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Insider Sport: On The Ball – Oikos probe asks tough questions on Spanish football integrity

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 integrity allegations, club acquisitions and the possible reintroduction of safe standing areas in English football stadiums. Spanish match-fixing allegations lead to nine arrests. A total of nine people were arrested after corruption allegations …

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Imi ‘pleased’ as Sky Racing approaches broadcasting anniversary

In an interview with SBC’s Insider Sport, At The Races Chief Executive Matthew Imi has stated he is ‘very pleased’ with Sky Racing’s level of coverage as it approaches the completion of its first full broadcasting year Having launched on 1 January of this year, Sky Racing took Sky’s dedicated sports channel tally up to 11 and has since been broadcasting …

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LeoVegas deepens support for sports integrity with IBIA

LeoVegas has strengthened its commitment to sports integrity by becoming the fifth sports betting company to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) since it rebranded in June.  As part of the collaboration, LeoVegas.com will start feeding into IBIA’s unique global sports betting monitoring and alert system, while the company’s other betting platforms (Royal Panda, BetUK, Pixel.bet and 21.co.uk) will …

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Balbuena predicts consequences following Paraguayan football integrity appeal

Consequences should be expected according to the former director general of Paraguay’s CONAJZAR gambling commission, Javier Balbuena, following the recent appeal against Club Olimpia president Marco Trovato. The appeal, which was made last week to the Paraguayan Football Association (APF),  requested that an investigation be opened into Trovato following allegations first reported by the La Nación newspaper group.  The report …

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Unibet secures NBA data accreditation for US wagering

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has confirmed that its flagship Unibet sportsbook subsidiary has been syndicated as an NBA wagering partner for US wagering markets. The approval will allow Unibet’s US operations to access NBA data and statistics, enhancing its basketball inventory for customers wagering within regulated US states. A busy 2019 has seen Unibet launch its first US online sportsbook property …

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Labour manifesto seeks to rebalance gambling & football

Publishing its party manifesto today, Labour confirms that it will sanction for a new ‘Gambling Act’, should it win the UK General Election on 12 December. Presenting the ’Real Change manifesto’, party leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that a new Gambling Act was required to overhaul betting advertising, making UK gambling legislation ‘fit for the digital age’. Beyond advertising, a new …

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Sky Sports in the green following Masters acquisition

Sky Sports has announced it has now become the exclusive live UK broadcasting rights holder to the Masters golf tournament. The new agreement, which extends the broadcaster’s current partnership with the tournament into a second decade, will begin in 2020 and will also see the BBC lose the ability to broadcast any live golfing action for the first time since …

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Dimayor Colombia strengthens integrity muscle with Genius Sports

A new partnership has been announced between Dimayor, the leading football competition organiser in Colombia, and Genius Sports. Becoming Colombian football’s official data and integrity partner, Genius aims to protect the sport from the threat of potential match-fixing. Jorge Enrique Velez, President of Dimayor, commented: “Dimayor is committed to the integrity of football and transparency around our competitions. This is why the …

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Tabcorp eyes unifying Australian Tote systems in 2020

Continuing its corporate transformation programme, the governance of Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it plans to launch a ‘single tote pool’ product for Australia. Tabcorp confirmed to The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) its 2020 ambitions to merge all three separate tote systems into a single totalizer pool, sharing punter liquidity across all Australian states. Marked as a major project for …

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Norway calls for a review of Rikstoto racing monopoly

The Norwegian government is reportedly assessing whether gambling state monopoly Norsk Tipping should absorb the horseracing services of Rikstoto, simplifying Norway’s gambling frameworks. Norway’s Ministry of Culture will undertake its review of Rikstoto in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture – the department which to date has managed regulatory oversight of the racing monopoly. The review will evaluate whether to …

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