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Ladbrokes still under scrutiny a year after blaming ‘online glitch’

• Bookmaker said all contacted and goodwill payments made• Two cases from 2018 claim they have yet to be paid outMore than a year after Ladbrokes claimed that a “glitch” in its online betting software had been addressed and customers affected had recei…

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Everton show the way by promoting community rather gambling | David Conn

If Premier League clubs want recognition for work off the pitch then rejecting sponsorship from bookies is the way forwardIn a climate of serious concern finally rising about football’s drenching with gambling adverts, Everton showed a glimpse of a bet…

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New Premier League chief says betting shirt sponsors and VAR here to stay

• Richard Masters says sport and gambling have long association• ‘We’re certainly not sniffy about it – it’s up to our clubs’The Premier League will resist moves to ban clubs from having their shirts sponsored by betting companies as part of the govern…

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New Premier League chief says betting shirt sponsors and VAR here to stay

• Richard Masters says sport and gambling have long association• ‘We’re certainly not sniffy about it – it’s up to our clubs’The Premier League will resist moves to ban clubs from having their shirts sponsored by betting companies as part of the govern…

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‘Shell-shocked’ bookmakers face big fines for underage betting at Royal Ascot

• Seven on-course bookies allowed 16-year-old to place £5 bet • ‘It’s scary. You’d think there’d be a procedure in place’Racecourse bookmakers say they are “shell-shocked” at a decision by the Gambling Commission to ramp up punishments meted out for fa…

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‘Gamblification’ of football must be dealt with properly in next betting Act | Greg Wood

Betting on sport has always been popular, even when illegal, but after the last disastrous Gambling Act it is time to treat the issue in a more mature waySuper Bowl XXIX in January 1995 between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers looked…

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Extra FA Cup games offered to BBC and BT Sport after betting outcry

• FA talks to broadcasters after gambling companies step aside • Games could also be streamed on governing body’s websiteBroadcasters look likely to televise more FA Cup matches live, after the Football Association confirmed it was discussing how to en…

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FA in talks over ending exclusive Cup deals with betting companies

FA considering withdrawing from deals or renegotiatingConcerns that cost could be prohibitiveThe Football Association is discussing whether it can withdraw from the controversial arrangement which allows betting companies to show live FA Cup matches ex…

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How the betting industry has become inextricably linked to football | Rob Davies

Through sponsorship and advertising,the gambling industry has successfully and deeply hitched itself to the world’s most popular gameIt should come as no surprise that the gambling industry has hitched itself to the world’s most popular game. Here are …

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Revealed: seven UK betting companies are live-streaming FA Cup games

• FA under fire over arrangement and urged to reconsider• Rights sold on by IMG under deal done before FA cut betting tiesSeven UK betting websites are live-streaming FA Cup matches as part of a TV and media rights deal struck by the Football Associati…

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English football’s betting obsession: a shirt-by-shirt guide

Half the Premier League clubs and 15 of the 24 Championship teams have gambling companies as their shirt sponsor this season Continue reading…

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Huddersfield fined £50,000 by FA for kit sponsorship stunt

Huddersfield wore kit for pre-season friendlyBookmaker’s logo broke FA guidelines Huddersfield have been fined £50,000 after admitting a charge relating to the Football Association’s kit and advertising regulations. The club were widely criticised for …

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Going with the crowd is now the way to seeing the future with better odds | Greg Wood

The rise of Betfair’s wisdom-of-crowds online gambling model has put canny sports fans in the driving seatSir Tim Rice found a moment during the gripping final hours of the third Ashes Test at Headingley last weekend to tweet about the latest betting o…

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Ladbrokes knew of problem with ‘cancelled’ bets, says former employee

• ‘There was meeting after meeting saying, what can we do?’• Bets were shown as accepted but had been rejectedA former employee of Ladbrokes has told The Guardian that the company was aware for several months of an issue with its software systems that …

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Talking Horses: betting firms’ deals with trainers and jockeys treble

Racing professionals’ links to bookmakers have increased dramatically in the past three years but the BHA says it regularly monitors arrangementsThe number of trainers and jockeys signing up to links with betting firms has trebled in three years. A Bri…

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Nigel Adams says Derby giving Wayne Rooney No 32 shirt is ‘very crafty’

• Sports minister urges club to consider impact of gambling• Derby using Rooney’s shirt to promote online casino sponsorDerby County have been urged by Britain’s new sports minister to reconsider their “very crafty” decision to give Wayne Rooney the No…

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Nigel Adams says Derby giving Wayne Rooney No 32 shirt is ‘very crafty’

• Sports minister urges club to consider impact of gambling• Derby using Rooney’s shirt to promote online casino sponsorDerby County have been urged by Britain’s new sports minister to reconsider their “very crafty” decision to give Wayne Rooney the No…

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Daniel Sturridge gets six-week ban for breaching FA betting rules

• Four weeks suspended so forward set to return on 31 July• FA unhappy with findings and sanction and will appealDaniel Sturridge has been suspended for six weeks and fined £75,000 after being found guilty of breaching Football Association betting rule…

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William Hill latest bookmaker to declare bets void at short-notice

• Hills’s decision follows similar moves by BetBright and 188BET• Bookmaker to stop taking bets from customers in SwitzerlandWilliam Hill, one of the most famous names in betting, has become the latest bookmaker to declare a significant number of ante-…

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Frankie Dettori’s Ascot exploits had online firms rushing to sell punters short | Greg Wood

With a payout in excess of the jockey’s Magnificent Seven on the cards at the Royal meeting, the big firms did no one a favour by refusing multiplesThere were some memorable and historic achievements at Royal Ascot last week, including Hayley Turner’s …