Tag Archives: Betfair

Bookmakers back Theresa on Tory confidence showdown

Political punters were kept busy all night, as rumours circulated Whitehall that embattled Prime Minister Theresa May would be forced into a vote-of-confidence by Tory party rebels. Early this morning, Sir Graham Brady of the Conservative 1922 Committee confirmed that he had received the 48 declarations needed to trigger a cabinet vote on PM May’s leadership, which will take place …

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Raab’s rude departure sees odds tumble on a May 2018 exit

A morning of Whitehall chaos, following the resignation of Dominic Raab as Brexit Secretary, sees all bookmakers revise their UK political markets. Raab becomes the second chief Brexit negotiator to resign this year, disagreeing with PM Theresa May on the UK’s draft withdrawal terms from the European Union which were presented to the Cabinet on Wednesday. Resigning from May’s office, …

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Problem gambler gets $150,000 refund for unlawful Betfair activity

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Betfair failed to ‘reasonably recognise’ the red flags after one of its own customers – identified as Mr M, convinced the company to refund $150,000 which he quickly gambled away from his account. As reported by ABC News, the betting exchange should have identified “red flag behaviours” that showed the customer had a gambling problem before it agreed to reverse …

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BetEasy swoops in as competitors crash on Melbourne Cup day

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BetEasy was the biggest benefactor in Australia as sports betting sites Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and Betfair all crashed on Melbourne Cup day – the biggest day on the nation’s betting calendar. As reported by The AGE, punters on Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and online betting exchange Betfair were temporarily unable to place bets on their smartphone apps or computers, while Tabcorp also reported …

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The new betting ecosystem: sharks, fish, whales and the trawlermen – part 2

Are schools of bloated sharks an accepted cost of doing business? In the second and final part of this series, Kevin Dale navigates through the choppy waters of minimum bet liabilities, player restrictions, volume incentives, premium charges and how to adapt to the new ecosystem. _____________________________ Amongst the player to player, or P2P models, pools companies have welcomed winners for …

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The new betting ecosystem: sharks, fish, whales and the trawlermen part 1

On the 10th anniversary of Betfair’s ‘premium charge’, fixed odds bookmakers are competing on minimum bet guarantees within shark-infested waters. It all begs the question of whether winners really are welcome – or should be? From severe restrictions to winners-sort-of- tolerated, maybe we’ve all shifted, or been corralled, into a tacit acceptance that the betting ecosystem has changed for good. …

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All-in Translations: One Flew Over the Football’s Nest

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They are known for localizing online casino content. Now they’re pleading football mania. All-in Translations CEO Roy Pedersen sums up 1,000 days at the football and betting crossroads to highlight the lessons learned. When I launched All-in Translations in Malta back in 2008, the company’s mission was to solve a very obvious problem: many of the people doing language localization …

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ASA upholds “irresponsible” Gala Interactive ad

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld one complaint against Gala Interactive, for suggesting gambling involved skill rather chance, as it promoted its new Britain’s Got Talent Slingo game. Featuring a man playing on his tablet, before making a gesture with his arm and going on to spin plates on his fingers, one individual “challenged whether the ad implied that …

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Peter Jackson: PPB’s FanDuel to maintain DFS focus in US expansion

US expansion was a key theme of Paddy Power Betfair’s (PPB) corporate update on Wednesday, with the FTSE100 firm outlining its mandate to maximise the FanDuel merger and develop as a household proposition for the US sports scene. Facing increased US competition, PPB detailed that it won’t disregard the fantasy sports element of FanDuel’s offering, as the vertical enhances the …

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Betway & PPF aim to elevate player education with new integrity series

To coincide with the start of the new football season, the Professional Players Federation (PPF) has unveiled a new series of short films highlighting some key messages around betting integrity in sport.  The films have been produced in partnership with and funded by the PPF’s betting integrity partners – Betway, Paddy Power Betfair and Bet365. The series features contributions from …

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