Football

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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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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Sky and BT prepare for Champions League media rights battle

Sky Sports is expected to rival BT Sports for the television rights to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Europa League, with bids set to be submitted today for the 2021 to 2024 broadcasting rights.  Sky has previously stated that due to the importance of Premier League rights, the Champions League isn’t a crucial extension of its portfolio. However, following …

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – Ongoing civil unrest sees Copa moved from Chile

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 the Copa Libertadores move, Eintracht Frankfurt’s digital expansion and Middlesborough’s support of Responsible Gambling Week 2019.  Chilean unrest sees Copa Libertadores final moved to Peru Conembol, the governing body for South American football, …

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Liverpool set for back-to-back December fixtures after EFL confirmation

Premier League football club Liverpool FC is set to play back-to-back games across two different continents in December following confirmation that the Carabao Cup quarter-finals will go ahead as originally scheduled.  The Reds, who take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on 17 December as part of the cup competition, will also be competing at the FIFA Club World Cup in …

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Middlesbrough signs up in support of #RGWeek19

English Football League (EFL) Championship club Middlesbrough has signed up to support  Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign attempting to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly. As a result of this announcement, Responsible Gambling Week 2019, which takes place from 7 November to 13 November with the hashtag #RGWeek19, will now see the support …

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Belgium football demands that BGC clarify its terms on betting advertising

Belgian Juliper Pro League football club KAA Gent has urged the Belgium Gambling Commission (BGC) to clarify its advertising conditions related to football marketing conducted on behalf of betting firms. The BGC has launched an investigation of KAA Gent for distributing a promotional email by partner Napoleon Games, which featured a prize titled – ‘Experience a day with the Buffalos’ …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

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 the latest MLS expansion franchise, FIFA’s Club World Cup announcement and Amazon’s latest fly-on-the-wall documentary featuring Tottenham Hotspur.  FIFA awards hosting rights of the 2021 Club World Cup to China China PR has …

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Sportsbet.io secures Flamengo sponsorship deal

Coingaming Group’s cryptocurrency sportsbook Sportsbet.io has strengthened its presence in Brazillian football after securing a sponsorship agreement with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.  Sportsbet.io has previously signed a three-month betting partnership with the club, which primarily focused on media and digital activations.  The extension to the agreement will see the sportsbook boost its investment into the sponsorship of the team, …

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Downes departs Dons following FA charge

English League One side AFC Wimbledon has parted company with manager Wally Downes after he was issued with a four-week suspension from all football-related activity following a breach of betting rules.  Announcing his departure, the club cited that a change of manager was the best route to retaining its upturn of results in recent weeks, whilst Downes has served a suspension.  …

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