Tag Archives: League One

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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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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FA charges AFC Wimbledon manager over E8 betting breaches

AFC Wimbledon Manager Wally Downes has been suspended by the League One club after the Football Association (FA) has issued charges for breaching betting rules. Downes, who has managed Wimbledon since 2018, has been charged by the FA for Misconduct under FA Rule E1(b), after it was found that he had placed eight bets on matches taking place between 30 …

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Football aficionado Balague takes up role with Football Index

High-profile football pundit, author and journalist Guillem Balague has joined Football Index as a brand ambassador for the football trading platform. Balague will host trader events and produce regular, exclusive blogs and videos for the platform, which gives users the ability to buy, sell and build a portfolio of players. It is hoped that Football Index’s collaboration with Balague will …

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Coral extends Black Cats partnership

League one favourites, Sunderland  have announced the two year extension of their partnership with UK betting operator Coral. As part of the partnership, Coral will provide the Stadium of Light with a comprehensive match day betting service for every league and cup game throughout the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 seasons. Through its association with Sunderland, Coral aims to further strengthen its …

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BETDAQ on-board with League One favourites Sunderland

Betting exchange brand BETDAQ has agreed a deal with League One outfit Sunderland AFC, which sees the firm announced as new title sponsor of the club. Under the terms of the new agreement BETDAQ, which forms part of the GVC Group, will see its branding appear on the front of Sunderland’s official jerseys, whilst also featuring prominently around its Stadium …

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SBC’s on the Ball: The Football League in focus

The culmination of the English Football League (EFL) season is upon us, meaning that the inevitable drama and heartache of the play-offs awaits. This edition of On The Ball looks at some of the business of clubs from the EFL, as well as the a deeper look at the story that The FA could be about to sell the home …

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‘On fire’ Northern Irishman Grigg saves bookies millions

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UK bookmakers are breathing a huge sigh of relief, after Manchester City crashed out of the FA Cup at League One Wigan Athletic courtesy of Will Grigg, saving up to £25m in the process. The Northern Irishman struck as the tie approached the final ten minutes, putting to bed any hopes Pep Guardiola’s side had of securing an unprecedented and historic …

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Football DataCo nets Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred deals

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Football DataCo has announced that is has signed a duo of operators to long term data usage license agreements.. Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred Group join a growing list of licensed betting operators, which includes bet365, Betfred, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet and William Hill. Through these new long term agreements, operators will be utilising match day data for the entire …

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£25,000 win takes just 15 minutes for Betway punter

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A customer of Betway had a weekend to remember, after a collection of random selections helped him scoop £25,000 on the bookmakers free to enter ‘4 to Score’ game. John Bolton, 32, from Llanharan, South Wales, saw his four picks, Plymouth Argyle, Morecambe, Eastleigh and Brackley Town, all find the back of the net within 15 minutes of kick off. The …

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