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EGR B2B Awards Review

SBC News EGR B2B Awards Review

The annual EGR B2B Awards were hosted at the Tower of London Pavilion last night. The EGR B2B Awards recognised the best and brightest for igaming’s services, software and provisions that serve the industry’s value chain. In perfect June weather,  igaming guests  were treated to a cocktail drinks reception on the Pavilion lawn with a historical view of the Tower of …

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English 2014/15 Premier League fixtures announced

SBC News English 2014/15 Premier League fixtures announced

The World Cup is in full flow, but that hasn’t stopped Premier League bosses from releasing the fixtures for 2014-15. Defending champions Manchester City travel to Newcastle, while Liverpool play host to Southampton at Anfield on August 16th, one of only two sides to inflict a rare home defeat on the Reds in the 2013-14 campaign. Last year’s top two square off against each other a week later at the Etihad, while …

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CallCredit releases World Cup Infographic

SBC News CallCredit releases World Cup Infographic

With an estimated £83 billion pounds laundered by criminals using sports betting, Callcredit Information Group urges the gaming industry to ensure they have robust fraud checks in place this summer as the World Cup gets firmly underway. The 2010 World Cup saw a surge in new players placing online bets and if the 2014 tournament follows suit gaming operators will …

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Betware appoints Frank Cecchini as Chief Commercial Officer

SBC News Betware appoints Frank Cecchini as Chief Commercial Officer

Betware has expanded its management team with the appointment of former GTECH regional vice president Frank Cecchini as its new chief commercial officer. Cecchini will take charge of the company’s sales, marketing and account management strategy as the company moves to bolster its presence in the lottery supplier market. Betware chief executive Stefan Hrafnkelsson said he was delighted to have …

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Betfair & Colossus Bets confirm jackpot partnership

SBC News Betfair & Colossus Bets confirm jackpot partnership

COLOSSUS BETS, operator lottery sized football pool jackpots, announced that it has signed up with Betfair to launch Betfair Pools. Betfair Pools; currently available at Pools.Betfair.com will offer unique Jackpot and Pools for the World Cup and into the regular Football Season. The service offers a partial “Cash Out” option as successful tickets progress. Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of …

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Sportradar agrees data deal with Slovak football league union

SBC News Sportradar agrees data deal with Slovak football league union

Sportradar, one of the world’s leading supplier of sports related data, is pleased to announce the new data partnership with the Slovak League Clubs Union (ÚLK). Sportradar has signed a multi-year deal with ÚLK and its exclusive marketing representative UFA Sports Slovakia to become the Official Data Partner of the two top level leagues in Slovak club football. Sportradar thereby …

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Two found guilty in match fixing trial

SBC News Two found guilty in match fixing trial

Singaporean businessmen Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan have been convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery in an attempt to fix results in England’s lower football leagues following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The pair were described as ‘central figures’ in a plot to influence the outcomes of games played in League Two and the Conference South. The jury, …

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SBC Match Fixing Report Part 3 – Chris Eaton On Protecting Football

SBC News SBC Match Fixing Report Part 3 - Chris Eaton On Protecting Football

In the final installment of SBC’s match fixing series, David Kelly caught up with former FIFA Head of Security, and current Director of Sport Integrity at the International Centre for Sport Security, Chris Eaton, to discuss how the gambling industry can protect football integrity through international cooperation with police and sports bodies. SBC:What is your opinion on revelations made in …

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Boylesports owner bails out Orchard County after pre-match brawl

Armagh GAA are set to be fined €5000 (£4000) following a punch-up prior to their Ulster Championship clash against Cavan on June 8th. However, Boylesports, which is owned by Armagh native John Boyle, have decided to pay the fine. The scuffle is believed to have started when the Armagh team lined up behind the band’s Cavan flag. It resulted in Cavan’s Martin …

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