Football

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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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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Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

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 DAZN acquiring the majority of UCL rights in Germany, BeIN’s acquiring of Euro 2020 French broadcasting rights, LFC’s Nike partnership announcement and an interview with FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi. ___________________ DAZN takes over …

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Roy Barrett takes on ‘formidable challenge’ with new FAI role

Roy Barrett, managing director at Goodbody Stockbrokers, has been unveiled by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) as the board’s new independent chairperson.  Barrett is now set to take over as the chair of the board when current president Donal Conway stands down on 25 January, with FAI board members hopeful that Barrett’s pedigree aids in rescue package discussions with …

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Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has collaborated with 32Red as the firm emphasises its focus on responsible gambling with the launch of its ‘Stay In Control’ series. The opening episode of the series saw Rooney joined by former football league midfielder Scott Davies, who currently does extensive work in promoting the risks of gambling with Epic Risk Management.  Hosted at …

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Elliott Robinson: Exceeding Expectations in 2019

Wager, the peer-to-peer betting start-up that launched in August, is the latest incumbent attempting to overcome the industry’s ‘social wagering conundrum’. Introduced in conjunction with the kick off of the 2019/20 Premier League season, Wager has since seen some development in its short lifespan including the introduction of a marketing campaign, specialised markets, head-to-head profiles and referral schemes.  With Wager’s …

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SBC’s Year In Review: June’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This sixth edition looks at June and more specifically at the AFCON boost for African sportsbooks, how data changed sports leagues, the importance of both technology and human expertise and Campeón Gaming Partners’ move to …

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IMG Arena nets SPFL global betting streaming rights

Closing 2019 trading, IMG Arena confirms that it has secured a long-term partnership to distribute Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) content to the global betting market. Agreeing terms on a five-year arrangement, IMG Arena will act as lead distributor of SPFL ‘live stream broadcasts’, and will maintain production set-ups for certain SPFL matches. The distribution will encompass Ladbrokes Premiership matches including the …

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Marathonbet nets Man City upgrade to become training kit sponsor

Closing 2019, Marathonbet has announced its second major football partnership as the Panserve Ltd online sportsbook subsidiary expands its sponsorship agreement with Premier League champions Manchester City. Upgrading partnership terms, Marathonbet will serve as ‘training kit partner’ of ‘The Citizens’, with the European sportsbook brand appearing on the training shirts for both Manchester City senior men and women’s teams. Expanding its English …

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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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