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Oddschecker: Cheltenham data to dispel ante post perception?

File photo dated 15-03-2019 of Jockey Paul Townend celebrates his victory in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on Al Boum Photo during Gold Cup Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The Cheltenham Festival 2020 has attracted almost 40% more ante-post punting in comparison to last year’s event, according to numbers released by Oddschecker. The figures showed an increase of 39.6% in the total staked from 2019 to 2020 across the same period of 1 January to 18 February.  Similarly, the number of ante-post bets went up by 9.7%. This represents …

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SIS secures Saudi Cup distribution with leading bookmakers

Bet365, Betfred and Ladbrokes Coral are among a whole host of bookmakers who have secured rights with Sports Information Services (SIS) to distribute live pictures and data from this month’s Saudi Cup, nicknamed ‘The world’s most valuable horse race’. Customers of these bookmakers will gain access to live streams of the full two days of horse racing at the King …

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Scientific Games maintains improved results despite costly 2019 closing

Publishing its Q4 2019 results, Nasdaq-listed gambling and lottery technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has recorded period net losses of $37 million (Q42018: $207m). In its trading statement, SGC noted that during the period company accounts recorded a $40 million loss on debt transactions related to corporate bonds and a ‘$12 million remeasurement’ of its Euro-denominated debt. SGC Q4 2019 …

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Keeping it real: Golden Race takes basketball game online

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Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter said that 3×3 Basketball can become the “big game for 2020” after it was launched for the online market at this month’s ICE London. Formerly intended solely for the retail market, 3×3 Basketball was the first virtual to come with a cashout function when it was launched in December 2018. However, as Wachter told SBC …

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Better Collective defies low sports win margins to post record Q4 revenues

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Stockholm-listed Better Collective A/S has posted Q4 revenues of €19.6 million, up 61% from the €12.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018. The igaming affiliate’s record revenue performance was helped by in excess of 118,000 new depositing customers (NDC’s) during the period (55% growth, most of which was organic). EBITA before special items increased by 32% from €5.4 million to …

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Ex-FA chief executive condemns gambling sponsorships in football

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The Football Association’s (FA) former chief executive Mark Palios has affirmed his stance to decrease gambling sponsorships in football. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Palios explained why he refuses to accept gambling sponsorships at Tranmere Rovers, a club he chairs, and how the relationship between football and the betting industry has gone ‘too far’. The ex-FA boss stated: “This (Tranmere) …

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Garzón confirms Royal Decree sign-off on 28 February

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s newly appointed Minister of Consumer Affairs, has revealed that Royal Decree reforms will be formally announced on Friday 28 February. Garzón made his statement addressing civil servants of Spain’s DGOJ gambling regulatory authority at a meeting hosted by the Consumer Affairs Ministry. The long-awaited reforms for Spain’s advertising code on gambling products are to be presented to …

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Racing Point F1 drops SportPesa due to home market ‘difficulties’

Formula One team Racing Point has terminated its title sponsorship with Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa due to ‘difficulties in their home market’, according to the firm’s team principal Otmar Szafnauer. Racing Point had initially signed a multi-year title sponsorship with SportPesa ahead of the 2019 F1 season, marked as the Kenyan betting group’s biggest-ever sponsorship commitment. However, as a new F1 season approaches (start …

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The end of the one-stop solution for sports betting?

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The preference for a ‘one stop shop’ solution amongst operators is a thing of the past says Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis, who added that it is now modern practice for B2C betting and gaming businesses to choose specific elements from different B2B providers. Speaking to SBC News at ICE London, he said that Altenar will continue to specialise in providing …

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Betway expands Euro profile securing Portuguese licence

Portugal’s Comissao de Jogos do Turismo (SRJI) has granted Betway a licence to operate B2C online casino and betting services. The government agency which leads licencing initiatives for Portugal’s gambling marketplace, sanctioned by the nation’s Tourism Board has granted online gambling rights to Betway’s Malta operating subsidiary GM Gaming Ltd. Portugal becomes Betway’s ninth European regulated marketplace, in which the …

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