Tag Archives: UEFA

Champions League final 2015 brings a boost to Britain’s bookmakers

Following up on its insight and analysis into sports betting transaction during major sporting events, Worldpay  a payment processing operator with high coverage and major transaction volume within the online sports betting industry, has today released exclusive 2015 data showing how busy Britain’s online bookies were during Saturday’s  UEFA Champions League Final between Barcelona and Juventus. Worldpay’s data shows that on the Saturday of …

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Blatt’s Off! Bookies open market on FIFA Presidency

Just days after announcing, “I am the president of everybody”, following his re-election as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has stated that he is to step down from the role. The news was revealed at a seemingly hastily prepared press conference on 2nd June 2015, precisely five days after he won the first vote 133 to challenger Prince Ali bin-al Hussein’s …

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Kambi looking at real time analytics

Kristian Nylén, CEO of NASDAQ-listed sportsbook technology supplier Kambi, has said that his firm’s fourth quarter performance underlines the success of its business model. Revenue amounted to €9.3m for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 52%, and €36.0m for the full year 2014, an increase of 70%. It also meant that the company edged into profit for both …

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Infographic shows history of online sports betting industry

This new infographic from RightCasino.com reveals how, in 20 years, online betting has grown into an industry worth more than $74 billion. It charts the history of online betting from humble origins in Antigua to its current level of sophistication, where crazy PR stunts, royal baby betting and celebrity endorsement are industry standard. The sports betting industry as a whole …

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UEFA signs up for four more years of Sportradar security

UEFA, European football’s governing body, has extended its relationship with Sportradar, by signing a new four-year agreement. The agreement will see Sportradar’s Security Services provide UEFA with betting movement information from over 30,000+ matches across Europe per season, together with additional consultancy. Sportradar has been monitoring betting movements on European football matches since 2006 and the renewal of the agreement …

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Celtic reprieve causes problems for bookmakers

Celtic Football Club’s unexpected reprieve from Champions League elimination is causing some bookmakers a headache as curious punters get in touch to see if their previously losing bets are now, in fact, winners. Celtic lost on Wednesday night 2-0 to Legia Warsaw in the CL qualifier, with an embarrassing 6-1 loss on aggregate. However the Polish side brought on a …

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CONCACAF extends Sportradar partnership

Sportradar has extended its partnership with the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), under which Sportradar will monitor betting on a range of CONCACAF and regional competitions for the 2014-2015 competition period. Sportradar will use its unique Fraud Detection System (FDS) to scrutinise worldwide betting on these competitions, and will alert CONCACAF of any suspicious events …

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UEFA issues red card against match fixing

Football governing body UEFA has continued its hard-line stance on match fixing and fair play, warning players at the European U-17 Championship in Malta, of the perils of manipulating and influencing incidents and results. Disciplinary Inspector João Leal addressed the current Netherlands team, one of the favourites to win the competition, and discussed how match-fixing includes trivial bets on the …

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