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Ex-FA chief executive condemns gambling sponsorships in football

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The Football Association’s (FA) former chief executive Mark Palios has affirmed his stance to decrease gambling sponsorships in football. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Palios explained why he refuses to accept gambling sponsorships at Tranmere Rovers, a club he chairs, and how the relationship between football and the betting industry has gone ‘too far’. The ex-FA boss stated: “This (Tranmere) …

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Racing Point F1 drops SportPesa due to home market ‘difficulties’

Formula One team Racing Point has terminated its title sponsorship with Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa due to ‘difficulties in their home market’, according to the firm’s team principal Otmar Szafnauer. Racing Point had initially signed a multi-year title sponsorship with SportPesa ahead of the 2019 F1 season, marked as the Kenyan betting group’s biggest-ever sponsorship commitment. However, as a new F1 season approaches (start …

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IMG strengthens its global network with NHL US rights

IMG ARENA has secured rights to provide U.S. sports betting operators live streams of select out-of-market National Hockey League (NHL) games, via its digital betting platforms. The firm has been a NHL sports betting live stream provider in the European market for several years, and will be introduced to legalised U.S states and future states that will become authorised in …

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Lloyds enhances gambling safety with Gamban

Lloyds Banking Group has announced a partnership with Gamban, providing customers of Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and Halifax with access to its gambling blocking program. The software, designed to offer protection across iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS devices from thousands of gambling sites and applications, will remain in use after a successful initial integration towards the end of January this …

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Betfred lands title sponsorship of Wilder vs Fury rematch

Betfred has been announced as the official sponsor of this weekend’s undisputed heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury (Saturday 22 February).  The Las Vegas showdown takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena and is available on pay-per-view on BT Sport Box Office for UK audiences, as  Betfred marketing secures the title sponsorship to what many anticipate will be …

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NSW issues Ladbrokes and Neds with its largest ever gambling fine

The New South Wales (NSW) Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has fined Ladbrokes Australia and Neds a record $207,500 penalty for presenting wagering inducements to New South Wales residents. The fee is New South Wales’ largest gambling fine and follows the authorities recent crackdown on gambling regulations having also fined gaming machine technician Riad Allam and machine seller Justin Layden $100,000 …

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William Hill and Scientific Games announce four-year extension

William Hill and Scientific Games have announced a four-year extension to its existing sportsbook platform partnership, building on a long-standing relationship that first began in 2007. A statement released by Scientific Games this morning confirmed that William Hill will continue to utilise its sportsbook platform – including betting engine OpenBet – and casino content through Open Gaming System (OGS). As …

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Insider Sport: On the ball – FIFA announces player protection fund

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on Juventus’ decade long stadium deal, FIFA’s salary protection fund, Everton’s TikTok announcement and Valencia trailing an in-stadia food delivery service.   _____________________ FIFA to launch new player wage protection platform FIFA has announced plans …

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David Da Silva: Easyodds.com – A ‘modern romance’ with Vinnie Jones

Leading odds comparison site Easyodds.com has struck a partnership with actor and former  footballer Vinnie Jones, in which the FA Cup winner will write weekly articles on the firm’s website. To find out how this unlikely partnership came into fruition we caught up with Easyodds.com’s CEO David da Silva to discuss how Jones first got involved with the company, the …

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MGM seeks new Chairman as Jim Murren ends leadership tenure

MGM Resorts International has revealed its transition plan following the news of chairman and CEO Jim Murren’s decision to step down before his contract expiration.  The search process is set to be run by a committee of independent directors formed by the board alongside a ‘nationally recognised’ executive search firm. In a statement issued, Murren expressed his gratitude to MGM …

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