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FIFA launches new integrity toolkit

FIFA, world football’s governing body, has announced the launch of an enhanced integrity toolkit that builds on the integrity programme developed and implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The new toolkit, which features updated integrity programme resources, aims to not only protect the sport, but also looks to provide help to member …

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PA Media launches ‘PA Betting Services’ as betting multimedia arm

International news media agency PA Media Group has launched its new unit ‘PA Betting Services’ offering sports betting content, data and editorial services for the industry’s diverse stakeholders. “Betting Services will act as a one-stop destination for multimedia betting content and services for existing customers and key target markets like the USA and Africa,” said PA Media as part of its launch …

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Reformed TIU meets year-1 integrity goals ahead of critical 2020

Completing its first year under a new operating regime, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has today published its annual review detailing the development of its work and further directives protecting tennis competitions, athletes and wider stakeholders from corruption. Following a two-year investigation, the ‘Independent Review Panel’ (IRP) recommended that tennis’ combined governing bodies reform the TIU’s governance and working remit. …

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Napoleon deepens integrity commitment with IBIA membership

Belgium-based operator Napoleon Sports & Casino has announced it has joined the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) expanding portfolio of licensed retail and online sports betting brands. As a result, the Napoleon Games group, which has offered online sports betting since 2012, and its sportsbook will now join around 50 other operators in feeding IBIA’s unique global betting integrity monitoring …

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Philip Canavan: ‘ASA legislation cannot be taken lightly’

SEM Global’s director and founder Philip Canavan has emphasised how operators need to be more meticulous in abiding by advertising guidelines following the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banning a Betway ad that featured West Ham’s Declan Rice. Betway were found to be in breach of CAP Code (Edition 12) rule 16.3.14 (Gambling), which states that betting operators are prohibited from featuring under-25s …

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

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 DAZN acquiring the majority of UCL rights in Germany, BeIN’s acquiring of Euro 2020 French broadcasting rights, LFC’s Nike partnership announcement and an interview with FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi. ___________________ DAZN takes over …

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Roy Barrett takes on ‘formidable challenge’ with new FAI role

Roy Barrett, managing director at Goodbody Stockbrokers, has been unveiled by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) as the board’s new independent chairperson.  Barrett is now set to take over as the chair of the board when current president Donal Conway stands down on 25 January, with FAI board members hopeful that Barrett’s pedigree aids in rescue package discussions with …

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Svenska Spel backs FSI’s eco-friendly Ski Tour 2020

Svenska Spel has continued its corporate mandate of investing in sports development, after confirming that it has become a principal sponsor of the International Ski Federation‘s (FIS) newly founded ‘Ski Tour 2020’ cross-country skiing championship. Forming part of the FIS World Ski 2019-2020 calendar, Ski Tour 2020 is cross-country skiing’s newly reformed ‘Nordic classic series’ format, hosting its race stages across …

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Kindred supports mental health charity with EHF rights donation

Kindred Group has confirmed a new partnership with the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health (ENALMH) which will see the gambling group donate all exposure rights during games played in Norway for Men’s and Women’s 2020 EHF Euro. ENALMH is a network that is aiming to promote active living in order to prevent and address mental health problems. Jan …

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Codere renegotiates Panama Equestrian prize fund

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA will maintain its Panamanian horseracing capacity having negotiated a ‘happy arrangement’ with Panama’s Equestrian Guild to resolve a dispute on prize funding. Conducting negotiations with Panama’s government, Codere has agreed to pay half of the $8 million prize fund of 2020 schedule, a sum desired by the Equestrian Guild meeting the expectations of its …

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