Tag Archives: Betfair

Punters backing the Blues for historic campaign

Manchester City’s scintillating start to the season has left punters with renewed optimism that the Blues could be in for a memorable campaign. Pep Guardiola’s side have already booked their place in the second round of the Champions League and have cruised to an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League, whilst retaining an undefeated record. Betfair’s …

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Group Strength…Paddy Power Betfair delivers solid Q3 2017, upping its full-year guidance

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has delivered a positive Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September), prompting the group to lift its full-year earnings expectations as the company undertakes a leadership transition. A strong period sports betting performance for PPB’s online and retail divisions saw the firm record a 9% increase in group revenues of £440 …

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Aspire appoints new Head of Sports

In anticipation for the imminent launch of its new sports betting product, Aspire Global has announced the appointment of Morten Hauge as the company’s Head of Sports. The company revealed that it was seeking to recruit an experienced figure who had the knowledge and ability to leverage this new vertical and to drive growth across numerous key markets. Hauge has a …

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Twitter better indication of success than Betfair odds, research suggests

Remarkable findings from a University of East Anglia study have found that Twitter posts offer a more accurate prediction of in-play football results, compared to online odds given by Betfair. Researchers from the University’s School of Economics analysed 13.8 million tweets during the 2013-14 English Premier League season and compared them with prices given by Betfair. They found that if …

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Betfair: Punters putting faith in Eubank Jr’s outright chances

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The format of the World Boxing Super Series means that the ultimate prize for the victor of Saturday’s bout between Chris Eubank Jr and Avni Yildirim, is a potential semi-final clash with George Groves. The series is made up of two explosive eight man tournaments from the super-middleweight and cruiserweight divisions, not only providing boxing fans with a plethora of …

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Betfred brand getting great exposure with Rugby League link up

Super League’s Grand Final gatecrashes one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world this week, when an intriguing West Yorkshire derby descends into Manchester. Runaway league leaders Castleford Tigers take on Leeds Rhinos, when, for one night per year, football is a mere afterthought and Rugby League takes over Old Trafford. Title sponsors Betfred, which beat off competition …

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No Joke! Bookmakers slash odds on PM May’s 2017 exit

Closing this week’s ‘2017 Conservative Party Conference’ in Manchester, there would be no blazing comeback for PM Theresa May. Ahead of delivering her headline speech, The Tory PR spin machine had detailed that PM May’s keynote would unite the cabinet following its post-election divisions and also appeal to Britain’s young. However, delivering a limp speech in which May was hindered …

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Breon Corcoran comes out in support of slashing FOBT stakes

The Financial Times has revealed that Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran has issued his support for significantly cutting the stakes of  fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). In a letter to the minister at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Tracey Crouch, Corcoran stated that due to the ‘toxic’ nature of the debate that now surrounds the terminals only significant action would …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner –  Increasing the betting value of international football

In an effort to eradicate mundane friendlies from international football, UEFA has announced that it plans on introducing a new international tournament called the Nations League. Should the tournament, which will run alongside Euro 2020 qualifiers elevate the levels of fan interest in international breaks as intended, it could also serve to heighten the value of international breaks as a …

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Defender to contender: Betfair backs Rio’s bid for boxing glory

After a hugely successful football career, former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand today announced he has partnered with online bookmaker Betfair to venture into the world of boxing. As a footballer, Rio’s 15 year career saw him win 81 England caps, six Premier League titles, and a European cup, now with the backing of Betfair, he’s aiming for …

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