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Football Index £4.5m claims hearing taken to High Court

The High Court of Justice for England and Wales has taken on the hearing regarding the distribution of over £4.5 million in funds to former customers of Football Index. Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioners for Football Index parent company BetIndex, initially began to process claims against the company in April, one month after the operators collapse.  After the firm initiated …

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Big Step campaign calls for Euro 2020 gambling ad suspension

A group of 60 gambling law reform advocates have joined the Big Step campaign in calling for a suspension of gambling advertising during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship. An initiative of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step has detailed its suggestions in a letter to several broadcasters and media outlets covering television, radio and online verticals, including …

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Football Index addresses investors on losses distribution

Football Index has released a statement addressing the distribution of lost finances to its customers, two months after the operator entered administration. Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioner of Football Index’s parent company BetIndex, initially began to process customer claims against the company in April. The claims process was available to all users of the football player trading platform, including those …

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SBC Innovation Report: Football Player Props, Part 2


We put the latest football player prop products under the microscope in conjunction with Stats Perform and Degree 53  The second in a three-part series for SBC News features BoyleSports’ Player First markets Link below to download a full report with 25 real-life player prop case studies to inform and inspire Last week, we released a new free guide examining how …

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32Red strikes landmark Rangers sponsorship extension

Betting brand 32Red – part of the Kindred Group – will continue as the front-of-shirt sponsor of Scottish Premiership team Rangers, securing the largest sponsorship agreement in the club’s history. As part of the contract, 32Red will appear on the front of both Rangers’ home and away shirts, whilst sister brand Unibet will also feature on players’ jerseys during domestic …

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BT weighing up sale of sports broadcasting unit

BT has confirmed it is holding discussions ‘with a number of strategic partners’ over the sale of its sports broadcasting unit, BT Sport. The broadcaster has enlisted investment bank Lazard to explore the partial sale, according to The Telegraph, with Amazon, Disney and DAZN all having held discussions with BT, although an anonymous British broadcaster is said to be leading …

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Spotlight Sports Group enhances audience engagement ahead of Euro 2020

Spotlight Sports Group intends to strengthen engagement with bettors via the launch of a bespoke Euro 2020 package ahead of the continental football championships this summer. Based on short-form, pre-match tipping and available in 70 languages, Spotlight’s Euro 2020 package is specifically designed to reach a global audience and engage with customers in multiple territories. ‘It’s a huge summer of …

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SBC Innovation Report: Football Player Props, Part 1

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We put the latest football player prop products under the microscope in conjunction with Stats Perform and Degree 53  The first in a three-part series for SBC News features Ladbrokes’ Five-a-Side game It is just two short years since betting on shots, passes and tackles was popularised and they’re now a core feature of almost all tier one sportsbooks. Fan …

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UEFA to begin investigation into Ibrahimovic and BetHard partnership

UEFA is due to launch an investigation into the ongoing partnership between footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and online betting operator BetHard. The European football governing party has announced that an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to lead the investigation into the Swedish player, to assess whether his collaboration with BetHard violates codes of ethics. The AC Milan striker’s ‘alleged …

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Sportradar to ‘uphold and protect’ WAFF sporting integrity

The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) has joined Sportradar’s list of clients, utilising the firm’s services to ‘uphold and protect’ the integrity of regional tournaments. Sportradar’s Integrity Services Education and Prevention team will take an active role in the provision of educational material to key stakeholders in WAFF tournaments. This series of educational workshops will cover a diverse range of …

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