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Bookmakers count the cost of Oscar consolation

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Germany’s 7-1 demolition of Brazil has left some bookmakers scratching their heads over how some of their punters still managed to make money from correct score predictions. Four Paddy Power customers bet on the 7-1 scoreline, with one Essex punter seeing his £5 stake turn into £2,500. Spokesperson Josh Powell commented in the Paddy Power Blog: “If you think it …

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Pinnacle Sports: Brazil bigger than Euros and South Africa combined

Phil Hudson, Acquisitions Manager at Pinnacle Sports, discusses his firm’s decision to open up the World Cup Final to $1million bets. Do you anticipate the World Cup Final to be your biggest ever betting market? Yes, we fully anticipated volume to exceed both Euro 2012 and World Cup in 2010 combined, with live and mobile components of that making significant …

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Betfred takes on MarginMaker for Australian operation

GTECH has announced that it has been selected to provide the technology platform to support Betfred’s launch of its new Australian interactive sports betting operation. GTECH’s industry-leading MarginMaker platform supported the launch of Betfred’s sportsbook product in May 2014. The initial sports betting launch included the mobile sportsbook, with online and racebook launches to follow in the coming months. GTECH …

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Titan Bet – Ollie Silverton – Brazil 2014 Semi Final Preview

For the last three weeks sports graduate Ollie Silverton has represented online bookmaker Titan Bet filming videos, blogging and tweeting his experiences and match previews and reports. Here he explains why this tournament has arguably been the best in living memory as well as who is likely to go through to Sunday’s final in Rio. As I write this I’m …

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Pinnacle raises the limit to $1m for WC Final

Pinnacle Sports is taking World Cup betting to the limit by accepting $1,000,000 bets on the final in Rio on July 13th. The Curaçao-based operation’s incredible limits offer high-rolling bettors the chance to back up their judgement with a considerable bankroll. Those with deep-enough pockets can actually bet that maximum amount over and over again. And should those monster bets …

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NETELLER becomes Crystal Palace sponsor

Payments firm Optimal Payments Plc has become the official sponsor of Crystal Palace Football Club for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Optimal Payments will use the platform to raise the global awareness of its NETELLER service and Net+ Card stored-value offering which will be displayed on the front of the team’s shirts from the start of the 2014/15 English Premier …

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Focus on stadium naming rights – part 3 – The End Game

With six Premiership clubs now enjoying commercial stadium deals it’s perhaps a surprise that the other top clubs are yet to do so. It is however not for want of trying; as far back as 2009 Chelsea openly admitted they were considering selling off the Stamford Bridge name and were reportedly hunting a deal in the region of £10m a …

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Onefootball integrates Sportradar feed

Sportradar has integrated its soccer data feeds into the Onefootball application for mobile devices. The cooperation with the world’s leading mobile football community, based in Berlin, started on June 1st 2014. With coverage of over 100 countries, 240+ soccer leagues and 40 languages, Sportradar provides the broadest soccer coverage in the market. From now on, Sportradar’s Live Scores, Live Sports Centre and Statistics solutions will be integrated …

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Focus on stadium naming rights – part 2 – The Volatile Debate

Manchester United have often vowed that Old Trafford will never be renamed despite reportedly being offered in the region £500m for the privelege. In 2013 a deal was arranged with Aon for the club’s training ground to be renamed Aon training complex. United will earn around £15m per year during the eight year deal but Ed Woodward was quick to …

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Titan Bet Best Job in the World winner – Ollie’s Brazil Journey

21 year-old Ollie Silverton is living the high life in Brazil, after scooping Titan Bet’s Best Job in the World. The Durham University sports studies graduate won the all expenses paid trip to the World Cup, eight match tickets, and will be paid a salary of £4000 for his coverage, which includes blog and video analysis. His next live game …

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