Tag Archives: EFL

EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban

The English Football League (EFL) has urged the government not to impose a blanket ban on gambling sponsorships, citing concerns that it could drive more clubs into administration. Published yesterday, the House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ recommended a ban on sports teams kit sponsorships and venue advertising. If implemented, the recommendation gives …

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EFL set to broadcast remaining games whilst behind closed doors

English Football League (EFL) chairman Rick Parry has emphasised in an open letter that plans are put in place to continue its Championship, League 1 and League 2 campaigns behind closed doors, with all remaining matches set to be aired either online or on TV. The plans will commence providing the government issues it is safe to do so, as the …

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English football suspension extended until 30 April 

The FA has confirmed that English football has collectively agreed to extend the postponement for all-levels of the professional play until Thursday 30 April.  The postponement has been agreed upon by The FA, Premier League, EFL and Women’s professional game, with the directive accepted by the PFA and LMA. English football has undertaken this decision facing ‘unprecedented times’ as UK …

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EFL continues mental health support by backing Mind campaign

The English Football League (EFL) has extended its partnership with Mind (Mind.org.uk), continuing support for the mental health charity’s flagship ‘On Your Side’ campaign. Operating since 2012, Mind seeks to raise funds improving UK support networks and volunteer training programmes tackling the complexities of mental health issues and its impacts on victims’ families, friends and communities. Partnering with the EFL in 2018, …

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DCMS to judge whether football needs to blackout betting

Nigel Adams, the UK Minister for Sports and Digital (DCMS), has stated that ‘football’s link with betting’ will form a key part of the government’s ‘imminent review’ of the 2005 Gambling Act. Interviewed by BBC Sport, Adams detailed concerns on football being ‘too dependent’ on gambling sponsorships, as the DCMS Minister outlined the government’s agenda for UK sports. Adams revealed …

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Jakub Myszkorowski, STATSCORE: How sports organisations can increase profits through official data

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Let’s start with an obvious truth. Diversifying incomes has to follow both changes to technology and the evolution of customer demands. This is the only way that organisations, in any walk of life, can remain profitable by answering to the market’s needs.  Now, unsurprisingly, sports leagues and organisations fall under the same rules. This has, naturally, forced a change in …

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Fan up! Sky Bet launches EFL Rewards app

As title sponsor of the English Football League (EFL), Sky Bet has launched its proprietary ‘EFL Rewards’ app driving engagement between football fans and the clubs they follow. Made available through the Apple App Store and Google Play, Sky Bet’s EFL Rewards gives loyal fans the opportunity to win a range of prizes including EFL matchday tickets and signed merchandise. …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Bury, Bolton and Matthew McConaughey

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 the plight of Bury, the saving Bolton and MLS expansions. Austin lands Oscar-winning investor  Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise Austin FC has unveiled academy award winning actor Matthew McConaughey as a minority owner. …

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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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EFL survey: 71% of fans comfortable with gambling sponsorship

More than two thirds of EFL supporters believe that gambling companies’ involvement in the football league is acceptable, according to a survey of more than 27,000 fans.  Furthermore, 62 per cent of fans stated their belief that the gambling industry’s involvement in football was acceptable with suitable safeguards to protect the young and problem gamblers.  Over half of supporters surveyed …

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