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Sportradar takes over AFC data distribution contract

Asian Football Confederation banner

Sportradar has been selected as the official video and data distribution partner to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), in an eight-year agreement running from 2021 to 2028. The global data and video rights deal, which was negotiated by Football Marketing Asia (FMA), will see Sportradar collect and distribute audio-visual content and match-related data from AFC national team tournaments and club …

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Betano strikes first commercial sponsorship with Atletico Mineiro

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Brazilian football team Club Atletico Mineiro has selected Betano as its new main sponsor, marking the online sports betting platform’s first commercial deal with a sports club. Last night, Betano made its debut as Atletico Mineiro’s shirt sponsor as the Série A side took on Bragantino in the Brazilian Championship. However, the top tier Brazilian club’s former primary sponsor BMG …

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GBGB confirms greyhound racing to go ahead despite tightening restrictions

GBGB confirms greyhound racing to go ahead despite tightening restrictions

Greyhound racing will continue to take place behind closed doors in England, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has confirmed. There were some doubts as to whether the sport would be allowed to go ahead amid Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tightening of COVID-19 restrictions. However, the GBGB has said that it has ‘not been informed of any intention to …

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Racing in Ireland remains behind closed doors, as doubts cast over Cheltenham

Racing in Ireland will continue without spectators after the Irish Government introduced new, stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 earlier today. The sport has been staged behind closed doors since its resumption on 8 June and the Government confirmed on its official website that protocols will remain in place to protect racegoers. Elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing, …

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FA dismisses three charges against Kieran Trippier after WhatsApp messages published

Kieran Trippier in action for England

Kieran Trippier informed friends of his transfer to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019, telling a group that it was a ‘done deal’ as they placed bets on the move. He was found guilty of four violations of the FA’s betting rules, although the FA dismissed three additional charges after the full-back told friends to ‘lump on’ the transfer. …

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FIFA suspends Kieran Trippier gambling ban pending appeal

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier in action for the La Liga club

Kieran Trippier’s 10-week worldwide ban from football has been suspended by FIFA at “the request for provisional measures lodged by Atletico Madrid“, after the England defender was accused of breaching the FA’s betting regulations. Trippier was issued with a £70,000 fine and 10-week ban which has now been put on hold by FIFA, pending an appeal. “Following the appeal and, …

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BetMakers ventures into Jamaican horse racing market

Australia-based BetMakers Technology Group has signed a new partnership with Prime Sports Jamaica (PSJ) and Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment (SVREL) – two subsidiaries of Supreme Ventures. Through its BetMakers DNA (BDNA) and Managed Training Services (MTS) divisions, BetMaker has sealed the rights to manage fixed odds wagering for all fixed bets placed on Jamaican and international horse race meetings …

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UK Gambling Commission reports online growth amid tightening restrictions

Close up of online mobile betting

The UK Gambling Commission has reported significant growth in the online market, after releasing new figures for the period between the months of March and October. Statistics demonstrated how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected betting trends in Britain, encompassing both online and in-person gambling activity, with data provided by Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) from Britain’s high streets. The online market …

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Psychiatrists call for ‘urgent ban’ on gambling advertising in sports

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The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has declared problem gambling a ‘public health crisis’ after releasing its Gambling Disorder Position Paper this week, urging the government to issue a blanket ban on betting advertisements in the country. The paper, developed by the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry of the College, points towards the national lockdown as a contributing factor in the …

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Betfred partners with England RL trio in new sponsorship agreement

The Betfred Championship final trophy

Betfred has penned a triple deal to become an official partner to the England Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair teams for 2021, including when England hosts the upcoming edition of the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) tournament. In 2017, the UK bookmaker secured the title sponsorship of the Super League, the top tier of rugby league. The deal was extended in May …

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