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No Love… ITF World Tennis Tour format criticised by athletes

Writing for The Daily Telegraph, tennis correspondent Simon Briggs has reported on player discontent and disillusion at the International Tennis Federation – ITF’s new professional ranking and tournament qualifying system. Briggs reports that lower ranking players believe that their professional progress has been thwarted, by the introduction of the ITF’s new ‘World Tennis Tour’ ranking system. Players have complained of …

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MansionBet backs British Talent as main sponsor of Ultimate Boxxer

Continuing to support the UK boxing scene, Gibraltar-based online bookmaker MansionBet has confirmed that it has become the headline partner of the ‘Ultimate Boxxer’ series. The Ultimate Boxxer 2019, will host its first event on 10 May at the O2 Indigo in London, followed up by its second contest scheduled for 28 June in Manchester. The Ultimate Boxxer series sees …

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Trio charged over illegal Premier League streaming service

Three operators of a pirate streaming organisation have been issued with a 17-year jail sentence, after they were found to be providing illegal access to a number of Premier League games over the last decade. It is estimated that the trio had supplied a streaming service to over 1,000 pubs, clubs and homes across England and Wales. “The fraudulent companies …

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InsiderSport: William Hill & Matchroom Boxing’s knockout combination

William Hill’s partnership with Matchroom Boxing has meant the operator has been associated with the renaissance of British heavyweight boxing, as well as the exponential rise of the Heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua. InsiderSport Editor Joe Streeter spoke to William Hill’s Head of Media and Sponsorship Liam McKee, who underlined that the partnership with Matchroom is about far …

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Betway pockets Gibraltar Snooker Open title sponsorship

Online bookmaker Betway continues to expand its brand within the sport of snooker, confirming that it has secured the title sponsorship og this week’s Gibraltar Open (13-17 March) The title sponsorship secured with World Snooker, represents Betway’s second major partnership in snooker, adding to their existing deal as title sponsor of the Betway UK Championship. The  top players, such as Kyren Wilson, …

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Second jockey is charged by Racing Victoria for betting offences

Australian jockey Daniel Schmitt has become the second rider to be charged by Racing Victoria for betting offences, after it was found that he had placed over 71 bets across a two-and-a-half period. In February, apprentice jockey Chris Casareta was also charged with placing 6 bets on thoroughbred racing, something that is forbidden for Australian racers. Racing Victoria stewards have …

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BoyleSports backs Shamrock Rovers’ League of Ireland ambitions

BoyleSports has stated its commitment to improving Irish football standards and grassroots initiatives securing a betting partnership with Tallaght (South Dublin) football team Shamrock Rovers FC. For the remainder of the 2019 League of Ireland Premier Division season, the BoyleSports brand will feature on the Shamrock’s match-day sleeves. Having won five League of Ireland championships, Shamrock Rovers is considered one …

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Intralot in need of Turkish rethink following loss of Sportoto concession

Greek business news sources have reported that Athens-listed Intralot SPA has lost its tender to continue servicing betting monopoly IDDAA. Issuing a market filing this morning, Turkish telecoms giant Turkcell, Intralot’s joint venture partner for IDDAA operations, confirmed that Turkey’s Sportoto Organisation had awarded its monopoly betting license to ’Sans Girisim’ – a joint venture formed by Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games …

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Betfred takes aim on golf becoming title sponsor of the British Masters

UK bookmaker Betfred announces a ‘sponsorship first’, for its marketing portfolio confirming that it has become the title sponsor of the ‘British Masters’ golf tournament (9-12 May –  Hillside Golf Club – Southport Merseyside). Betfred marketing confirms that it has secured a 2-year agreement with the PGA European Tour, becoming title sponsor to one of its lead tournaments for its …

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Majority of GLMS suspicious betting alerts come from football

The GLMS has revealed that football received the most suspicious betting alerts in 2018, with 482 of 631 alerts coming from the sport, of which, 46 matches were reported to UEFA and 18 matches were reported to FIFA. Suspicious football alerts originated mainly from Europe, with 359 coming from the continent, compared to South America where 61 alerts were reported. …

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