Tag Archives: UFC

UFC 205 breaking Sportsbet.io betting levels

UFC 205 has already broken records as the most bet on UFC fight night of all time, according to figures from Sportsbet.io. The Bitcoin sportsbook has enjoyed a steady stream of bets in the lead-up to Saturday night’s event in New York, which has already beaten Sportsbet’s previous high for the most wagered on a UFC card. Unsurprisingly, the headline …

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Cash strapped Deutsche Bank eyes $440 million sale of Red Rock Resorts

The Financial Times has reported that embattled European bank Deutsche Bank is preparing to cash-in on its 17% stake in Nevada casino operator Red Rock Resorts (formerly known as Station Casinos). Deutsche governance are reported to be seeking a $440 million sale price for its stake in Red Rock a company it invested in 2011 as the operator looked to …

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Tabcorp secures UFC Australia wagering partnership

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has confirmed that its online betting subsidiary Tab.com.au has signed a multi-year partnership with the UFC, becoming its official Australian wagering partner. Tabcorp marketing secures the partnership ahead of the UFC returning to Australia on 27 November for ‘Fight Night Melbourne’ Luke Rockhold vs Jacare Souza 2. As a UFC sponsor, the Tab.com.au brand will get …

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Unibet – Diaz vs McGregor 2 to break UFC wagering records

This Saturday’s UFC 202 main event between  Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor 2  has divided the world of mixed martial arts as to who will win this Saturday’s much-anticipated rematch. In 5 March, Diaz who took the fight on ten days notice shocked the world of fighting by submitting McGregor to a second round choke-hold ending the boisterous Irishman’s unbeaten run …

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Tony Kenny – William Hill – BOS Speaker – The importance of a broad sponsorship mix

Tony Kenny looks after the PR/Communication and activation of William Hill’s sponsorship portfolio, which includes the Scottish Cup, Premier League and World Darts Championship. Kenny will be on our ‘Different Ball Game’ panel at Betting on Sports 2016 (September 15-16), speaking about how betting companies can reach new audiences via sports partnerships. SBC: William Hill has always had a broad …

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Anthony Cousins – Unibet targets UFC turnover records in 2016

With the media frenzy around the Aldo vs McGregor fight and Ronda Rousey’s surprise defeat, 2015 was certainly the highest profile year in the history of UFC. We caught up with Unibet’s Head of Sportsbook Anthony Cousins, to discuss their official betting partnership with UFC, reflect on a record breaking 2015 and look ahead to 2016. _____________ SBC: Anthony, as …

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UFC 193 betting ban due to corruption concerns

It has been reported that Tabcorp was banned from taking bets on the UFC 193 event in Melbourne in November by Victoria’s gambling regulator. The ban arrived amid warnings that UFC was vulnerable to money laundering by figures in organised crime and corruption. This became the first time that the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation had refused an …

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Unibet looks forward to ‘record breaking’ Aldo vs McGregor UFC 194

Unibet is anticipating that the long awaited MMA battle this Saturday between Jose Aldo ‘Junior’ and ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor at UFC 194 will be a hugely popular betting market, but that it won’t come close to surpassing anything involving Alexander Gustafsson. Postponed from its original date of 11 July due to an Aldo injury, fight anticipation has been brewing for months …

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DraftKings scores exclusive MLS fantasy partnership

Following last week’s announcement that it would spend $250 million on Disney ESPN inventory over the next two years, US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings continues to ramp up its marketing coverage by announcing an exclusive partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS). The MLS will become the fifth professional sports league/body to become an official partner of DraftKings joining the …

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Unibet – Aldo vs McGregor to break UFC betting records

Set for Saturday July 11 at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Arena, UFC 189 Aldo vs McGregor is this years most anticipated mixed martial arts (MMA) fight. The main event will see stoic Brazilian featherweight champion Jose Aldo ‘Junior’ (28) take on raucous Dubliner ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor (26) in a fight that has caught the public and international media’s …

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