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Introduction of VAR Technology at Football Matches

VAR Technology – what about it?

Video Assistant Referee Technology, or VAR Technology, is to be used during the FA Cup tie between Brighton and Crystal Palace on the 8th January 2018, but what is it and why is it needed? Like Rugby, football will know have a video assistant referee to make decisions on the ground a little simpler. Arsenal would have loved to have had VAR technology at their recent game against West Bromwich Albion, which ended a controversial 1-1. The referee made a poor decision to award West Bromwich Albion a penalty, because Calum Chambers had no time to react and move his arm out of the way. Incidents like this will go without a hitch, when a video referee can jump in and take a look at the footage for himself.

Crystal Palace will head to Brighton on Monday and roughly 70 miles away, a video assistant referee will be sitting in front of numerous television screens, monitoring the game and any problems that may crop up. This isn’t the only game that will have this technology, as it is being introduced for the following Caraboa Cup semi final matches;

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  • ⇒ Man City v Bristol City on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 19:45
  • ⇒ Chelsea v Arsenal on Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 20:00
  • ⇒ Bristol City v Man City on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 19:45
  • ⇒ Arsenal v Chelsea on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 20:00

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This isn’t the first time that video assistant referee technology has been used, because it was also used for England’s friendly against Germany and Brazil in November 2017, but it wasn’t needed due to no controversial decisions being made.

What can it be used for?

VAR TechnologyWhen it comes to video assistant referees, the international Association Board says that VAR’s are only to be used, to correct clear errors and for missed serious incidents. There are four areas within a football match that can utilize this technology; penalties, goals, mistaken identity and sendings-off.

So, when it comes to a mistake or an error, the referee himself can go to the video assistant referee and ask for guidance, but the video assistant referee can also inform the referee on the ground that he has made a mistake and he can correct his errors and continue as normal. There will be a television monitor on the side of the pitch that the ref can go to, so he can have a look at the footage himself just to be sure. There will be no big screens for viewers at home or the fans at the stadium to take a look at –  they must rely on the decisions of the video assistant referee to be honest.

For or against?

In our opinion, the accuracy of any football match is vital, so having a video assistant referee is great, but there are some that say that incorrect calls are part and parcel of the game. But, during the West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal clash, a punter lost out on almost  £25,000 in cash, after his bet fell when the referee awarded a silly penalty to the Baggies – I’m sure this punter wasn’t too happy with the ref and would’ve welcomed VAR technology decisions.

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Six Nations Rugby Fixtures for 2018

Rugby 2018

Rugby UKLove it or loathe it, the biggest competition in rugby is set tot take place shortly and there have been some big changes in the teams since last years competition. The six nations competition of 2017, saw England crowned victorious, almost claiming the grand slam, but will they manage to pull it off again this year?

Last year, England won four of the five games played, losing only to Ireland. The rules changed last season, making it a little more complicated for fans as well as players, to grasp, but a year has passed, meaning they’ve had plenty of time to get used to the new style of play.

Rugby fixtures

Round one kicks off on Saturday 3rd February at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff; Wales v Scotland at 2.15pm. This will be shown on the BBC.

France v Ireland kick of at 4.45pm at the State de France in Paris. As with the previous rugby match, this one will also be shown on the BBC.

Italy take on England  at the Stadio Olympico in Rome on Sunday 4th February at 3pm. This game is shown on ITV.

Rugby is Great BritainRound two

Ireland  v Italy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 10th February at 2.15pm. Tune into the action on ITV.

England host rivals Wales at Twickenham on Saturday 10th February at 4.45pm. this unmissable game can be watched live on ITV.

Scotland v France takes place at Murrayfield in Edinburgh on Sunday 11th February at 3pm.

Round three

France v Italy at Orange Velodrom (Marseille) on Friday 23rd February at 8pm on ITV.

Ireland v wales at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 24th February at 2.15pm on the BBC.

Scotland v England at Murrayfield (Edinburgh) on Saturday 24th February at 4.45pm on the BBC.

Round four

Ireland v Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 10th March at 2.15pm, broadcast live on ITV.

France v Englad atStade de France in paris, on Saturday 10th March at 4.45pm, live on the BBC.

Wales v Italy at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on Sunday 11th March at 3pm. Shown live on the BBC.

Round  five

Italy v Scotland at Stadio Olimpico (Rome), on Saturday 17th March at 12.30pm. Live on ITV.

England take on Ireland at Twickenham in London on Saturday 17th March at 2.45pm. Watch the action live on ITV.

Wales v France at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, sees an end to the rugby competition on Saturday 17th March at 5pm. This final game is being shown live on the BBC.

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Paddy Power Betfair break ranks

Paddy Power Betfair joins the UK Government’s call

Until now, most UK bookmakers have been opposed to the UK Government’s plan to crack down on fixed odds betting terminals. One major UK bookie has decided to break ranks with the rest, and side with the government, though: Paddy Power Betfair!

The UK Government’s plans

The UK Government has long held plans to radically alter the fixed odds betting terminal industry in the UK. Anti-gamblers have referred to fixed odds betting terminals as the “crack cocaine of gambling”. The machines currently allow players to place maximum bets of £100 a pop, and the government wants to adjust that to £20 a game. Even then, most bookies have decided that £20 is too little to be worthwhile for them, and have estimated that as many as 9,000 bookies could be other leading UK bookies.

Paddy Power Betfair betrays the pack

Paddy Power Betfair SportsJust because Paddy Power Betfair has decided to join the UK Government on the stance doesn’t make them betrayers of the pack. However, Paddy Power Betfair have urged the government to go further, and cap the maximum stake at £10 per game. Whilst it certainly makes Paddy Power Betfair sound noble, there is something players should know about their move.

Underneath it all, Paddy Power Betfair do not run any high-street bookies in the UK. The same cannot be said of Ladbrokes, Gala Coral and William Hill. By siding with the government, Paddy Power Betfair have nothing to lose, and would in fact gain from the other high street bookies have outlets closed. Suddenly Paddy Power Betfair’s motives seem far more selfish.

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UK sportsbook gives Rio Ferdinand a helping hand

Rio Ferdinand laces up his gloves for Betfair

The latest news shocking the sports world is that former Manchester United and England defender, Rio Ferdinand, is set to lace up his gloves and turn to boxing now that he has retired. Rio will be training to compete to win a title belt, and the response has been mixed. Many fans are delighted that Rio will be making the jump over to boxing, others still think it won’t happen, whilst some believe that Rio will be on the receiving end of many pastings. Betfair certainly believes in Rio, though, so much so that they have even got behind him.

Defender to Contender

Rio Ferdinand BoxingBetfair are launching a new project, known as Defender to Contender, and it will see Rio Ferdinand lace up his gloves and fight as part of the betting exchange’s program. Assisted by Betfair and a team of conditioning and boxing experts, Rio hopes to be able to qualify for his BBBOC (British Boxing Board of Control) license, before starting the long path down the road to a world title.

Some of the people backing Rio include former WBC super-middleweight champion and the trainer of Team GB, Richie Woodhall. Speaking on the move, Rio has said that “Boxing in an amazing sport for the mind and body. Clearly, not everyone can become a professional boxer – but with the team of experts Betfair are putting together, and the drive I have to succeed, anything is possible.”

The Defender to Contender project is the latest in a long line of ingenious ideas from the sportsbook. Last year, they helped Victoria Pendleton move from Olympic cyclist to Cheltenham jockey, in a similar project that won them a lot of fame.

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Betfair – New advisors and Brexit odds

Busy week for betfair with new-advisors and brexit-odds

Betfair have quite a unique niche in the UK online gambling market. They are widely regarded as the UK’s leading betting exchange, and almost everybody in the sports betting industry has heard of them. This week, they are set to enter sports punter’s minds one more, following the announcement that Betfair have just appointed a new governance advisor, and that there have been some interesting wagers staked on Brexit.

The leading UK sportsbook recently announced that Jan Bolz would be taking over as a new Independent Director over at Paddy Power Betfair (PPB). From 2011 until 2016, Mr Bolz served as Chief Executive over at Tipico Sportwetten. In his past, he has always worked with video games developer Electronic Arts, and as Managing Director of the Bertelsmann Music Group in Munich, Germany.

The new Governance Advisor will surely be able to find a way to spice up gameplay over at Betfair, to enable them to continue to compete with other leading UK sportsbooks on the net. However, that isn’t the only piece of news to come out of this week.

Rather surprising set of bets on Brexit at Betfair

Earlier in the week, Betfair announced that they have received a rather surprising set of bets on Brexit. Punters at the UK sportsbook have taken no notice of the passage of the EU Withdrawal Bill and Brexit (which may have major ramifications for UK sports punters) and started wagering money on the UK not leaving the European Union by the March 2019 deadline. In fact, Betfair’s politics section has odds of 4/7, leading many to place bets that there will be a 63% chance that the UK remains part of the EU when the deadline passes.

Despite the sudden turn of events, Betfair spokesperson Katie Baylis commented that “it’s actually seen as more likely by punters that Theresa May will leave her post as Prime Minister before the UK leaves the EU, with odds of that happening currently at 1/2.”

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Paddy Power is backing Rooney

Paddy Power and Betfair are backing Rooney to shine before the end

Let’s face it: for the last few year’s Wayne Rooney has hardly been on top of his game when it comes to Manchester United or England. Now he’s left both. Having been generously allowed to leave on a free transfer to Everton, and announcing his retirement from international duty this week, Wayne Rooney is free to focus all his attentions on his domestic football with his boyhood club. His form has improved already, so much so that Paddy Power are offering punters a tasty deal if he can become the Premier League’s all-time top scorer.

Rooney to knock-off Shearer?

Paddy Power Sportsbook BonusPaddy Power – one of the leading UK sportsbooks – is currently offering punters the chance to bet on whether the former Manchester United and England striker can surpass Alan Shearer as the all-time leading scorer in the top flight. At present, Rooney is just 60 goals behind the former Blackburn, Newcastle and England legend.

Wayne Rooney may have scored against Manchester City and become only the second player to enter the 200-club in the Premier League, but he’s still quite some way off Shearer’s record. Alan Shearer bagged 260 goals in his time in the top flight, and Rooney is quite far away from achieving that. In fact, many are predicting that the marksmen will never get anywhere near that record. He’s already become England and Manchester United’s top goalscorer, though, so Rooney is a player who likes to break records.

Paddy Power takes an interest

Paddy Power are taking an interest in Rooney, and are offering some tasty deals if you’re willing to back the striker in other areas, too. Betting on Rooney to finish at the season’s top scorer can see you get 33/1, although that is some way behind Man United’s Romelu Lukaku and Spurs’ Harry Kane, who are at 2/1 and 9/2 to do the job. If you fancy Rooney to bag Player of the Year, he comes in at 33/1, whilst if Rooney scores more assists than anyone else, you can net 35/1.

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Betfair announce record summer for women’s sports

Record Summer for women’s sports at Betfair

Leading online sportsbook, Betfair has announced a record summer for betting on women’s sports. The popularity of women’s sports, in particular women’s football, has been on the rise over the last couple of years, so much so that Betfair sportsbook has been able to announce that 50,000 customers have been trading on major sporting events.

Betfair SportsbookOne of the most popular sporting bets in women’s sport at Betfair has been the UEFA Women’s European Championship. Prior to the England Lionesses’’ defeat to hosts Holland, over £30m had been wagered on women’s football matches at the tournament. A cool £6m of that had been staked by fans of the Lionesses alone, with a hefty £2.5m of that take on England’s top-quality victory of France in the quarter-finals. Prior to their elimination at the hands of the Dutch, Betfair were privately hoping that the final of the women’s competition might actually see the record created at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup broken by fans of the England women’s national team.

Women’s Cricket World Cup also very popular

Football isn’t the only big spending women’s sport over at Betfair right now, though. The women’s cricket world cup has also attracted quite a lot of attention. Last weekend, over £40m was traded when England defeated India to win the final.

Speaking about the impressive summer for women’s sports at the sportsbook, Betfair spokesperson, Katie Baylis, commented that “It really has been a huge summer for women’s sport”, and that “we have certainly seen unprecedented interest when it comes to betting on those events.”

With both events now over, many are predicting a slight lull in the takings of women’s sports. The national women’s football league in England just doesn’t gather the same kind of attention as the Premier League, which returns to action this weekend. Don’t feel bad for Betfair, though; they will certainly be making a killing from the opening weekend of the domestic men’s football league. New Customers Only. 18+. T&Cs Apply

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