Tag Archives: BBC

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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ABB comes to the defence of FOBTS

Talking to Paddy O’Connell on BBC Radio Four last Sunday (3 September), The Association of British Bookmakers CEO Malcolm George said that a ‘pan industry solution’ is required if Britain wants to solve problem gambling. George details that the ‘personal interaction’ and ‘face-to-face interaction’ that is utilised in betting shops from shop staff who are able to build a stronger connection …

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Betfair – Chocolate Digestives & Chocolate Hobnobs priced as ‘World Cup of Biscuits’ market favourites

Betfair has priced Chocolate Digestives as its current 6/4 market favourite to win BBC’s Comic Relief 2017 ‘World Cup of Biscuits’. Presented by ‘Pointless’ co-host Richard Osman, this year’s Comic Relief show (starting 7 pm BBC Channels) seeks to find out and settle all debate on ‘which biscuit is king’. Starting today with a 32 biscuits head-to-head first knockout round, …

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Sun Bets pie eater Wayne Shaw resigns as Sutton United reserve goalkeeper

Non-league football club, Sutton United has accepted the resignation of reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, who put the club in disrepute following Monday nights FA Cup fifth round match against Arsenal FC. Shaw is currently being investigated by the FA and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for breaching English football rules relating to betting and integrity. In question is whether Shaw …

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Ladbrokes – Females lead the pack for BBC’s Doctor Who

Ladbrokes has placed British/Australian actress Tilda Swinton as favourite to take on the popular role of BBC’s Doctor Who, replacing former incumbent Peter Capaldi. Following strong speculation on the Oscar winner becoming the first female to play the Doctor in the shows 54-year history, bookmaker Ladbrokes has placed Swinton as outright 7/2 frontrunner leading British actor Kris Marshall (‘the guy …

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Bettingpro – Festive Thinking…getting serious about SPOTY 2016.

The Christmas break should not signal a market slowdown for bookmakers. Bettingpro.com editor Neil Roarty takes a look at the BBC’s 2016 ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award and why this ‘festive market’ should be taken seriously by betting stakeholders. __________________________ The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is one of the highlights of the festive TV calendar as it …

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William Hill to have no courtside presence at 2017 Australian Open

William Hill Australia will have no courtside presence at the upcoming Australian Open (Melbourne 16-19 January), due to this year’s widespread allegations of match-fixing in tennis. Steve Healy President of Tennis Australia (TA) confirmed the organisation’s decision yesterday, stating that no William Hill branding would be visible on court matches during the tournament. Healy stated that the TA decision regarding …

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