Tag Archives: la liga

Europol and Premier League clamp down on piracy streaming service

Europol has closed down one of the ‘world’s largest’ sport streaming piracy operations with the assistance of the top flight Premier League and Spain’s La Liga, along with the country’s police authorities. More than 100 million users downloaded the application – called Mobdro – which was connected to websites and platforms in Spain and Portugal with links to servers in …

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UEFA proposes expanded Champions League ‘Swiss system’

UEFA has called for a meeting with European stakeholders to review the existing format of the UEFA Champions League, the PA news agency has reported. All European domestic leagues will reconvene today to discuss overhauling the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League from 2024. According to the report, UEFA would scrap the Champions League’s round-robin format, which often …

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FA dismisses three charges against Kieran Trippier after WhatsApp messages published

Kieran Trippier in action for England

Kieran Trippier informed friends of his transfer to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019, telling a group that it was a ‘done deal’ as they placed bets on the move. He was found guilty of four violations of the FA’s betting rules, although the FA dismissed three additional charges after the full-back told friends to ‘lump on’ the transfer. …

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FIFA suspends Kieran Trippier gambling ban pending appeal

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier in action for the La Liga club

Kieran Trippier’s 10-week worldwide ban from football has been suspended by FIFA at “the request for provisional measures lodged by Atletico Madrid“, after the England defender was accused of breaching the FA’s betting regulations. Trippier was issued with a £70,000 fine and 10-week ban which has now been put on hold by FIFA, pending an appeal. “Following the appeal and, …

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Leading from the front: Sergey Portnov discusses SBC Awards success

Sergey Portnov discusses SBC Awards success

At this year’s star-studded SBC Awards, Parimatch’s CEO Sergey Portnov was named Leader of the Year – an accolade which he was thrilled to receive.  So as we approach the end of this challenging year, what better way to round off 2020 than by reflecting on the achievements of one of the industry’s top leaders. We spoke to Portnov to …

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Kieran Trippier handed fine and suspension for betting violations

Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier has been handed a suspension and a fine for breaching the FA’s Betting Rules. The violations occurred in July 2019, and were strenuously denied by the footballer, who played in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019 Champions League final appearance before joining Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. However, an independent regulatory commission proved four …

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BBIN extends reach to Europe through Atletico Madrid deal

Atletico Madrid

BBIN has become the ‘Official iGaming Supplier Partner’ for Atletico Madrid in Asia, as part of a new agreement with the La Liga giants. The two parties will use their image to symbolise ‘that their passion and spirit is building a bridge between Europe and Asia’, according to a statement released by the software supplier. 10-time La Liga winners Atletico …

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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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SBC Digital Summit CIS: Football and sports betting ‘need’ one another

Football, which is arguably the ‘biggest sport in the world’, captures the attention of supporters and professional players across the globe. Fans who crave the sport often become more immersed via the route of betting and gambling.  The ever-changing industry is inevitably taking advantage of this spike in activity but with new, stricter regulations being fixed in place, what does …

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