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Carolyn Harris: Banning gambling sponsorships ‘one of the most obvious things to do’

Carolyn Harris MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Gambling Related Harm (GRH APPG) has spoken out about gambling sponsorships, reiterating that banning gambling companies from being front-of-shirt sponsors is ‘one of the most obvious things to do’. Reported by the Guardian, Harris expressed that a new Gambling Act should prohibit shirt sponsorships across all English football leagues – …

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EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has responded after the Spanish government radically altered its Royal Decree on Advertising mandate by adding further marketing and sports sponsorship restrictions on licensed incumbents. Last week, a European Commission filing revealed that the Spanish government had drafted a series of new amendments to its approved Royal Decree on Advertising, banning betting sponsorships …

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Mikel Arana, DGOJ: Spain ends its conflict of interest between football and bookmakers

Mikel Arana, the new Director-General of Spain’s DGOJ, has defended the government for revising the mandate of the approved ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’, which adds further market restrictions and controls on gambling. Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Diario, Arana held his first interview since taking leadership of the DGOJ after replacing long-term incumbent Juan Espinosa as Director-General on 5 May. Last week, …

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Spain bans gambling shirt sponsorships

Gambling companies will no longer be permitted to appear as front-of-shirt sponsors for La Liga clubs next season, according to a report in El Pais. Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of new draconian measures which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure. Currently, eight clubs in …

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Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport”

As live sports slowly begins to resume this month, discussions have been raised over the long term future of the esports betting industry, which rose in prominence during the global health pandemic. Marek Suchar is the Head of Sales at Oddin.gg, a B2B esports odds feed and risk management provider. He spoke to SBC News about the future of the …

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Betgenius: Spare change… how will the increase to five subs affect football trading?

Betgenius Head of Trading Dmitri Agapov weighs up what the new International Football Association Board (IFAB) ruling allowing teams five substitutions means for sportsbook trading teams… When the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A get back underway, empty stadiums and socially distanced benches are not the only changes for fans and teams alike to get used to. Under a new …

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Betway eyes Sevilla FC sponsorship amid changing Spanish advertising climate 

Betway is gearing up for its biggest Spanish marketing commitment, after reportedly entering discussions to become the official shirt sponsor of Sevilla FC in time for the start of the 2020/2021 La Liga football season.  Spanish football news source Palco23 has reported that Betway is leading the way to replace Marathonbet as lead sponsor of Sevilla, recognised as Andalucía’s biggest …

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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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Familiarity is key to Sportradar’s Simulated Reality schedule

Simulated Reality - Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates with Virgil Van Dijk after scoring the second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: 1st February 2020. Picture credit should read: James Wilson/Sportimage via PA Images

Sticking to the sports calendar and playing a part in the regular football fan’s ‘ritual’ is key to the setup for Sportradar’s Simulated Reality, said the firm’s MD for US Betting Werner Becher. Sportradar launched the AI-driven product at the end of March, making it immediately available to customers as part of its existing portfolio of betting events. The product …

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BetWarrior pays out COVID-19 postponed events

BetWarrior has paid out all bets made on events postponed or cancelled by the COVID-19 crisis, allowing punters to regain their winnings even if the competition was to resume later in the year. The deal will only be available for customers who placed a wager before March 12 and ranges from every sporting vertical including the NBA, La Liga, the …

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