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2 former La Liga players sentenced for match-fixing

In the first successful prosecution for match-fixing in Spain, two former La Liga players have been handed a one-year prison sentence. The two former Real Betis players, Antonio Amaya and Xavier Torres were convicted of fixing two games during the 2013-14 season, while five former Osasuna directors were also convicted. “La Liga is happy, not for the convictions of people, …

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Familiarity is key to Sportradar’s Simulated Reality schedule

Simulated Reality - Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates with Virgil Van Dijk after scoring the second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: 1st February 2020. Picture credit should read: James Wilson/Sportimage via PA Images

Sticking to the sports calendar and playing a part in the regular football fan’s ‘ritual’ is key to the setup for Sportradar’s Simulated Reality, said the firm’s MD for US Betting Werner Becher. Sportradar launched the AI-driven product at the end of March, making it immediately available to customers as part of its existing portfolio of betting events. The product …

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Mikel López de Torre: Promoting core values through sponsorship agreements

Sponsoring a major sports league such as La Liga can allow betting operators to promote core values such as betting integrity and responsible gambling initiatives. Speaking to Mikel López de Torre, chairman of Jdigital, at September’s Betting on Sports, he explained some of the advantages associated with the Jdigital sponsorship of La Liga, and how events such as the upcoming …

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Osasuna fans demand that football club drops KirolBet as partner

La Liga football club CA Osasuna is being pressured to end its relationship with shirt sponsor KirolBet. At the Pamplona club’s ‘public assembly’, Osasuna’s membership passed the decree that the club should terminate all agreements with ‘compromising partners’. The assembly saw numerous members speak out against KirolBet as shirt sponsor, stating that Navarra’s biggest football team should not be sponsored …

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La Liga matchdays return to UK TV on Premier Sports

UK pay-TV channel Premier Sports (Sky channel 412/Virgin Media 551) has announced its biggest broadcast agreement to date, taking over full coverage of La Liga until the end of the 2021/2022 football season. Serving as La Liga’s lead broadcast partner for the UK & Ireland, Premier Sports details that it will broadcast matchdays and highlights across multiple platforms, developing its …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Sterling, MLS and UEFA

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 MLS expansions and the latest in La Liga broadcasting. ITV continues successful La Liga partnership A last minute deal struck between ITV and La Liga will see the British broadcaster televise the opening game …

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