Tag Archives: Premier League

Insider Sport: On The Ball – Oikos probe asks tough questions on Spanish football integrity

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on integrity allegations, club acquisitions and the possible reintroduction of safe standing areas in English football stadiums. Spanish match-fixing allegations lead to nine arrests. A total of nine people were arrested after corruption allegations …

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Labour manifesto seeks to rebalance gambling & football

Publishing its party manifesto today, Labour confirms that it will sanction for a new ‘Gambling Act’, should it win the UK General Election on 12 December. Presenting the ’Real Change manifesto’, party leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that a new Gambling Act was required to overhaul betting advertising, making UK gambling legislation ‘fit for the digital age’. Beyond advertising, a new …

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Sky and BT prepare for Champions League media rights battle

Sky Sports is expected to rival BT Sports for the television rights to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Europa League, with bids set to be submitted today for the 2021 to 2024 broadcasting rights.  Sky has previously stated that due to the importance of Premier League rights, the Champions League isn’t a crucial extension of its portfolio. However, following …

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Liverpool set for back-to-back December fixtures after EFL confirmation

Premier League football club Liverpool FC is set to play back-to-back games across two different continents in December following confirmation that the Carabao Cup quarter-finals will go ahead as originally scheduled.  The Reds, who take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on 17 December as part of the cup competition, will also be competing at the FIFA Club World Cup in …

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Manchester United seeks £9m compensation from MoPlay agents

Manchester United has filed a US civil complaint against Select Management Resources a marketing representative of online bookmaker MoPlay, seeking $11 million (€9m) in compensation over unpaid sponsorship income. Sanctioned with Atlanta’s federal court against Select founder Roderick Aycox, Man Utd disputes its 2018 ‘global sponsorship agreement’ with Addison Global the operating company of MoPlay, which maintains Select and Aycox …

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CheckdMedia launches ‘Fantasy Hub’ seeking to disrupt all fantasy football engagements

Sports betting affiliate marketing publisher CheckdMedia has expanded its product portfolio, launching its ‘Fantasy Hub’ app, seeking to further engage with new and existing UK football audiences. Made available through iOS and Android, the Fantasy Hub is a free-to-play app produced by CheckdMedia’s newly formed ‘CheckdDevelopment’ unit seeking to tap into the publisher’s network of football communities, who engage regularly …

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Acting Premier League chief executive claims betting attracts viewers 

Richard Masters, Interim Chief Executive of the Premier League, has told BBC Sports’ Dan Roan that he believes betting attracts people to football and has in turn become part of the game.  The revelation comes shortly after Wayne Rooney’s controversial transfer to Derby County, involving betting company 32Red, which concluded with the former England captain being given the number 32 …

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19.com nets Leicester City betting partnership

Premier League-side Leicester City has confirmed a new agreement with 19.com, which will see the Asian betting operator become the club’s new Official Betting Partner.  The Global Gaming subsidiary will have its branding displayed across Leicester’s matchday LED boards, as well as the club’s interview backdrops.  The new agreement is hoped to boost the exposure of the betting operator across …

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Oddschecker reports Premier League related mobile growth

Oddschecker, a sport’s betting affiliate and media portal, has revealed that mobile traffic has steadily increased over the last three years in regards to Premier League pageviews.  The site, which also provides information about bets as well as an odds comparison service, accounted that 32.5% of all total pageviews during the 2016/17 Premier League campaign were as a result of …

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Oddschecker reports boost in betting volume for H2

Sports betting affiliate and media portal Oddschecker has seen volume of bets placed on its site jump by 20 per cent since last year, as explained in its H2 results.  As published in the results, activity on the Oddschecker platform has grown, with activity on mobile and desktop products for both football and racing has seen a 23 per cent …

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