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Stats Perform & Signify: Tackling online abuse is duty of care for all sports stakeholders

As part of a headline project announced this summer, Stats Perform and AI integrity partner Signify pledged to enhance Threat Matrix a sophisticated monitoring tool to help tackle and tackle social media abuse witnessed across all sports markets. Project leads Jake Marsh Global Head of Integrity at Stats Perform and Jonathan Hirshler CEO of Signify outline the multi-layered challenges of …

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Sorare backs its non-gambling status under UKGC evaluation

Sorare has issued a response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) placing its blockchain fantasy football platform under investigation.   Yesterday the UKGC issued a warning, alerting the public that Sorare (Sorare.com) did not maintain a UK gambling licence.   The Commission confirmed that it was evaluating Sorare’s fantasy football game and digital collectables platform with regards to whether the business was …

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UKGC issues public warning on unlicensed Sorare 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has alerted the public that Blockchain-based fantasy football operator Sorare (Sorare.com) does not carry a UK gambling licence.  The Commission warned players that “any activity completed on the site by consumers in Great Britain is outside of the gambling regulations that a licensed operator should comply with”. Launched in 2018, Sorare is an Ethereum blockchain …

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William Hill refreshes master brand ahead of critical summer

William Hill will ‘relaunch its master brand’ this Saturday to coincide with the all-English final of the UEFA Champions League.  The heritage bookmaker has moved to refresh its brand identity following a transformative period for its business, which was acquired by Caesars Entertainment during Q1. This weekend, William Hill will unveil its new UK-wide advertising campaign designed to relaunch its …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Heavyweight Sports’ Darren Haines

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today’s edition is brought to you by Heavyweight Sports’ PR Director Darren Haines, who discusses David Beckham’s Argentinian redemption, a Zico/Roberto Baggio …

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Defender to contender: Betfair backs Rio’s bid for boxing glory

After a hugely successful football career, former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand today announced he has partnered with online bookmaker Betfair to venture into the world of boxing. As a footballer, Rio’s 15 year career saw him win 81 England caps, six Premier League titles, and a European cup, now with the backing of Betfair, he’s aiming for …

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Casinofloor.com goes to Rio

Online casino www.casinofloor.com has recruited Premier League footballer and former England Captain Rio Ferdinand to its team. Casinofloor MD Jack Mizel said: “This has been a long time in the planning and we’re very excited that this day is finally here. We are delighted to have such a world renowned sporting icon join our team.” Ferdinand added: “I’m really excited …

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