Tag Archives: Javier Tebas

Alberto Garzón: Royal Decree laws stand fair for all broadcasters and advertisers

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Consumer Affairs Minister who has been tasked with overseeing the federal reform of Spanish gambling laws, said there will be no backtrack from the government on the recently enforced Royal Decree on Advertising. Garzón made his statement after being questioned on Spanish football’s imminent funding crisis by sports radio broadcaster Onda Cero. Last week, La Liga President …

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Javier Tebas: Decree blackout hurts La Liga at its crisis point

La Liga president Javier Tebas has urged Spain’s coalition government to suspend its prohibition of betting sponsorships as the league clubs face an immediate funding crisis. Speaking at the “Marca Sports Weekend” digital conference, Tebas laid out the devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on La Liga finances, which leaves clubs facing a ‘€500 million funding shortfall to finish the …

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Spanish football granted a one-season transition on betting sponsorships 

Spanish football clubs and licensed bookmakers have been given a light reprieve, as Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry confirms that existing betting sponsorships will be allowed to continue until the end of the season.   The order is reported to have been signed-off by Alberto Garzon, Spain’s Consumer Affairs Minister, who has been charged with spearheading the federal reform of Spanish …

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2 former La Liga players sentenced for match-fixing

In the first successful prosecution for match-fixing in Spain, two former La Liga players have been handed a one-year prison sentence. The two former Real Betis players, Antonio Amaya and Xavier Torres were convicted of fixing two games during the 2013-14 season, while five former Osasuna directors were also convicted. “La Liga is happy, not for the convictions of people, …

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La Liga matchdays return to UK TV on Premier Sports

UK pay-TV channel Premier Sports (Sky channel 412/Virgin Media 551) has announced its biggest broadcast agreement to date, taking over full coverage of La Liga until the end of the 2021/2022 football season. Serving as La Liga’s lead broadcast partner for the UK & Ireland, Premier Sports details that it will broadcast matchdays and highlights across multiple platforms, developing its …

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Spain’s DGOJ launches new civic campaign on protection & integrity

Spanish gambling regulatory authority – la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has released its new civic awareness campaign, warning national stakeholders of preventing under-age-gambling and potential sports corruption. The DGOJ campaign has been launched in partnership with Spain’s federal police force and ‘Central Citizen Unit’. Titled ‘Con el Deporte no se juega’ – ‘We don’t play with sports’, …

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Sportium confirms 2-year extension to LFP La Liga partnership

Spanish operator Sportium has confirmed that it has renewed its official betting partnership with La Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), the governing body of La Liga, Spain’s highest level of professional football for a further two years. Sportium the Spanish joint-venture firm backed by Ladbrokes UK and Spanish legacy gambling operator Grupo Cirsa has acted as LFP betting partner since …

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La Liga confirms SportPesa as African betting partner

La Liga the governing body of Spain’s highest tier of professional football has confirmed Kenya-based bookmaker SportPesa as its first ever ‘African Sports Betting Partner’.   Securing a three-year deal as an official La Liga partner,  SportPesa will seek increase its coverage throughout key African markets as an official La Liga partner. The partnership agreement was confirmed by La Liga President Javier …

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SIS & Genius Sports form Spanish football data partnership

Betting solutions supplier SIS has confirmed that it has entered a partnership with betting insights and intelligence provider Genius Sports for the distribution of in-play data for Spanish football. Through its new partnership with SIS, Genius Sports will be allowed to capture betting data on Spanish football matches including La Liga and further matches sanctioned by the Liga de Futbol …

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