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Simon Johnson joins SIS as new Chair

Simon Johnson joins SIS as new Chair

Simon Johnson, the current Chair of the Rugby Football League, has been selected as the new Chair of SIS (Sports Information Services). Johnson will bring with him a wealth of senior leadership experience to the position, which SIS believes will help strengthen the supplier’s position within the global betting industry. Richard Ames, CEO of SIS, said: “The appointment of Simon …

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Betting shops could reopen on 12 April says Prime Minister

Betting shops could reopen on 12 April says Prime Minister

Betting shops are hoping to reopen their doors in mid-April after Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out his ‘roadmap’ for the UK’s COVID recovery, with adult gaming centres, bingo halls and casinos scheduled to follow on 17 May. In a press conference last night, Johnson outlined his ‘cautious but irreversible’ four-stage COVID recovery plan where he set out provisional dates …

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Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets

Wycombe Wanderers’ forward Scott Kashket has been sanctioned with a two month suspension and £3446 fine after he admitted placing 183 bets on football matches. Kashket had been charged by the Football Association (FA) last month following a period between 2014 and 2016, during his time at Leyton Orient, in which the bets had been made. Kashket lost a total of £1,067.75 …

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Downes departs Dons following FA charge

English League One side AFC Wimbledon has parted company with manager Wally Downes after he was issued with a four-week suspension from all football-related activity following a breach of betting rules.  Announcing his departure, the club cited that a change of manager was the best route to retaining its upturn of results in recent weeks, whilst Downes has served a suspension.  …

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FA charges AFC Wimbledon manager over E8 betting breaches

AFC Wimbledon Manager Wally Downes has been suspended by the League One club after the Football Association (FA) has issued charges for breaching betting rules. Downes, who has managed Wimbledon since 2018, has been charged by the FA for Misconduct under FA Rule E1(b), after it was found that he had placed eight bets on matches taking place between 30 …

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FA fines two in fresh crackdown on betting rules

The Football Association (FA) has issued a fresh crackdown on breaches of its betting rules after issuing both Yerry Mina and Jordan Stevens with fines and subsequent warnings. Mina has been handed a £10,000 fine and a warning over his future conduct, while Stevens was also fined £1,200 and a six-week ban from the sport.  An FA regulatory commission found …

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Huddersfield Town handed £50,000 fine over Paddy Power kit

Huddersfield Town has been issued with a £50,000 fine from the Football Association (FA) after being found to have breached the FA’s kit and advertising regulations. The FA charges relate to Huddersfield wearing a sash-style shirt which displayed the Paddy Power logo during a friendly game against Rochdale on 17 July of this year, the shirt was found to be …

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Jordan Stevens charged over E8 betting breaches

The Football Association (FA) has charged Leeds United midfielder Jordan Stevens after the player was found to be in breach of the governing body’s regulations on betting. The player was found to be in breach of the FA Rule E8, after placing 59 bets placed by the midfielder during the 2018/19 season according to an FA spokesperson. FA E8 rules on betting …

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The FA widens search for new CEO

Following Martin Glenn’s announcement that he would depart as Chief Executive at the end of the year, the Football Association has undertaken an extensive search to find his replacement. The decision is likely to be made at the end of the season, with it seemingly having been narrowed down to a few final names. Most notably for the sports betting …

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FA CEO Martin Glenn to depart at the end of the season

The Football Association has confirmed its Chief Executive Officer Martin Glenn will stand down at the end of this season. During Glenn’s four year tenure at the FA, the governing body ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes just one year into its four-year contract with the betting operator, which was reportedly worth £4 million per year. The decision came after an …

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