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Ed Nicholson: Notes from a brief World Cup

Unibet‘s Head of UK sportsbook marketing & product Ed Nicholson is in Brazil enjoying the World Cup, but he found time to keep the folks in the UK updated on his escapades. Monday 23rd June 2014 As I walk along Ipanema Beach towards Copacabana Beach I quickly realise Rio is probably one of a few places in the world where …

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Paddy Power chomps at Suarez opportunity

Controversial striker Luis Suarez looks set for a lengthy FIFA ban after an alleged bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in last night’s tie between Uruguay and Italy. Not one to shy away from the action, bookmaker Paddy Power was quick off the mark, with current odds leaning towards some kind of ban; 1/14 –To be banned for at least …

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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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Jacek Wojdyla: helping FIFA spot suspicious matches

Jacek Wojdyla, Head of International Affairs at FIFA’s integrity subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS), explains how the organisation is approaching things during Brazil 2014. How will EWS be operating over the World Cup? How do you analyse a suspicious game? After the risk assessment pre-work, we will monitor the WC based on our 3-pillar strategy: 1. Technical monitoring of the …

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Sportradar supplies Bayern Munich with World Cup centre

Sportradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, has agreed a partnership with FC Bayern Munich during the World Cup 2014. The 24-time German league winner incorporates Sportradar’s WC2014 Live Match Centre on its homepage to display the performance of all its international players taking part in Brazil. This solution allows fans to follow the performance of its stars during …

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50,000 bettingexpert.com users predict quarter final exit for England

England will make it through the Group Stages during this World Cup, but are likely to come a cropper against Brazil in the quarter-finals, according to one of the world’s biggest network of betting experts. Using data from more than 50,000 betting predictions, bettingexpert.com estimates that Italy will win Group D, with England narrowly pipping Uruguay to second place. England …

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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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Fifa fixing concerns over dead rubber group games

FIFA’s Security Director has warned member associations that the World Cup group stages could be vulnerable to match manipulation and threats by organised crime gangs. With six days to go until the opening ceremony and Brazil’s much anticipated clash with Croatia, Ralf Mutschke answered questions about sports corruption in a FIFA.com video. Interpol’s former Director of Regional and National Police …

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BETDAQ integrates Colossus Bets pools

The Irish based betting exchange BETDAQ has become the first live UK B2B partner of pool betting operator Colossus Bets, winner of the Betting on Football Best Innovation Award. Colossus Bets gives customers the opportunity to win up to £10,000,000 by giving the correct scores in seven selected matches offered weekly and is the World’s biggest bet. There are several …

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Titan Bet gives student the ‘Best Job in the World’

Durham University sports student Ollie Silverton has signed an exclusive contract with online bookmaker Titan Bet for the Best Job in the World – an all-expenses-paid opportunity to represent the rising star of sports betting at the world’s biggest football tournament in Brazil this summer. Silverton, 21 from Cambridge, who has only just completed his final exam, beat hundreds of …

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