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UKGC responds to the FA’s end of relationship with betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a response to yesterday’s news that the English Football Association (FA) has ended all commercial ties with the betting/gambling industry. Following a governance review, the FA has decided to end its £4 million per year betting partnership with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract. English football’s governing body is reported to …

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Barton’s betting holds up Burnley move

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Midfielder Joey Barton has been charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to betting’ with the allegation that the Englishman placed over 1200 bets in the past decade. This is a familiar territory for Barton as it was only in November that the former Rangers man was charged by the Scottish FA for breaching its betting rules. In this instance …

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The FA fines Jack Colback £25,000 for betting misconduct

Jack Colback has been fined £25,000 after accepting an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting. The Newcastle midfielder breached FA Rule E8 by placing a bet on a fixture that took place on March 16. While it was not a match involving his club, or in the division they were playing in at the time (Premier League), FA Rules …

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Frome Town manager gets three-year ban for betting misconduct

Nick Bunyard, the manager of non-league football club Frome Town, has claimed he has been made a scapegoat after being banned from all football until 2019. The Football Association (FA) has banned Bunyard after a commission found him to be guilty of placing 45 bets on his own teams between September 2014 and April 2016. The FA has imposed the …

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Kyle Lafferty fined £23,000 after accepting FA betting charge

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty has been fined £23,000 and warned over his future conduct after accepting a Football Association (FA) charge for betting. The fine relates to Lafferty betting on a match on February 20, 2016, and breaching the FA rule E8 in the process. It is important to note that Norwich City and Northern Ireland didn’t play on …

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Martin Demichelis gets £22,058 fine for betting misconduct

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been fined £22,058 and warned over his future conduct after accepting an FA charge of betting misconduct. The Argentina international was found to have breached FA Rule E8, with 29 bets placed on matches between 22nd January and 15th February this year. There is no suspicion of any form of match fixing, and the …

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Martin Demichelis is charged with betting misconduct

It has been revealed that Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been charged with misconduct in relation to betting. There are a total of 12 counts against him in relation to FA Rule E8 which concerns matches played between January 22nd and January 28th 2016. The Argentine played for his country in a World Cup qualifier against Bolivia last night …

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FA suspends three non-league players for match fixing allegations

It has been reported that Zephaniah Thomas of Mickleover Sports, Worcester City’s Tyler Weir and Scott Spencer of Hyde United have been suspended by the FA in relation to match fixing allegations. The players were charged with failing to immediately report to the Football Association an “approach by a third party related to seeking to influence the outcome or conduct of …

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Why integrity is a common interest for sport and gambling

Embed from Getty Images This week’s allegations surrounding instances of corruption in tennis, including during prestige tournaments such as Wimbledon, are damning if true but, says Scott Longley, they need to be placed in context. While it is clearly somewhat disingenuous to argue that offences that pre-date the introduction of the new code on corruption that came into force in …

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Tom Mace – Sportradar – Football Integrity in Focus

Football integrity and the prevention of match fraud was a core topic at the 2015 Betting on Football Conference (#BOFCON) on 10 September. Team SBC spoke to Sportradar’s Director of Security Services Tom Mace, as the European football season gets fully underway, on how progress is developing in the fight to secure football’s integrity. Mace is responsible for leading the …

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