Tag Archives: Premier League

Watford FC endorses safer gambling message via RecoverMe partnership

Watford FC has strengthened its commitments to responsible and safer gambling via a partnership with mobile health app RecoverMe. RecoverMe was developed by three junior NHS doctors with the aim of increasing awareness of gambling treatment options. The app enables those struggling with problem gambling to better control their addictions via their personal mobile device. It ‘offers a lifeline’ to …

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BGC calls for reopening of gambling industry after lockdown

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) insists that retail betting shops and casinos must be allowed to reopen when the UK begins to exit its most recent national lockdown. Over 44,000 people in the UK are employed in betting shops and casinos, and the BGC has argued that these businesses are prepared to support the post-lockdown economic recovery, and must …

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Premier League to air live games via broadcast partners until fans return

The Premier League has confirmed an extension to its agreement with respective broadcast partners to show the remainder of the 2020/21 season in the UK until supporters can safely return to stadiums. Primary rights holders Sky Sports and BT Sport will continue to show the majority of matches, whilst streaming platform Amazon and the BBC will carry additional games. “The Premier …

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BGC sets out new rules on football clubs’ gambling social media posts

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has introduced new rules aimed at preventing football clubs from promoting gambling offers and operator websites through official social media accounts. Last week, a handful of Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership clubs received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’ warning of the risks of advertising betting …

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Genius Sports launches lawsuit against Sportradar

Genius Sports has filed a lawsuit against rival provider Sportradar in the UK High Court over the data firms’ ongoing legal dispute, according to a report by Sportico. In May 2019, the Genius Sports subsidiary was appointed by Football DataCo (FDC) as the ‘exclusive live data supplier’ for the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Professional Football League …

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Southampton FC enters cryptocurrency sports betting market

Premier League club Southampton FC has formed an agreement with cryptocurrency sportsbook Sportsbet.io to create a new VIP experience for Saints supporters. Sportsbet.io aims to redefine the fan experience via the use of technology and its cryptocurrency enterprise, delivering exclusive experiences to football supporters, as well as the sportsbook customers. The partnership will utilise Sportsbet.io’s matchday rights with the Saints …

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UK football clubs warned against gambling adverts on social media

UK football clubs have received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’, warning of the dangers of promoting betting websites through their social media channels. A total of 11 clubs across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership were subject to a letter which informed how addicts might feel ‘distressed’ to see links to …

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JBO names Dimitar Berbatov as Asian operator’s first brand ambassador

Asian operator Just Bet Online (JBO) has chosen former Premier League ace Dimitar Berbatov as the firm’s first ever brand ambassador whilst it undergoes a rebrand. JBO has continued to develop its offering for football fans around the world, implementing an expansion plan over the past 12 months to grow its global footprint into more emerging markets and empowering the …

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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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Barry Hearn – UK sports cannot afford another ‘tobacco scenario’

Barry Hearn, Founder and Chairman of Matchroom Sport, has become the latest sports figurehead to detail concerns on the government’s approach to reforming the UK’s gambling laws.   Recognised as the UK’s biggest sports promoter for darts, snooker and boxing, Hearn stated that a ban on gambling sponsorship would be a ‘disaster for every layer of sport’, according to a report …

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