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Footstock announces UK launch to add a ‘fantasy edge to football trading’ 

SBC News Footstock announces UK launch to add a 'fantasy edge to football trading' 

New football trading platform Footstock has announced its UK launch ahead of this weekend’s start of the 2020/2021 Premier League season (Saturday 12 September). Spearheading its UK debut, Footstock announced ‘trading first’ as it launched a ‘£100K freeroll contest’ which will be open to all EPL fans that register with its player trading exchange.    The freeroll contest will run throughout …

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Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture

SBC News Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture

All behind-closed-door Premier League matches are set to be broadcast following the FA’s confirmation that the traditional Saturday 3pm TV blackout will be lifted for the start of the 2020/21 campaign. Due to this announcement, all top flight games can be negotiated to broadcasters to be aired live until crowds start to come back to stadiums. The top-tier ban will …

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Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season 

SBC News Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season 

Spotlight Sports Group will begin the new Premier League season (start date – 12 September) by delivering ‘uninterrupted studio commentaries’ for its customers, covering all 2020/2021 matches. The betting content services provider stated that it will deliver its ‘most comprehensive EPL matchday commentary service’ to date, helping bookmakers engage with global audiences. Spotlight’s expanded service will offer EPL match commentaries …

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Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates with the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

Figures coming out of both the UK and Germany have shown positive signs of recovery for the sports betting industry, while the return of top level football in both of these countries produced an immediate upturn in betting-based traffic across the world. That’s according to betting affiliate Leadstar Media, which oversees several products across a variety of global markets including …

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FUN88 secures Newcastle United extension

SBC News FUN88 secures Newcastle United extension

FUN88 has extended its partnership with Premier League side Newcastle United after agreeing a new long-term commercial agreement. As part of the agreement, FUN88’s logo will continue to be featured on the front of its players’ shirts and training wear for the foreseeable future.  A FUN88 spokesperson stated: “FUN88 is delighted to continue its association with Newcastle United Football Club. …

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Simon Noy, Kambi: Revolutionising the bet builder

Bet Builder

There can be no doubt that the goal of putting the consumer in control drives much of the modern landscape in multimedia entertainment. Providing a service which allows for a genuinely on-demand experience has become a priority in any number of industries competing for customer leisure spend, with the likes of film, sports broadcasting and music all noticeably influenced by …

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Pronet: Understanding the ‘new normal’ for the Premier League

Premier League - Leicester City's Jamie Vardy shoots at goal during the Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.

With the Premier League well and truly back, albeit with a noticeably different look and feel, SBC News spoke to Bobby Longhurst, Chief Commercial Officer at Pronet Gaming, about what it has learned since the return of the world’s most popular football competition. With a significant mid-season break, a host of safety stipulations in place and empty stadia, it was …

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EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban

SBC News EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban

The English Football League (EFL) has urged the government not to impose a blanket ban on gambling sponsorships, citing concerns that it could drive more clubs into administration. Published yesterday, the House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ recommended a ban on sports teams kit sponsorships and venue advertising. If implemented, the recommendation gives …

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Aston Villa finishes W88 shirt sponsorship

SBC News Aston Villa finishes W88 shirt sponsorship

Aston Villa has announced that its principal partnership with online betting site W88 will officially conclude at the end of the campaign with Cazoo becoming the club’s front of shirt sponsor. The W88 partnership, which was the club’s third principle partner in three years following 32Red and Unibet, has come to ‘its natural end’, according to the club. Moreover, its …

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