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7 football players implicated in Spanish match fixing investigation

An investigation has found up to seven players and a criminal gang guilty of match fixing during a game between Valladolid and Valencia, with a number of matches investigated during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. The match between two-goal win over Valladolid landed Valencia a spot in the Champions League for the next season. However, both goals in the tie …

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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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ESSA relaunches as International Betting Integrity Association

In a move to better reflect the global debate surrounding betting and integrity, ESSA has confirmed that it will be relaunching as the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) with immediate effect. The relaunched betting integrity body will focus upon the representation of regulated sports betting operators across 50 different brands set to provide information to its monitoring and alert platform. …

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Champions League final drives Super Saturday betting

This weekend’s ‘Super Saturday’ continued to attract mass-interest from UK punters this year, with punters wagering bets on the Epsom Derby, the Champions League Final, and the fight between Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr. The all-English Champions league final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur attracted the most attention from punters in terms of bets placed, closely followed by the Investec …

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BetUK.com secures Premiership Rugby partnership

Premiership Rugby has inked a new agreement with the LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group which will see their BetUK.com brand become the rugby league’s official betting partner. The new partnership will focus upon the promotion of the Safe Gambling Campaign, while also naming BetUK.com as the partner for the free-to-play Premiership Rugby Predictor game on the Premiership Rugby app. “We’re delighted …

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Morten Andersen: There is a lot to gain from the NFL’s expansion

The NFL has exponentially grown in recent years, both in terms of broadcast reach and participation. At the recent Betting on Sports America conference, NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Morten Andersen spoke about how fan engagement with NFL has sky-rocketed in recent years, which can be attributed to the wide-spread roll out of social media strategies. Andersen is best known for being the all-time leader …

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Betway brings in Andrew Balding as new brand ambassador

Online bookmaker Betway has chosen Group 1 and Classic-winning trainer Andrew Balding as its new brand ambassador for the 2019 Flat season. Balding, as part of his new role, will offer his industry insights and tips as part of a regular blog feature for the bookmaker, which is set to begin with this week’s Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs …

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Sportradar teams up with Egypt’s National Anti-Doping Organization to combat corruption

Egypt’s National Anti-Doping Organization (EGY-NADO) has upped its efforts to protect and maintain integrity in Egyptian sports by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sportradar Integrity Services. The new MoU will facilitate the co-operation between the duo on matters of integrity, allowing for investigations to be carried out into potential infractions of the country’s Anti-Doping Code and other sports …

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Codere pushes for Colombian appeal with Carlos Valderrama

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has launched its first specific Codere Apuestas Colombian multi-media marketing campaign – ‘Acepta el Reto’ (‘Take the Challenge’) featuring Colombian football legend Carlos Valderrama. The exclusive Colombian marketing campaign has been developed by Barcelona based advertising agency Manfiesto, with the aim of promoting Codere Apuestas Colombian sportsbook property to the wider general public. Codere …

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