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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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Will Rooney retire as England’s most capped player?

Wayne Rooney is set to make just eight more international appearances for England before finishing his international career on 126 caps, according to Sporting Index.  The spread betting firm believes that the 30-year-old Manchester United star will surpass Peter Shilton to become the Three Lions most capped player, but will miss out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia – …

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Ladbrokes sponsors 2016 Rugby League Four Nations

Ladbrokes has become the title sponsor of the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations. Already a sponsor of the Challenge Cup and Super League, the deal will see Ladbrokes strengthen its presence in the UK and Australian markets, and extend its partnership with the sport into the international arena. Ladbrokes will get premium brand exposure from the seven matches featuring England, …

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The ASA raps Ladbrokes over misleading Euro 2016 promotion

Ladbrokes has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for a misleading advert published on its news microsite during Euro 2016, in relation to the Group B game between England and Wales. The online promotion stated you could get ‘Get 6/1 for England to beat Wales OR Get 12/1 for Wales to beat England’, with a maximum £10 stake, which would …

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Euro 2016 Breakdown: Assessing bookmaker promotions & offers

The Euro 2016 final is nearly upon us, as France prepare to take on Portugal in Paris. SBC News has been keeping an eye on the best offers throughout the tournament, as bookmakers across Europe have implemented marketing strategies to acquire and retain the most customers. SBC has conducted interviews with Oddschecker, Square in the Air and BetVictor as part of our …

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