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Psychiatrists call for ‘urgent ban’ on gambling advertising in sports

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The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has declared problem gambling a ‘public health crisis’ after releasing its Gambling Disorder Position Paper this week, urging the government to issue a blanket ban on betting advertisements in the country. The paper, developed by the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry of the College, points towards the national lockdown as a contributing factor in the …

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Paul Terry handed FA fine over ‘disturbingly high-stake bets’

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The FA has issued former professional footballer Paul Terry with a £1,000 fine after the West Bromwich Albion employee was found to have breached betting regulations 209 times. The brother of ex-England international John Terry lost a total sum of £46,916.73 from betting on sport, including 35 wagers placed on competitions his own clubs were involved in. Terry joined Premier …

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Slovak Football Association enlists MGA in data-sharing deal

Slovak Football Association enlists MGA in data-sharing deal

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has joined with the Slovak Football Association as part of a new data-sharing agreement, which will allow the two parties to facilitate the sharing of information, in fulfilment of the requirements of the law. One of the country’s largest organisations in the country, the governing body of football in Slovakia has made a commitment to …

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Dominik Beier takes charge of DACH sports agency e|motion

Dominik Beier, former CEO of Interwetten Sports has joined Vienna-based sports marketing, events and consultancy e|motion Group as new Managing Director. Recognised as sports betting’s youngest CEO, last September Beier (29) resigned as ‘speaker of the board’ of Interwetten, having completed two-years leading the DACH-markets bookmaker. A change of sector sees Beier join e|motion, the sports marketing agency which recently …

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BBIN extends reach to Europe through Atletico Madrid deal

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BBIN has become the ‘Official iGaming Supplier Partner’ for Atletico Madrid in Asia, as part of a new agreement with the La Liga giants. The two parties will use their image to symbolise ‘that their passion and spirit is building a bridge between Europe and Asia’, according to a statement released by the software supplier. 10-time La Liga winners Atletico …

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IMG Arena nets Ekstraklasa partnership extension

Sports betting service and content hub IMG Arena has added a multi-year extension to its live-streaming partnership with Poland’s premier football league, the Ekstraklasa. The global deal, which does not include Poland, will allow sports betting operators to benefit from a package of live footage from the league.  Freddie Longe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IMG ARENA, said: …

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