Colombian bettors hit with football fever during FIFA world cup

Coljuegos has reported that Colombian gamblers placed $60.6m worth of bets during this year’s FIFA world cup, with 1.1 million bets wagered on the country’s national team alone. The regulator recorded over 13 million bets throughout the tournament, made through the country’s 12 licensed platforms, generating $51.5m in prizes. “The two biggest prizes awarded were $12,000 on bets placed in the...

Perform: Don’t assume the World Cup can’t be fixed

Match-fixing can and does happen at every level of football, says Jake Marsh, head of integrity operations at the Perform Group. And even three billion pairs of eyes won’t necessarily be enough to deter opportunistic conspirators at this summer’s World Cup

Play’n GO aim to score a winner with Hugo Goal

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Swedish game developer Play’n GO has partnered with Hugo Games A/S to create an online slot timed to coincide with FIFA World Cup fever, Hugo Goal. The three-reel football themed title, featuring 1990s cartoon TV troll Hugo, is the third collaboration…

UltraPlay pioneer live betting for FIFA Interactive World Cup

UltraPlay pioneer live betting on FIFA Interactive World Cup
Advanced betting provider UltraPlay has announced that it will provide live betting for the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017, running from the 16th to the 18th August in London. The company will offer live betting of the event, which is not currently covered by other providers. Known as the largest gaming tournament in the world, FIFA Interactive...

Men fined over virtual currency FIFA betting scam

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Gambling Commission prosecute illegal gambling site targeting young football fans.   On Monday 6 February 2017, following a prosecution brought by the Gambling Commission, Dylan Rigby, 34, of Colchester, Essex, and Craig Douglas, 33, of Ilford, Essex, entered guilty pleas to offences under the Gambling Act 2005. Rigby was ordered to pay £174,000 in fines and costs, whilst Douglas was ordered...

Unibet signs with FIFA’s Early Warning System

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Unibet Group has signed a cooperation agreement with the FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH (EWS). The purpose of this agreement is to establish a co-operation to help safeguard the integrity of sports and betting. Under the agreement Unibet will exchange information with EWS and will co-operate on efforts to improve prevention measures and education in the field of sports...

Intralot team up with FIFA’s Early Warning System and Italian FA

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Intralot has signed a cooperation agreement with Early Warning System (EWS), a subsidiary of football’s global governing body Fifa, and agreed a sponsorship deal with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Under the Fifa deal, Intralot and EWS will exchange information on irregular and suspicious betting activities to help detect and prevent attempted manipulation and match-fixing. EWS has been supporting Fifa in...