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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 21/11/2022

Record number of bets are expected during World Cup, with Brazil being the betting favourite. Find out more with STATSCORE’s Review!

  1. Record number of bets expected during World Cup
  2. Will Qatar World Cup ‘shatter colonial myths’?
  3. NFL holds first-ever game in Germany
  4. Dutch authorities investigating illegal affiliate sites
  5. Who’s the favorite to win the World Cup?

Record number of bets expected during World Cup

Entain predicts that the tournament will be a spectacular success for the sports betting industry.

A ‘record number of actives, bets, stakes and first-time deposits’ are expected during the greatest sporting event of the year.

Interestingly, British bookmakers should not count on high turnover on the home teams with just 18% and 2% of bettors, respectively, saying they think England and Wales could win the Cup. Read more

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Will Qatar World Cup ‘shatter colonial myths’?

World Cup 2022 has kicked off among lots of controversies regarding alleged human rights abuses.

Could the event change how the world looks at Arab nations?

Instead of mimicking ex-colonial powers, the event can help decolonise biased thinking about Arab and Muslim cultures – Larbi Sadiki, Professor of Arab Democratization at Qatar University writes for AlJazeera. Read more

NFL holds first-ever game in Germany

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the league’s first-ever game held in Germany.

The game was played in front of 69,811 attendees at Allianz Arena in Munich, home to Bayern Munich, on November 13.

“That was one of the great football experiences I’ve ever had,” said Tom Brady after his team won 21-16 against the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league will stage “at least” four games in Germany through 2025. Read more

Dutch authorities investigating illegal affiliate sites

The Dutch Gambling Authority (KSA) has started an investigation into affiliate marketing websites targeting self-excluded users, iGamingBusiness reports.

The regulator said that it will be looking into a number of affiliate websites that had been created with the seeming intent of circumventing regulated offerings and directing consumers to gambling sites that do not abide by Dutch gaming law. Read more

Who’s the favorite to win the World Cup?

The start of the tournament brings standard questions about who has the highest chances of winning the Cup.

This year, Brazil is the betting favorite to lift the trophy, followed by Argentina.

TheSeleção is also ranked first by the FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index, and our model gives it a field-leading 22 percent chance of winning the whole thing. Read more

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