punters are backing England to come good under Eddie Jones and restore some pride in the Red Rose. John Hill, a …

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BetVictor Sponsor Snooker’s Welsh Open in 2016

World Snooker is delighted to announce that BetVictor will be title sponsor of the Welsh Open world ranking event for the fourth consecutive year in 2016. The BetVictor Welsh Open will run from February 15 to 21 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. John Higgins won the title last year against a strong field, which included the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark …

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