Tag Archives: Premier League

Government ‘currently minded’ to approve Premier League rights renewal

The UK government is reviewing the Premier League’s principal agreements with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport for the £4.5 billion renewal of its existing media rights deal. The three-year extension, which runs from the 2022/23 campaign to the end of the 2024/25 season, requires the government’s approval to be rectified with the Competition Act 1998 …

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RCA in talks with government over Royal Ascot spectators

The Racecourse Association (RCA) remains in talks with the UK government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) regarding the return of spectators for the Royal Ascot meeting between 15 and 19 June. As reported by the Racing Post, David Armstrong, Chief Executive of the RCA, confirmed that the organisation is still in discussions with the government ahead of the easing of national …

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Coingaming targets ‘mature and emerging’ markets with SportCaller linkup

Coingaming Group’s Sportsbet.io sportsbook has announced a partnership with SportCaller, aimed at expanding its long-term presence in mature and emerging markets in untapped territories. The partnership aims to combine Sportsbet.io’s multi-currency capabilities with SportCaller’s international scope and localisation operations in order to diversify fan engagement around targeted free-to-play sports games. “SportCaller’s highly-focused, and collaborative approach to game-ideation, together with their …

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BT weighing up sale of sports broadcasting unit

BT has confirmed it is holding discussions ‘with a number of strategic partners’ over the sale of its sports broadcasting unit, BT Sport. The broadcaster has enlisted investment bank Lazard to explore the partial sale, according to The Telegraph, with Amazon, Disney and DAZN all having held discussions with BT, although an anonymous British broadcaster is said to be leading …

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British sports bodies ‘see the benefits’ of vaccine passports

The BBC has reported that a group of elite-level British sporting bodies have backed the use of vaccine passports as a possible measure for supporting the return of spectators to stadiums. In a letter addressed to the leaders of the major political parties, the FA, Premier League, English Football League (EFL), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the Rugby Football …

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Sportsbet.io continues sports marketing strategy with Saints extension

Sportsbet.io has secured the front-of-shirt sponsorship of Southampton FC – for another three-years, following the Saints renewal of its agreement with Coingaming Group. The extension will allow Sportsbet.io to continue to take advantage of the exposure and advertising during Southampton’s Premier League fixtures, whilst also maintaining a ‘strong relationship’ with the club’s supporters and the local community. Although financial details …

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Gamstop reports increase in self-exclusion as punters turn towards online gambling verticals

Gamstop has reported a 21% increase in the number of bettors utilising the self-exclusion tool during February, as revealed by the Guardian.  The national self-exclusion scheme now has nearly 200,000 sign-ups, with 326 new registrants recorded on 22 February, a single-day record for the organisation. “With the rate of registrants continuing to rise, I would urge anybody putting self-exclusion from …

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GAMSTOP makes EPL debut with Crystal Palace partnership

National self-exclusion service GAMSTOP has made its debut partnership with an English Premier League club, forming an agreement with Crystal Palace FC. As a result of the deal, the top tier team will share information about GAMSTOP’s services across its social media channels, including both the men’s and women’s teams, as well as donating advertising space at its Selhurst Park …

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Sportsbet.io makes sponsorship gesture for Southampton charity fixture

Pledging its support to the Saints Foundation as the main club partner of Southampton FC, Sportsbet.io has donated its shirt sponsorship of the Premier League team to its charity arm for this weekend’s clash with Burnley FC. In place of the brand’s logo, the Saints Foundation will be visible across the first team’s shirts, with match worn shirts to be …

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Betting industry’s sports contribution highlighted in BGC report

A recent report commissioned by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has focused on the financial contribution made by the industry to the UK’s sports sector and the wider economy. The study, conducted by Ernst & Young, highlighted the £40 million received by the English Football League (EFL) and its clubs from the industry, in addition to over £10 million …

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