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Social Betting Exchanges… An opportunity to alter perceptions

SBC News Social Betting Exchanges... An opportunity to alter perceptions

Billy Gowing, Founder and Managing Director of Fairplay Exchange, makes a case for how social betting exchanges can make a much-needed improvement to the online betting industry’s public image and appeal to a new player demographic ___________________ In the UK, there can be little doubt the gaming industry has struggled to improve its perception in the eyes of the public …

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Betfair scores Alan Shearer brand ambassador deal for EUROs

SBC News Betfair scores Alan Shearer brand ambassador deal for EUROs

Betfair has revealed former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer as its latest ambassador.  Shearer takes on the role for the bookmaker in time for EURO 2024, which begins tomorrow (14 June) in Berlin, Germany.  The record Premier League goalscorer will preview EURO 2024 games and offer his insight into the results that follow, as well as informing Betfair’s …

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Sunak gets no comfort from grim Election starting odds

SBC News Sunak gets no comfort from grim Election starting odds

Betting markets provide dire readings for the Conservative Party, as PM Rishi Sunak commits to holding the UK’s General Election on 4 July. Yesterday, frenzied activity at Downing Street saw Sunak call an emergency cabinet meeting, as senior ministers were informed of the PM’s change of strategy, moving the Party’s election plans from Autumn to Summer. The decision was branded …

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Betfair named shirt sponsor of Vasco da Gama FC

SBC News Betfair named shirt sponsor of Vasco da Gama FC

Betfair has linked up with Vasco da Gama FC to become the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club’s new sponsor.  The operator’s branding will appear on the men’s and women’s kits, as well as on exclusive digital content from Legítimo Clube do Povo, while the brand will have exposure on Vasco’s digital media.  Betfair International General Director, Kimberly Daly, said: “The …

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Betfair expects Sunak’s imminent call on General Election date

SBC News Betfair expects Sunak's imminent call on General Election date

Betfair has alerted the media to its belief that PM Rishi Sunak may imminently declare the UK’s next General Election. Over the weekend, Sunak combatted rumours of a ‘Tory rebels’ plan dubbed ‘100 days to save Britain,’ which suggests he could be ousted if the Conservative Party faces significant losses in the upcoming local elections on 2 May. Currently, Sunak …

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Betfair shortens odds on Labour majority as Tories stick with Sunak 

SBC News Betfair shortens odds on Labour majority as Tories stick with Sunak 

The Labour Party’s odds of winning a forthcoming General Election have shortened to 1/4 following by-election wins in the constituencies of Kingswood and Wellingborough. Yesterday’s double victory sees Betfair Politics improve Labour’s odds of winning the next UK election from 1/3 to 1/4 (80%). Of significance, observers noted the significant swings of 11,000 votes in Kingswood and 18,500 in Wellingborough …

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Betfair sees odds plunge on hazy Joe’s re-election

SBC News Betfair sees odds plunge on hazy Joe's re-election

Betfair Exchange has released data on Joe Biden’s chances of re-election as US President – with the odds dramatically plummeting after an official report found the 81-year-old has a ‘hazy memory’. Biden’s odds have drifted out to 14/5 from 2/1, the operator revealed, with the President insisting ‘I know what the hell I’m doing’ and ‘my memory is fine’ in …

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Sam Rosbottom, Betfair: politics punters expecting change on both sides of Atlantic

Sam Rosbottom, Betfair: politics punters expecting change on both sides of Atlantic

Betting isn’t always about sports – politics and elections can be a popular punt for the news-savvy, and betting exchanges such as Betfair are often the ideal destination for these bettors Political betting has seen some huge moments over the past decade, particularly in 2016, 2019 and 2020. With the US Presidential election set next year and a UK general …

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Flutter and its betting brands commit £8m to charity in 2023

SBC News Flutter and its betting brands commit £8m to charity in 2023

Flutter has revealed that its UK and Ireland division has contributed up to £8m in charitable initiatives this year. The news follows its three betting brands, Paddy Power, Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG) and Betfair, each forming new partnerships in recent weeks.  Meanwhile, a further £250,000 has been raised through fundraising events for its two Charities of the Year. The …

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