Tag Archives: English Football League (EFL)

BGC lauds industry’s ‘huge contribution’ in community and social initiatives

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has provided an overview of the gambling industry’s 2021 CSR initiatives, focusing on community outreach, economic and social contribution, promotion of equality and diversity, employee support and environmental initiatives.  A number of prominent companies were highlighted in the report, including bet365 Group, Flutter Entertainment, William Hill, Gamesys and Entain, whilst BGC members in general …

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Michael Dugher calls on Chancellor to introduce ‘critical’ job-supporting budget

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has called on Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to introduce a ‘Budget for Jobs’ to the House of Commons on Wednesday. In a statement this morning, Dugher reiterated his long-held argument that the regulated betting and gaming industry is ‘ready, willing and able’ to assist the UK Treasury …

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Asiabet33 secures partnership with Fulham FC

Asiabet33 has been named as the official Asian betting partner of EFL Championship side Fulham FC, under the terms of a deal covering the 2021/22 season. The firm primarily focuses on providing ‘cutting edge technological’ solutions to industry incumbents across the Asia betting and gaming market, and is currently active in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Japan. “Asiabet33 is thrilled to …

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Bolton Wanderers severe betting ties as industry reacts to sponsor ban

Following reports that the DCMS is moving to ban sponsorship arrangements between betting companies and Premier League football clubs, Bolton Wanderers has moved to sever its ties to the industry. In place of its links with the betting and gaming industry, Bolton will instead seek to form partnerships with charities and organisations specialising in betting addiction treatment. Although making its …

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VBET boosts Ukraine profile with FHU partnership

VBET has further enhanced its branding in the Ukrainian market after signing a partnership with the Ukrainian Ice Hockey Federation (FHU). The collaboration – which includes title sponsorship of the Ukrainian national ice hockey team – builds on the firm’s ongoing marketing activities, including Ukraine-focused partnerships with both the Ukrainian Premier League (UPL) and the Ukrainian Football Cup, commencing with …

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BGC pledges to ‘maintain momentum’ on safer betting ahead of football restart

As the new English football season gets underway this evening, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged to ‘maintain the momentum’ on safer betting and player protection initiatives. This will include the continuation of measures, aimed at ensuring safe betting and protecting younger audiences, such as a pre-9pm watershed whistle-to-whistle ban on TV betting advertising from five minutes before …

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PGR asserts betting industry profits ‘will exceed financial costs’ of reforms

Peers for Gambling Reform (PGR) has published the findings of its latest report, arguing that an overhaul of UK gambling laws would likely have positive societal outcomes on employment, tax revenue and employee earnings. NERA was commissioned to undertake an ‘economic assessment’ of recommended industry reforms that have been suggested as part of the government’s generational review of the 2005 …

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RCA in talks with government over Royal Ascot spectators

The Racecourse Association (RCA) remains in talks with the UK government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) regarding the return of spectators for the Royal Ascot meeting between 15 and 19 June. As reported by the Racing Post, David Armstrong, Chief Executive of the RCA, confirmed that the organisation is still in discussions with the government ahead of the easing of national …

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BGC: Betting retail reopening ‘great news’ for industry and economy

 Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has described the reopening of the retail betting sector as ‘great news’ for both the industry and the UK economy. Under the UK government’s four-stage plan for the easing of national lockdown restrictions in England and Wales, around 6,000 retail bookmakers will unlock their doors and resume trading for the first time …

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British sports bodies ‘see the benefits’ of vaccine passports

The BBC has reported that a group of elite-level British sporting bodies have backed the use of vaccine passports as a possible measure for supporting the return of spectators to stadiums. In a letter addressed to the leaders of the major political parties, the FA, Premier League, English Football League (EFL), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the Rugby Football …

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