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Win Cash Live bringing interactive betting show to STV

A new and unique interactive service is launching on Scottish terrestrial broadcaster STV this month, bringing together television, mobile and online betting. Interactive gaming service Win Cash Live will broadcast across Scotland daily, coming on air after midnight for two hours. STV’s city TV channels STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh will also broadcast the programme every night after 11pm for three hours. …

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Ladbrokes gains title sponsor of the Scottish Professional Football League

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has confirmed that Ladbrokes will become its title sponsor for the next two seasons. The deal announced this morning is believed to be worth £4 million and will see Ladbrokes gain marketing coverage throughout Scottish football’s four professional leagues. SPFL football divisions had been without a sponsor since 2013, when the league was restructured. …

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Scotbet joins the Senet Group

Scotbet, the largest chain of independent betting shops in Scotland, has become the first new member of the Senet Group, the gambling self-regulatory body. It joins founder members William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power in committing to abide by a code of conduct designed to meet high standards of social responsibility in gambling. John Heaton, Chairman of Scotbet, said: “We’ve always placed …

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Rangers keeper banned for breach of betting rules

Rangers goalkeeper Steve Simonsen has been banned for two games, one suspended, after being found guilty of betting on 55 games following a hearing before an independent panel. Although none of the games involved the Glasgow Championship side, Simonsen’s actions breached Scottish Football Association gambling rules. The notice of complaint issued to Simonsen by the SFA detailed bets on 18 …

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Bodog extends sponsorship deal with Ayr United

Scottish League One side Ayr United have agreed terms on an improved shirt sponsorship deal with the online gaming brand Bodog. The partnership is one of the longest partnerships in Scottish Football as the two team up fifth consecutive season. Bodog, which is also Official Asian Betting Partner with Arsenal FC, has seen Ayr make it to two cup semi …

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Scots independence would bring big questions over gambling law

Paul Petrie, director at Scottish sportsbook McBookie.com, discusses the Scottish Independence Referendum Other betting firms have mixed views on the outcome – William Hill suggesting 80% of bets for YES and Betfair suggesting the opposite. What’s McBookies’ take on the vote? 95% of the bets we have taken have been on a Yes vote. The opinion polls have the contest …

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Portuguese man lays 700 bets on a Scottish No Vote

A Portuguese punter lays 700 bets on a No vote in the Scottish Referendum, as Yes wagers surge by 80% With the betting interest in the outcome of the Scottish Referendum reaching unprecedented levels, one William Hill customer is so convinced that the NO option will triumph that he has bet on that happening…700 times. Not only that, but the man lives in Portugal …

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Celtic reprieve causes problems for bookmakers

Celtic Football Club’s unexpected reprieve from Champions League elimination is causing some bookmakers a headache as curious punters get in touch to see if their previously losing bets are now, in fact, winners. Celtic lost on Wednesday night 2-0 to Legia Warsaw in the CL qualifier, with an embarrassing 6-1 loss on aggregate. However the Polish side brought on a …

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New kit launch for Bodog-sponsored Ayr United

Scottish League 1 side Ayr United has retained backing of its long-term sponsor, Bodog, the online gaming brand, which has renewed for a forth year. Bodog, which is also Official Asian Betting Partner of English FA Cup winner’s Arsenal FC, has seen Ayr make it to two Cup semi-finals as well as the high of promotion and the low of …

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Record political bet taken on Scottish referendum

William Hill has taken what it is suggesting is the biggest political bet ever taken after one of its customers from South West London staked £400,000 on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum. The punter, who apparently did not have a Scottish accent, has bet on the referendum returning a No vote at odds of 1/4. Even more surprisingly, the …

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