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UEFA issues red card against match fixing

Football governing body UEFA has continued its hard-line stance on match fixing and fair play, warning players at the European U-17 Championship in Malta, of the perils of manipulating and influencing incidents and results. Disciplinary Inspector João Leal addressed the current Netherlands team, one of the favourites to win the competition, and discussed how match-fixing includes trivial bets on the …

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Football Pools doubles new player recruitment

Tote betting service provider Sportech has refinanced its bank debt and doubled new player recruitment within Football Pools, the firm today revealed. The UK based sports gaming company processes over $13 billion (£7.7bn) in bets annually, and has a presence in 30 countries throughout mainland Europe and North America. It recently opened a sports bar and betting venue in Connecticut, …

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9-timer comes in to finish off Paddy’s season

Paddy Power may be forced to cancel its summer vacation to Brazil, after one shrewd punter landed a €577,000 (£470,000) accumulator on the final day of an enthralling 2013/14 Premier League season. The operator’s blog and Punting Hall of Fame reveals that a Leinster customer staked €1,000 (£815) on a nine-fold, including seven wins and two draws in the Fulham …

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Quiz: Are you a World Cup Wizard?

Do you know your Ronaldo from your Ronaldo, when we all celebrated Milla time or which Luis Suarez will be most successful this summer? Then here’s a chance to prove your mettle. Onside Analysis, specialist in football performance and data analysis, has developed a 20 question quiz on the World Cup. The person who gets most correct (or is selected …

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Bet365 named Best Football Bookmaker

Bet365 picked up the Best Football Bookmaker title at the inaugural Betting on Football Awards last week, outpacing the competition with 35% of the popular vote. Bet365 took the award, sponsored by BetConstruct, ahead of the four other finalists: BetVictor, Paddy Power, Pinnacle Sports and SkyBet. On behalf of Bet365, James Woods, Head of Performance Marketing, collected the award from …

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Sportingbet joins the Virtual Football League

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, has launched its Virtual Football solution with GVC Holdings‘ flagship website sportingbet.com, meaning the product has now been incorporated by more than 50 operators worldwide. “We are delighted that GVC Holding has decided in favour of our solution to integrate virtual football into the Sportingbet website”, says Managing Director of Sales, Erik …

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Betting on Football: the Vegas experience

Exclusively for today’s Betting on Football Conference, Don Best‘s Todd Fuhrman interviews Jay Kornegay, VP of Race & Sports Operations at The LVH, about the role football plays in Las Vegas sportsbooks. Don Best Sports, with offices in Las Vegas, United States and Vancouver, Canada, is the leading provider of US sports information to the sports betting industry. Don Best …

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How can you make a betting shop more football friendly and football stadia more betting friendly?

Ian Wright Managing Director of Rufus Retail Anthropolgy, is a designer with 30 years experience in creating retail commerce stores. Wright has helped redesign many retail bookmakers, with an emphasis on optimizing in-store experiences and improving customer sales. Wright discusses how retail operators can improve customer experience and  how they should look to integrate new technologies within their in-store designs. …

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BOF Blog What’s the best way to promote your football product to the masses?

Rob Painter, Marketing Director  of SkyBet  and Iain Webb, Partnerships Manager of Fulham Football Club discuss Football Club betting sponsorships and marketing.  The panel gives insight into brokering football sponsorship agreements with sports betting operators, their concerns on future restrictions of gambling advertisement and mistakes witnessed  when negotiating partnerships with English Football Clubs. SBC Session Notes Painter opens the panel …

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BOF Blog – David Clifton – How will the new licensing laws effect sponsorship?

David Clifton MD of CliftonDavies opens the Betting on Football (BOF) Conference by telling the BOF audience that change is imminent for UK operators, and that the legal and regulatory landscape for gambling operators will change drastically in the next months. Clifton states that legislation will be implemented by August 2014, currently the new amendments to the Gambling Bill are …

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