Tag Archives: wimbledon

Nikos Konstakis, SG Digital: In-play wagering has boosted punter engagement with tennis

With this year’s Wimbledon tournament capturing the attention of a global audience, tennis has continued to grow in popularity among punters.  Nikos Konstakis, VP Sportsbook Product at SG Digital, explained to SBC the reasons why tennis is a good fit for in-play wagering, and how the new live score product Match HQ can help grow the appeal of the sport. …

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BetTracker boost helps PBS to record Wimbledon revenues

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Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) recorded a 300 per cent year-on-year (YOY) growth on mobile during this year’s Wimbledon. Over the two weeks of tennis action at the All England Club (24 June-14 July), PBS saw more than £9 million staked across all of its channels.  Yet mobile was the most eye-catching component of this ‘record turnover’ for the omni-channel sports …

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Big Weekend delivers record breaking Cricket & Tennis markets

A weekend which saw four high profile sporting events take center stage has come to an end, with the Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup final’s stealing the limelight.  Novak Djokovic fought through Wimbledon’s longest final in history to defeat Roger Federer, with England claiming the ICC World Cup after edging past New Zealand by lew of hitting more boundaries …

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6 of the Best – Apps4 web media’s Alex Windsor

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Alex Windsor, founder of Apps4 web media. Keep reading to discover a sporting VIP experience that left Windsor hooked, a Premier League flop who proved to be an unlikely scorer in a winning wager and wide musical taste. Best Album  I love listening to music, be it in the car, in the office or when I …

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Match-fixing suspicions raised in Wimbledon first round

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Possible signs of match-fixing have been flagged in the first round of a men’s doubles match at this year’s Wimbledon, report various US media outlets. It is detailed that online global bookmaker Pinnacle Sports has subsequently confirmed that the match was “flagged as suspicious due to irregular betting patterns,” after “a series of bets from accounts with a history of …

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Worldwide operational expansion sees Kindred move to new Wimbledon office

Stockholm-listed online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has moved its UK staff into a new purpose-built ‘Kindred House’ office building in Wimbledon. The European operator has been based in Wimbledon (London SW19) since 1997, where Kindred has primarily housed its marketing and commercial corporate functions. Speaking to SBC, Alex Westrell Group Head of Communications for Kindred Group, detailed that the …

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Ace! LeoVegas serves up ‘Summer of Tennis’ campaign

LeoVegas is betting big on tennis this summer, with the mobile betting specialist operator announcing its ‘Summer of Tennis’ campaign. Launched this week, LeoVegas Sports will allow for ‘its customers to bet on every single point made across all tennis competitions this summer’. As a player incentive, LeoVegas is adding hundreds of pounds of free bets and a chance for …

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JAbet expands trading team to match growing tennis interest

JAbet has increased its tennis-focused trading team head count by 30%, with tennis betting expected to outstrip horse racing within five years. The niche online tennis bookmaker, which recently reported growth of over 500% for 2015/16, offers the tightest margins in the market on tennis betting, and guarantees never to restrict the accounts of winning punters using its service. Vincent Leonard, …

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London Greyhound racing faces extinction as Sadiq Khan backs AFC Wimbledon plans

Greyhound racing in London faces extinction, following the decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to allow the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium to be the site for AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium. The London Mayor has granted Merton Council the right to hold the final decision regarding the tracks future, offering no hope for greyhound racing survival in London. Merton Council officials have …

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Tennis Integrity Unit needs more money to combat corruption

The head of the ATP has agreed that more money needs to be spent on tackling corruption. Chris Kermode, the ATP’s president and chief executive, and Nigel Willerton, director of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), addressed a panel of UK lawmakers amid allegations of match-fixing and corruption. The TIU is funded by tennis’ governing bodies and operates on a budget of …

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