Number Crunching - Rainbow Russians, five fold stunners and an acquisition update

Number Crunching - Rainbow Russians, five fold stunners and an acquisition update

Friday, June 22, 2018 Posted by Craig Davies
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Breaking down a selection of the week's news

£80,000 - The amount Paddy Power is donating, thus far, towards LGBT and equality causes, as a result of its Rainbow Russians campign. In partnership with Attitude Magazine’s Foundation, the charitable pledge, launched before the World Cup, sees a vow to donate £10,000 for every goal the Russian hosts score during the footballing showpiece, as part of a pledge to challenge LGBT and homophobia prejudices in the sport.

5 - After a BetVictor punter pocketed €3,360 from a €1 stake, the lucky individual could now be set for a £1 million payday thanks to his five fold single bet and the independent online bookie’s Million Pound Bet competition. Placed through the operators #priceitup builder ahead of Brazil v Switzerland, the bet was automatically entered into the World Cup comp, guaranteeing a £1,000,000 windfall for a winning bet with the biggest odds on any World Cup market. This entry, which is currently leading the way, reads:

  • Match to be drawn 1-1
  • Philippe Coutinho to score first in the 1st half
  • Stephan Lichtsteiner to be carded first in the 1st half
  • Switzerland Over 1.5 cards
  • Brazil Over 6.5 corners

$622 million - Amount The Stars Group are aiming to raise towards its $4.7 billion purchase Sky Betting and Gaming, through an underwritten public offering of common shares. Moving forward with a $38 per common share price, underwriters are to purchase 17,000,000 common shares from the company and another 8,000,000 from certain shareholders. Net proceeds to the Company, after underwriting discounts and commissions, are expected to be approximately $622 million.

2018 - The Irish gambling industry is uniting with its British counterparts for Responsible Gambling Week 2018, organised by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) with aid from the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). Bringing together various sectors of the wider gambling industry, an over aim of raising awareness of responsible gambling behaviours and encouraging staff, customers and the wider public to discuss what it means to gamble responsibly, has been stressed.

€5.65 million -  Approximate value two lucky individuals have scooped on NetEnt’s Mega Fortune Dreams and Arabian Nights titles. The first jackpot, dropped on Unibet, won a Belgian punter €4.25 million through Mega Fortune Dreams, NetEnt’s five-reel, three-row, 20-line video slot, on Tuesday 12 June from a bet of €1. This was followed by a €1.4 million payment on Sunday 17 June, also from a €1 bet on EuroCasino.

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