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Independent football regulator to be established out of fan-led review

DCMS’ year-long review into football has concluded announcing the headline directive  that an ‘independent regulator’ will be established to oversee and improve football’s  relationship with fans, business and local communities. Tracey Crouch served as the Minister spearheading the review – with support from an expert panel – which began last May. The review formed part of the Conservative Party’s  2019 …

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DraftKings generates UK expansion via Norwich City partnership

DraftKings has been named as the official fantasy sports partner of the Norwich City Football Club for the rest of the 2021/22 Premier League season. The new collaboration sees the creation of regular content, as well as brand recognition of the US-based sports betting company throughout the Norwich City stadium, club website, and social media. Jeffrey Haas, Senior Vice president …

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Tony Adams identifies gambling as biggest cause of concern for new gen footballers

Former Arsenal Captain and Sporting Chance founder Tony Adams has identified problem gambling as the biggest addiction concern for the current and next generations of football players. Speaking on Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast for the The Telegraph, the ex-player outlined his view that gambling poses a bigger addiction threat to football players than drugs and alcohol. Based on his …

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Paul Merson’s BBC documentary to place gambling addiction in the public spotlight

The subject of problem gambling returns to UK primetime terrestrial TV screens, as BBC One will air tonight its “Paul Merson: Football, Gambling & Me” (9 pm) programme.  The documentary will recount the former footballer’s latest relapse into gambling addiction, triggered by the anxieties of COVID-19’s national lockdown, in which Merson has admitted to losing his entire earnings and life …

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Premier League ESL clubs agree on £20 million settlement

The six Premier League clubs which participated in the breakaway European Super League (ESL) project earlier this year have agreed to a £20 million settlement. According to Sky Sports, the settlement between the clubs and the Premier League will ‘draw the line under’ the controversial proposed tournament, and amounts to roughly £3.5 million per team. Although the proposed tournament quickly …

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ESL attacks UEFA’s ‘alarming attitude’ as disciplinary proceedings begin

UEFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against European Super League (ESL) founders Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona, prompting the trio to criticise the governing body’s ‘alarming attitude’ and ‘insistent coercion’. Making the announcement yesterday, UEFA confirmed that disciplinary proceedings had commenced against the three teams following a two-week investigation. The trio are the only remaining clubs out of the original 12 …

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Joe McCallum: Why Sportsbet.io is taking a new approach to sponsorship

Joe McCallum: Why Sportsbet.io is taking a new approach to sponsorship

Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook at the Coingaming Group, takes a look at Sportsbet.io’s fresh approach to sponsorship agreements before explaining why creating a long-term, sustainable partnership with clubs is the key to success. Sports sponsorship has been under the spotlight recently, particularly when it comes to betting brands in the Premier League. When Sportsbet.io made its first moves into …

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Betdaq announces free trading for Cheltenham 2021

Global betting exchange Betdaq (Entain Plc) has announced a commission-free offer on all sports across the four days of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. The operator’s traders will be able to take advantage of 0% commission on all 28 races taking place during the festival (16-19 March), in addition to other major sporting events held during the same period, including UEFA …

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Southampton FC enters cryptocurrency sports betting market

Premier League club Southampton FC has formed an agreement with cryptocurrency sportsbook Sportsbet.io to create a new VIP experience for Saints supporters. Sportsbet.io aims to redefine the fan experience via the use of technology and its cryptocurrency enterprise, delivering exclusive experiences to football supporters, as well as the sportsbook customers. The partnership will utilise Sportsbet.io’s matchday rights with the Saints …

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UK football clubs warned against gambling adverts on social media

UK football clubs have received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’, warning of the dangers of promoting betting websites through their social media channels. A total of 11 clubs across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership were subject to a letter which informed how addicts might feel ‘distressed’ to see links to …

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