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Parimatch extends UFC partnership

Online betting operator Parimatch has extended its partnership with the UFC until the end of 2021. It means that the firm will remain as the premier MMA organisation’s “Official Betting and Wagering Partner of UFC” for the Europe and CIS region.  It comes ahead of this weekend’s bumper card of fights, which features three title bouts including the much-anticipated welterweight …

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SBC Roundtable: A new ‘Pace’ for live cricket trading

cricket - England's Ben Stokes hits a boundary as Jos Buttler looks on during day two of a Warm Up match at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

As Test cricket returns to our screens for England vs West Indies, we gathered three of the sharpest minds in trading around the SBC roundtable to assess the future of cricket betting. We spoke to John Wright, Head of Cricket at Integral Sports Management, Spreadex senior cricket trader Jamie Nuttall and William Stephenson, Head of Data & Trading Feeds at …

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Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion 

Sports betting tipster social network Bettingexpert.com has crowned TheTrollmanSha as its World Tipster Champion 2020, with the Italian winning €10,000. The annual event was created by bettingexpert to reward top tipsters within the community. Taking place from July 1 2019 – June 30 2020, TheTrollmanSha provided over 14,000 tips and was the best to guess the outcome of sporting events …

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Aston Villa finishes W88 shirt sponsorship

Aston Villa has announced that its principal partnership with online betting site W88 will officially conclude at the end of the campaign with Cazoo becoming the club’s front of shirt sponsor. The W88 partnership, which was the club’s third principle partner in three years following 32Red and Unibet, has come to ‘its natural end’, according to the club. Moreover, its …

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Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown

Ahead of today’s AGM, Sportech Plc has issued a trading update,  informing investors of further COVID-19 pandemic impacts and countermeasures undertaken by the LSE-listed wagering technology group.  Updating investors, Sportech explained that it has implemented its pandemic cost-saving measures announced during March trading, based on its forecast scenario that global sporting events would be curtailed through to the end of …

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HKJC appoints Philip Chen as new Chairman

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has named Philip Chen as the new Chairman of the Club after being elected by the firm’s Board of Stewards. Chen will take over from Dr Anthony Chow, who has stepped down from the HKJC after 18 years as a Steward, two of which were as Chairman.  Chen has been a member of the …

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Sportradar: Football’s match fixers enter the betting early

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The suspicious live betting activity from over 50% of the football matches identified by Sportradar between 2017 and 2019 emerged within the first 15 minutes, signifying a clear trend for match fixers to enter the betting markets early in the game. This was one of the headline findings revealed as part of #ProtectingGlobalSport – a social media campaign initiated by …

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GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal

GVC Holdings will back tennis’ ‘Eastern European Championship’ charity initiative to raise vital funds in support of international COVID-19 relief efforts. Held in Belgrade at the ‘Tipsarevic Academy’, the Eastern European Championship is a six-week exhibition tournament (15 June – 23 July) created by former tour pro Janko Tipsarevic to raise funds for COVID-19 and tennis development charities. The special event marks …

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UEFA plans ‘Lisbon Final Eight’ to conclude 2019/2020 Champions League 

UEFA is set to ratify plans to complete the 2019/2020 Champions League by hosting a ‘Final Eight’ tournament held over 12-days in Lisbon this August. Reuters International has reported that the proposal is UEFA’s preferred option for completing its flagship tournament, which will be voted on tomorrow by UEFA’s executive committee.  European football’s governing body is reported to have ‘reached …

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SIS lands exclusive Czech and Hungarian racing deals

SIS will expand its racing broadcast and data gathering services within Eastern Europe after confirming that it has secured new agreements with the Czech Republic’s LAB racetrack operator and Hungary’s Kincsem Park racecourse. The new partnerships will see SIS broadcast ‘at least 300 races across the year’ from LAB Czech racecourses in Prague, Most, Pardubice, and Karlovy Vary regions.  Meanwhile, …

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