Joe Streeter

EFL survey: 71% of fans comfortable with gambling sponsorship

More than two thirds of EFL supporters believe that gambling companies’ involvement in the football league is acceptable, according to a survey of more than 27,000 fans.  Furthermore, 62 per cent of fans stated their belief that the gambling industry’s involvement in football was acceptable with suitable safeguards to protect the young and problem gamblers.  Over half of supporters surveyed …

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Parimatch pens deal with boxing legend Tyson

Online sports betting operator Parimatch has strengthened its portfolio of ambassadors by announcing a new partnership with heavyweight boxing icon, Iron Mike Tyson. Tyson, who currently holds the record for being the youngest world heavyweight champion at the age of 20 years, 4 months and 22 days, joins the likes of UFC icon Conor McGregor, Alexey Oleynik, Petr Yan and the Shevchenko sisters as representatives of …

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ManBetX aims for ‘huge impact’ with Wolves partnership

Online gambling operator, ManBetX has expanded its portfolio of sponsorships, unveiling a record partnership with English Premier League side, Wolves. As part of the long-term agreement, which is the the largest in the club’s history, and is signed ahead of a second successive Premier League campaign and first appearance in European competition for 40 years, ManBetX will see the international gaming company …

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LoveBet strikes sponsorship deal with Burnley FC

Asian betting operator LoveBet has expanded its sponsorship portfolio by announcing a new partnership with Burnley FC. The partnership, which sees LoveBet becomes the club’s new shirt sponsor, will aide the Clarets as it seeks to grow its presence within the Asian market. The Asian betting brand, which also announced a deal to become Paris St Germain’s Official Asian Betting Partner earlier …

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Sportradar unites with SportsGrid for inaugural 24-hour network

Sportradar has united with SportsGrid for the launch of the first free, 24-hour network dedicated to the sports betting audience. The exclusive partnership elevates the consuming experience for sports fans, combining Sportradar’s ad tech, OTT technology and data with SportsGrid’s engaging original programming providing fans with accurate coverage and analysis of stats and odds across professional sports. Jason Sukhraj, SVP US …

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TIU reveals a total of 21 alerts in the first quarter of 2019

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has revealed that for the first quarter of 2019 a total of 21 match alerts were reported over potential threats to integrity. Of the alerts, 20 were related to matches played on the ATP Challenger and ITF World Tennis Tour (WTT) circuits, with the other coming from the WTA Tour. It’s a figure that represents the …

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RFL continues integrity commitment with Sportradar

Sportradar has announced the extension of its partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL) after receiving a clean bill of health for more than 200 matches that were monitored in 2018. The extension deepens the strong relationship between Sportradar and the RFL, which first began in 2017. As part of the new agreement, the partnership will continue for the 2019 and 2020 …

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The FA widens search for new CEO

Following Martin Glenn’s announcement that he would depart as Chief Executive at the end of the year, the Football Association has undertaken an extensive search to find his replacement. The decision is likely to be made at the end of the season, with it seemingly having been narrowed down to a few final names. Most notably for the sports betting …

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Phillip Wilson – Carousel Group: Utilising agility and rapid decision making as a new brand

For new operators entering the sports betting sector, providing a new and innovative football offering represents a challenging obstacle, as brands seek to compete against and take market-share of established players. Ahead of next week’s much anticipated Betting on Football Conference, SBC spoke to Carousel Group’s Chief Operations Officer, Phillip Wilson, as the firm undertakes its long term strategy to …

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Majority of GLMS suspicious betting alerts come from football

The GLMS has revealed that football received the most suspicious betting alerts in 2018, with 482 of 631 alerts coming from the sport, of which, 46 matches were reported to UEFA and 18 matches were reported to FIFA. Suspicious football alerts originated mainly from Europe, with 359 coming from the continent, compared to South America where 61 alerts were reported. …

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