Tag Archives: EFL Championship

888sport to sponsor four meetings at upcoming Cheltenham Showcase

888sport has secured sponsorship of four race meetings at the two-day Cheltenham Showcase meeting, becoming the official betting partner of the event. The agreement will see 888sport sponsor the What’s Your Thinking Novices Hurdle and Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase on the opening Friday, followed by the 14:20 handicap Chase and the feature event at 15:30. “The Showcase meeting at Cheltenham …

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Asiabet33 secures partnership with Fulham FC

Asiabet33 has been named as the official Asian betting partner of EFL Championship side Fulham FC, under the terms of a deal covering the 2021/22 season. The firm primarily focuses on providing ‘cutting edge technological’ solutions to industry incumbents across the Asia betting and gaming market, and is currently active in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Japan. “Asiabet33 is thrilled to …

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Bolton Wanderers severe betting ties as industry reacts to sponsor ban

Following reports that the DCMS is moving to ban sponsorship arrangements between betting companies and Premier League football clubs, Bolton Wanderers has moved to sever its ties to the industry. In place of its links with the betting and gaming industry, Bolton will instead seek to form partnerships with charities and organisations specialising in betting addiction treatment. Although making its …

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Bournemouth announces QuinnBet deal with ‘clear emphasis’ on responsibility

QuinnBet has moved to bolster its branding and marketing in the UK and Ireland by partnering with EFL Championship club AFC Bournemouth. The sportsbook operator – founded in 2017 by Sean Quinn – will become the official UK and Republic of Ireland betting partner of Bournemouth, including a back-of-shirt sponsorship caveat that will see the company’s logo appear on the …

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Premier League clubs to discuss their betting sponsorship futures

Premier League football clubs will examine and discuss the future of betting sponsorships at a meeting scheduled for this Thursday. Sky News has this morning reported that EPL leaders will receive an ‘update on findings around shirt sponsorships and gambling addiction’. Football’s relationship with betting operators has become a prominent concern of the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling …

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Watford FC endorses safer gambling message via RecoverMe partnership

Watford FC has strengthened its commitments to responsible and safer gambling via a partnership with mobile health app RecoverMe. RecoverMe was developed by three junior NHS doctors with the aim of increasing awareness of gambling treatment options. The app enables those struggling with problem gambling to better control their addictions via their personal mobile device. It ‘offers a lifeline’ to …

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Kindred Group aligns with Middlesbrough FC in community initiative

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Kindred Group has donated its shirt sponsorship of Middlesbrough FC to the MFC Foundation as part of a new agreement with the Championship club to strengthen its links with community initiatives. The online gambling operator, which owns sports betting and casino brands 32Red and Unibet, is one of Boro’s principal partners. The two parties currently promote safer gambling practices through …

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32Red’s Neil Banbury: A ban on gambling sponsorships could be fatal for sporting club initiatives

A ban on betting sponsorships would have a ‘huge impact’ on sporting organisations and important initiatives established by football clubs, 32Red’s Neil Banbury has warned. In an interview with Insider Sport ahead of the 2005 Gambling Act review, Banbury expressed his fears about how damaging prohibiting gambling companies from partnering with sports bodies and clubs could be. The operator recently …

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Stoke contemplating match screenings at bet365 Stadium

Stoke City is in the process of debating whether to live screen the Potters’ Championship fixtures at the bet365 Stadium whilst supporters are still prohibited from attending matches. With the 2020/21 EFL campaign forced to remain behind closed doors indefinitely, the league are making a conscious effort to closely monitor and shut down any illegal streams which supporters are utilising …

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Swansea City partners with Big Step to launch gambling awareness programme

Gambling harm reduction charity, Big Step, has signed a deal with Swansea City FC in what has been described as a “trailblazing new partnership” for English football.  The football-focused gambling education programme, which is part of the ‘Gambling with Lives’ charity, will work with the Championship club to raise awareness of the risks of betting on sport and compulsive behaviours. …

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