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Punters turn on Bernie as Uncle Joe gets Super Tuesday bounce 

Bookmakers have reported that US political markets are radically changing ahead of tonight’s crucial Super Tuesday vote, in which 14 states will cast their official nominations to lead the Democratic Party’s US 2020 Presidential campaign. This afternoon, Betfair reported that frantic trading on its Exchange has seen former Vice President Joe Biden overtake Bernie Sanders. The campaign for Biden, who …

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Bookmaker STS strikes Polish Futsal partnership

Polish bookmaker STS has announced an extension to its agreement with Futsal Ekstraklasa, furthering the firm’s national league portfolio. As part of the sponsorship deal, Poland’s premier Futsal competition will continue to have STS as an official bookmaker until June 2022. STS is also actively involved with all 14 PlusLiga teams through various marketing and sponsorship campaigns. In a statement, …

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UK launch tops DAZN’s global billing

Leading sports OTT streaming platform DAZN will launch its services within the UK this May, seeking to disrupt the status quo of UK sports broadcasting. Closing Monday 2 March trading, DAZN published a statement detailing the firm’s next phase of growth in which the OTT platform will enlarge its presence within 200 countries. A UK debut is reportedly top of the …

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Minute Media secures $40m venture backing to accelerate global appeal

Minute Media has has raised a further $40 million in venture capital to help accelerate the digital sports publisher’s next stage of global growth and further product launches. Closing its latest funding round led by London-based VC fund Dawn Capital, Minute Media raises its total enterprise funding to date to $160 million. A transformative 2019 saw Minute Media aggressively expand …

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On The Ball – The Premier League reveals Hall of Fame while clubs garner new partners

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the Premier League’s historic Hall of Fame announcement plus sponsorship dealings with Watford, Croatia and Russia. The Premier League unveils Hall of Fame  The Premier League has officially launched its own Hall of …

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Four-time jockey champion announced as Racing Post Ambassador

Racing Post has expanded its media team after four-time champion jockey Richard Johnson became the company’s newest ambassador. Johnson will delegate his time to writing regular features for the paper and website every Saturday, whilst also promoting jockey welfare for the company. Louise Agran, Chief Marketing Officer at Racing Post, commented: “Richard is one of the most successful jockeys around …

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Leading data trio secure 16-league European extension

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (European Leagues) and its data partners Genius Sports, Sportradar and Stats Perform are pleased to announce a second multi-league agreement for an additional three seasons ending in 2022, continuing the initial cooperation that began in 2017. The multi-league agreement will see the firms continue to work with European Leagues’ associated competitions including Liga …

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FIFA confident that new toolkit will match integrity goals

In an exclusive interview with Insider Sport, FIFA’s compliance team has revealed how world football’s governing body plans to improve the safeguarding of football matches and athletes utilising its new ‘integrity toolkit’. FIFA’s new toolkit is designed to improve the overall quality of the sport by educating players, coaches and member associations in order to prevent issues such as match manipulation. …

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SIS secures Saudi Cup distribution with leading bookmakers

Bet365, Betfred and Ladbrokes Coral are among a whole host of bookmakers who have secured rights with Sports Information Services (SIS) to distribute live pictures and data from this month’s Saudi Cup, nicknamed ‘The world’s most valuable horse race’. Customers of these bookmakers will gain access to live streams of the full two days of horse racing at the King …

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Ex-FA chief executive condemns gambling sponsorships in football

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The Football Association’s (FA) former chief executive Mark Palios has affirmed his stance to decrease gambling sponsorships in football. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Palios explained why he refuses to accept gambling sponsorships at Tranmere Rovers, a club he chairs, and how the relationship between football and the betting industry has gone ‘too far’. The ex-FA boss stated: “This (Tranmere) …

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