Tag Archives: Rugby World Cup

Rob Howley handed 18-month suspension over betting breaches

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has handed former Wales Rugby assistant coach Rob Howley an 18-month ban after he was found to be in breach of World Rugby Anti-corruption and Betting Regulations – known as regulation 6. After news of the betting breaches came to light, Howley was sent home from the Rugby World Cup six days before Wales’ opening …

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Winning Post: Match-fixing allegations rock Albanian football

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. GB: horseracing – barriers belong on the course only… A week since the Cheltenham Festival concluded. Better to let the dust settle before drawing significant conclusions. However, some important …

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Wagering records to tumble as Ireland go for Grand Slam glory

Records could well be set to fall this weekend, as Ireland stand on the precipice of securing an unprecedented Grand Slam at ‘the home of rugby’. After twice denying England such glory in recent memory, at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in both 2011 and 2017, Ireland could complete the ultimate turnaround and claim that same triumph, as one of world rugby’s …

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ESSA praises joint UK and France corruption pact

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The United Kingdom and France have been lauded by international sports betting integrity body ESSA, for its ‘Declaration of Intention’ to target suspicious betting practises. The governments of the two nations are to share expertise and best practises, in order help to tackle issues such as sports corruption and match-fixing through illegal and irregular sports betting. As part of the …

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Coral reveals Six Nations backing for Jones’ England

An eagerly awaited Six Nations kicks off tomorrow in Paris, as Europe’s finest look to move past collective Rugby World Cup disappointment. Despite becoming the first host nation to fail at the group stage, Coral have confirmed that many punters are backing England to come good under Eddie Jones and restore some pride in the Red Rose. John Hill, a …

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Annual growth for France Pari driven by SPORTNCO success

Online betting group France Pari has recorded an annual growth of 17% for 2015 and established itself as a leading provider of sportsbook solutions in Europe. Total revenues are up from €17m to €20m, thanks in no small part to the success of B2B entity, SPORTNCO. France Pari recorded a growth of 80% from its B2B delivery of white labels …

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NetBet bringing #MakeSomeNoise campaign to Old Trafford

NetBet, the online betting partner of West Bromwich Albion, is looking to leverage its partnership with the Premier League club by encouraging them to participate in the #MakeSomeNoise campaign. An official survey compiled by the Press Association in November 2014 rated Baggies fans as joint second loudest fans in the league, in terms of decibels, together with Stoke City and …

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NetBet hoping to #makesomenoise at England v Australia

Online sports and casino brand NetBet is hoping to help the home of World Rugby break the sound barrier this Saturday with England’s tournament future on the line against Australia. The brand has hired DICE London to garner fan support and raise the noise level to record breaking heights with its #makesomenoise campaign. Tests during this year’s Six Nations Championship showed that the …

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Andy MacKenzie – what punters are predicting for Rugby World Cup

Andy MacKenzie of spread betting firm Spreadex reveals what spread betting punters are making of the Rugby World Cup. Rugby World Cup fever is about to envelope the nation and spread betters are also salivating at the prospect of six weeks of in-play betting opportunities, starting with England v Fiji on Friday. A total of 20 nations will compete in …

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Betfair appoints Wood & Dallaglio as Rugby World Cup Ambassadors

Ahead of the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup (kick-off Friday 18 September), Betfair has announced the appointment of rugby union legends Lawrence Dallaglio (former England captain) and Keith Wood (former Ireland captain) as its new ambassadors. Fierce rivals on the rugby pitch, Dallaglio and Wood will knock heads once more, as they debate the tournaments hottest topics and …

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