Tag Archives: Betfair

Betfair release % chance charts on Scottish Referendum outcome

On 18 September, Scotland’s voters will decide whether to stay part of the United Kingdom or go it alone. Betfair’s political trading desk has released a set of charts monitoring % chance of the Scottish Referendum’s Yes and No campaigns. The charts published by Betfair’s Exchange demonstrate the implied % chance of each voting outcome. Betfair’s Exchange has so far …

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Betfair posts record quarterly revenues & profits

Betfair plc posted its opening Q1 2015 financial performance for the three month period ending 31 July 2014. The London listed operator posted a strong opening which saw net gaming revenues up 30% to £117.3 million (Q1 2014: £90.4 million).  Its sports betting division posted a 30% net revenue increase to £83 million (Q1 2014 £64 million), igaming divisions further …

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Colossus Bets: Providing lotto sized sports jackpots

Bernard Marantelli, CEO and founder of innovative football pool operator Colossus Bets, explains how the company is continually developing its B2B and B2C offering. You’ve just launched HDA15 – a 15 team accumulator with a £1m jackpot. What is the thinking behind this? We built this company in the belief the public wanted lotto sized sports jackpot bets with Fractional …

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Colossus Bets launches weekly £1m HDA15 football jackpot

Colossus Bets, home of the £10,000,000 Colossus and the world’s biggest football and sports jackpots, has launched a £1,000,000 HDA15 Football Jackpot aimed at dominating and consolidating the HDA (or 1X2) pools and traditional accumulator markets. Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of Colossus Bets, said: “Several operators currently run small 1X2 Pools, and whilst they may reach £1,000,000 once a …

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Coral & Betfair stung by false match

Sports betting operator Gala Coral and betting exchange  Betfair is voiding bets on a football match after being notified that the event did not take place. The betting  operators had taken wagers on a friendly match between Spain’s Ponferradina SD and Freamunde of Portugal. Ponferradina had withdrawn from the fixture and had been replaced by another football team who played …

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Betfair Octopus invades Open golf championship

Betting exchange Betfair is extending its TV advertising campaign into the real world by placing its giant octopus between the fourth green and fifth tee of The Open golf championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. ‘Paul the Octopus’, which made its debut playing table tennis in Betfair’s current This Is Play TV advertising, has been designed in homage to …

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Betfair has vision for Google Glass

In an industry first, UK betting brand Betfair has announced they will become the first betting company to use Google Glass headsets during their TV betting slots. It is the first move by the betting company in a wider business plan to utilise Glass to improve consumers’ betting experience. Starting this Saturday 5 July from Leicester with the 2.30pm slot …

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Betfair withdraws betting exchange from Austria

Betfair informed Austrian customers that it would no longer take wagers on its betting exchange from July 14. The decision was undertaken after a review of the market by senior management. Betfair operates in Austria, under a regional igaming issued in April 2005 by the country’s gambling commission. Austria represents the firm’s second operational jurisdiction after the UK Betfair will …

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Betfair becomes Bitefair in wake of Suarez ban

FIFA has found an unlikely ally ahead of tomorrow’s Colombia v Uruguay encounter. Amidst Bitgate, Betfair will rebrand across all platforms to show its support for the ban imposed on embattled star striker Luis Suarez. The betting exchange said it encourages the “thrill, excitement and fair play of sport” and will be calling itself Bitefair. The rebrand went live today and …

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Gold Dice launched on Odobo marketplace

iGaming supplier Yoyougaming has announced the release of its inaugural game, Gold Dice, exclusively via the Odobo Marketplace, an integrated App Store. The business said that the oriental themed game will soon be live with both bet365 and Betfair. Managing Director Kevin Li said: “We created gold dice to appeal to the Asian and European markets. What we ended up …

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