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Spotlight Sports Group ‘Upping the Ante’ with extended bet365 video deal


An extended video deal between Spotlight Sports Group and bet365 will see the Stoke-based betting and gaming operator retain exclusive sponsorship of the Cheltenham Festival series, ‘Upping the Ante’, hosted by Racing Post’s David Jennings and Gavin Lynch. In addition to the successful Cheltenham series, bet365 will also continue as exclusive sponsor of ‘What A Shout’ – a weekly Friday …

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SBC Innovation Report: Football Player Props, Part 1

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We put the latest football player prop products under the microscope in conjunction with Stats Perform and Degree 53  The first in a three-part series for SBC News features Ladbrokes’ Five-a-Side game It is just two short years since betting on shots, passes and tackles was popularised and they’re now a core feature of almost all tier one sportsbooks. Fan …

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Tennis and esports lead IBIA Q1 betting alerts report

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its report for Q1 2021, revealing that tennis, esports and football accounted for the bulk of alerts. Overall, 18 alerts were generated by tennis, 17 by esports and 12 by football, making up 75% of the 64 total alerts reported, although it has been emphasised that this figure is ‘broadly similar’ to …

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Betbazar: Playing a ‘matchmaker’ role for global sportsbooks


Betbazar is fast becoming an ‘industry matchmaker’ finding the right bookmakers for the carefully chosen components of its portfolio.  We spoke to the company’s CEO Alex Iaroshenko (pictured) to learn more about its growing role in the market, key contributing suppliers, scouting new opportunities for its global ‘sales house’ and getting involved in the newly regulated Ukrainian market. SBC: Hey …

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Big Four RET commitment sees GambleAware donations top £19m  

GambleAware has reported a bumper year in voluntary donations, totalling £19 million provided by UK licensed gambling businesses.  Publishing its summary of donations for the 12 months ending 31 March 2021, GambleAware secured a near £9 million increase in voluntary donations provided by UK operators – overall contributions for 2019/2020 reached £10.05 million. GambleAware attributed the significant rise in funding …

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GambleAware: Government must clear gambling disorders social hurdles

GambleAware has published its response to the UK government’s call for evidence in its ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Trustees of the charity have urged DCMS to continue to maintain a concentrated focus on combatting and reducing the social impacts of problem gambling on UK society. Noting the impact on the public resources of healthcare, criminal justice, welfare …

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bet365 heads betslip leaderboard in Oddschecker Cheltenham report

Oddschecker has released its report of betting trends during the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, revealing positive results for numerous operators with bet365 heading the betslip leaderboard. The Stoke-on-Trent based online bookmaker accumulated the largest share of betslip clicks on the odds comparison website throughout the four-day festival at 19.4%, whilst Flutter Entertainment’s Sky Bet and Paddy Power finished second and third …

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bet365 growth momentum stalled by pandemic circumstances

bet365 Group has seen its year-on-year growth drive come to an end, as the betting group could not escape 2020 pandemic circumstances. Filing its 2019/2020 corporate accounts, the Coates family-owned business disclosed group revenues of £2.8 billion, down 8% on corresponding 2018/2019 results of £3 billion. The Stoke-based operator’s trading momentum was derailed by COVID-19’s suspension of the global sports …

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bet365 issued SEK 1m penalty for taking bets on under-18 match 

Spelinspektionen has handed ‘Hillside Sports’ , the registered company of bet365 Sweden, a SEK 1 million (€95,00) penalty for taking bets on an under-18s football match. The sanction was issued in relation to a Sodra Västergötlands Fotbollförbund (Swedish southern district League) training match between Kronängs IF vs Mariedals IK which was played on 28 March 2020. Reviewing matchday line-ups, Spelinspektionen …

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Checkd Group promotes Alex Beecham ahead of expansion plans

Checkd Group has promoted Alex Beecham to the position of Managing Director of its Checkd Media division, in preparation for a renewed commercial drive and expansion plans. In his new position as MD of Checkd Media, Beecham will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Footy Accumulators, Winners Enclosure and Oddschanger brands. His appointment follows the announcement that the …

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