Tag Archives: BBC sport

Lewes FC supports Gambling With Lives with shirt sponsorship

Isthmian League Premier Division side Lewes FC has committed to promoting the Gambling With Lives charity on their shirt until October, making them the first side in the professional and semi-professional set-up to promote such a charity. The charity has strongly supported the decision, and described the sponsorship as a “perfectly timed antidote” to other clubs who have recently signed …

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Betfred to become Super League sponsor in 50th year of trading

Betfred has been confirmed as the new official Super League title partner in a three-year deal which starts in 2017, Betfred’s 50th year of trading. Until 2019, Rugby League’s elite UK club competition will be known as the Betfred Super League. Alongside the naming rights, the company will be showcased at grounds across the country in front of more than …

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Unibet announces title sponsorship for inaugural PDC event

Unibet have announced that they will be the title sponsors of September’s inaugural PDC Champions League Darts event, live on the BBC from Cardiff. The eight-player tournament will see the PDC make history with its first tournament broadcast live by BBC Sport, following a new deal which was announced in February 2016. The Unibet Champions League will take place on September …

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Tennis Integrity Unit needs more money to combat corruption

The head of the ATP has agreed that more money needs to be spent on tackling corruption. Chris Kermode, the ATP’s president and chief executive, and Nigel Willerton, director of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), addressed a panel of UK lawmakers amid allegations of match-fixing and corruption. The TIU is funded by tennis’ governing bodies and operates on a budget of …

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Chairman rejects suggestion of fixing at Burnie International

Despite recent allegations around the Australian Open, organisers of the Burnie International are confident their event has not been targeted by match fixers, even though self-confessed ‘tanker’ Nick Lindahl has played there in the past. As reported in The Mercury, two other players allegedly among the 15 former and current professionals said to have played in matches surrounded by unusual …

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Lee Richardson – Gaming Economics – Sports integrity & betting…who loses?

At last week’s Malta i-Gaming Seminar (MiGS), Gaming Economics participated in an industry panel discussing the issues surrounding sports integrity and betting. One essential question was debated; who has most to lose from fixed matches, corrupt governance, doping scandals and all the rest?  The sport itself, bookmakers, punters or fans? All have a special and vested perspective, of course, yet …

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