Tag Archives: Betfair

Big Weekend delivers record breaking Cricket & Tennis markets

A weekend which saw four high profile sporting events take center stage has come to an end, with the Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup final’s stealing the limelight.  Novak Djokovic fought through Wimbledon’s longest final in history to defeat Roger Federer, with England claiming the ICC World Cup after edging past New Zealand by lew of hitting more boundaries …

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Next Level! Betfair hails record breaking France 2019

Betfair has revealed that Tuesday night’s Women’s World Cup semi-final between England and the USA broke all Betfair Exchange wagering records for women’s football. A busy night on the Betfair Exchange saw a total £14 million wagered on the match, with Betfair explaining that the tournament in France has taken betting on women’s football to the next level. The thrilling …

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UK Top 5 commits to ‘clear responsibilities’ on problem gambling support

Advancing UK betting’s social responsibility agenda, bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Betting & Gaming and GVC Holdings have this morning committed to a ‘package of safer gambling measures and support for problem gamblers’. The ‘UK Top 5’ directive follows discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on social and safer gambling responsibilities. The package of …

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Betfair agrees race sponsorship deal with Newcastle Racecourse

Betfair has been named as the official sponsor for both the Northumberland Plate Festival and Fighting Fifth Hurdle after signing a new deal with Newcastle Racecourse and the Arena Racing Company (ARC). Listed as the feature race, the Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate is due to be broadcast live across ITV 1 and Sky Sports Racing. Other feature races run across …

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Catena Media pips Trustly to win SBC Championship

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Affiliate giant Catena Media beat all comers at Stamford Bridge on 22 May to be crowned champions of the third annual SBC Championship. Over 140 representatives from the sports betting industry made up 16 teams at this year’s tournament, which was sponsored by innovative payments firm Trustly. And it was the Trustly team that was pipped in the final, with …

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Paddy Power Betfair begins life as Flutter Entertainment

The governance of FTSE100 gambling group Paddy Power Betfair Plc has confirmed that it has officially sanctioned the firm’s corporate rebrand to ‘Flutter Entertainment Plc’. The Flutter Entertainment rebrand was approved outright (99%) by company shareholders at the firm’s 15 May 2019 AGM. As previously communicated, the FTSE betting group undertakes the rebrand to ‘better reflect its broader business’ within …

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SBC Bookies Corner: European Elections – A Strange Affair…

Brexit delays see the UK electorate participate in next Thursday’s European Elections (23 May). With Conservative and Labour parties damaged by their handling of Brexit, does this ‘last UK-EU election’ point towards a new dawn for UK politics? Furthermore, what are the implications of any UK-EU election results – SBC gets the bookies lowdown… ______________ SBC: Both Conservative and Labour …

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Mercurius launches Tradr delivering ‘one-touch’ trading strategies on Betfair

New betting software development studio Mercurius seeks to empower the next generation of Betfair traders with sophisticated artificial intelligence tools. This week, Mercurius announced the launch of its ‘Tradr’ application on the ‘Betfair App Directory’, which will offer exchange customers access to automated trading strategies at the press of one click. Based in Milan, Mercurius is founded by the enterprise team of Fabrizio …

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Paddy Power Betfair looks to rename to reflect growing brand portfolio

Bookmaker group Paddy Power Betfair has released a proposition to rebrand the group as Flutter Entertainments in a bid to reflect the group’s growing brand portfolio. In a release of the group’s preliminary full-year 2018 results, the group outlined that its recent merger and acquisition drive meant that a rebrand would be essential in order to represent its global range. …

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Paddy Power Betfair seeks ‘global podium position’ following year of strategic investments

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has published its preliminary full-year 2018 results, detailing that the firm has made progress on its global agenda, whilst navigating UK home market complexities. PPB maintains its corporate revenue growth at £1.87 billion (FY2017: £1.74bn), with the betting group detailing robust digital revenues of £948 million (FY2017: £898m), combined with an underlying digital …

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