Tag Archives: The Times

ITIA examines betting Irregularities of Wimbledon matches

Two 2021 Wimbledon matches are under investigation after bookmakers flagged ‘possible irregular betting patterns’ to the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA). According to German newspaper Die Welt, the probe is centred around a first-round singles match and a first-round men’s doubles match, which raised suspicion when a series of bets were placed. The Times also added that no British players are involved. The German publication …

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Boston’s Advent fund joins William Hill’s chasing pack 

Boston-based private equity fund Advent International has been cited as a new suitor vying to purchase William Hill’s UK and European assets.  As reported by The Times, Advent joins a raft of companies who have stated their interest in acquiring William Hill UK and European offcuts, made expendable by new owner Caesars Entertainment in its pursuit to become the US …

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Racing League partners with News UK in ‘unprecedented investment’

The Racing League has unveiled a range of media and sponsorship partners, notably announcing a multi-million pound agreement with News UK. As part of the deal between the newly launched horse racing competition and the media conglomerate, News UK will publish and broadcast horse racing content across The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times and TalkSPORT.. The Times will publish …

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Rodchenkov Russian doping expose wins William Hill SBOTY2020 award

‘The Rodchenkov Affair’, a riveting account of Russia’s state-backed doping programme by whistleblower Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, has won William Hill’s ‘Sports Book of the Year’ (#SBOTY2020) award. William Hill’s judging panel, chaired by The Times sports journalist Alyson Rudd, stated that there was “simply no contest for the top honour given the stunning revelations, captivating narrative and far-reaching effects of …

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FA stands by ‘golden share’ to thwart Premier League power grab

The Times has reported that the FA is willing to implement a ‘golden share’ in a move to block Premier League giants from pursuing a radical overhaul of English football’s competition and reward structures. Dominating this weekend’s football headlines, the Daily Telegraph published its exclusive report outlining the objectives and changes that had been drafted by the owners of Liverpool …

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William Hill Foundation comes under fire for Alzheimer’s collaboration

William Hill’s partnership with charity The Alzheimer’s Society has drawn criticism from MPs and health practitioners stating that betting should hold no connection with dementia, according to a report in The Times. Last spring, a newly relaunched ‘William Hill Foundation’ announced The Alzheimer’s Society as a lead partner seeking to raise the charity £2 million over a three-year period. Helping …

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GVC Holdings confirms Barry Gibson as new Chairman

GVC Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Barry Gibson as the operator group’s Non-Executive Chairman, with the appointment taking effect from today. Over the weekend, Sky News, The Times and The Daily Telegraph reported that Gibson would assume the new position, due to succeed Lee Feldman who will step down on 27 February 2020.  Stephen Morana, GVC’s Senior Independent Non-Executive …

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William Hill announces SBOTY2019 finalists

William Hill has announced the ‘final six’ books and authors that will compete for its ‘Sports Book of the Year’ (SBOTY2019) heritage award, a prize recognised as the most prestigious accolade in English sports literature. The bookmaker’s judging panel, which this year is led by The Times lead football journalist and author Alysson Rudd, has narrowed SBOTY2019’s initial longlist of …

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FSB Tech facing UKGC review after Blackbet suspension

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More scrutiny is being placed on the UK’s white label operation framework after the Gambling Commission revealed that it has initiated a review into FSB Technology over one of its licensees – Blackbet.co.uk. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) said it has instigated the review of FSB’s licence under section 116 of the Gambling Act, which authorises it to take such action if it: …

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Matchbook Betting Podcast unveils three new hosts

With the Premier League firmly upon us, the NFL season returning on Thursday, and the Champions League a mere two weeks away, the Matchbook Betting Podcast has announced a new roster of hosts. Ali Maxwell (Premier League), Nat Coombs (NFL) and Phil Kitromilides (Champions League) will be delivering weekly focused previews and insights for sports fans. Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan …

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