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FA to carry out review of broadcasting rights

The Football Association (FA) will carry out a review of its broadcasting rights agreements awarded to sports betting operators after a report was published by the Daily Mail as today’s frontpage story. The review comes after the coverage of numerous FA Cup matches were broadcast on betting websites. This contrasted the two games made available on the BBC, while BT …

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Sanchez catches a break as Spanish gambling awaits its final judgement

Spain has broken its 10-month political deadlock after acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez secured a narrow vote of confidence, allowing the embattled PSOE party to form a ‘socialist coalition’ with minority partner Podemos. Hosting Spain’s second parliamentary vote in four days, yesterday Sanchez squeaked the minimum 167 votes (165 against) needed to form a new government, as Basque MPs joined …

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Smarkets tips Keir Starmer as new Labour leader

Following on from the Labour’s disastrous performance in last December’s General Election, losing 60 seats and recording its biggest electoral defeat since Michael Foot’s 1983 campaign, bookmakers are pricing the early contenders competing for Party leadership. With Jeremy Corbyn’s successor to be decided on April 4, former shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer continues to be the front runner, followed by …

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SEGOB Mexico appoints Cota Montaño as new ‘gambling general’

Olga Sanchez Cordero, Secretary of Governance of Mexico (SEGOB), has disclosed that Leonel Cota Montaño has been appointed as the Secretary-General of gambling supervisory department ‘Dirección General de Juegos y Sorteos’ (Games & Lotteries Mexico). A Labour Party (PT) political veteran, Cota Montaño is the former governor of the state of Baja California Sur (1999-2005) and will take leadership of …

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Codere renegotiates Panama Equestrian prize fund

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA will maintain its Panamanian horseracing capacity having negotiated a ‘happy arrangement’ with Panama’s Equestrian Guild to resolve a dispute on prize funding. Conducting negotiations with Panama’s government, Codere has agreed to pay half of the $8 million prize fund of 2020 schedule, a sum desired by the Equestrian Guild meeting the expectations of its …

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Highlight Games to supply SOCCERBET to Sisal Loterie Maroc

London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games Limited has secured a new agreement with Sisal Loterie Maroc to supply its flagship SOCCERBET single match product. Under the terms of the agreement, SOCCERBET will become available to customers of the Moroccan National Lottery (SGLN) in over 700 retail locations across Morocco. Nick Gardiner, Director, Highlight Games, said: ““I am delighted to …

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Belgian regulator suggests restrictions on gambling adverts

Gambling advertising in Belgium is expected to face further restrictions after a new report published by the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) criticised the ‘omnipresent’ gambling adverts during the 2019 Jupiler Pro League playoffs. The report emphasised that football fans are exposed to betting promos from the moment they purchase a match ticket, thanks to their teams’ sponsorship relationships with betting …

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DynamicOdds strengthens Racing Victoria partnership with VBA Price launch

BetMakers Technology Group’s subsidiary DynamicOdds has strengthened its existing partnership with Racing Victoria (RV) by launching its new pricing system which will be made available via its app. Under the partnership, DynamicOdds has developed the VBA Price feature for RV and the Victorian Bookmakers Association (VBA). Racing Victoria’s Chief Financial Officer Aaron Morrison commented: “We are very pleased to offer …

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Ghana FA instructs lawyers to ‘take action’ against unauthorised betting operators

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has issued a fresh crackdown on betting operators offering markets on the country’s Premier League, threatening legal action against those which do not comply with the football body’s ruling. The GFA emphasised that it has not given its authorisation for any betting company to place betting on the Premier League or any of its products. …

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Spanish coalition pact outlines gambling reform as a ‘concrete directive’

Spanish news sources report that gambling incumbents are set to be hit with further restrictions and reforms as the PSOE minority government agrees to a ‘governing pact’, forming a socialist coalition with minority partner Podemos. This weekend, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (PSOE) negotiated coalition terms with Podemos counterpart Pablo Iglesias, seeking to break through a political impasse which saw Spain …

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