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SBC’s Year In Review: January 2019’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close, SBC looks back on the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This inaugural edition looks at January and more specifically at Insider Sport’s take on football’s 3pm blackout, GambleAware’s backing of self-exclusion, David Clifton’s sports betting predictions for the year and the UK high-street bank …

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Eleven Sports appoints Luis Vicente as new CEO

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Luis Vicente has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of global sports provider Eleven Sports (ES) following an announcement by the group.  Joining the company from FIFA where he worked to champion new technologies, gaming, data and content strategies as the governing body’s chief digital transformation & innovation officer, Vicente will take up his new role as of …

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IMG Arena nets SPFL global betting streaming rights

Closing 2019 trading, IMG Arena confirms that it has secured a long-term partnership to distribute Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) content to the global betting market. Agreeing terms on a five-year arrangement, IMG Arena will act as lead distributor of SPFL ‘live stream broadcasts’, and will maintain production set-ups for certain SPFL matches. The distribution will encompass Ladbrokes Premiership matches including the …

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Marathonbet nets Man City upgrade to become training kit sponsor

Closing 2019, Marathonbet has announced its second major football partnership as the Panserve Ltd online sportsbook subsidiary expands its sponsorship agreement with Premier League champions Manchester City. Upgrading partnership terms, Marathonbet will serve as ‘training kit partner’ of ‘The Citizens’, with the European sportsbook brand appearing on the training shirts for both Manchester City senior men and women’s teams. Expanding its English …

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – Oikos probe asks tough questions on Spanish football integrity

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 integrity allegations, club acquisitions and the possible reintroduction of safe standing areas in English football stadiums. Spanish match-fixing allegations lead to nine arrests. A total of nine people were arrested after corruption allegations …

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Imi ‘pleased’ as Sky Racing approaches broadcasting anniversary

In an interview with SBC’s Insider Sport, At The Races Chief Executive Matthew Imi has stated he is ‘very pleased’ with Sky Racing’s level of coverage as it approaches the completion of its first full broadcasting year Having launched on 1 January of this year, Sky Racing took Sky’s dedicated sports channel tally up to 11 and has since been broadcasting …

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LeoVegas deepens support for sports integrity with IBIA

LeoVegas has strengthened its commitment to sports integrity by becoming the fifth sports betting company to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) since it rebranded in June.  As part of the collaboration, LeoVegas.com will start feeding into IBIA’s unique global sports betting monitoring and alert system, while the company’s other betting platforms (Royal Panda, BetUK, Pixel.bet and 21.co.uk) will …

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Balbuena predicts consequences following Paraguayan football integrity appeal

Consequences should be expected according to the former director general of Paraguay’s CONAJZAR gambling commission, Javier Balbuena, following the recent appeal against Club Olimpia president Marco Trovato. The appeal, which was made last week to the Paraguayan Football Association (APF),  requested that an investigation be opened into Trovato following allegations first reported by the La Nación newspaper group.  The report …

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Unibet secures NBA data accreditation for US wagering

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has confirmed that its flagship Unibet sportsbook subsidiary has been syndicated as an NBA wagering partner for US wagering markets. The approval will allow Unibet’s US operations to access NBA data and statistics, enhancing its basketball inventory for customers wagering within regulated US states. A busy 2019 has seen Unibet launch its first US online sportsbook property …

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Labour manifesto seeks to rebalance gambling & football

Publishing its party manifesto today, Labour confirms that it will sanction for a new ‘Gambling Act’, should it win the UK General Election on 12 December. Presenting the ’Real Change manifesto’, party leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that a new Gambling Act was required to overhaul betting advertising, making UK gambling legislation ‘fit for the digital age’. Beyond advertising, a new …

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