Tag Archives: Football

BetUK replaces Royal Panda as QPR’s official betting partner

BetUK has been named as the official betting partner of Championship-side Queens Park Rangers’ (QPR), with the deal expected to last for the remainder of the season. QPR’s former partner Royal Panda withdrew from the UK betting market earlier this month citing ‘tougher regulations’ as a primary reason. It won’t operate in the country from Friday 31 January, 2020.  However, the latest deal …

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MansionBet becomes principal sportsbook partner of Millwall FC

MansionBet has announced a sponsorship deal with EFL Championship club, Millwall FC, making the online sportsbook an official partner. As part of he partnership, MansionBet’s logo will appear on the back of the every Millwall players’ shorts for the remainder of the season. Some of the sportsbooks staff will also be at the club’s home games, offering spectators the chance …

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Paddy Power doubles down on ‘unsponsoring’ football

Tomorrow’s League Two match between Newport County and Macclesfield Town will be Paddy Power’s second ‘Unsponsored Derby’ as part of its ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign. Both Newport and Macclesfield are involved in Paddy Power’s initiative to ‘unsponsor’ clubs which results in the teams having no shirt sponsorship visible. Paddy Power stated: “The trophy is polished, ready and raring to be won …

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Insider Sport: On the ball – Cypriot investigations launch as FIFA enhances integrity controls

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on FIFA launching its integrity toolkit, Cypriot match-fixing investigations, the Bundesliga’s latest technology partnership, and Arsenal’s stadium going cashless. FIFA announces integrity toolkit launch Building on the integrity programme it developed and implemented during …

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Osasuna involved in La Liga match fixing case

Osasuna’s former club secretary, Angel Vizcay, has claimed that the club had made a series of payments to Getafe and Real Betis to influence the outcome of matches during the 2012-2013 and 2013-14 seasons.  Vizcay claimed in a provincial court in Pamplona on Tuesday that Getafe had been paid €400,000 in cash to lose to Osasuna in 2013, while also …

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Encore… Unibet nets PSG extension

Kindred Group Plc flagship European sportsbook property Unibet has confirmed that it has expanded its sponsorship agreement with French Ligue 1 champion PSG, running until the 2023 campaign.  The expanded arrangement sees Unibet enter PSG’s ‘third level partnership tier‘.  Sponsorship terms will include increased branding opportunities within the US and Australia key new market territories for Unibet, plus enhanced PSG …

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6 of the Best: Connecting Brands’ Russell Yershon

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In this week’s 6 of the Best we hear from Connecting Brands’ Director Russell Yershon, who tells us about a plethora of sporting delights and a classic Stephen King movie adaptation all while sampling the delights of a luxurious Indian Ocean island. Best Holiday I’ve been lucky enough to go on a few great holidays but the one where I …

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Sports and betting: Can the two ‘buddies’ learn from each other?

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Sports and betting are buddies that can’t do without each other thinks STATSCORE’s Jakub Myszkorowski. Yet have we got so used to the way they get on, that we’ve stopped trying to learn from one another?  Myszkorowski explains how betting organisations can boost their own businesses by looking at how sports teams analyse their opponents, optimise performance and integrate new …

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Majority of GLMS suspicious betting alerts come from football

The GLMS has revealed that football received the most suspicious betting alerts in 2018, with 482 of 631 alerts coming from the sport, of which, 46 matches were reported to UEFA and 18 matches were reported to FIFA. Suspicious football alerts originated mainly from Europe, with 359 coming from the continent, compared to South America where 61 alerts were reported. …

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ESSA strengthens senior team with Jon Russell appointment

International betting integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) has strengthened its senior team through the appointment of Jon Russell as its new Chair. Russell joins ESSA with a wealth of experience, as he currently also holds the position of Global Head of Trading at Betway. Commenting on his new role, he stated: “I would like to thank the previous Chair, …

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