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The Netherlands – Dutch Football Association vows to tackle integrity threats through Sportradar partnership

Sportradar Intelligence and Investigation Services (I&I), part of Sportradar Integrity Services, will increase the integrity measures provided to the Netherlands’ biggest sports association, the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), as part of a new multi-year agreement. Processing all publicly available information on the surface, deep and dark web, the I&I team will provide the KNVB…

UK – The trading of player data challenged under GDPR

The collection of sports data and statistics for betting and gaming is being challenged under Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by hundreds of UK footballers. The legal action, if successful, could affect the way in which information is classified and significantly change the cost of scraping such data from public sources…

Canada – Genius signs football deal with MediaPro Canada

Genius Sports, the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with MEDIAPRO Canada, a leading independent broadcast services, rights distribution and production company. The agreement will help grow the domestic and international addressable market for Canadian soccer, through Genius…

Brazil – Konami becomes Official Global Partner and Video Game Partner of Santos

Konami Digital Entertainment has teamed up with Santos Futebol Clube to serve as Official Global Partner and Video Game Partner. The terms of the partnership agreement will include placement of KONAMI’s eFootball PES 2021 (PES 2021) logo within the numbers of the club’s official game and training kits, along with branding on Youth Academy kits…

Spain – Nationwide match rigging investigation underway in Spain

A full-scale investigation has been launched into match fixing in the third (Segunda B) and fourth tier (Tercera) divisions in the Spanish football league. At least 28 people have already been arrested with police forces focusing their efforts in the provinces of Barcelona, Albacete and Badajoz. However, officials are arresting those involved and carrying out…

China – Sportradar at the heart of Hong Kong’s football integrity

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has demonstrated its on-going commitment to integrity by hosting a week-long integrity programme for players and officials across the territory. The programme has been developed and run by HKFA partner, Sportradar as part of their collaboration, focused on educating and protecting players from potential match fixing approaches. A total…

UK – Worldpay records 20 per cent Premier League boost

The Premier League blasted back this weekend with plenty of fixtures to whet fans’ appetites for the 2016-2017 season. Data from Worldpay revealed a mammoth 20 per cent rise in the number of bets placed on opening day compared to last year, with more fans than ever hoping to win big as the world’s most…

UK – Stoke City’s football ground to be renamed The bet365 Stadium

bet365 has secured a deal to rename the Britannia Stadium , home of the English Premier League’s Stoke City as the bet365 Stadium from the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season. The betting company has entered into an initial six-year stadium naming rights agreement with the club’s owners and has also extended its shirt…

UK – Coral signs up with five British Football Clubs

British bookmaker Coral has this season significantly increased its commercial involvement in Football by becoming the Official Betting and Gaming Partner for five major British Football Clubs; Everton, Newcastle, Norwich, Fulham and Leeds. This increased strategic focus on Football reflects the significant growth in football betting across all Coral channels, but most notably through its…