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Former world champion Bingham banned for breaching betting rules

Current world snooker number 10 Stuart Bingham, has been found guilty of breaching World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) rules on betting, and has subsequently been banned from the sport for six months. As part of his punishment for betting on matches that involved either himself or other players, the former world champion has also been ordered to pay …

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Why snooker and the betting industry hits the jackpot

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Keith O’Loughlin, Executive Vice President Sports at OpenBet (part of NYX Gaming Group) and a key speaker at the recent SBC Snooker Forum, on why snooker is such an attractive proposition for punters. While football and horse racing are most commonly seen as the biggest types of sports betting across the globe, snooker continues to thrive as an attractive event for …

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WPBSA joins Sportradar integrity monitoring program

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), the governing body for professional snooker and billiards, has this week confirmed that it will join the Sportradar integrity program as its seeks to boosts its capabilities in identifying, detecting and monitoring potential match fixing. Agreeing terms on a three-year partnership, WPBSA will move to integrate Sportradar integrity provisions through its state-of-the-art …

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Ladbrokes extends sponsorship of snooker World Grand Prix & Players Championship

Agreeing terms with World Snooker, Ladbrokes marketing has announced that it has renewed its title sponsorship of the World Grand Prix and Players Championship for a further two-years. The bookmaker has agreed to extend its title sponsorship of both major snooker championships for their respective 2017 and 2018 editions. The Ladbrokes World Grand Prix runs from February 6 to 12 at the …

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Jessica Bridge – Ladbrokes – More than ribbons on a trophy

On Monday Ladbrokes announced a deal which gives them exclusive naming rights to two of the biggest events in Snooker next month. We caught up with PR Manager Jessica Bridge to discuss the deal and its importance to Ladbrokes as part of a growing portfolio of sporting sponsorships. SBC: Hi Jessica. Ladbrokes recently signed a deal with World Snooker to …

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BetVictor Sponsor Snooker’s Welsh Open in 2016

World Snooker is delighted to announce that BetVictor will be title sponsor of the Welsh Open world ranking event for the fourth consecutive year in 2016. The BetVictor Welsh Open will run from February 15 to 21 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. John Higgins won the title last year against a strong field, which included the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark …

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Bettingexpert launches 15 new tipping competitions

Bettingexpert, the super affiliate tipping network with customers across 10 languages, has revamped its competition structure after reaching the milestone of 100,000 tips a month. While the Tipster of the Month competition still offers a £3,000 prize pool, bettingexpert has now started competitions for specific sports. The best football tipsters can now compete every month for a share of €3,000, …

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Betfred becomes title sponsor of World Snooker Championship again

Snooker’s biggest tournament, the World Championship, will be title-sponsored by Betfred for the next three years. The prestigious event will be known as the Betfred World Snooker Championship until at least 2017. This year’s tournament will run from April 18 to May 4 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, with the top 16 seeds joined by 16 qualifiers to chase …

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Dafabet to target UK using FSB platform

Platform provider FSB Technology (UK) Ltd has signed an agreement to supply Dafabet with a brand new sports betting site. The deal will see FSB trade a wide variety of sports, both pre-match and in-play, for the operator, including their market-leading horse racing product. The supplier’s business development director, Richard Thorp, said: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Dafabet, whose …

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