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BBC & ITV publish Russia 2018 TV Schedules

UK terrestrial broadcasters the BBC and ITV have published their respective Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup TV schedules (tournament dates: 14 June – 15 July). The two lead UK World Cup 2018 broadcasters have chosen to split of the 64 matches at the tournament in Russia following negotiations after the draw was made in Moscow last Friday. As a result, …

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Russia 2018: Digesting the draw

As Friday’s draw concluded and the World Cup began to take shape, fans were left pondering a mouthwatering clash between Spain and Portugal, renewed optimism in the Three Lions and a slightly surreal tournament opener.   Gareth Southgate’s England were handed a favourable start to the tournament, taking on Tunisia and World Cup debutants Panama in the opening two games. …

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Betway in £1,000 Bradley Lowery Foundation donation

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Betway is to make a £1,000 donation to the Bradley Lowery Foundation, after ex-England forward Jermain Defoe was left off this year’s Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) shortlist. The current Bournemouth striker hit headlines up and down the country after building a heartening friendship youngster Bradley Lowery, who was bravely battling neuroblastoma and sadly passed away in July of …

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Australia favourites as Ashes fever descends on Brisbane

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Australia and England have a rivalry steeped in history, one that particularly comes to the fore whenever the two nations are pitted against each other in a sporting arena. That is epitomised by the Ashes, with the tiny urn the ultimate prize for whichever side can hold their nerve in the various cauldrons of noise over the course of the …

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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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Pragmatic Play given the go ahead in Spain and Portugal

After being approved to operate in the UK last April, Slots developer Pragmatic Play has now been certified in both the Spanish and Portuguese markets. The news comes after both the Spanish Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) and the Portuguese Gambling Inspection and Regulation Service (SRIJ) have approved the company’s online games for distribution. Yossi Barzely, head …

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Betting Gods extends reach with European language versions

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Betting Gods has extended its reach in Europe after a successful move into the Maltese sports betting market highlighted a clear demand for expansion. Since launching in Malta in December, Betting Gods has seen a growth in business of 17.27%. The company, which was previously available in English only, has reacted by creating French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish …

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FIFPro survey reveals harsh realities for non-elite footballers

FIFPro has completed its biggest ever football survey, which found that nearly 45% of players earn less than $1,000 a month, and 60% receive less than $2,000 a month. In fact, only 2% of players take home $720,000 or more per annum, and 40% of players experience late payment of wages. The ‘Global Employment Report’, which was conducted by Manchester …

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Grosvenor Casinos launches new sportsbook with Kambi

Rank Group subsidiary Grosvenor Casinos has confirmed the launch of a new sports betting offering for its online and land-based players. Powered by Kambi following a deal made in January, ‘Grosvenor Sport’ enables punters in Grosvenor land-based sites or online to access various sports betting services and a range of special offers. The product underwent a soft launch this summer, …

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FIFA alerted to suspicious betting patterns in World Cup qualifier

England’s World Cup qualifying group has been subjected to claims of ‘suspicious betting’, after irregular patterns during Malta’s defeat to Lithuania three weeks ago were flagged up to FIFA. The world governing body was alerted to huge sums of money being placed on the match, which took place on the same night that England drew 0-0 in Slovenia. It has …

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