Tag Archives: Alan Alger

Argentina’s qualification hopes hang in the balance

As the enduring South American World Cup qualifying process draws to a close, football fans are left contemplating the possibility of a World Cup without Lionel Messi and Argentina. A disparaging draw with Peru last week has left La Albiceleste desperately needing a victory over Ecuador tonight if they want to save their dwindling World Cup hopes. Although Argentina have …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner –  Increasing the betting value of international football

In an effort to eradicate mundane friendlies from international football, UEFA has announced that it plans on introducing a new international tournament called the Nations League. Should the tournament, which will run alongside Euro 2020 qualifiers elevate the levels of fan interest in international breaks as intended, it could also serve to heighten the value of international breaks as a …

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Betting industry avoids ‘bloody nose’ as Mayweather schools plucky McGregor


After drawing an unprecedented amount of betting and public interest, the trash talking finally ended on Saturday (26 August), as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor came to blows in Las Vegas. As the majority of commentators and bookmaker believed the UFC Vs Boxing bout was predictably one sided, as despite McGregor’s encouraging start the speed and movement of the masterly Mayweather proved …

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Betway places Benitez as the early favourite in the first manager to leave market

Despite lifting league titles just two months ago,  the odds suggest Rafael Benitez and Antonio Conte are both in danger of being the next manager to leave their post. The Newcastle manager and the Chelsea manager both followed up unsatisfactory summer transfer windows, with a defeat on the opening day of the season. Benitez is currently the 7/2 favourite to …

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Betway announces new £25,000 football promotion for the upcoming season

Heading into the new Premier League season, Betway has announced a new promotion giving football fans the chance to win £25,000. In order to be successful in the free to enter game, punters are required to successfully pick the first four teams to score in the three o’clock kick-offs across each of English football’s four leagues.  Betway’s Alan Alger, commented …

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Scudetto Odds on the Rossoneri rapidly receding

After a £160 million pound overhaul of their squad, the odds on seven time European champions, AC Milan winning next season’s Scudetto have been slashed. At the culmination of last season, the Rossoneri were a massive 16/1 to end Juventus’ reign of domination in Italy. However, their lavish summer of spending means that their price has been shortened to just …

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Can Dunkirk defy the odds and dethrone Disney’s Box Office dominance?

In recent times, those of us that fawn over an underdog have been spoilt.  Nonetheless, 2017 may just provide us with another equally captivating tale of David defeating Goliath, this time however, not on the football pitch or in the boxing ring, but instead at the box office. This Friday (21 July) marks the release of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk; whilst it’s …

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ODDSbible kickstarts the new Tipster Challenge at Chester

Carlisle - Tipster Challenge

After a slight pause, the Tipster Challenge is back with a bang this week for the Flat Season. However, there is a slight twist for the competition, which continues to be sponsored by Betting Gods. Starting today at Chester, our experts will still be submitting tips for each race at a chosen Wednesday meet. Yet they will also be asked …

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Betway – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

Matchbook #bofcon2017

Betway is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge. Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Alan Alger, Head of PR for Betway, about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and …

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Sponsorship Spotlight – Assessing the value of the Premier League sleeve

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Given its reputation for monetisation and global reach, it is no surprise to see the Premier League following in the footsteps of La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Chinese Super League by accepting sleeve sponsors from the start of the 2017/18 season. It has been suggested that the top clubs could bring in £10 million per season from this new …

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