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gloops extends Manchester United social gaming partnership

Japanese social and mobile game developer gloops has announced the extension of its gaming partnership with Manchester United. Management at gloops confirmed that its featured Manchester United game ‘European Club Team Soccer Best Eleven Plus’ game topped 1.4million downloads. The Manchester United themed game allowed users to assume the role of team manager, recruiting and creating the best squads possible, …

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Betclic partners with ACF Fiorentina

  Serie A club ACF Fiorentina have announced sports betting and gaming company Betclic as one of their lead sponsors. In addition to the customary shirt and stadium branding, the deal will include a number of social and digital media initiatives designed to engage the Florence club’s fan base. Financial terms were not disclosed. Betclic joins a Fiorentina commercial portfolio …

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Hong Kong Football Association partners with Sportradar

The Hong Kong Football Association has signed an agreement with the  Sportradar to gain intelligence and global betting on over 100 games per season until July 2017. Hong Kong Football Association CEO Mark Sutcliffe travelled to Manchester England to sign the agreement which will see Sportradar’s system cover all 113 games of Hong Kong’s Premier League, League Cup, Community Shield, …

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Indian Super League Football – Business Potential

Starting Potential The Indian national side is currently ranked 150th in the world.  It is a nation which has produced precious few players that are known outside of their home country. Indeed Chopra was the first player of Indian origin to play in the Premiership, and the current national squad all play for Indian club sides A wise old owl …

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ESSA and CONCACAF agree betting integrity MoU

ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have today agreed to establish a betting integrity information sharing arrangement. The agreement builds on ESSA’s already strong information sharing base with many of the world’s major football authorities. It also aims to demonstrate the increasingly global focus of ESSA and its …

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Indian Super League Football – The First Steps

Growing up, I’d hazard a guess that Michael Chopra never thought he’d be one day be telling the press of his wishes to follow in the footsteps of Sachin Tendulkar. The former England U-21 striker recently signed for the Kerala Blasters, and will participate in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) which commences in October. Discussing his move he stated: …

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Paddy Power, Stonewall & Arsenal FC launch Gay Rights in Football TV Campaign

This weekend saw the launch of UK wide co-marketing campaign ‘The Changing Room’. The campaign sees Paddy Power, join forces with Arsenal Football Club and Stonewall sexual rights charity, in order to change attitudes and combat homophobia in English Football. The campaign created by creative agencies Lucky Generals and M2M, asks the UK sporting public to support the gay/lesbian rights …

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Tipico rolls out Betradar’s Live Channel Retail

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data,has announced the successful launch of its Live Channel for retail betting shops with the German bookmaker Tipico. Tipico has already rolled out the live sports channel in over 200 shops across Germany with the intention to connect up to 1,000 shops, and expand links in Austria, Belgium and Denmark. Betradar’s Live Channel, …

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Betfair posts record quarterly revenues & profits

Betfair plc posted its opening Q1 2015 financial performance for the three month period ending 31 July 2014. The London listed operator posted a strong opening which saw net gaming revenues up 30% to £117.3 million (Q1 2014: £90.4 million).  Its sports betting division posted a 30% net revenue increase to £83 million (Q1 2014 £64 million), igaming divisions further …

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Shergul Arshad – Mondogoal – Football innovation in EGaming

Shergul Arshad, founder and CEO of Mondogoal, a Fantasy Football company based on the Isle of Man, talks about the daily game format, outlook for the sector and shares his predictions for this year’s EPL season. Shergul was Head of Digital at one of Europe’s top football clubs, AS Roma, before founding Mondogoal. He is also a former eBay, Amazon …

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