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Sportsbet.io makes sponsorship gesture for Southampton charity fixture

Pledging its support to the Saints Foundation as the main club partner of Southampton FC, Sportsbet.io has donated its shirt sponsorship of the Premier League team to its charity arm for this weekend’s clash with Burnley FC. In place of the brand’s logo, the Saints Foundation will be visible across the first team’s shirts, with match worn shirts to be …

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Horse racing receives financial boost from latest DCMS relief tranche

Horse racing will receive a much needed financial boost as part of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) latest tranche of funding. As a result of the DCMS’ latest round of sports funding, horse racing will receive £21 million in loans, committed to the Horse Betting Levy Board (HBLB). This funding ‘will ensure essential race day integrity …

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Betsson backs Chile’s La Roja 2022 World Cup campaign

Betsson has become the first official betting partner of ‘La Roja’ – the Chilean national football team aiming to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Securing an agreement with the Federacion de Futbol de Chile (FFC) until December 2022, the Betsson brand joins Nike, Coca Cola, Banco Santander and Claro supermarkets as a principal partner of La Roja.  …

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Footstock surrenders UK gambling licence in Football Index aftermath

Football betting trading operator Footstock has surrendered its UK gaming licence and terminated its operations, just two weeks after competitor Football Index’s licence was revoked by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Operating on a similar premise to Football Index, Footstock incorporated a ‘playing cards’ feature into its trading platform – reminiscent of the popular panini trading stickers game – in …

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HRI to commence CEO recruitment drive as Kavanagh steps down

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is looking for a new CEO as current incumbent Brian Kavanagh has announced he will be vacating the position in September this year. As CEO of the governing body responsible for horse racing in Ireland, Kavanagh oversaw several major milestones and challenges during his tenure, including the implementation of the country’s updated betting tax framework, closely …

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The Tote enhances player protection with TruNarrative partnership

The Tote has struck a partnership with TruNarrative to strengthen its player protection and customer onboarding capabilities, as part of a commitment to safeguarding bettors in line with UK regulations. Due to the Tote’s general objective of providing a safe environment for bettors to place wagers – the purpose for which it was established over nine decades ago – the …

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Premier League clubs to discuss their betting sponsorship futures

Premier League football clubs will examine and discuss the future of betting sponsorships at a meeting scheduled for this Thursday. Sky News has this morning reported that EPL leaders will receive an ‘update on findings around shirt sponsorships and gambling addiction’. Football’s relationship with betting operators has become a prominent concern of the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling …

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OneFootball names first national association shareholder

OneFootball has named a trio of new shareholders, with the German Football Association (DFB) becoming the first national federation to take a stake in the business, along with Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur entering into multi-faceted partnerships with the football media platform. Through the collaboration, the firm will work with Bundesliga and Spurs stars – such as Harry Kane, Marco …

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