888 Sport is offering new customers a range of boosted odds promotions as fans gear up for the final day of the Premier League season. The biggest game on Sunday sees Leicester and Man Utd go head-to-head in a battle to secure Champions League football next term. Man Utd are the 6/5 favourites and Leicester are out at 23/10 after losing 3-0 to Spurs last time out. 888 Sport will give boosted odds of 10/1 on Man Utd and 18/1 on Leicester, and you can bet £5 at those boosted odds. The offer is for new customers only, and you must deposit £10 to qualify. Another huge clash takes place at the London Stadium, where Aston Villa need a win against West Ham to guarantee safety. 888 Sport is offering 10/1 on Dean Smith’s mjen and 16/1 on the Hammers. You can also take 6/1 on champions Liverpool beating Newcastle on the final day of the season, or 66/1 on the Magpies pulling off an upset. Alternatively, 888 Sport has 10/1 on Arsenal beating Watford, a result that would doom them to relegation, or 18/1 on the Hornets winning the game.
The Championship playoffs also begin when Swansea lock horns with Brentford on Sunday. The Swans pulled off a miracle to leapfrog Nottingham Forest and seize the final playoff berth. Brentford finished third in the table, but they ran out of steam towards the end of the season, and back-to-back defeats against Stoke and Barnsley saw them finish two points behind West Brom in the race for automatic promotion. It should be a fascinating game. Brentford are the 10/11 favourites, while the Swans are out at 3/1. Paddy Power will give you £40 in free bets if you wager £10 on the Swansea vs. Brentford game. You bet £10 on that match, and then you get a free £10 bet on each of the four remaining playoff games – the second leg between Brentford and Swansea, both legs of the clash between Fulham and Cardiff, and the final.
Shares in Ladbrokes Coral owner GVC tumbled after HM Revenue & Customs launched a probe into “potential corporate offending” at the firm’s Turkish arm. HMRC referenced Section 7 of the 2010 Bribery Act as it launched its investigation. The Turkish business has long been a source of controversy for GVC, which passed it over to Ropso Malta to avoid damaging its takeover of Ladbrokes Coral in 2017, and took a €46 million loss on the sale. It later emerged than one of Ropso’s investors, Ron Watts, co-owned a stud farm with GVC chief executive Kenny Alexander. The probe comes just a week after Alexander announced he was stepping down as chief executive, with chief operating officer Shay Segev replacing him. GVC said it was “surprised by the decision to extend the investigation in this way and are disappointed by the lack of clarity provided by HMRC as to the scope of its investigation”. Ladbrokes has promoted chief technology officer Sandeep Tiku to chief operating officer after Segev took the top job.
GentingBet has struck a deal with North American horse and greyhound racing content provider XB Net to show live action and use betting and data services. William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair owner Flutter Entertainment already use XB Net’s services. GentingBet’s head of sportsbook, Billy Cook, said: “Our customers have seen the added fun and value that US racing brings to their betting experience, providing a trustworthy and regular flow of quick-fire betting opportunities which fit the bill whether they’re interested in watching one race or the entire card. As we saw with Royal Ascot transitioning perfectly to high-class evening meetings stateside, high-class 24/7 programming is now the new normal for our UK bettors, thanks to this breakout partnership with XB Net and their expertise in wagering solutions.”