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Nine MPs accepted free Euro 2020 tickets from gambling companies

Hospitality for seven Tory and two Labour politicians comes as government reviews gambling lawSeven Tory MPs and two of Keir Starmer’s frontbenchers took free hospitality from betting and gambling companies worth thousands of pounds in order to attend…

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Gambling logos feature 700 times in football match, says Ch4 documentary

Ex-Scottish Tory chief says ‘radical rethink’ of industry’s ‘parasitic’ ties with the sport is neededGambling logos can appear more than 700 times in a single football match, according to a documentary in which former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic fined by Uefa over financial interest in betting company

Swedish forward fined €50,000 but avoids ban from playingMilan also fined €25,000 for violating Uefa disciplinary rulesZlatan Ibrahimovic has been fined €50,000 (£43,175) for breaking Uefa rules by having a financial interest in a betting company. The …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic fined by Uefa over financial interest in betting company

Swedish forward fined €50,000 but avoids ban from playingMilan also fined €25,000 for violating Uefa disciplinary rulesZlatan Ibrahimovic has been fined €50,000 (£43,175) for breaking Uefa rules by having a financial interest in a betting company. The …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic fined by Uefa over financial interest in betting company

Swedish forward fined €50,000 but avoids ban from playingMilan also fined €25,000 for violating Uefa disciplinary rulesZlatan Ibrahimovic has been fined €50,000 (£43,175) for breaking Uefa rules by having a financial interest in a betting company. The …

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Uefa investigating Ibrahimovic over ‘alleged financial interest’ in betting firm

Milan forward reportedly owns 10% stake in BethardIbrahimovic could face three-year ban from footballEuropean football’s governing body, Uefa, has announced a disciplinary investigation into Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s “alleged financial interest in a betting…

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Football Index collapse: MPs and peers urge Johnson to hold public inquiry

Signatories of letter to prime minister pull no punchesThey want Gambling Commission and DCMS roles investigatedMore than 40 MPs and peers from across the political spectrum have signed a letter to Boris Johnson calling for “an urgent, independent publ…

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Talking Horses: starting price change could be ‘worst of both worlds’

The Horseracing Bettors Forum has warned that changes to how starting prices are decided, with less on-course input, will hurt many punters when crowds return to racingThe Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) warned on Tuesday that off-course punters could …

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Football Index: how ‘stock market’ ended up costing customers millions

By blurring the lines between gambling and investment, the suspended company Football Index has left many in debt“I know of people who have had to tell their partner they don’t have the deposit for their house move,” says David, who is helping to coord…

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Football Index: how ‘stock market’ ended up costing customers millions

By blurring the lines between gambling and investment, the suspended company Football Index has left many in debt“I know of people who have had to tell their partner they don’t have the deposit for their house move,” says David, who is helping to coord…

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Football Index: Gambling Commission was warned about firm in January 2020

Regulator told of ‘exceptionally dangerous pyramid scheme’Football Index went into administration last weekThe Gambling Commission was warned in January 2020 that the betting firm Football Index, which suspended its platform last week, was “an exceptio…

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Minister asks Gambling Commission to explain Football Index action

John Whittingdale holds talks with betting regulator over self-styled ‘stock market of football’Directors of Football Index, the self-styled “stock market of football” that suspended trading last week, hope to relaunch the company after an administrati…

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Football Index, the game’s ‘stock market’, has licence suspended

Gambling Commission acts on betting companyNottingham Forest and QPR drop shirt logosThe Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of Football Index, the self-styled “stock market of football”, a few hours after the beleaguered betting co…

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Football Index: customers’ money trapped after platform is suspended

Punters unable to deposit or withdraw as administration loomsCollapse of business would be biggest in British betting historyFootball Index, the self-styled “football stock market”, appeared to be heading into administration on Thursday evening, five d…

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Anger grows as Football Index issued new shares in players days before major changes

Big reductions in dividends were announced on Friday nightFresh shares in high-profile players issued throughout FebruaryThe troubled online betting firm Football Index continued to “mint” and issue new “shares” in high-profile players just days before…

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Football Index customers furious as terms alterations spark market crash

Price falls follow 28 days’ notice of drop in dividend paymentsFirm says decision to cut dividends ‘unfortunate but necessary’Thousands of customers with money trapped in Football Index, the self-styled “stock market of football”, have reacted with fur…

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Football Index customers furious as terms alterations spark market crash

Price falls follow 28 days’ notice of drop in dividend paymentsFirm says decision to cut dividends ‘unfortunate but necessary’Thousands of customers with money trapped in Football Index, the self-styled “stock market of football”, have reacted with fur…

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Irish trainer Charles Byrnes loses doping appeal after ‘inexcusable’ negligence

Six-month ban upheld for allowing horse to be tranquilisedIncident linked to suspicious betting patterns in Sedgefield raceThe Viking Hoard doping case, in which a horse was nobbled with an overdose of the tranquilliser acepromazine (ACP) in Ireland in…

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Match-fixing on rise during pandemic and ‘diversifying’ into new areas

Suspicious football friendlies increase from 38 to 62 in a yearTable tennis, esports and volleyball being targeted by fixersSport is facing a “massive spread in the cancer of match-fixing” during the Covid-19 era, investigators have said, with fixers d…

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Football Index clients’ money could be trapped after fall in players’ ‘share price’

Sports trader abused by users when he raised concerns Company is shirt sponsor of Nottingham Forest and QPRA series of share-price crashes and rule changes on the betting site Football Index has led to increasing concerns that its clients now have mill…