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Sportsbet.io unveils “Your Road To Glory” World Cup show

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Sportsbet.io, part of the Coingaming Group, has announced the launch of an interactive live Twitch-based World Cup show, promising a broadcast “full of unique betting insight.” Bringing news and views from the football showpiece which is set to be held in Russia, “Your Road To Glory” will begin its coverage during the first game of the tournament, Russia versus Saudi …

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May Day! Industry braces itself for incoming FOBTs £2 cut

The betting industry’s regulatory agenda has reached a speculative overdrive, as concerns grow as to how and when the UK government will move to implement its anticipated £2 cut on FOBTs machine wagering levels. The polemic subject matter of FOBTs wagering has seen contrasting news stories published this weekend by multiple sources, each specifying potential different outcomes to the government’s long-awaited …

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Camelot returns National Lottery Results to Primetime with ITV

The weekly broadcasting of the National Lottery results is set to return to a UK terrestrial primetime slot, as operator Camelot drops BBC services for ITV channels. In a move to make the National Lottery draw ‘more relevant and visible’, Camelot has ended its twenty-year partnership with the BBC as its lead broadcaster. The switch to ITV will see the …

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William Hill – Israel’s ‘Toy’ clear favourite to win Eurovision 2018

William Hill has revealed that it has recorded significant pre-event wagers on Israel’s Netta Barzilai winning the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest (Lisbon -12 May). The bookmaker details that Barzilai’s song ‘Toy’ has been its early Eurovision market maker, revising Israel’s pop entry from 50/1 to its current market price of 5/4. Barzilai seeks to become Israel’s fourth Eurovision winner, as …

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Perform Group’s John Harlow: Reinventing the role of the second-screen for betting

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Last week, John Harlow, SVP for Betting at Perform Group, revealed the slogan that explains why they’re seeing such interest in more detailed player data – ‘The game is the same, but the fan has changed’. Seven days on, we asked him to explain how much of this behaviour change is a derivative of fantasy sports, and tease some of …

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BBC & ITV publish Russia 2018 TV Schedules

UK terrestrial broadcasters the BBC and ITV have published their respective Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup TV schedules (tournament dates: 14 June – 15 July). The two lead UK World Cup 2018 broadcasters have chosen to split of the 64 matches at the tournament in Russia following negotiations after the draw was made in Moscow last Friday. As a result, …

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SBC’s on the ball: Reds set to top the Deloitte Football Money League

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition breaks down the financial results of Manchester United, and looks at why the amount of football broadcast on television will almost certainly increase. ____________________ Record revenue and record costs in latest Manchester United financial results  Announcing …

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Scott Longley – Sky Bet’s undeserved brickbats over EFL deal

Scott Longley details industry charity GambleAware’s bizarre criticism of Sky Bet’s English Football League (EFL) sponsorship extension, in which the online betting firm has placed consumer responsibility and safety at the heart of its marketing initiatives.    _______________ Sky Bet might be forgiven a measure of bemusement after the company found itself under attack from the problem gambling charity Gamble …

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Strictly Come Dancing on top in reality television betting stakes

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Strictly Come Dancing (SCD) has waltzed back onto our screens, with the BBC’s flagship reality show overlapping ITV’s X-Factor and dominating the viewing figures. Simon Cowell and co managed a paltry 5.4 million compared to its rivals 10.2 million, but is this popularity on screen mirrored in the betting community? Jess Bridge of Ladbrokes has spoken to SBC about the …

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Betting on Esports 2017 dissected

“There is no ‘esports consumer.’  It’s much wider than that, with there being CS:GO consumers, DOTA consumers and so on” stated Adam Savinson of Win Technologies – Betway Group as Betting on Esports 2017 got underway. Discussing who an esport consumer is Mr Savinson added:  “You need to know to cater for their own communities, with esports being different to …

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