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Bookmakers say VAR disrupting in-play football markets, call for richer official data

Betting operators say the introduction of Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) in football is hindering their ability to offer in-play betting markets on competitions like the Fifa World Cup, FA Cup and the Uefa Champions League.

The gambling firms say inconsistencies in the way the technology is applied across these different tournaments, and a lack of data indicating when and why it is being used, is making it difficult for sportsbooks to price their in-play betting markets.

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