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BetVIP – First licensed bitcoin-only sportsbook launches ahead of World Cup

 BetVIP.com, has gone live with the aim of adding transparency and legitimacy to the nascent currency. BetVIP takes wagers and pays out winnings exclusively in bitcoin and only accepts bets in regulated markets. It has offices in Malta and South Africa and holds a gaming license in Curacao. The technology that powers BetVIP is provided by leading gaming solutions supplier, …

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Ladbrokes delays Mexican sports betting brand Sportium.mx launch

Ladbrokes’ planned launch of Mexican sports betting brand Sportium.mx, has been delayed due to regulatory issues, according to eGaming Review.  The Mexican sports betting brand was set to launch this week ahead of the 2014 Brazil Word Cup. Ladbrokes have not disclosed details on the regulatory issues concerning Sportium.mx. However a Ladbrokes statement commented that the delay would ‘not be …

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Dorothy Creaven – Element Wave – Brazil 2014 focusing & valuing player engagement

The FIFA World Cup is the largest international sporting event on the planet and smartphone-owning football fans everywhere will be using their mobile devices to play an important role in their World Cup experience. According to a new international study released from the IAB, “2014 World Cup: A Global Mobile Perspective,” over 48% of World Cup audiences will follow the …

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Report sees gross win World Cup windfall for UK operators

The UK sports betting industry could see a £100 million World Cup 2014 windfall, reports corporate research and insights company Regulus Insights. The report commissioned by Sporting Index, predicts betting volumes to increase by 50% compared to betting figures for World Cup 2010. Mobile and in-play functionalities will lead the betting drive, as revenues and gross win generation are set …

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James Henderson tipped to replace Topping

Weekend  business news reports  that UK sports betting operator William Hill are set to replace outgoing CEO Ralph Topping with current Director of Operations James Henderson. UK business news wire This is Money, reported that after months of strategic evaluation the bookmaker is ready to announce James Henderson as incoming CEO for the UK’s leading biggest sports betting operator. The …

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Sportradar partners with the Finnish Football League Association

Sportradar,  supplier of sports related data, is pleased to announce the new data partnership with the Finnish Football League Association (FFLA). Sportradar has signed a multi-year deal with the FFLA to become the “Official Data Partner of FFLA/ Veikkausliiga”. Sportradar thereby acquired the worldwide and exclusive right to collect and archive sports data of all matches of the Veikkausliiga and …

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SBC Report – Match Fixing Part 1 – A Global Impact

Team SBC’s David Kelly examines the extent of the global match fixing and sports corruption underworld, as fresh World Cup rigging allegations crank up the heat on Sepp Blatter. The following SBC series will introduce match fixing, discuss its prevalence amid recent reports, and offer some insights as to how the gambling industry can protect sports integrity and lead the …

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BetVictor pulls out of Sun Bets partnership

BetVictor’s new management brought in under new sole owner Michael Tabor have terminated its negotiations with the UK’s Sun newspaper. BetVictor will choose to re-focus its energies on re-structuring company operations under new management, having been acquired by Tabor’s investment vehicle last May. The operator had agreed to partner with the Sun newspaper, in order to provide a white label …

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32Red re-launches sports betting product with Kambi

Igaming operator 32Red is set to revamp its sports betting offering, after soft-launching its Kambi Sports Solutions sport betting platform. 32Red Sport has been re-launched in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 32Red will target new and existing sports betting customers with a set of World Cup promotions. Furthermore the new sport betting product will be promoted through the …

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Barry Martin – Bringing 666Bet to life

Team SBC caught up with Barry Martin, CEO of 666Bet.com, the former founder of London’s first ever live poker club – the Gutshot Poker Club, Barry Martin is not afraid of facing new challenges, fresh from launching 666bet’s  offer of 1966/1 on England winning the World Cup, Barry talks to SBC about his future hopes for the 666Bet brand and its operations. …

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