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U.S Court considers New Jersey bid to legalise sports betting

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The U.S Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of New Jersey to legalise sports betting within its borders. The decision means that the case will be heard in the country’s highest court, with New Jersey having to convince five of the court’s nine justices to side with it against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ... Read More »

LeoVegas continues football brand expansion netting Norwich City ‘Principal Partnership’

Nordic Nasdaq-listed European online gambling group LeoVegas AB has continued its brand expansion within the UK market, by announcing that it has secured a three-year ‘Principal Partnership’ deal with Norwich City FC. Seeking to promote its online casino and sports betting products, LeoVegas brands will be displayed on Norwich City’s match day shirts, as well as on the football club’s ... Read More »

Crystal Palace secures biggest ever Shirt Sponsorship with ManBetX

South London Premier League football club, Crystal Palace FC has announced its biggest sponsorship to date, welcoming Asian focused bookmaker ManBetX as its official season 2017/18 shirt sponsor. Club insiders have detailed that they believe the shirt sponsorship to be the ‘8th biggest deal by value’ currently held in the Premier League. New Asian focused bookmaker ManBetX will be displayed ... Read More »

Teddy Sagi sells 10% shareholding in Playtech Plc targeting $400 million cashout

Playtech founder Teddy Sagi continues to divest his shareholdings in the company, having issued a trading note detailing that personal investment vehicle Brickington Trading Limited is preparing to sell approximately 32 million share in Playtech Plc. Updating investors, Brickington will place approximately 10.1% of Playtech issued share capital up for sale. At present value, Playtech Plc shares are valued at ... Read More »

Paddy Power Betfair seeks new Advertising lead following departure of Mischief Maker Ken Robertson

Ken Robertson is set to leave Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) as Group Director of Advertising, a role he had been promoted to last April 2016 following the post-merger combination of Paddy Power and Betfair marketing divisions. Confirming his departure to the Irish Times, Robertson further detailed that he is seeking to create his own ‘creative marketing business’ targeting new social ... Read More »

Ace! LeoVegas serves up ‘Summer of Tennis’ campaign

LeoVegas is betting big on tennis this summer, with the mobile betting specialist operator announcing its ‘Summer of Tennis’ campaign. Launched this week, LeoVegas Sports will allow for ‘its customers to bet on every single point made across all tennis competitions this summer’. As a player incentive, LeoVegas is adding hundreds of pounds of free bets and a chance for ... Read More »

Kindred Group wins CJEU appeal against ‘discriminatory’ Hungarian licensing regime

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) the European Union’s principal law court has ruled against the Hungarian government’s online gambling licensing framework, stating that the regime had placed unfair business conditions for European operators seeking to enter the market. A formal appeal had been brought to the CJEU by European sports betting operator Kindred Group, who detailed that Hungary’s Gambling ... Read More »

Betfair launches Fairer Game campaign seeking female football coaching talent

Partnering up with Women in Football, Betfair has launched its ‘Fairer Game’ campaign this week, with the betting firm funding 50 female football coaches who will aim to gain their UEFA B licenses. The company has set itself the long-term goal of doubling the number of UK female football coaches with UEFA A licenses, which at present stands at 29 ... Read More »

The FA cuts Ladbrokes partnership, stating no more to gambling relationships

The English Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract (reported to be worth £4 million per year). Following an internal management review, FA governance has deemed the sponsorship to be inappropriate as the body has to act as supervisor for the sport’s integrity and its ... Read More »

K8.com nets Manchester City ‘Asia Betting Partnership’

English Premier League side Manchester City FC has announced that Asian focused firm Kai-Fa Yule operator of the K8.com sports betting brand has secured a ‘multi-year’ agreement becoming its ‘Official Asia Betting Partner’. Philippines-based bookmaker K8.com, will receive premium placement within all Manchester City, Asian related coverage, and will further be promoted throughout the Etihad Stadium (capacity: 55,000) on match ... Read More »