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SIS appoints Angel Calderon as Spanish markets sales lead

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has moved to boost its Spanish and Latin American commercial development, confirming the appointment of Angel Calderon as a Digital Sales Manager. Calderon joins SIS’ commercial team, following a successful 11-year stint at Bolsa Madrid gaming firm Grupo Codere, where he was a key figure in the firm’s B2B business …

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ICSS ‘integrity hotline’ gives snapshot of global reach of sports corruption

Publishing its first report, the International Centre for Sports Security’s (ICSS) ‘Sports Integrity Hotline (SI Hotline)’ reveals that it has received more than 240 incidents of corruption, reporting allegations of match-fixing, fraud and sexual abuse. ICSS established its hotline in 2018, providing athletes and sports stakeholders a ‘secure whistleblower platform’ for reporting sports misconducts. In its first report, the SI …

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Belgium football demands that BGC clarify its terms on betting advertising

Belgian Juliper Pro League football club KAA Gent has urged the Belgium Gambling Commission (BGC) to clarify its advertising conditions related to football marketing conducted on behalf of betting firms. The BGC has launched an investigation of KAA Gent for distributing a promotional email by partner Napoleon Games, which featured a prize titled – ‘Experience a day with the Buffalos’ …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

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 latest MLS expansion franchise, FIFA’s Club World Cup announcement and Amazon’s latest fly-on-the-wall documentary featuring Tottenham Hotspur.  FIFA awards hosting rights of the 2021 Club World Cup to China China PR has …

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Sportsbet.io secures Flamengo sponsorship deal

Coingaming Group’s cryptocurrency sportsbook Sportsbet.io has strengthened its presence in Brazillian football after securing a sponsorship agreement with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.  Sportsbet.io has previously signed a three-month betting partnership with the club, which primarily focused on media and digital activations.  The extension to the agreement will see the sportsbook boost its investment into the sponsorship of the team, …

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Downes departs Dons following FA charge

English League One side AFC Wimbledon has parted company with manager Wally Downes after he was issued with a four-week suspension from all football-related activity following a breach of betting rules.  Announcing his departure, the club cited that a change of manager was the best route to retaining its upturn of results in recent weeks, whilst Downes has served a suspension.  …

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Tennis appoints risk expert Jonny Gray as first TIU chief executive

The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) has appointed Jonathan (Jonny) Gray as its first Chief Executive of its Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after completing a global search. Gray is set to take leadership of the TIU in February 2020, leading professional tennis’ integrity units monitoring ITF, ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as protecting the athletes. A 14-year executive in …

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STS adds Liga Siatkówki to Polish sports portfolio

STS has signed a sponsorship agreement with Polska Liga Siatkówki (PLS) which will see the Polish betting operator become the official partner and bookmaker of the league. The deal, which will last four seasons running until 2023, will see STS benefit from an advertising presence throughout the league’s fixtures, with its logo appearing during all matches as well as on …

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Revived PMU posts back-to-back racing growth

France’s Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) details confidence in its ‘revitalisation programme’ reporting consecutive growth quarters for its racing vertical. Updating PMU stakeholders this week, Chief Executive Cyril Linette revealed that French racing wagers during Q2 and Q3 trading had consecutively grown by 0.5% to €1.9 billion, an outcome that the PMU last witnessed in 2011. Despite a tough opening to …

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Racing Post B2B boosts bookmaker football packages

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Racing Post B2B has enhanced its operator ‘football content packages’, with the addition of further engagement features bringing punters closer to the action than ever before. Boosting bookmaker engagement, Racing Post B2B has strengthened its football content with the inclusion of confirmed line-ups, audio commentaries and new audio goal alerts. Furthermore, bookmakers will have access to pre-match expert analysis provided …

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