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Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets

Wycombe Wanderers’ forward Scott Kashket has been sanctioned with a two month suspension and £3446 fine after he admitted placing 183 bets on football matches. Kashket had been charged by the Football Association (FA) last month following a period between 2014 and 2016, during his time at Leyton Orient, in which the bets had been made. Kashket lost a total of £1,067.75 …

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Insider Sport: On the ball – Cypriot investigations launch as FIFA enhances integrity controls

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 FIFA launching its integrity toolkit, Cypriot match-fixing investigations, the Bundesliga’s latest technology partnership, and Arsenal’s stadium going cashless. FIFA announces integrity toolkit launch Building on the integrity programme it developed and implemented during …

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Osasuna involved in La Liga match fixing case

Osasuna’s former club secretary, Angel Vizcay, has claimed that the club had made a series of payments to Getafe and Real Betis to influence the outcome of matches during the 2012-2013 and 2013-14 seasons.  Vizcay claimed in a provincial court in Pamplona on Tuesday that Getafe had been paid €400,000 in cash to lose to Osasuna in 2013, while also …

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Encore… Unibet nets PSG extension

Kindred Group Plc flagship European sportsbook property Unibet has confirmed that it has expanded its sponsorship agreement with French Ligue 1 champion PSG, running until the 2023 campaign.  The expanded arrangement sees Unibet enter PSG’s ‘third level partnership tier‘.  Sponsorship terms will include increased branding opportunities within the US and Australia key new market territories for Unibet, plus enhanced PSG …

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Tennis Australia deepens integrity protections with Sportradar

Coinciding with the opening day of the Australian Open, which kicks off professional tennis’ 2020 Grand Slam schedule, Sportradar has confirmed that it has expanded its partnership with Tennis Australia to bolster the governing body’s data and integrity capacities. Sportradar has served as lead data collector and distributor of Tennis Australia syndicated tournaments since 2016. The new partnership arrangement will see …

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FIFA launches new integrity toolkit

FIFA, world football’s governing body, has announced the launch of an enhanced integrity toolkit that builds on the integrity programme developed and implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The new toolkit, which features updated integrity programme resources, aims to not only protect the sport, but also looks to provide help to member …

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PA Media launches ‘PA Betting Services’ as betting multimedia arm

International news media agency PA Media Group has launched its new unit ‘PA Betting Services’ offering sports betting content, data and editorial services for the industry’s diverse stakeholders. “Betting Services will act as a one-stop destination for multimedia betting content and services for existing customers and key target markets like the USA and Africa,” said PA Media as part of its launch …

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Reformed TIU meets year-1 integrity goals ahead of critical 2020

Completing its first year under a new operating regime, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has today published its annual review detailing the development of its work and further directives protecting tennis competitions, athletes and wider stakeholders from corruption. Following a two-year investigation, the ‘Independent Review Panel’ (IRP) recommended that tennis’ combined governing bodies reform the TIU’s governance and working remit. …

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Napoleon deepens integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Belgium-based operator Napoleon Sports & Casino has announced it has joined the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) expanding portfolio of licensed retail and online sports betting brands. As a result, the Napoleon Games group, which has offered online sports betting since 2012, and its sportsbook will now join around 50 other operators in feeding IBIA’s unique global betting integrity monitoring …

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Philip Canavan: ‘ASA legislation cannot be taken lightly’

SEM Global’s director and founder Philip Canavan has emphasised how operators need to be more meticulous in abiding by advertising guidelines following the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banning a Betway ad that featured West Ham’s Declan Rice. Betway were found to be in breach of CAP Code (Edition 12) rule 16.3.14 (Gambling), which states that betting operators are prohibited from featuring under-25s …

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