Bookmakers Expect a Massive amount of £60 Million to be bet on Rugby World Cup

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is due to kick off in a couple of days and according to bookmakers, they are anticipating that more than £60 million will be bet on the games which will see it being the sport’s biggest ever betting event.

September 18th will see England’s first match being played against Fiji and bookmakers have revealed that the bets have already started coming in thick and fast. It has been reported that there have been a number of five figure bets already placed on the current title holders, New Zealand, who are the favorites going into the tournament.

The host nation, England, is however also receiving very strong support from punters with a number of large bets already having been placed on the team. Despite the fact that the odds are quite poor for Ireland, the team also appears to be receiving quite a lot of support.

New Zealand is the favorite team to win the tournament and odds are currently around 6/5 at most bookmakers. Although England is second favorite to win, they are quite a long way behind with the shortest odds available being 7/2 while most bookmakers are placing them at 4/1.

Other popular betting markets see Julian Savea as favorite to be the top try scorer with odds of 11/2 followed by Bryan Habana at 12/1. It has been predicted that the final will be played between England and New Zealand with odds of 9/2 followed by New Zealand against Ireland with odds of 6/1.

The Rugby World Cup is due to take place between Friday, 18th September and Saturday, 31st October, 2015 and the odds could possibly change as the tournament develops.

Unibet to Sponsor Rudy “The Hard Hitter” Markussen’s Ring Return

Unibet Denmark ( is pleased to announce that it is the newest official sponsor of thirty-eight-year-old Danish super Middleweight professional boxer Rudy “The Hard Hitter” Markussen.

Markussen will be making a comeback in the boxing ring at Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn on Saturday, 12th September, 2015, almost three years after his last fight that took place in 2012.

Markussen, a former IBF Super Middleweight Champion (weight class: 160-168 pounds) is endeavoring to land a mega bout against Danish boxing prospect Patrick Nielsen.

A Brand Activation Manager for Unibet, Stefan Phlug, revealed that amazing stories unfold in the world of sport and that they are extremely proud to be a part of this one. Phlug added that Rudy’s struggle against Patrick Nielson will be the biggest boxing match on Danish soil for years and that they are looking forward to bringing the boxing fraternity even closer to the action.

Should Markussen perform successfully at this Saturday’s Nordic Fight Night, it is bound to lead to a much anticipated clash between him and Patrick Nielsen.

In thanking Unibet for his comeback sponsorship, Rudy said that Unibet would like to help to tell the story of his ring comeback and that together they are going to do promotional videos in order to hype the fight against Nielsen. He added that he is really motivated and that it is nice to have a partner that takes the sport just as seriously as him.

Unibet is currently the main betting partner for the UFC as well as the title sponsor of the European Hockey League.

Legal Position of Daily Fantasy Sports Once Again Queried by Top U.S. Gambling Executive

Chief Executive Officer of MGM Resorts casino group in the United States, Jim Murren, has once again questioned the legal position of Daily Fantasy Sports. Murren has always felt that professional sports representatives who consider Daily Fantasy Sports to something other than gambling are absolutely and utterly wrong.

Murren, during an interview with CBS News3LV in Las Vegas, claimed this week that the booming Daily Fantasy Sports business is not the same as the more traditional seasonal Fantasy Sport Betting and should, therefore, be regulated as gambling.

According to Murren he wondered who in the world would think that Daily Fantasy Sports companies FanFuel or Draftkings are not gambling. He insisted that it is gambling and said that people are doing it and that they are doing it all over the place despite the fact that it is not regulated.

The MGM chief agreed that there was a strong demand for fantasy sports products and acknowledged that they should be able to do that. He added that, although he does not intend imposing his morals on somebody else, he is highly concerned that illegal activity is being undertaken today that is hurting all of them.

In April of this year Murren also raised the issue when he strongly asserted that Daily Fantasy Sports activity was indeed gambling and that it, therefore, needed to be regulated.

The gambling state of Nevada is currently considering the legal status of Daily Fantasy Sports which has become a booming market that involves hundreds of millions of dollars.

My Club Betting Partners with FSB Technology for New Sportsbook

My Club Betting has revealed that it will soon be launching its new Sportsbook after partnering with FSB Technology (UK) Ltd.

In terms of the deal FSB will trade a much wider and more varied selection of sports for pre-match as well as in-play markets for the operator that will include their market leading UK horse racing product.

My Club Betting is capable of providing a white label affiliate solution to more than 100,000 grassroots sports clubs all over the United Kingdom and partnering with FSB will enable the company to utilize their API’s and UK license and continue to create a custom-made front end for their customers.

Bernard Casey, the Chief Executive Officer of My Club Betting, commented on the deal by saying that they are delighted to partner with FSB Technology, which is an exciting step forward for the company, as their managed sports betting service includes a proprietary live sports betting platform and real-time algorithmic pricing models. He added that My Club Betting, in association with FSB, have now developed a service that will offer a much better customer experience and help provide sports clubs and organizations with everything needed to generate their own revenue stream.

According to Richard Thorp, FSB’s Business Development Director, the flexibility of their platform is great for My Club Betting and they are delighted to be supplying them with their fully-managed service. Thorp added that as well as a diverse range of data feeds, a top trading team and a wide variety of sports, they will also have their modern CRM tools at their disposal with will enable them to tailor offers to specific customers.

CrownBet to become Official Wagering Partner for Country Racing Victoria

Australian regional horseracing organization Country Racing Victoria has revealed that it has struck a deal with online betting brand CrownBet in terms of which the latter will become its official wagering partner.

The agreement will see CrownBet being the preferred online betting agency of the organization and Country Racing Victoria customers will gain access to exclusive CrownBet offers and get to enjoy their vast range of products across racing and sports. It is anticipated that thoroughbred racing in regional Victoria will receive a boost with this new deal.

CrownBet launched in March of this year and is therefore a relative newcomer to the Australian wagering market. It has, however, a wealth of experience driving its rapid growth.

The online betting agency will also serve as a major partner of this month’s Country Racing Victoria Awards at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 29th August, 2015, when it will sponsor the night’s feature awards – the CrownBet Country Club of the Year and the CrownBet Country Horse of the Year.

Darren Galley, Country Racing Victoria’s marketing manager, said that the partnership would be a mutually beneficial one. He added that they are delighted to team up with CrownBet as their new wagering partner and they hope that their customers will make full use of their offers and expertise when they have a bet on the country races. Galley also said that CrownBet have already shown their willingness to support country racing in Victoria and they are looking forward to working with them to do just that.

Mat Tripp, the Chief Executive at CrownBet, said that they are delighted to form this partnership with Country Racing Victoria as they are a significant contributor to the Australian wagering landscape.