Sportsbook

Paddy Power Betfair positive on performance despite facing new international realities

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has readjusted its full-year 2018 underlying EBITDA to be between £460 – 480 million range, detailing that its momentum will be impacted by the introduction of ‘new taxes in Australia and costs incurred by its acquisition of US fantasy sports operator FanDuel’. Despite the cost adjustments, PPB governance declares positive interim H1 …

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Unibet secures ‘opening move’ sponsoring FIDE World Chess London 2018

Kindred Group Plc European sports betting subsidiary Unibet has broadened its sponsorship portfolio confirming that it has become the official betting partner to the ‘FIDE World Chess Championship Match’ (London 9-28 November). The bookmaker confirms a ‘ground-breaking deal’ with principal organiser World Chess, becoming the first betting partner of a FIDE syndicated event. World Chess expects a sell-out crowd for …

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BetVictor ushers in new season with “Best Bet Wins” promotion

In time for the forthcoming season, BetVictor has unveiled the launch of its new competition, “Best Bet Wins”. The promotion commences in time for the first round of Premier League games and it replaces “Golden Goal”, which the operator has been running for the last two seasons. Best Bet Wins works in the same way as the successful World Cup campaign, “The …

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Betway & PPF aim to elevate player education with new integrity series

To coincide with the start of the new football season, the Professional Players Federation (PPF) has unveiled a new series of short films highlighting some key messages around betting integrity in sport.  The films have been produced in partnership with and funded by the PPF’s betting integrity partners – Betway, Paddy Power Betfair and Bet365. The series features contributions from …

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Sportcast powers multi betting boost for Ladbrokes Australia

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Technology from Sportcast has helped Ladbrokes Australia to launch the industry’s first limitation free accumulator betting product. The operator’s Multiverse platform enables punters to combine any selection, including Same Game Multis powered by Sportcast and singles bets from any sport or racing event, within the same accumulator. After adding selections, punters can switch on or off any combinations of singles …

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SB Betting Software applies the Polish to TOTALbet sportsbook launch

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One of the newest sports betting licensees in Poland has become the first sportsbook in the country to offer “real cashout” through software provided by SB Betting Software. TOTALbet, part of the ZPR Media Group which owns several tv and radio channels, as well as a successful daily newspaper, is now vying for a share of the highly regulated Polish …

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Stalled Control Bill sees Irish IBA set-up ‘DIY fund’ for fighting addiction

Frustration at the Irish government’s inability to reform the nation’s gambling framework has led the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) to form an independent trust funding gambling-harm prevention services. The fund is being developed by IBA chair Sharon Byrne, who seeks the support of national health charities in creating an Irish network for tackling and preventing gambling addictions. Speaking to The …

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Smarkets launches ‘Beta – True Price’ sportsbook app

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has confirmed to SBC that it has released the beta version of its upcoming ‘True-Price’ sportsbook app – ‘SBK’. At present, SBK is the working title for its pending sportsbook, which is an app-only platform and uses the Smarkets exchange pricing with a simpler layout where selections can only be backed. Furthermore, users will also be …

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Kambi unites with DraftKings to create US sports betting history

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In a historic move, following the launch of the Kambi-powered DraftKings Sportsbook, New Jersey punters have for the first time, been able to place online wagers in the post-PASPA U.S. market. Yesterday’s ground-breaking launch comes after Kambi and DraftKings, along with DraftKings’ land-based licensing partner Resorts Casino, were approved for an online sports betting Transactional Waiver from the New Jersey Division of …

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Paddy Power – Bookmakers face ‘toughest call’ on Mercury Music Prize 2018

This week’s announcement by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) of the twelve UK contemporary music albums competing for the ‘2018 Mercury Music Prize’ has perplexed UK bookmakers. The annual music and songwriting prize aims to reward the best album released by a British or Irish recording artist/band. The Mercury Prize’s history is littered with upsets, however, its 2018 edition maybe the hardest …

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