Tag Archives: france

The World Cup’s Finest with Redzonesports’ Anthony Gray

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today Anthony Gray, Head of Football at Redzonesports.bet, tells us about priding his own abilities on Walter Zenga and a duo of …

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Betfair – Cyprus’ ‘fuego’ brings fire & fury to Eurovision 2018 trading

The final week of pre-event trading for Eurovision 2018 (Lisbon 12 May), has seen Betfair place Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira’s ‘Feugo’ as 11/10 market favourite to win the 63rd edition of the Pan-European song contest. Eleni Foureira’s ‘Feugo’ has flipped-the-script on Eurovision 2018 trading, as the Cypriot entry was 100/1, just ten days ago. However, Betfair details that Eurovision punters have …

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PMU appoints new leadership duo to revive French racing prospects

French state-owned racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has moved to restructure its senior executive leadership team, confirming the appointments of Cyril Linette as new Group Chief Executive, supported by Bertrand Meheut as Group Chairman. The executive appointments have been approved by the PMU’s governance stakeholders of France Galop (racetrack operator), LeTROT French racing’s governing body and the French Ministry …

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En Marche plans adieu for France FDJ

French news sources report that Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche government is planning to sell a 50% stake in national gambling operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ). The sale forms part of Macron’s modernisation of French enterprise, where En Marche will seek to privatise a number of state-owned assets. For a number of years, French policymakers have mooted the sale of FDJ, …

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Nathan Rothschild: iSport Genius – Sorting the men from the boys at Russia 2018

Nathan Rothschild, partner and co-founder at iSport Genius, looks into the data challenges that face operators and punters alike at the upcoming World Cup. With the tournament taking place in a new country and with historical head-to-head data somewhat limited, advanced methodologies are needed to factor in the new elements and ensure that no data goes to waste. ___________________ We …

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Joseph Cuschieri to depart as Malta MGA Chairman

The Times of Malta has reported that Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri will be leaving the gambling regulator to become the first Chief Executive of Malta’s Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The appointment of Cuschieri as MFSA CEO is reported to have been personally requested by Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, with the authority restructuring its operations to …

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Are England destined for third straight Six Nations title?

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It’s that time of the year when Six Nations Rugby returns to our screens, with five physically intense rounds of competition spread across February and Match. England head into the Championships as favourites, with back to back triumphs, including a Grand Slam in 2016, but could the Red Rose’s impressive form be set to crash in early 2018? Joe Lovelace, …

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Richard Carter – How SBTech is solving Mansion’s vertical challenge

SBTech CEO Richard Carter spoke to SBC about the major new deal announced this morning which sees the company bring on major brand Mansion as a client which and also herald the launch of Mansionbet.  SBC: This is a pretty major deal – how did it come about? Richard Carter: As a group Mansion was looking to move into sports …

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Study suggests female jockeys as good as males

A new study by the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA has found that the performance of female jockeys is similar to that of their male counterparts. The MBA, run by the University of Liverpool with funding from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the Racing Foundation, has been utilising detailed analysis techniques on data covering a …

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Betway: Nations League not the stage to end Three Lions hurt

Aimed at bringing an end to mundane international friendlies, the draw for the inaugural UEFA Nations League was made this week, with England being pitted in a group alongside Croatia and Spain. However for England fans hoping that the tournament will bring long-awaited international success to the country, the odds suggest they may want to look away now. Commenting on whether …

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