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Against all odds: Leicester City create "biggest ever betting shock"

Leicester City have created what bookmakers call the “biggest shock in the history of betting” by winning English football’s Premier League. At the

Leicester City have created what bookmakers call the “biggest shock in the history of betting” by winning English football’s Premier League. At the

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Kento Momota admits to gambling at an illegal casino

Japanese badminton sensation Kento Momota is set to miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after admitting to gambling at an illegal casino. The World

Japanese badminton sensation Kento Momota is set to miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after admitting to gambling at an illegal casino. The World

Sport

Man City's Martin Demichelis faces FA betting charges

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been charged by the Football Association over alleged gambling offences.

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been charged by the Football Association over alleged gambling offences.

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Son of France FM Fabius indicted on forgery charges - media reports

Thomas Fabius, the son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, has been indicted on charges related to forgery, according to French judicial

Thomas Fabius, the son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, has been indicted on charges related to forgery, according to French judicial

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Match-fixing allegations taint world tennis

Tennis is the latest sport to become embroiled in allegations of cheating as evidence of suspected match-fixing at the highest level of world tennis

Tennis is the latest sport to become embroiled in allegations of cheating as evidence of suspected match-fixing at the highest level of world tennis

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El Gordo: Senegalese migrant rescued from Med shares top prize

Residents of Roquetas de Mar in southern Spain celebrated on Wednesday as news emerged that all 1,600 winning tickets in this year’s El Gordo lottery

Residents of Roquetas de Mar in southern Spain celebrated on Wednesday as news emerged that all 1,600 winning tickets in this year’s El Gordo lottery

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After the elections Spain gears up for El Gordo

Organisers in Madrid on Monday night were putting the final touches to the preparations for the world’s richest lottery. Spain’s ‘El Gordo’ which

Organisers in Madrid on Monday night were putting the final touches to the preparations for the world’s richest lottery. Spain’s ‘El Gordo’ which

Business

Betfair and Paddy Power merger moves a step closer

The creation of one of the world’s biggest online gambling companies has moved a step closer. Betfair and Irish rival Paddy Power have agreed key

The creation of one of the world’s biggest online gambling companies has moved a step closer. Betfair and Irish rival Paddy Power have agreed key

Sport

Catania president one of seven arrested over suspected match-fixing

Seven people have been arrested on charges of match-fixing involving Italian second division side Catania. Among the seven people accused of ‘fraud

Seven people have been arrested on charges of match-fixing involving Italian second division side Catania. Among the seven people accused of ‘fraud

Business

Ladbrokes gambles on Coral merger

Shares in British bookmaker Ladbrokes shot up 10 percent after the turf accountant confirmed it was in merger talks with the Gala Coral Group. It

Shares in British bookmaker Ladbrokes shot up 10 percent after the turf accountant confirmed it was in merger talks with the Gala Coral Group. It

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Canada lottery winner misses windfall by seven seconds

Seven seconds. That is the brief period that cost Joel Ifergan a C$27 million jackpot (19 million euros). His seven-year court battle began when he

Seven seconds. That is the brief period that cost Joel Ifergan a C$27 million jackpot (19 million euros). His seven-year court battle began when he

Sport

Betting fraud

Sport Integrity director Chris Eaton announced on Thursday that betting fraud should be the main target for those fighting for cleaner sport. The

Sport Integrity director Chris Eaton announced on Thursday that betting fraud should be the main target for those fighting for cleaner sport. The

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Spain hunts for mystery lottery winner.

It might be the most profitable case of finders keepers in history, worth a staggering 4.7 million Euros in fact. A lottery shop owner in the

It might be the most profitable case of finders keepers in history, worth a staggering 4.7 million Euros in fact. A lottery shop owner in the

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Italian gambler takes revenge on slot machine

An Italian man who lost 5,000 euros in a slot machine at a village bar near Padua returned to settle the score with a pick axe. CCTV footage shows

An Italian man who lost 5,000 euros in a slot machine at a village bar near Padua returned to settle the score with a pick axe. CCTV footage shows

Europe

Beating the match-fixers

One of the key tools to beating the criminal gangs behind match-fixing is effective monitoring of the betting markets. Bookmakers and sports

One of the key tools to beating the criminal gangs behind match-fixing is effective monitoring of the betting markets. Bookmakers and sports

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Kevin? Chardonnay? Bookies taking bets on royal baby names

Chardonnay, Fergie, Elvis, Stan? Which name would you pick for a future King or Queen? If you think the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate and

Chardonnay, Fergie, Elvis, Stan? Which name would you pick for a future King or Queen? If you think the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate and

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La Roja denies strip-poker robbery claims

The Spanish Football Federation has angrily denied reports in Brazil, accusing national team players of hosting a wild party at their hotel in Recife

The Spanish Football Federation has angrily denied reports in Brazil, accusing national team players of hosting a wild party at their hotel in Recife

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Powerball record winner is 84-year-old woman

An 84-year-old Florida woman claimed last month’s record Powerball jackpot on Wednesday and opted to take a lump-sum payment of nearly $371 million

An 84-year-old Florida woman claimed last month’s record Powerball jackpot on Wednesday and opted to take a lump-sum payment of nearly $371 million

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Cypriot President mulls casino entry

After the debt crisis that engulfed the small Mediterranean island of Cyprus comes the painful task of economic restructuring by Cypriot President

After the debt crisis that engulfed the small Mediterranean island of Cyprus comes the painful task of economic restructuring by Cypriot President

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Taking a gamble on Spain

US company Las Vegas Sands has won approval to build a mega casino in Madrid. With Spain’s unemployment level reaching 26 percent the so-called

US company Las Vegas Sands has won approval to build a mega casino in Madrid. With Spain’s unemployment level reaching 26 percent the so-called

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El Gordo spreads Christmas cheer in Spain

El Gordo spreads Christmas cheer in what is billed as the world’s most generous lottery which will distribute a total of 2.5 billion euros to

El Gordo spreads Christmas cheer in what is billed as the world’s most generous lottery which will distribute a total of 2.5 billion euros to

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Spain factory workers celebrate El Gordo lottery win

The cava has been flowing in a small town near Madrid where 130 people are celebrating winning Spain’s famous lottery El Gordo. Many of those who

The cava has been flowing in a small town near Madrid where 130 people are celebrating winning Spain’s famous lottery El Gordo. Many of those who

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Royal baby betting bonanza breaks out in broke Britain

It’s a royal baby betting bonanza as Brits head down the bookies to place some bread on the name of Kate and Wills’ first born. As the Duchess of

It’s a royal baby betting bonanza as Brits head down the bookies to place some bread on the name of Kate and Wills’ first born. As the Duchess of

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Robbing the state blind in Italy

An Italian pensioner who has claimed benefits of 1000 euros a month for being blind since 2005 has been caught on film by police playing cards and

An Italian pensioner who has claimed benefits of 1000 euros a month for being blind since 2005 has been caught on film by police playing cards and

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French police arrest handball heroes in match fixing probe

Nikola Karabatic a World, Olympic and European champion is among ten French handball players arrested amid match fixing allegations. French police

Nikola Karabatic a World, Olympic and European champion is among ten French handball players arrested amid match fixing allegations. French police