Tag Archives: USA

£25,000 win takes just 15 minutes for Betway punter

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A customer of Betway had a weekend to remember, after a collection of random selections helped him scoop £25,000 on the bookmakers free to enter ‘4 to Score’ game. John Bolton, 32, from Llanharan, South Wales, saw his four picks, Plymouth Argyle, Morecambe, Eastleigh and Brackley Town, all find the back of the net within 15 minutes of kick off. The …

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At The Races – Innovative ways of utilising data in racing

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As the consumption of sports betting in the UK continues to develop, racing has retained its status as a stalwart amongst the nation’s most cherished betting events. Nonetheless, in 2018 the importance of the continued evolution of racing can’t be understated, SBC spoke to the Commercial Manager at broadcaster At The Races, Joe Andrews about why the future remains positive for racing …

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Expert Focus – All on the line in New Jersey’s battle of PASPA

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All eyes are set to fall on the USA today, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hears oral arguments from New Jersey officials regarding the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). With a distinct focus on New Jersey’s bid to offer licensed sports betting, the state has already faced seven losses in federal …

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All eyes on Capitol Hill as Chris Christie seeks Supreme Drop of PASPA

Today, US Supreme Court Justices’ will hear initial ‘oral arguments’, put forward by New Jersey officials seeking to repeal provisions of 1992’s ‘Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)’. New Jersey continues its decade-long battle to implement ‘state-licensed sports betting’, which had been previously rejected in 2015 by the US Justice Department. Arguing that PASPA regulations interfere with US states’ …

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Business Briefs – featuring Christmas cheer, profits and parties

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The round up includes news of a fresh UKGC license being granted, Australian and American full year and Q3 results and Christmas promotions getting underway as the festive season begins. Aristocrat posts positive results A record revenue figure of $2.45bn has been announced by Aristocrat in its full year results, a 15.3% increase from the $2.1bn shown for the previous …

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Russia 2018: The contrasting consequences of non-qualification

As the dust settles on a dramatic qualifying campaign, betting operators are left assessing how to maximise Russia 2018, even if that means promoting the tournament to nation that fell at the first hurdle and failed to qualify for football’s showpiece event. As CEO of Digitain, the B2B power behind Armenian betting operator TotoGaming, Suren Khachatryan underlined that although everyone …

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Is it time for football to embrace the expansion of major tournaments?

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When FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced in January that the 2026 World Cup would be expanded from 32 teams to host 48, it evoked widespread negativity from the football World.   However, none that reacted to that meeting in Zurich with discontent, could have anticipated what would follow 11 months later. As a dramatic World Cup qualification campaign culminated in …

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FIFA seeks ‘stronger ethical code’ for its World Cup 2026 bidding process

FIFA governance has presented its official guiding mandate for the bidding process to host its 2026 World Cup tournament. World football’s governing body has presented its official guidelines to the committees representing North America’s joint bid of USA-Canada-Mexico competing against Morocco for the right to host football’s biggest tournament. Presenting a 35-page document, FIFA governance has made bidding parties’ aware of key …

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Peter Woodfine – Total Performance Data – In-play betting is ‘vital for racing’s future’

Using innovative global navigation satellite systems Total Performance Data (TPD) aims to expand in-play horse racing betting into the mainstream, whilst opening up betting operators to a vast number of new horse racing betting opportunities. TPD attaches trackers to the saddlecloths of horses and allows operators access to data which was previously not available. The data ranges from sectional times …

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Fox’s $200 million World Cup gamble

Tuesday’s dismal defeat at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago, meant that the United States Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Whilst the poor performances of Bruce Arena’s side will have caused widespread disappointment amongst US Soccer fans, the devastation will be elevated for executives at 21st Century Fox, who …

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