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Racing Point F1 drops SportPesa due to home market ‘difficulties’

Formula One team Racing Point has terminated its title sponsorship with Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa due to ‘difficulties in their home market’, according to the firm’s team principal Otmar Szafnauer. Racing Point had initially signed a multi-year title sponsorship with SportPesa ahead of the 2019 F1 season, marked as the Kenyan betting group’s biggest-ever sponsorship commitment. However, as a new F1 season approaches (start …

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IMG strengthens its global network with NHL US rights

IMG ARENA has secured rights to provide U.S. sports betting operators live streams of select out-of-market National Hockey League (NHL) games, via its digital betting platforms. The firm has been a NHL sports betting live stream provider in the European market for several years, and will be introduced to legalised U.S states and future states that will become authorised in …

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Betfred lands title sponsorship of Wilder vs Fury rematch

Betfred has been announced as the official sponsor of this weekend’s undisputed heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury (Saturday 22 February).  The Las Vegas showdown takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena and is available on pay-per-view on BT Sport Box Office for UK audiences, as  Betfred marketing secures the title sponsorship to what many anticipate will be …

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Bayern Munich executive Jörg Wacker criticises Interstate Treaty’s ‘false protections’

FC Bayern Munich board member Jörg Wacker has become the latest German sports and business figurehead to criticise the online betting restrictions of the nation’s ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ inbound for 2021. Despite Lander (state) consensus being reached on eliminating restrictions on online casino products, Germany’s Bundesrat (Federal Council) maintains controversial requirements attached to sports betting, restricting monthly player …

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Spanish joint-proposal seeks to revamp Quiniela coupons with a female touch

Spain’s Professional Footballers Association (AFE) is working with centre-right political party ‘Ciudadanos’ (Citizens) to revamp Spanish football’s  ‘Quiniela’ (pools) by enhancing coupons featuring women’s football matches. The collaboration aims to present Congress with a draft proposal which will introduce Liga Futbol Femenino (LFF) ‘Primera Iberdrola’ matches, Spain’s top tier of women’s’ professional football, to Quiniela matchday coupons. The joint proposal …

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Everton cuts ties with SportPesa

Premier League football club Everton FC has issued a statement confirming that it has mutually ended its shirt sponsorship with Kenyan online betting group SportPesa. On Sunday night, Everton management announced that by mutual consent SportPesa would not fulfil its five-year principal shirt sponsorship agreement, secured in May 2017 as a club-record deal for The Toffees. In its statement, Everton …

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Insider Sport: On the ball – FIFA announces player protection fund

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 Juventus’ decade long stadium deal, FIFA’s salary protection fund, Everton’s TikTok announcement and Valencia trailing an in-stadia food delivery service.   _____________________ FIFA to launch new player wage protection platform FIFA has announced plans …

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NBA nets PointsBet operator partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has confirmed PointsBet as an authorised sports betting operator of the league. The multiyear partnership is the sportsbook’s first venture into a U.S professional sports league whilst the NBA has secured its 11th betting supplier, a list that includes William Hill and Unibet. Scott Kaufman-Ross, Senior Vice President, Head of Fantasy & Gaming, NBA stated: “We …

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Hayley Turner OBE joins MansionBet’s horse racing team

MasionBet has announced Triple Group One winning jockey, Hayley Turner OBE, will be the brand’s newest racing ambassador. Turner has over 1,500 flat race wins and is considered one of the most successful UK female jockeys of all time. Hayley Turner OBE stated: “I’m thrilled to be sponsored by MansionBet for the upcoming season and hopefully, I will be riding …

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Malta MGA terminates The Daily Fantasy Football Company licence

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced that incumbent The Daily Fantasy Football Company LTD has lost its capacity to operate wagering services within its jurisdiction, terminating its licence.  As of last week, the company could no longer carry out operations, register new players or accept new customer deposits. Nevertheless, the firm is required to provide all registered players with access …

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