Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: football

Gambling essential to pro football, says market expert

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It’s a funny old game, but not in a few years’ time if the calls to ban betting from the beautiful game are heeded. According to one expert, the present..

BT Sport adds 20 Premier League football matches to its line up from 2019/20 season

BT Sport has won the rights to a further 20 Premier League football matches in the UK, taking the total to 52, for three years from the start of the 2019/20 season. These games add to the 32 Saturday matches which BT Sport won earlier this year. For the first time, the company will show multiple mid-week Premier League matches...

Stonegate Pub Company forecast £6m World Cup boost

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One of Britain’s biggest pub companies feels its set to score a big, even if England make an early exit from the upcoming World Cup. Simon Longbottom, chief executive of the Stonegate Pub Company, said the prevalence of foreign players in the Premiership will keep fans interested in the tournament, even if England bow out early in the tournament. “England going...

FC Barcelona and leisure park operator to develop amusement chain

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Leisure park operator Parques Reunidos and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to develop a chain of entertainments centres dedicated to the club's players and historical moments. The deal will see five themed centres - taking up an average area of 5,000sq.m - developed over the next five years. “This partnership represents an important milestone within Parques Reunidos’ growth strategy,” said...

Nat Solomon, industry leader and former Tottenham Hotspur chairman, passes away

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Nat Solomon, one of the modern industry's founding fathers, died on Saturday 30 September at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after a short illness.   Solomon, who succumbed to pneumonia, was aged 93. In a stellar business career, which started at Unilever, Solomon went on to be chairman of Crown Leisure, Gala Clubs and then Talarius Plc. In 1991 he was appointed...

John “ Motty ” Motson offered bingo caller role

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John Motson, the 72-year-old football commentator, announced he will leave the BBC at the end of the football season in May 2018 after a 50-year career, and Mecca Bingo have wasted no time in proposing a new career path for the broadcasting legend.   The British bingo giant are keen to use Motty’s “perfect commentary pitch” to help bingo callers throughout...

Labour plans to ban betting firms from football shirts

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The Labour Party has pledged to ban football clubs from agreeing to shirt sponsorship deals with betting companies, should the party get into power.   The policy, unveiled by deputy leader Tom Watson, is understood to be the first of a series of proposals to curb gambling firms, and designed to turn up the pressure for the Tory-led government ahead of...

Brighton seeking to keep its number one spot

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Brighton & Hove Council have been told to concentrate more on the tourism economy after the city’s attractions saw a slight drop in visits compared with last year, according to findings from VisitEngland. The rest of Southeast England saw an uptick of five percent, indicating that Brighton is facing tougher competition from lesser known attractions elsewhere in the UK....

Flamingo Land lends name to Scarborough new stadium

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Flamingo Land will be further cementing its mark on Scarborough by lending its name to a new football stadium in the Yorkshire town.   The theme park company became the first sponsor of a new community football stadium, which will now be known as Flamingo Land Stadium, at Scarborough Sports Village. Gordon Gibb, CEO at Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire said: “We...

Mecca and Gala score over £24k for charity

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Staff at Mecca Bingo and Gala Bingo’s South East clubs have helped to raise over £24k at charity football fundraiser for their chosen charities.   Team members from 13 South East Mecca Bingo clubs took to the pitch to help raise funds for Carers Trust to help support the seven million carers in the UK. Having been charity partners since February 2014,...

Grosvenor Casinos named main partner for Fulham FC

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Fulham Football Club has confirmed its new main team partner will be the fully UK licensed online casino and sports betting provider, Grosvenor Casinos.   The two-year deal will see Grosvenor Casinos’ logo displayed on the playing shirts worn by the Club’s First Team and PL2 side as well as designation as the Club’s official betting and casino partner for the...

BT Sport backs pubs ahead of strongest season yet

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The next 12 months will see BT Sport’s strongest season of premium live sport ever as the company also plans to raise the profile of pubs and clubs in UK communities.   BT Sport has confirmed its lineup for this season includes the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League and, for the very first time, five English teams...

Football icon shoots and scores at world’s leading gaming expo

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ICE Totally Gaming kicked off its second successful day with an appearance from Real Madrid's Roberto Carlos. Attendees at the ‘World Theatre of Gaming’ edition of ICE were greeted to a unique display from World Cup winner and one of the FIFA 100 world’s greatest living players, Roberto Carlos on Wednesday morning at the PlanetWin365 stand. The Real Madrid icon kicked off the...