Tag Archives: Wales

ECB proposals “another addition to an already packed marketplace”

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) forwarded proposals for a new 100-ball cricket format last week, which it is fair to say had received very mixed reactions worldwide. Encapsulating fifteen traditional six-ball overs and a final ten-ball over, meaning it will be twenty deliveries shorter than the ever growing Twenty20 (T20) format, plans would see an eight team city …

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GambleAware reaches record breaking funding donations

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GambleAware’s Chief Executive Marc Etches has penned an open letter to the industry, praising the response to last year’s concerns regarding funding for problem gambling initiatives. Detailing its voluntary donation system was, at the time, 60% below its funding target, Etches states that, despite ultimately falling below its £10m objective, a record breaking £9.4m was reached. Announcing donations are being …

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GVC Holdings completes long awaited Ladbrokes Coral acquisition

The long mooted takeover of the Ladbrokes Coral Group by GVC Holdings has finally reached completion, in a deal that could eventually be worth up to £4bn, just days after the High Court of England and Wales sanctioned the deal. With its shares now delisted from the London stock exchange, as part of the agreement the admission of 271,816,558 ordinary …

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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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£25,000 win takes just 15 minutes for Betway punter

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A customer of Betway had a weekend to remember, after a collection of random selections helped him scoop £25,000 on the bookmakers free to enter ‘4 to Score’ game. John Bolton, 32, from Llanharan, South Wales, saw his four picks, Plymouth Argyle, Morecambe, Eastleigh and Brackley Town, all find the back of the net within 15 minutes of kick off. The …

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UKGC warns of Children’s gambling exposure and its consequences

The Gambling Commission has published its young persons survey, a report into the gambling behaviours of 11-16 year olds in England, Wales and Scotland, which warns of children’s exposure to gambling, and its long term impacts. Relating to situations within which youngsters could experience gambling where risks are not always explained, new data has raised questions of the impacts these …

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Genius Sports announces partnership with The FAW

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Specialists in sports data technology, commercialisation and distribution services, Genius Sports  has formed a partnership with The Football Association of Wales (FAW) to maximise the commercial value of the governing body’s official data. Under the terms of the agreement, Genius Sports’ network of statisticians will collect real-time data from pitchside at a wide range of competitions including the JD Welsh …

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Paddy Power prematurely pays Irish fans for optimistic World Cup bet

Paddy Power has rewarded the faith of one optimistic Irish fan, who despite seeing his nation’s hopes of qualifying next Summer’s World Cup dampened, backed Ireland to lift the Jules Rimet trophy in Russia. A defeat at the hands of Serbia left Ireland’s qualification hopes hanging in the balance, however this didn’t stop one plucky Irishman taking a gamble on his …

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Swansea City seeks to expand Asian commercial presence with Letou shirt sponsorship

English Premier League football club Swansea City has this morning announced that new Asian-focused online betting and casino operator, Letou (letou.co.uk) will be its season 2017/18 official shirt sponsor. The Welsh football club today hosted an unveiling ceremony for its new season ‘home & away shirts’ designed by Spanish kit manufacturer Joma. The new shirt features the branding of Letou …

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Coral becomes title sponsor for home nations snooker series

Coral has agreed to become title sponsor of the World Snooker home nations series, in a deal which covers the three remaining events of 2016-17. The remainder of the Coral Home Nations Series will comprise the Northern Ireland Open, Scottish Open and Welsh Open. The bookmaker was also the title sponsor of the series’ opener, the English Open, which took place …

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