Tag Archives: BBC

Football aficionado Balague takes up role with Football Index

High-profile football pundit, author and journalist Guillem Balague has joined Football Index as a brand ambassador for the football trading platform. Balague will host trader events and produce regular, exclusive blogs and videos for the platform, which gives users the ability to buy, sell and build a portfolio of players. It is hoped that Football Index’s collaboration with Balague will …

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Matchbook Betting Podcast unveils three new hosts

With the Premier League firmly upon us, the NFL season returning on Thursday, and the Champions League a mere two weeks away, the Matchbook Betting Podcast has announced a new roster of hosts. Ali Maxwell (Premier League), Nat Coombs (NFL) and Phil Kitromilides (Champions League) will be delivering weekly focused previews and insights for sports fans. Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan …

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BHA warns of Brexit No Deal impacts on Racing infrastructure

Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live’s ‘Wake Up to Money Podcast’ (26 August 2018), Ross Hamilton, Corporate Affairs Manager for the British Horseracing Association (BHA), has warned that a No Deal Brexit could have a significant impact on UK racing’s operating structure. Of particular concern to the BHA, will be the ‘cross-country transportation of thoroughbreds’ currently conducted through the ‘Tripartite Agreement’ …

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Jim Dale: BWS: Don’t blame the weatherman!

The current summer heatwave is set to have an impact on all major sporting events. SBC speaks to Jim Dale founder of British Weather Services (BWS), who urges betting leadership to up their recognition of weather impacts on markets and enterprise! ____________________ SBC: Hi Jim great to catch up. From your personal experience, why is betting a ‘weather-sensitive industry’? What does this …

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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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