Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

The Jockey Club names Delia Bushell as group chief executive

The Jockey Club has confirmed that former-BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell will join the organisation as its new group chief executive, replacing outgoing chief executive Simon Bazalgette.  Bushell will join the Jockey Club in September, with a handover period of one month, before taking over from Bazalgette when he stands down in October.  It is understood that Bushell …

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DAZN deepens global expansion commitment with key appointment

DAZN has strengthened its global expansion plans with the appointment of Apple’s Ben King, who takes up the role of SVP Global Distribution and Business Development. King joins DAZN in February from Apple where, over his 12-year tenure, he worked at the forefront of some of the world’s most successful digital entertainment and media services including the iTunes Store, App Store and …

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UEFA pushes VAR early for Champions League 2018/19

UEFA executives have announced that the governing body of European football will introduce ‘Video Assistant Referees – VAR’ technology for its flagship UEFA Champions League competition, beginning at the round-of-16 knockout stages from 16 February 2019. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the mandatory VAR Champions League enforcement at yesterday’s ‘special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee’ hosted in Dublin. Governing …

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Filipino betting firm LETOU announced as Inter Milan sponsor

LETOU has announced a partnership deal with Serie A giants Inter Milan to become the club’s first ever Asian online gaming partner. The Filipino firm will become the club’s Official Regional Online Gaming Partner, in an agreement that will see the club’s image and identity used as part of LETOU’s promotions in Asia. Hugely popular across Asia, the betting and …

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Worldpay notes 18% spike in Champions League final betting

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Online bookies are on track for a bumper week’s trading, as excitement builds in the run-up to this year’s UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, according to payment processing company Worldpay. The firm’s analysis of gambling data from last year’s showdown between Real Madrid and Juventus revealed an 18% spike in online gambling activity compared to an average …

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Racing Post revamps football display window ahead of Russia 2018

In time for World Cup 2018, the Racing Post has relaunched its new ‘Football Tipster Display’ window, fully revamped for retail betting environments and developed to drive consumer engagements with client football markets. Racing Post’s B2B division states that the new tipster display window will be the perfect companion for retail bookmakers handling heightened football action during Russia 2018. Redeveloping its …

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Adam Cole – Football INDEX – The growing appeal of football trading

Football INDEX is the world’s first football stock market, enabling users to buy and sell real money shares in the world’s top footballers. Detailing how the site accumulated 100,000 users across the UK, with a number of single trading days in excess of £1 million, as well as analysing future plans for expansion, Adam Cole, Founder and CEO of Football …

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Hall of Fame entry for Paris Smith, Fred Done and Vigen Badalyan

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Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done and BetConstruct Founder and CEO Vigen Badalyan will be inducted into the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame at this year’s SBC Awards. The fourth edition of this end of year industry celebration is being held tonight (Tuesday 5 December) at the stunning Artillery Garden at the HAC in Central …

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DraftKings expands Fantasy Football to Ireland and Austria

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DraftKings, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has announced plans to expand into Ireland and Austria. The Boston-based provider will offer several football leagues to Irish and Austrian players, including the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, as well as golf (PGA and European Tour), mixed martial arts, Esports, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball …

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Ladbrokes retail network secures BT Sport content

Ladbrokes’ retail betting division has confirmed that UK sports broadcaster BT Sport will be televised across its betting shop estate network. Confirming the partnership ahead of this weekend’s start of Premier League season 2016/17, BT Sport content will be displayed across all 2144 shops in the UK and 77 shops in Northern Ireland. The content of leading UK sports broadcaster …

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