Sport

FavBet signs Ivan Rakitic as official brand ambassador

FC Barcelona and Croatian international midfielder Ivan Rakitic has been unveiled as the official brand ambassador of the Ukrainian-based FavBet. The World Cup runner-up has signed a two-year deal with the sportsbook which is expected to cover both online and offline marketing campaigns.  FavBet’s Chief Marketing Officer Nik Rudenko said: “Ivan Rakitic is one of the most sought-after footballers in …

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VFL Wolfsburg unveils Interwetten signing 

Bundesliga giants VFL Wolfsburg has unveiled its latest partnership with online gambling operator Interwetten.  The deal, which comes into effect as from the start of the upcoming 2019/20 campaign will see Interwetten serve as the team’s official sports betting partner. Interwetten managing director, Dominik Beier, commented on the partnership: “Sport is an essential driving force for us and one that …

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Three DFB officials investigated over suspect world cup payment

Swiss federal prosecutors have issued an indictment against three former German Football Association (DFB) officials after a number of investigations into a suspect payment linked to the 2006 German World Cup. The indictment has suggested that the officials had reportedly misled the DFB over a €6.7m payment, with allegations having been made implying that the payment was a means of purchasing votes in …

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RMG optimistic following glorious Goodwood success

The partnership between Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Goodwood Racecourse led to the successful broadcasting of last week’s Qatar ‘Glorious’ Goodwood Festival.  The five-day meeting, which was broadcast worldwide, had attracted additional interest from North America, and with the sport seemingly growing in popularity in that region of the world, organisers are hoping the increased interest continues. When asked about …

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Formula 1 confirms launch of Live ‘in race’ Odds with Sportradar and ISG

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Alongside Sportradar and the Interregional Sports Group (ISG), Formula 1 has announced the launch of a Live ‘in race’ Odds offering that was first trialled as part of an exclusive partnership. The deal will see Sportradar benefiting from never before released historical F1 data, as it forms new Live Odds models set to be launched ahead of the 2020 season at the …

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WATCH: How will VAR impact in-play betting markets?

With the onset of the new football season, the biggest development is the introduction of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) in the Premier League. The erratic nature of how the VAR is being interpreted by officials provides a big headache for traders wanting to make sure that they aren’t stung by an unexpected decision, but at the same time provide a …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – La Liga, EFL and eToro

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at financial trouble in the EFL and the iFollow scheme. iFollow elevates offering for new season Subscription based EFL streaming platform iFollow, which allows fans to watch otherwise non-televised football matches and engage in unique …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Amazon Prime, Socios and Liverpool FC

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at cryptocurrency and the Forbes rich list.  ______________ Forbes breakthrough for LFC UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool Football Club has for the first time in its history broken into the top 50 list of Forbes’ …

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Sky Sports weighs up opening instant Premier League highlights

UK media reports that Sky Sports is considering publishing instant Premier League match highlights on YouTube. Sky Sports maintains the Premier League’s ‘clips package’ as part of its £3.6 billion 2018 broadcast rights renegotiation, bolstering audience engagement for its revamped ‘Sky Sports Football’ network. The digital broadcaster is reported to be reviewing whether to open its arrangement with the Premier …

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Everton’s Yerry Mina charged with breaching betting regulations

Following an investigation into a potential breach of betting regulations, Everton’s Yerry Mina has been charged with misconduct by the FA. The centre-back is alleged to have breached betting regulations after featuring in an advert for Colombian online bookmaker ‘Betjuego’ earlier this year.  An FA statement confirmed the defender allegedly breached Rule E8 (3) which states: “An individual Participant, when acting …

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