Sportsbook

Titan Bet – Ollie Silverton – Brazil 2014 Semi Final Preview

For the last three weeks sports graduate Ollie Silverton has represented online bookmaker Titan Bet filming videos, blogging and tweeting his experiences and match previews and reports. Here he explains why this tournament has arguably been the best in living memory as well as who is likely to go through to Sunday’s final in Rio. As I write this I’m …

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Paul McNea – BETFUZE – Blending social intelligence with mobile sports betting

SBC catches up with BETFUZE C0-Founder and CEO Paul McNea, to gain more insight into how his new platform is leveraging mobile  and mass social data to create better engagement and value for the  sports betting customer Paul is a regular speaker and Sports and  betting events around Europe and is a member of a number of industry steering groups …

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Willem van Oort – Gaming in Holland Conference Review

  GAMING IN HOLLAND CONFERENCE: DAY 1 With 225 attendees from 22 countries, the Gaming in Holland Conference 2014 was the biggest edition yet and the first edition to sell out completely. Speakers and visitors alike look back on a successful conference: a must-visit event now that iGaming regulation is drawing so near in The Netherlands. The conference kicked off …

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Pinnacle raises the limit to $1m for WC Final

Pinnacle Sports is taking World Cup betting to the limit by accepting $1,000,000 bets on the final in Rio on July 13th. The Curaçao-based operation’s incredible limits offer high-rolling bettors the chance to back up their judgement with a considerable bankroll. Those with deep-enough pockets can actually bet that maximum amount over and over again. And should those monster bets …

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EC to set state wide gambling advertising restrictions

The European Commission (EC) is set to urge its member states to implement advertising standards and social warnings regarding online betting and gambling advertising. The EC intends to implement advertising warnings on all forms of gambling advertising in order to curve problem/compulsive gambling in member states. A draft European legislation is in the process of being written by the European …

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Paddy Power & the €1m Suarez gum shield

FIFA’s decision to place an immediate ban on Luis Suarez regarding ‘all football-related activity’ for his bite on opponent Chiellini did not just scupper Uruguay’s World Cup plans – it also prevented what would have been Paddy Power’s latest audacious marketing stunt. The Irish bookmaker had offered the Liverpool striker €1m (£792,000) to wear a special branded mouth guard during …

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32Red comes under fire after renaming Stewards’ Cup

Online gaming company 32Red’s intention to rename next month’s Stewards’ Cup has sparked a wave of protest from betting and sports circles. The Gibraltar based group will sponsor the six-furlong heritage handicap on the final evening of Glorious Goodwood’s five day festival, worth £100,000. But instead of preserving the historical title, the firm signalled its desire to rebrand the race …

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RGA criticises Portuguese Government of creating “punitive taxes” and “unviable conditions”

Gambling trade association – Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has labelled the Portuguese Governments plans to implement a 8-16% revenue tax on sports betting operators as “punitive” and “unviable”. The association has raised concerns about Portugal’s current draft igaming proposal and its amendments, which are currently being reviewed by Portuguese parliament legislators. Portugal had planned to liberalise its sports betting market, …

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SIS streams to Betfred and Totepool websites

LBO pictures and data supplier SIS is using its digital streaming platform to provide a new service to both the Betfred and Totepool websites. SIS is delivering live pictures of the “Betfred Bonus Hour”, normally seen on Betfred TV in betting shops, to Betfred.com and Totepool.com. The Bonus Hour is a regular and popular Saturday morning feature on Betfred TV, …

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Betfair has vision for Google Glass

In an industry first, UK betting brand Betfair has announced they will become the first betting company to use Google Glass headsets during their TV betting slots. It is the first move by the betting company in a wider business plan to utilise Glass to improve consumers’ betting experience. Starting this Saturday 5 July from Leicester with the 2.30pm slot …

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