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Nottingham Forest scoops Sky Bet’s £250,000 Transfer Fund

English Championship football club Nottingham Forest have won the Sky Bet £250,000 transfer fund to spend in the upcoming January transfer window, despite being subject to a Football League transfer embargo. Forest earned the transfer money thanks to supporter Shaun Lander who won the Sky Bet competition. Lander was announced as winner on Tuesday Lunchtime,  just 24 hours after the …

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Richard Peters – Sports Revolution – The In-Stadia Experience

The experience of going to a stadium on a match day is one which has yet to be really altered by technological leaps and the digital age. Granted, everybody has a smartphone now, and so fewer than ever listen to the scores read out on the loudspeaker at halftime, but few clubs have fully embraced the digital age in terms …

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Betfair becomes Liverpool’s latest signing

Betfair has become Liverpool Football Club‘s official betting and gaming partner in the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria and Italy. The partnership will see Betfair using the strength and scale of LFC’s digital platforms to connect with fans in these regions, bringing Betfair’s range of innovative betting products, including Price Rush and Cash Out, to fans. Features of the …

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Online football betting on the rise in Nigeria

Concerns are growing in Nigeria regarding the growing popularity of European football betting and the expansion of digital sports betting operators targeting male consumers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has published a report stating that Nigerians of all age groups spend almost NGN 2 billion (£7.5 million) daily on betting. NAN further estimates that over 60 million Nigerians (population: …

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Paddy Power gives out an early Christmas treat with Chelsea Payout!

Paddy Power has announced the early pay out of Chelsea FC as champions of the English Premier League 2014/2015 season.  The Irish bookmaker will payout £400,000 today to punters who tipped Jose Mourinho’s side to lift the title come May 2015. The bookmaker described it Premier League winners payout as unavoidable, stating that if it continued the market it would …

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Coral Interactive reports on the 100 Most Influential UK Football Tweeters

Coral and independent social media research and analytics provider Peer Index (Peerindex.com) have compiled a list of the 100 most influential UK football tweeters. The research carried out by Peer Index on behalf of Coral Interactive marketing, saw the analytics provider asses the tweets of renowned UK football tweeters measuring the influence, reach and engagement of their football related tweets. …

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UKGC guidance on betting sponsorship will create significant technical challenges

UK law practitioners have questioned the legality of new advertising and marketing guidance set by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) with regards to sports betting sponsorship. Legal commentators have questioned the monitoring procedures of the new guidance and whether it can be applied to current sponsorship deals within UK sports. The UKGC’s new guidance on sponsorship states that sports clubs …

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ARJEL – World Cup 2014 boosts French sportsbook revenues

French online betting and gaming regulator Autorité de Régulation des Jeux En Ligne (ARJEL), published its Q3 2014 industry performance report. The regulator reported that gross gaming revenues from sports betting had increased 94% to €60 million (2013 Q3 – €31 million). The online regulator said that the industry’s positive sports betting performance had been primarily driven by high betting …

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Titanbet UK selects John Barnes as Football Brand Ambassador

PT Entertainment subsidiary Titanbet UK has signed former Liverpool and England star John Barnes as  Football Brand Ambassador for their new U.K.-facing sportsbook. Barnes, 50, earned 79 caps for the national team during a glittering career which saw him win both the First Division and FA Cup on two occasions while at Anfield. Titanbet UK is in the process of acquiring …

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Ugandan football threatened by match fixing

Ugandan football and sporting authorities have expressed concerns that the Uganda Super League (USL), the top tier of Ugandan football may be vulnerable to match fixing. The nations sporting authorities have requested for help and advice in monitoring and policing football corruption in its fixtures. Uganda sports betting authority the Sports Betting Association of Uganda (SBAU), stated its concerns as …

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