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FDJ alert triggers Tunisia football probe

A match fixing alert triggered by Française des Jeux (FDJ) has led to an ongoing international ‘match manipulation’ investigation attached to Tunisian football. French state owned betting operator FDJ, is reported to have alerted national police in relation to €32,000 being wagered on Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club US Ben Guerdane beating rival ES Metlaoui  on7 April 2019. FDJ alerted the police …

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ISG scores La Liga matchday virtual ads deal with Mediapro

Live sports advertising specialist Interregional Sports Group (ISG) has significantly expanded its European football profile, announcing that it has secured the publishing rights for Spain’s La Liga  pitch-side virtual perimeter and virtual goal-side advertising inventory. Updating stakeholders, ISG informs that it has secured a three-season partnership with sports agency Mediapro managing pitch-side advertising for 53 La Liga games. ISG details …

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FA charges Paul Scholes with ‘allegedly’ breaching betting rules

Issuing a short statement, the Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has charged former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes ‘with misconduct in relation to its betting rules’. The FA states that Scholes is alleged to have placed 140 bets on football matches between 17 August 2015 to 12 January 2019, breaching FA Rule E8. Under the association’s …

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Parimatch continues UFC commitment securing Alexey Oleynik as Ambassador

CIS region online bookmaker Parimatch continues to expand its brand profile and coverage through the UFC, announcing the appointment of Russian heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik as its latest Brand Ambassador. Parimatch has served as the official EMEA betting partner of the UFC since July 2018, agreeing with the leading mixed-martial-arts organisation a multi-year agreement. Furthermore, expanding its presence within the …

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Interwetten continues management refresh appointing Lukas Reichl as sponsorship lead

DACH region online betting group Interwetten Sports, continues its senior management restructure, announcing the appointment of Lukas Reichl as new Sponsorship & Public Relations lead. Reichl joins Interwetten leadership from Sportradar Austrian live sports streaming platform LAOLA1, where he formerly served as Head of Sponsorship for Austria, overseeing the management of key partnerships with Austrian ice hockey, basketball and handball …

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TIU reveals a total of 21 alerts in the first quarter of 2019

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has revealed that for the first quarter of 2019 a total of 21 match alerts were reported over potential threats to integrity. Of the alerts, 20 were related to matches played on the ATP Challenger and ITF World Tennis Tour (WTT) circuits, with the other coming from the WTA Tour. It’s a figure that represents the …

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RFL continues integrity commitment with Sportradar

Sportradar has announced the extension of its partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL) after receiving a clean bill of health for more than 200 matches that were monitored in 2018. The extension deepens the strong relationship between Sportradar and the RFL, which first began in 2017. As part of the new agreement, the partnership will continue for the 2019 and 2020 …

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The FA widens search for new CEO

Following Martin Glenn’s announcement that he would depart as Chief Executive at the end of the year, the Football Association has undertaken an extensive search to find his replacement. The decision is likely to be made at the end of the season, with it seemingly having been narrowed down to a few final names. Most notably for the sports betting …

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Argentine football demands that Macri & Vidal tango on BA gambling reforms

Political rifts are developing in Buenos Aires, as Argentina’s biggest football clubs and the governance of the Superliga and Argentine FA (AFA) demand that football is rewarded in the upcoming reform of BA’s gambling laws. Argentine Superliga and AFA officials have demanded that President Mauricio Macri (Argentina PRO), leader of the Cambiemos governing coalition, move to suspend the Buenos Aires …

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No Love… ITF World Tennis Tour format criticised by athletes

Writing for The Daily Telegraph, tennis correspondent Simon Briggs has reported on player discontent and disillusion at the International Tennis Federation – ITF’s new professional ranking and tournament qualifying system. Briggs reports that lower ranking players believe that their professional progress has been thwarted, by the introduction of the ITF’s new ‘World Tennis Tour’ ranking system. Players have complained of …

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