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Investigation into Irish Olympic Team's Suspicious Betting Continues

Irish sportsman in question identified as sailor Peter O'Leary After the furor around the bets placed by one of the Olympic Irish sportsmen on various events, including one where he participated at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the name of the person in question finally became public. It's yachtsman Peter O'Leary, who apparently hadn't done anything wrong...

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Irish Team Bets Raise Alarm at the Olympics

One of Irish athletes accused for betting on an opponent to win Ireland's Olympic Council announced that it has started investigating an anonymous allegation that two bets were made prior to the London Olympics in favour of an opponent to win against the Irish athlete whom it did not name in an unspecified sport in which they were both competing. The spokes...

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Bets on Olympic Flame Lighter Refunded

It was impossible for punters to guess who would light the London cauldron The fact that the honour of igniting the Olympic cauldron went not to a single athlete or celebrity, but to seven young sportsmen and women, confounded predictions on the final torch bearer and made it impossible for punters to fairly guess how the opening ceremony would play out. Th...

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Colorado Shooting Hits Home for Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers

Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers has taken July 20th shooting in Colorado to heart as his son was at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Returns" in Charlotte. Smith has decided to contribute $100,000 to go toward the medical expenses of the survivors of the attack. This tragic event has hit home prompting Smith to attempt to do something to help. "I...

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Betclic Everest Subsidiary Extends German Football Sponsorship Deal

FC St. Pauli has a sponsor for another season The latest news from Betclic Everest subsidiary Bet-at-home is that it has extended its existing partnership with second tier German football team FC St Pauli. Therefore, the deal whose worth is estimated on Euro 300 000 will last for another season, even though the team dropped out of the top tier.

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Snooker Shoot-Out Sponsored by Betfair

Television coverage included in the agreement Based on a deal closed this week, online betting exchange, Betfair, has become the new title sponsor of the one-frame knock-out UK snooker tourney "Snooker Shoot-Out". The tournament will be televised by Sky, and its concept is that players have 10 minutes per frame and 20 seconds per shot in the first five minu...

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Cantor Gaming and Horse Racing United in Partnership Deal

California online poker legalization impatiently anticipated According to an announcement from Cantor Gaming and Californian non-profit organization Horse Racing United (HRU), the two have inked an exclusive agreement, based on which Cantor Gaming will provide HRU with the technology and infrastructure for an intrastate internet poker platform. The deal is...

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London 2012: Mark Cavendish is going for Gold

British cyclist Mark Cavendish is confident that he can win gold at London 2012, with the help of what he calls "a dream team". Cavendish and the British team will be in action in Saturday's road race, less than a week after winning his third stage at the 2012 Tour de France. "It's doable," Cavendish said. "I couldn't do it if I was doing this alone but I need...

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Will Hill's US Site Gets Bet Smart's Software

Rebranding and acquisitions consolidation takes place News came this week of an appointment of Bet Smart Media Inc by UK bookmaker William Hill's newly-formed U.S. subsidiary to provide its services to the US website that unifies and rebrands its three American companies: American Wagering Inc., Brandywine Bookmaking LLC and the Club Cal Neva Satellite Race an...

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Cal Ripken Jr.'s Mother is Safe After Abduction

Cal Ripken Jr.'s 74-year-old mother was abducted from her home on Wednesday. A gunman forced her into her car and drove her around blindfolded and with hands bound according to neighbors and police. At this time the abductor's motive is not known nor did he request ransom for Vi Ripken's release, Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Trabert explained. ''It's just ha...

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Silence is the Key to Defeating Michael Phelps

Dara Torres, the first U.S. swimmer to compete at five Olympics, gave a bit of inside information to the London Associated Press regarding how to defeat Michael Phelps. Phelps' rivalry with U.S. teammate, Ryan Lochte will have all eyes on them at this year's Olympic Games. ''If I was his competitor, I wouldn't say a word,'' Torres said Thursday. Torres had...

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Mybet to Protect Football Integrity

Agreement made with EWS covers prevention of fraud and corruption in sport myBet and FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) have made an agreement of partnership to protect the integrity of football. The cooperation covers early detection of suspicious activities in sports betting on FIFA relevant sporting events in a continued effort to prevent betti...

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Update: Paddy Power Triumphant vs. LOCOG?

Olympics organizer backs off It appears that the threats of legal action from Paddy Power were effective - the latest report about its confrontation with London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) asserts that the Olympics organizers have withdrawn their order to remove the Irish bookie's controversial advertising from billboards in London City...

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Update: No Merger Between Priority One and Two Way… For Now

ASX Listing first, merger later The latest news regarding the proposed merger deal between the Australian media firm Two Way Limited and Priority One Network Group Limited report that Two Way has backed out of the deal for the time being, until Priority One has achieved an ASX listing. Therefore, by mutual agreement, both parties will be released from all o...

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Worldlink Sport Partners with Club Website Ltd

Heads of Agreement closed An announcement came this week that Worldlink Sport is to become the official betting and gaming partner of the UK football club and league website provider Club Website Limited (CWL) from August 1, 2012. Based on the Heads of Agreement inked by the two companies, Worldlink Sport will provide dedicated desktop and mobile applicati...

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Olympics: Apology for North Korea for wrong flag blunder

Olympic organisers have apologised to the North Korean athletes whose images were shown next to the South Korean flag. The blunder delayed the women's football match, at Glasgow's Hampden Park on the first day of action at the 2012 Olympics. As the North Korean players were being introduced on the stadium screen before the match against Colombia, South Korean...

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Olympics Organizer Faces Suit Initiated by Paddy Power

Removal of ads enrages the Irish company A report came this week that the London Olympics organizer LOCOG is now facing a legal action initiated by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power because their London city billboard advertising has been removed at the order of LOCOG. The ads were aimed at promoting the company's sponsorship of an "egg and spoon race" held in th...

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OPAP Expands Its Online Services Thanks to GTech G2

Lottomatica subsidiary to provide online betting services to Greek group The latest news from the Greek land and online betting group OPAP are that that it has selected a Lottomatica subsidiary GTechG2 as its IT provider for online betting, a sector into which it plans to expand and generate more growth. GTech G2 in the race for this contract beat other two...

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New Head of Bookmaking Operations in US William Hill

Bold and decisive Nick Bogdanovich joins the UK largest bookmaker Reports are now confirmed that a highly experienced Nevada bookie Nick Bogdanovich will lead as a director William Hill bookmaking operations in Nevada. Bogdanovich, who was previously a member of senior management at Cal-Neva, has a reputation for being a bold and highly competent leader. H...

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Portsmouth Football Club could disappear in a few weeks

Portsmouth Football Club facing extinction on 10 August unless senior players agree to transfers or severe wage cuts. Joint administrator Trevor Birch made it quite clear: "The facts are straightforward, the players have to leave and conclude compromise settlements." The club has just seven senior players left and is due to start its League One campaign on 18 Aug...

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