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Bulgaria black market probe investigates FA President’s betting affairs 

SBC News Bulgaria black market probe investigates FA President’s betting affairs 

The Prosecutor’s Office of Bulgaria has launched an investigation against the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) President Borislav Mihaylov.  A statement by government officials said that the probe relates to a number of media publications where it is alleged that Mihaylov has been directly involved in manipulating the outcome of football matches, as well as dealing with unlicensed foreign operators – …

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Statscore nets exclusive data rights for Polish football

SBC News Statscore nets exclusive data rights for Polish football

Statscore has expanded its partnership with the Polish Football Association, now covering the Polish Women’s Orlen Ekstraliga, the Men’s 2. Liga, and the Fortuna Polish Cup. This deal grants Statscore the exclusive rights to collect real-time data from these competitions’ venues. As the Exclusive Data Provider, Statscore will supply comprehensive statistics for all the games in these leagues. Their ScoutsFeed …

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Betsson’s StarCasinò Sport expands Italian sports footprint

SBC News Betsson’s StarCasinò Sport expands Italian sports footprint

StarCasinò Sport has been revealed as the new kit sponsor of SS Juve Stabia for the 2023/24 season.  The deal sees Betsson Group-owned sports entertainment site further strengthen its presence in southern Italy, after previously becoming a partner of SSC Napoli in Serie A, Palermo FC in Serie B and ACR Messina in Serie C. Stefano Tino, Managing Director of …

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Kindred priorities ‘clubs and their communities’ with Rangers gambling education

SBC News Kindred priorities ‘clubs and their communities’ with Rangers gambling education

Kindred has revealed that it is funding gambling education sessions designed for players and staff at Rangers FC.  In line with the operator’s ten years of collaboration with the Scottish football team, the independent sessions will be led by gambling harm minimisation consultancy, EPIC Risk Management. Sam Mead, UK General Manager at Kindred Group, commented: “Kindred wants to run a …

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Brazil football clubs demand Senate reject all sponsorship restrictions 

SBC News Brazil football clubs demand Senate reject all sponsorship restrictions 

Brazilian football clubs have unified in protest against amendments endorsed by the Senate Sports Committee review of the Federal Sports Betting and Online Gambling Bill – PL 3626/2023. .  Yesterday, 34 Brazilian professional football clubs, including those from the Brazilian Football League (Libra) and the Liga Forte União (LFU), signed a petition urging the Senate to reject Amendment 38-U. This …

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bet365 steps up Never Ordinary campaign in fan engagement drive

bet365 steps up Never Ordinary campaign in fan engagement drive

Bet365 has added another layer to its global advertising campaign, titled Never Ordinary, incorporating fan interaction and engagement elements.  Developed with the Stoke-on-Trent bookmaker’s marketing agency partner Hatch, the extension of the campaign utilises ticket offices which function as a ‘fully-branded hub of sporting excitement’. Sports fans who enter the ticket offices must correctly answer a series of questions, with …

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EFL Chairman: “No direct correlation between sponsorship and gambling harm”

SBC News EFL Chairman: "No direct correlation between sponsorship and gambling harm"

EFL Chairman Rick Parry has cited new EFL research that claims there is no evidence of sponsorship leading to an increase in gambling or gambling harm. Speaking to the PA News Agency, Parry backed the rights of EFL clubs to benefit from lucrative deals with betting operators, following the league’s extension of its long-standing partnership with Sky Bet.  The Chairman …

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12BET strengthens PL presence as Leeds United sponsor

SBC News 12BET strengthens PL presence as Leeds United sponsor

12BET has been revealed as the official betting partner in Asia for Leeds United. The collaboration will now provide the 2007-founded sports betting and casino company – active in European and Asia Pacific markets – with geo-targeted assets, club IP and further promotional material. Rory Anderson, a 12BET spokesman, commented: “We are pleased to have partnered up with Leeds United …

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FIGC hands Newcastle United’s Tonali 10-month ban for illegal betting

SBC News FIGC hands Newcastle United's Tonali 10-month ban for illegal betting

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has banned Newcastle United’s Sandro Tonali from playing football for 10 months over his involvement in illegal betting.   The news comes after the £55m midfielder admitted to placing bets on AC Milan while still at the club. His contribution to the case was commended by Italian FA Chief Gabriele Gravina.  Tonali was first banned for …

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Bet McLean secures shirt branding at Linfield FC in extended commitment

SBC News Bet McLean secures shirt branding at Linfield FC in extended commitment

Northern Ireland-based betting company, Bet McLean, has extended its sponsorship of Linfield FC. The extended partnership will see the bookmaker’s brand on both the first team shirt sleeve as well as the team shorts. Bet McLean will also be promoted with a sign in each of the four stands at Windsor Park. David Graham, General Manager of Bet McLean, said: …

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