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Betfair accelerates LATAM drive by backing CONMEBOL

Betfair has advanced its LATAM profile after confirming that it has become an ‘Official Partner’ of CONMEBOL – the governing body of South American football. The partnership, which will extend until December 2022, will see the Betfair brand displayed across CONMEBOL’s flagship Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana tournaments, South America’s most prestigious club competitions. Betfair Brand Director Stephen Mault said: “We are delighted to be …

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ASA brandish red card to Football Index ads

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has pulled a Facebook-based ad belonging to Football Index – Bet & Trade – a regulated gambling platform – due to it breaching advertising codes. The complainant raised the issue that the Football Index ad, which heavily featured England and Borussia Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho (19), was in breach of regulations prohibiting the use of under …

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Superliga Argentina set for advanced protection

Genius Sports has teamed up with Superliga Argentina, the premier football competition of Argentina, to launch its comprehensive integrity and official data strategy. The partnership will see Genius Sports provide the league with an advanced level of protection against both match-fixing and betting-related corruption. This will be done by way of monitoring and reviewing integrity strategies and existing rules, with …

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Betclic nets first Polish partnership with Lechia Gdansk

French betting group Betclic has confirmed its first-ever Polish football sponsorship becoming a principal partner of Ekstraklasa league football club Lechia Gdansk. The partnership will see the Betclic brand replace German betting group Merkur Sportwetten Polish market subsidiary Totolotek on the back of Lechia’s matchday shirts. Entering 2019, Betclic governance confirmed that it would launch its sportsbook services for the …

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NSWL gets global ESPN treatment

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will now be broadcast to a global audience following ESPN acquiring it’s worldwide broadcasting rights. The broadcaster already holds the national rights to the competition, with this new announcement allowing ESPN to stream upcoming fixtures across it’s platforms such as it’s ‘ESPN Player’. Scott Guglielmino, Senior Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN commented on …

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LeoVegas signs first German betting partnership with Bochum

VfL Bochum 1848 of the 2. Bundesliga has become the first German betting partner of Stockholm based operator LeoVegas. The deal, which has been signed on an initial two year basis, will see LeoVegas Sport take over from Sportwetten.de as official betting partner of the second division club. Hardy Eberle, LeoVegas’ country manager for Germany, commented: “We are proud to accompany such an …

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Betfred underlines Spanish commitment by sponsoring RCD Mallorca

Betfred has become the latest UK betting incumbent to expand its Spanish football profile, after striking a two-season shirt sponsorship deal with La Liga football club RCD Mallorca. The bookmaker confirmed its first-ever non-UK sponsorship by securing a partnership with the Balearian football club – facilitated by Sportradar’s marketing solution ad:s – ahead of the start of this season’s La Liga …

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FanDuel lands home-run MLB partnership

Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced it has struck a deal with fantasy sports provider and sportsbook operator FanDuel to become the league’s official gaming partner.  The multi-year deal authorises FanDuel to use official MLB data, as well as granting the company access to use the logos of both the team and the league across its online sports betting products …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Sterling, MLS and UEFA

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at MLS expansions and the latest in La Liga broadcasting. ITV continues successful La Liga partnership A last minute deal struck between ITV and La Liga will see the British broadcaster televise the opening game …

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Betfred deepens commitment to rugby with Women’s Super League

Betfred has strengthened its support for UK rugby, extending its sponsorship of Rugby League to include the women’s game for the first time, as the inaugural title partner of the burgeoning Women’s Super League (WSL). The newly announced deal will run alongside the recent extension of the Betfred Super League partnership until the end of the 2021 season – and sets up a …

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