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The FA widens search for new CEO

Following Martin Glenn’s announcement that he would depart as Chief Executive at the end of the year, the Football Association has undertaken an extensive search to find his replacement. The decision is likely to be made at the end of the season, with it seemingly having been narrowed down to a few final names. Most notably for the sports betting …

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FA CEO Martin Glenn to depart at the end of the season

The Football Association has confirmed its Chief Executive Officer Martin Glenn will stand down at the end of this season. During Glenn’s four year tenure at the FA, the governing body ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes just one year into its four-year contract with the betting operator, which was reportedly worth £4 million per year. The decision came after an …

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FA eyes betting industry levy after collapse of Wembley sale

After Fulham owner Shahid Khan retracted his £600m offer to buy Wembley Stadium, FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn has revealed the FA could seek to implement a levy on betting operators. Glenn had pushed for the sale of Wembley to increase the funding of grassroots football, however he failed to gain the backing of the FA Council and the potential …

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Government to prohibit Wembley gambling sponsorships

Detailing the conditions at which the Football Association (FA) is allowed to sell Wembley Stadium, the government has emphasised that gambling sponsors are prohibited from the national stadium. The news comes amid much speculation that the Football Association is contemplating a bid for the stadium from billionaire Fulham owner Shahid Khan, however his bid hinges on the stipulations that are …

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Ladbrokes becomes official betting partner for the FA

The FA has announced a long-term agreement with Ladbrokes to become its new official betting partner. The deal, which will commence on August 1st 2016, will see the leading Ladbrokes’ relationship with The FA span the England team and The Emirates FA Cup. Under the terms of the agreement, Ladbrokes will benefit from premium brand exposure alongside England senior men’s …

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