Sportsbook

Jacek Wojdyla: helping FIFA spot suspicious matches

Jacek Wojdyla, Head of International Affairs at FIFA’s integrity subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS), explains how the organisation is approaching things during Brazil 2014. How will EWS be operating over the World Cup? How do you analyse a suspicious game? After the risk assessment pre-work, we will monitor the WC based on our 3-pillar strategy: 1. Technical monitoring of the …

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Thai crackdown on illegal WC betting

Police in Thailand have arrested 58 people involved in illegal betting on the World Cup , according to local news source The Nation. Pol Lt-General Anant Srihiran said that seven are alleged bookmakers, with two suspected of being bet couriers while the rest are punters. Anant said that the police has also seized Bt41,430 (£753) in cash and four bankbooks …

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Pele gives Paddy Power the red card

Brazilian footballing legend Pele is the latest to be upset by one of the Irish bookmaker, Paddy Power’s, stunts. At twenty of their betting shops, ten in Ireland and ten in the UK, they’d given their signs a temporary makeover with them rebranded as Pelepower. It took just hours for New York agency, Legends 10, who are responsible for Pele’s …

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Betfair lines up partnership with Live Nation

Betfair have agreed an exclusive promotional and marketing partnership with Live Nation Entertainment. The partnership will see Betfair US’ New Jersey focused online casino and sportsbook promoted at Live Nation events in the state of New Jersey. Betfair US announced its new player rewards system, in partnership with Live Nation. Customers of the operator will be able to play for …

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666bet’s England promotion could cost £5m

666Bet.com, which launched just over a week ago, is staring down the barrel of a £5 million payout if Roy Hodgson’s England side come back from Brazil with the World Cup trophy. The new bookmaker offered its first 1966 customers astonishing odds of 1966/1 for England to win the tournament to a maximum stake of £1. That alone will result …

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Joey Barton signs for Paddy Power Social

The often outspoken and opinionated footballer Joey Barton is the latest English midfielder to be signed up by Team Paddy Power. This move by the Irish bookmaker follows their announcement that Paul Scholes would be contributing a new column for their blog section. Barton joins the newly rebranded Facebook app Paddy Power Social (formerly Paddy Power In-Play) wherein customers will …

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INTRALOT Italia introduces MULTILIVE concept

INTRALOT Italia has  redesigned the Live Betting section of its website, in order to offer players an innovative universal gaming experience. A unique and intuitive web interface was used to upgrade the LIVE Betting section into a novel MULTILIVE section. The MULTILIVE section aims to offer players multiple betting opportunities and provide them the opportunity to bet on more than …

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Ladbrokes offers combined odds for exchange customers

Ladbrokes have updated its recently launched betting exchange product, with the functionality to allow customers to compare prices with those on the fixed-odds betting platform. Ladbrokes has named the launch of this special feature as “stage two”. Customers will be able to access this pricing feature by clicking the ‘red box’, to display current fixed odds versus betting exchange odds, …

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Wiklund steps down as Paf director

European Igaming and sports betting operator, Paf have announced that long serving director Anders Wiklund will leave its operations after eight years of service. Wiklund joined PAF in 2007 as international sales manager, progressing through the ranks of the igaming operator taking up senior business development roles within the organisation. Wiklund played a key role in the companies expansion into …

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BetVictor launches revamped iOS sportsbook app

BetVictor has launched the latest version of its iOS app, with the sports betting product now available in Apple’s App Store.The app has undergone its biggest overhaul since it first went live in December 2012 and has been redesigned to make it similar to the company’s mobile betting site. It also features new account and bet history sections, while in-play …

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