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Predictions, exchanges and the rise of political betting

Predictions, exchanges and the rise of political betting

Operators have long dismissed political betting as at most PR loss-leader – but is the calculus changing? iGB spoke to Smarkets head of political markets Matthew Shaddick to hear about the shifting landscape.

When political betting goes wrong, it really goes wrong. In the 2020 US presidential election, with conspiracies spreading from the White House to the message board, protests began assembling outside state houses and ballots counting venues throughout the critical states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, where the race was agonisingly close. It was the first stirrings of what was to become the so-called “Stop the Steal” movement – the last ditch organisational effort to save the Trump presidency.

It was also the beginning of what is often known as the “shenanigans,” the weaponisation of an array of legal and legislative tools to muddy the water and frustrate democratic majorities; a catalogue of failed dirty tricks that culminated with the insurrection at the United Stat..

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Betfair and Spotlight sports group extend video content agreement

Betfair and Spotlight sports group extend video content agreement

Content and media company Spotlight Sports Group has announced it has extended its agreement with Betfair to produce live watch along video content throughout 2022.

The deal focuses on the Racing Post Live show which launched in 2020. The broadcast gives live reactions from racing experts, as well as exchange prices and tipping throughout the day’s racing.

The extended agreement will now cover key races every Saturday throughout 2022, alongside all major UK and Ireland racing festivals including Cheltenham, the Grand National and Royal Ascot.

The live show is broadcast on the Racing Post YouTube and Facebook platforms.

Discussing the new deal and some of the shows expanded features, Spotlight Sports Group’s chief commercial officer Sam Houlding said: “Our live content has grown remarkably over the past 3 years and we’re excited to be extending our partnership with Betfair.

“Racing Post Live is a firm fixture in the diary for racing fans and the show has built a very loyal followin..

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