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FA charges Paul Scholes with ‘allegedly’ breaching betting rules

Issuing a short statement, the Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has charged former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes ‘with misconduct in relation to its betting rules’. The FA states that Scholes is alleged to have placed 140 bets on football matches between 17 August 2015 to 12 January 2019, breaching FA Rule E8. Under the association’s …

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Simon Barker – The PFA – Sport relies on integrity

Assistant Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Simon Barker spoke to SBC about a wide variety of subjects from the importance of the Sporting Chance clinic, to the role the PFA plays in player education. Barker joined the PFA after an extensive career as a professional player, appearing over 213 times and scoring on 41 occasions for Blackburn …

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Joey Barton has FA ban for breaching betting rules reduced

Upon appeal, the ban of former England international and Premier League footballer, Joey Barton has been reduced by five months.  Barton was punished by The FA for breaching betting and player conduct rules on 1,260 bets on matches between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.   The former Burnley midfielder appealed against the length of the ban, describing it …

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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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The FA cuts Ladbrokes partnership, stating no more to gambling relationships

The English Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract (reported to be worth £4 million per year). Following an internal management review, FA governance has deemed the sponsorship to be inappropriate as the body has to act as supervisor for the sport’s integrity and its …

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Susan O’Leary – Alderney – A watching brief

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Susan O’Leary, director of eCommerce at Alderney, says the football betting industry needs to embrace regulation to ensure long-term success. The relationship between football betting operators and governments, regulators and advertising watchdogs has, and always will be, a game of tug of war. Operators want to maximise exposure for their brands and offer consumers more markets across more games and leagues …

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Barton comes out swinging after 18 month betting ban

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Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has returned fire on the FA after it banned him from all professional football activity for a period of 18 months with immediate effect for breaching Rule 8 of its code of conduct, by placing wagers on a number of football matches. Writing on his website, Barton commented: “I think if the FA is truly serious about …

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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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William Hill reveals ‘starting line up’ for its Sports Book of the Year Award 2016

William Hill has announced the official longlist for its 2016 ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award’, the most valuable and prestigious prize is sports writing. Unveiling its longlist, William Hill presents seventeen sports books’ covering nine different sports, all vying to follow 2015 winner ‘The Game of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt. Making this year’s longlist is ‘No …

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