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Paytm targets number 1 fantasy sports status in India


Having rebranded its gaming platform from Gamepind to FirstGames, parent company Paytm has set about delivering India’s number one fantasy sports destination. The fintech firm is also looking to raise $30 million to fund the continued expansion of the platform – a joint venture with AGTech Holdings Limited. Despite only launching in February 2018, it reached over 30 million users …

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Sporting Index hopes not to be wiped out by ‘World Cup wides’ again

Twenty years on from one of their biggest ever losses, Sporting Index has returned with the infamous ‘World Cup wides market’, which saw the spread betting firm lose over half a million pounds in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. The World Cup wides market, pioneered by Sporting Index, was introduced for the first time in 1999 and has been available to …

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Tom Seymour – Durham CCC – Working with a Winner

Tom Seymour is the Commercial Director at Durham County Cricket Club (CCC), a former home for many greats of the sport including Mike Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Shoaib Akhtar. Current stars include England internationals Ben Stokes and Mark Wood. Just last week, the club announced that they had made a deal with Winner Sports to become its official betting …

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Andy MacKenzie – Spreadex – Spread betting trends on the Cricket World Cup

Andy MacKenzie, Marketing Communications Manager for sports and financial betting company Spreadex – the only bookmaker to offer fixed odds and spread betting from one account, takes a look at some of the trends that the spread firm has encountered during the Cricket World Cup. There have been thrills and spills galore so far at the Cricket World Cup with …

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‘Courtsiders’ evicted from Cricket World Cup

ICC Cricket officials have banned a group of men from attending 2015 One Day Cricket World Cup matches (Australia/New Zealand) after they were suspected of being involved in illicit betting, undertaking a practice known as ‘courtsiding’. Courtsiding involves people at a game relaying information via smartphones or mobile communications devices to betting syndicates to take advantage of broadcasting time delays. The practice …

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Match fixing groomers ‘almost like paedophiles’

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has apparently waged war on live betting ahead of the Cricket World Cup, and warned that anyone caught breaking the rules would be barred from the whole tournament. Speaking to the media at the end of last week, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, head of the ICC’s anti-corruption and security unit, said that ‘pitch-siding’ went ‘far deeper’ …

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