Tag Archives: English Football League (EFL)

EFL Chairman takes stance against betting sponsorship ban

Chairman of the English Football League (EFL), Rick Parry, has spoken out against a ban on sports betting sponsorship arrangements, citing financial concerns for lower league teams. Speaking to the Financial Times (FT), Parry remarked that a betting sponsorship ban would be ‘catastrophic’ for smaller football clubs ‘in the wake of the pandemic’. Parry’s comments come two months after it …

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BGC sets out new rules on football clubs’ gambling social media posts

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has introduced new rules aimed at preventing football clubs from promoting gambling offers and operator websites through official social media accounts. Last week, a handful of Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership clubs received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’ warning of the risks of advertising betting …

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Genius Sports launches lawsuit against Sportradar

Genius Sports has filed a lawsuit against rival provider Sportradar in the UK High Court over the data firms’ ongoing legal dispute, according to a report by Sportico. In May 2019, the Genius Sports subsidiary was appointed by Football DataCo (FDC) as the ‘exclusive live data supplier’ for the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Professional Football League …

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UK football clubs warned against gambling adverts on social media

UK football clubs have received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’, warning of the dangers of promoting betting websites through their social media channels. A total of 11 clubs across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership were subject to a letter which informed how addicts might feel ‘distressed’ to see links to …

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Dana Strong takes the lead as new Sky CEO

Comcast has named Dana Strong as the new CEO of Sky following the announcement that incumbent Jeremy Darroch is vacating the position. Strong’s most recent position was President of Consumer Services at Comcast, the American media giant which acquired Sky for £30.5 billion in 2018. In her new role she will report directly to the company’s CEO Brian L Roberts. …

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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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Ex-FA chief executive condemns gambling sponsorships in football

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The Football Association’s (FA) former chief executive Mark Palios has affirmed his stance to decrease gambling sponsorships in football. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Palios explained why he refuses to accept gambling sponsorships at Tranmere Rovers, a club he chairs, and how the relationship between football and the betting industry has gone ‘too far’. The ex-FA boss stated: “This (Tranmere) …

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