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Big Step extends call for gambling ad ban to England semi-final

The Big Step campaign has written to ITV bosses ahead of the UEFA 2020 European Championship semi-final clash between England and Denmark, calling for no gambling advertising to be shown. Citing the fact that it is estimated that over 20 million people across the UK watch the England national team, including many children, the campaign – an initiative of the …

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ITV: Euro 2020 gambling advertising ‘will be significantly reduced’

ITV has responded to the calls from Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Ronnie Cowan to suspend gambling advertising during the upcoming 2020 UEFA European Championships. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster ran 172 betting-related ads throughout its coverage, whilst over £2.3 billion was wagered in the UK on the tournament. In its statement, ITV detailed: “The …

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Racing League partners with News UK in ‘unprecedented investment’

The Racing League has unveiled a range of media and sponsorship partners, notably announcing a multi-million pound agreement with News UK. As part of the deal between the newly launched horse racing competition and the media conglomerate, News UK will publish and broadcast horse racing content across The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times and TalkSPORT.. The Times will publish …

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Big Step campaign calls for Euro 2020 gambling ad suspension

A group of 60 gambling law reform advocates have joined the Big Step campaign in calling for a suspension of gambling advertising during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship. An initiative of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step has detailed its suggestions in a letter to several broadcasters and media outlets covering television, radio and online verticals, including …

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Footstock announces UK launch to add a ‘fantasy edge to football trading’ 

New football trading platform Footstock has announced its UK launch ahead of this weekend’s start of the 2020/2021 Premier League season (Saturday 12 September). Spearheading its UK debut, Footstock announced ‘trading first’ as it launched a ‘£100K freeroll contest’ which will be open to all EPL fans that register with its player trading exchange.    The freeroll contest will run throughout …

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Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador

Player trading and fantasy football platform Footstock has signed Chris Kamara as its new brand ambassador for the 2020/21 season. Kamara will support the brand with a range of marketing and PR activations, helping Footstock grow its brand awareness and UK customer base. Commenting on his new role, Kamara said: “Ever since gaining my lucky break being spotted playing for …

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Matchbook Betting Podcast unveils three new hosts

With the Premier League firmly upon us, the NFL season returning on Thursday, and the Champions League a mere two weeks away, the Matchbook Betting Podcast has announced a new roster of hosts. Ali Maxwell (Premier League), Nat Coombs (NFL) and Phil Kitromilides (Champions League) will be delivering weekly focused previews and insights for sports fans. Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan …

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Sportsbet.io unveils “Your Road To Glory” World Cup show

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Sportsbet.io, part of the Coingaming Group, has announced the launch of an interactive live Twitch-based World Cup show, promising a broadcast “full of unique betting insight.” Bringing news and views from the football showpiece which is set to be held in Russia, “Your Road To Glory” will begin its coverage during the first game of the tournament, Russia versus Saudi …

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FAN UP! Ladbrokes expands social content partnership with Ball Street Network

Updating the market, Ladbrokes marketing has announced that it will expand its existing relationship with social media content and fan engagement specialist The Ball Street Network. Entering a new European football season, Ladbrokes will act as lead sponsor of popular Ball Street Network YouTube channels’ ‘Arsenal Fan TV’ and ‘The Redmen TV’ (Liverpool FC focused YouTube Channel). In addition to …

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Matt Wilson: Ball Street – No Hype… Why Fan Media should matter to all industry stakeholders

Matt Wilson Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Ball Street a specialist in sports social media engagement and content creation details to SBC the disruptive and often misunderstood nature of Fan Media. Focusing on viewer engagement and participation, Wilson has grown Ball Street’s network to be a leading social media vertical for sports. Wilson details to betting industry stakeholders the power …

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