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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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Fabio Schiavolin – Future Sports Betting: Industry still learning and must not shy away from innovation…

Speaking at BOS, Fabio Schiavolin the CEO of Italian gambling operator SNAI stated that amid industry mass industry consolidation, stakeholders and leadership should not shy away from ‘innovation’. Schiavolin is currently heading up the merger integration of SNAI with Italian gambling technology firm Cogemat (€150 million deal announced May 2015). The CEO stated that he viewed the merger as a …

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ASA warns Coral over use of promoted tweets

Coral has been censured by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over a promoted tweet from its Twitter account. The company has been warned not to show the advert again in its current form, and to ensure that future campaigns are clear as to how any winnings will be paid out. The tweet in question was posted on April 26, 2016, …

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The ELEAGUE finale will stream live on Twitter this weekend

It has been announced that ELEAGUE and Twitter will partner to provide live streaming coverage of this week’s ELEAGUE semifinals and championship, featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game. The live event competitions will be held Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th, from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.  This will mark a milestone in that it’ll be …

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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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Couchmans LLP – “Social Giants eye live sport assets”

The NFL last week announced Twitter as its ‘Global Streaming’ partner, a $10 million deal which will see the social media network stream ten NFL Thursday night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts). The decision to partner with Twitter, shocked sports’ insiders as it was revealed that tech giants Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon had all outbid Twitter’s winning …

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Twitter wins heavily contested ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid

Twitter has been announced as the surprise streaming service for NFL Thursday nights. The social media network won the ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid competing against the likes of Yahoo, Amazon and Verizon Global. Twitter will be allowed to stream ten NFL Thursday Night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts) to its worldwide user base of approximately 350 million. …

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Better Collective launches Daily Accas

Super affiliate Better Collective has launched Dailyaccas.com, a new affiliate site to help punters find the accumulator that suits them on a daily basis. The site takes upcoming football games within the next 12 hours and mixes them into three simple accas to suit the player’s profile. The ‘Banker’ safe selection, the ‘Risky One’ containing three bets with odds of …

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Twitter verifies eSports players

The verified status on Twitter is exclusively reserved for key figures across major industries. Despite maintaining a huge audience and accounting for some of the most engaged userbases on the platform, Twitter has been reluctant to verify any eSports figures except for a very select few. Players from the teams Cloud9 and Team SoloMid were verified earlier this week, and the …

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ASA – Bookmaker Jordan Spieth tweets breach ASA age restrictions

Tweets from three bookmakers have been banned for breaching Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) age restrictions by featuring a photo of American golfer Jordan Spieth. Coral, Bet365 and Totesport all sent tweets featuring a photo of the then 21-year-old Spieth in relation to the US Open. ASA officials  challenged whether the ads were irresponsible and breached the code because they prominently …

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