Sportsbook

Sky Bet launches “Are You In?” campaign

Sky Bet the sports betting subsidiary of British broadcaster BskyB announced the launch of a new digital and broadcast marketing campaign – “Are You in?” Focusing on the upcoming start of the 2014/2015 English Football  Season (Commencing August 4), the new multi-channel and multi-content marketing campaign will feature Sky Sports News presenters Jim White and Natalie Sawyer. The campaign was …

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BetVictor annointed best value bookie for football punters

Oddschecker data from across the 2013/14 football season has revealed BetVictor to be the bookmaker offering better prices, more often, when betting on the sport. The analysis shows that BetVictor tops the bookmaker table, having offered better value on Match Odds markets than the median price across Oddschecker’s panel of bookies, 71% of the time. More specifically, the data highlights …

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William Hill ‘well-positioned’ for point of consumption tax

New William Hill CEO James Henderson believes that the UK’s biggest bookmaker is well placed ahead of the introduction of the point of consumption licensing later this year. Speaking at the firm’s interim results, Henderson was quite bullish about Hill’s position, certainly compared to some of its competitors. He commented: “I think the numbers are strong. The underlying growth, even …

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Supabets signs Ghana’s first ever betting sponsorship deal with Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC

Ghanaian Football League Champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC have announced the first ever sponsorship between a Ghana professional football club and a bookmaker. The football club announced that it had signed a three year betting partnership with African focused sports betting operator – Supabets – http://www.supabets.com.gh/Sport/Default.aspx Kumasi Asante Kotoko senior management announced that the new deal with Supabets was worth …

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FA launches video explaining betting ban

The FA has embarked on an education and awareness drive as its newly strengthened betting rules come into force ahead of the 2014-15 season. As from this month, players, managers, club employees and match officials are not allowed to place any bet on any football matter. This includes not just domestic matches and competitions in England but any football worldwide. …

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Commission issues application deadline reminder

With the UK’s Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act expected to come into force on 1 October 2014, offshore gambling operators – currently regulated overseas but transacting with consumers in Britain – wishing to continue to provide services in Britain beyond this date have been reminded that they have until 16 September to make an application and pay a fee to …

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Richard Hogg: ‘one of the hardest projects I have been involved with’

SBC News caught up with Richard Hogg, founder and co-director of the BiG Foundation, to find out more about the inaugural BiG Sports Dinner, which is being held at The Dorchester on 10 September. What can you tell us about the BIG Foundation? The idea of the BiG Foundation was conceived a couple of years ago but remained just an …

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Paddy Power hit by ‘historical data breach’

Paddy Power has revealed that some personal information relating to 649,055 customers was compromised during a cyber attack on their IT system four years ago. The Irish bookmaker is contacting certain clients in relation to what it deems “an historical data breach”. However, the group said no financial information or passwords were compromised in the incident and customers’ accounts are …

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Record revenues for France Pari

Sports operator France Pari recorded revenues of €9 million (£7.1m) during the first six months of 2014, with sales doubling from the same period last year. The group said the FIFA World Cup brought additional growth of 30 per cent, with revenues of €1.2 million (£1m). Sportsbetting grew by 108 per cent, while stacks reached €8 million (£6.4) for S1 …

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CONCACAF extends Sportradar partnership

Sportradar has extended its partnership with the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), under which Sportradar will monitor betting on a range of CONCACAF and regional competitions for the 2014-2015 competition period. Sportradar will use its unique Fraud Detection System (FDS) to scrutinise worldwide betting on these competitions, and will alert CONCACAF of any suspicious events …

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