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Twitter suspends Paddy Power account

As of last night, Paddy Power’s popular Twitter account (@PaddyPower) has been suspended for reasons yet unknown. The social media platform has blocked the Paddy Power account showing no active feed, posting a generic message that reads ‘Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules’. Twitter’s suspension of @PaddyPower, has sent the bookmaker’s followers into rumour overdrive, however, it remains …

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Football clubs disengage with Facebook

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Facebook’s decision to discontinue paying football clubs for live streams has inevitably led to a backlash of clubs becoming disinterested in the social media site. A plethora of teams that previously enjoyed heavy involvement in Facebook, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United, are now seemingly contemplating investments in alternative outlets such as Instagram and YouTube. The decision to cease …

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USPGA Championship extends reach via Twitter and GiveMeSport

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The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) has expanded the reach of its national golf championship by striking live streaming deals with both Twitter and sports publisher GiveMeSport. Having opted against renewing a deal with Sky Sports in favour of a “multi-platform” alternative with TV coverage on BBC and live streaming on Twitter, the PGA is trying to ensure that the championship …

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UKGC warns fantasy football operators not to get caught out by gambling rules

  Ahead of the start of a new football season this August, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an industry note warning fantasy football operators to ensure that their leagues, prizes and promotions are in accordance with UK gambling laws. The risk for those organising fantasy football leagues is that it could require a pool licence from the Gambling Commission, as …

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Twitter loses streaming rights to NFL Thursdays

Social media network, Twitter has lost the right to live stream NFL ‘Thursday Night Games’, as the league chooses Amazon as its new content streaming partner. Updating league stakeholders, NFL governance informed that Amazon, the world’ largest digital retailer had won the right to stream 10 NFL Thursday night games for season 2017/18. US business news sources report that the …

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Kick off…Facebook signs live content partnership with MLS & Univision

Social media giant Facebook Inc has furthered its presence within sports, by agreeing a live streaming content partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and Spanish-language American broadcaster Univision Deportes. This weekend, Facebook executives confirmed that 22 live matches would be streamed ‘in-English’ on Univision Deportes Facebook page. Univision will support the Facebook streams by providing English commentary and ‘unique Facebook’ …

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Kevin Pietersen admits fears over cricket corruption

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Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he is not surprised by Cricket Australia’s (CA) claim that its emerging players are being targeted by corrupt foreign bookmakers via social media. CA’s Head of Integrity Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of squads for the national team and Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and …

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Foreign bookies target emerging Aussie players via social media

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The Head of Integrity for Cricket Australia has confirmed that foreign bookmakers are approaching emerging Australian cricketers on social media, seeking information on squads and playing conditions. Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of making it to national squads and the Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted by ‘pitch-siders’ via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Roy …

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Fabio Schiavolin – Future Sports Betting: Industry still learning and must not shy away from innovation…

Speaking at BOS, Fabio Schiavolin the CEO of Italian gambling operator SNAI stated that amid industry mass industry consolidation, stakeholders and leadership should not shy away from ‘innovation’. Schiavolin is currently heading up the merger integration of SNAI with Italian gambling technology firm Cogemat (€150 million deal announced May 2015). The CEO stated that he viewed the merger as a …

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ASA warns Coral over use of promoted tweets

Coral has been censured by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over a promoted tweet from its Twitter account. The company has been warned not to show the advert again in its current form, and to ensure that future campaigns are clear as to how any winnings will be paid out. The tweet in question was posted on April 26, 2016, …

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