Tag Archives: UEFA

UKGC registers May slowdown on online gambling activities  

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported a steady decrease in online gambling activity as UK governments ease their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.    The Commission continues to monitor online gambling behaviours impacted by COVID-19 and lockdown circumstances, reflecting licensed operator data recorded between March 2020 to May 2021. During May, the UKGC registered a 14% decrease in the number of active …

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Premier League ESL clubs agree on £20 million settlement

The six Premier League clubs which participated in the breakaway European Super League (ESL) project earlier this year have agreed to a £20 million settlement. According to Sky Sports, the settlement between the clubs and the Premier League will ‘draw the line under’ the controversial proposed tournament, and amounts to roughly £3.5 million per team. Although the proposed tournament quickly …

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Sacre Bleu! Stats Perform predicts France over the Three Lions for Euro 2020 glory

Teaming up with Stats Perform’s AI team, football analysis blog TheAnalyst.com has provided its ‘empirical answer’ as to who will win this summer’s UEFA 2020 European Championships (11 June to 11 July). Crunching the numbers on teams past and present performance, against a plethora of factors determining the likely outcome of the tournament’s groups and matches – Stats Perform has …

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ESL attacks UEFA’s ‘alarming attitude’ as disciplinary proceedings begin

UEFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against European Super League (ESL) founders Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona, prompting the trio to criticise the governing body’s ‘alarming attitude’ and ‘insistent coercion’. Making the announcement yesterday, UEFA confirmed that disciplinary proceedings had commenced against the three teams following a two-week investigation. The trio are the only remaining clubs out of the original 12 …

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UEFA fines Zlatan €50K for Bethard connection 

The Appeals Body of UEFA has issued its judgement on the investigation of Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović and his financial interest in the online sportsbook Bethard Group.  Pedro Tomas, Chairman of UEFA’s Appeals Body, confirmed this morning that Ibrahimović had been fined €50,000 for violating ‘Article 12’ of European football’s ‘Disciplinary Regulations’. The investigation was launched last month following reports by …

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UEFA to begin investigation into Ibrahimovic and BetHard partnership

UEFA is due to launch an investigation into the ongoing partnership between footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and online betting operator BetHard. The European football governing party has announced that an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to lead the investigation into the Swedish player, to assess whether his collaboration with BetHard violates codes of ethics. The AC Milan striker’s ‘alleged …

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Jonathan Smith: Betbuilder the growth tool for wide open Euros

Sportsbook growth strategist and risk management expert, Jonathan Smith, founder of Sportsbook Models, tells SBC that this summer’s UEFA Euro 2021 Championship will be no easy ride for bookmakers and why trading teams should power up their betbuilder inventories.  ________________________ SBC: Hi Jonathan, thanks for this interview. From your pre-market observations, how have bookmakers been preparing for this tournament? Jonathan …

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BetHard connection could lead to three-year ban for Ibrahimovic

Swedish international footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face a three-year ban from the sport due to his ongoing partnership with Malta-based operator BetHard. The AC Milan striker’s company is the fourth largest investor in the online sportsbook – which reported a profits before tax of £25.76 million profit after tax in 2019 – amounting to a total share of 10%, according …

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Bookmakers anxious over whether football can really come home

With little fanfare or hype, this week bookmakers priced England at 5/1 joint-favourites (alongside France) to win this summer’s rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 Championships.  The perennial underachievers in major football tournaments, England is recognised as ‘the gift that keeps on giving for bookmakers’ by allowing them to cash-in on a summer of patriotic bettors chasing that ‘Three Lions glory’. Though …

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UEFA proposes expanded Champions League ‘Swiss system’

UEFA has called for a meeting with European stakeholders to review the existing format of the UEFA Champions League, the PA news agency has reported. All European domestic leagues will reconvene today to discuss overhauling the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League from 2024. According to the report, UEFA would scrap the Champions League’s round-robin format, which often …

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