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BetHard connection could lead to three-year ban for Ibrahimovic

Swedish international footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face a three-year ban from the sport due to his ongoing partnership with Malta-based operator BetHard. The AC Milan striker’s company is the fourth largest investor in the online sportsbook – which reported a profits before tax of £25.76 million profit after tax in 2019 – amounting to a total share of 10%, according …

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Elgin City’s Kane Hester denies betting conspiracy allegations

Kane Hester, a striker for Scottish football club Elgin City, has denied involvement in a betting conspiracy to defraud bet365 of £13,583. The footballer is alleged to have participated in a scheme with three men from Montrose in which he agreed to stamp on a Hibernian FC player in order to get booked by referee Willie Collum in a fixture …

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Sportsflare extends long-term partnership with GameScorekeeper

Tidal Gaming Group’s B2B esports odds provider Sportsflare has formed a production and distribution partnership with data provider GameScorekeeper. The long term agreement will see GamesScorekeeper distribute Sportsflare’s Ai-driven odds solutions to a range of sports betting clients –  including DraftKings and Pinnacle – whilst working to enhance the latter’s operations via the provision of integrity focused esports data. Sportsflare …

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FIFA enhances safeguarding strategy via Global Integrity Programme

FIFA has enhanced its global football safeguarding policy via the launch of the Global Integrity Programme, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The programme places a strong emphasis on education, aiming to enhance integrity within all 211 member organisations via resource and knowledge sharing among various Integrity Officers, with the aim of preventing match …

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Esports is having its big moment, but will it last? 

Esports is having its big moment, but will it last? 

Esports has been a big topic of conversation in recent years, but what actually is it? For betting operators, there are basically two types of esports; hardcore video game competition such as CSGO, Dota, League of Legends etc. And sport replacement, or so called crisis content, which includes FIFA, NBA2k, and Ice Hockey. Prior to the COVID pandemic, sport replacement …

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Trippier betting ban to end in February after unsuccessful FA appeal

The Football Association’s (FA) appeal to extend Kieran Tripper’s match suspension for betting violations has been unsuccessful. As a result the Atlético Madrid and England national team defender can resume playing in La Liga fixtures from 28 February, it has been confirmed. Trippier was handed a 10 week match ban by the FA after it came to light he had encouraged …

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FIFA suspends Kieran Trippier gambling ban pending appeal

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier in action for the La Liga club

Kieran Trippier’s 10-week worldwide ban from football has been suspended by FIFA at “the request for provisional measures lodged by Atletico Madrid“, after the England defender was accused of breaching the FA’s betting regulations. Trippier was issued with a £70,000 fine and 10-week ban which has now been put on hold by FIFA, pending an appeal. “Following the appeal and, …

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Kieran Trippier handed fine and suspension for betting violations

Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier has been handed a suspension and a fine for breaching the FA’s Betting Rules. The violations occurred in July 2019, and were strenuously denied by the footballer, who played in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019 Champions League final appearance before joining Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. However, an independent regulatory commission proved four …

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EA prepares to block FIFA Ultimate Team mode amid loot box lawsuits

Electronic Arts (EA) is reviewing its European terms of play related to its ‘Ultimate Team’ mode of the popular FIFA video game series, aiming to avoid further regulatory disputes.   Games industry news sources report that the latest ‘FIFA patch’ features a code input that will allow developers to disable Ultimate Team in certain countries which hold conflicting gambling laws in …

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Algosport: The Betbuilder integration giving complete control to EveryMatrix

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Algosport CEO Leigh Herdman on providing a Betbuilder solution for EveryMatrix, including the main sports involved, adding FIFA to capitalise on the esports momentum in lockdown and the importance of integrating with the client’s bet placement infrastructure. SBC: Can you tell us how this deal came about? Why do you think Algosport was best placed to optimise the same game …

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