Football Shirt Sponsorship: Are Trading Apps Replacing Bookies?

Betting sponsorship has played a huge role in football over the last decade, especially in the Premier League where advertising real estate commands a lot of dosh. This has also been the subject of a fair amount of controversy though, with campaigners arguing that promoting gambling vis football is irresponsible and can be harmful, especially…

Gentingbet to Close Down on 16th August 2021

In an email to advertising partners on July 9th, Gentingbet confirmed that they will be closing down their online sportsbook and casino by the end of August. The decision comes after an extremely difficult period covering the coronavirus outbreak which closed all of their land based casinos and other venues, costing the Genting Group dearly….

Ladbrokes Ad Banned for Being Socially Irresponsible

Anyone watching the telly after 9pm during April may have caught the Ladbrokes ad in question before it was taken off the air. Although the ad originally passed checks and made it onto the TV in the first place, a complaint from a member of the public made the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) look again….

Boylesports Interested in William Hill UK Retail Business

Following on from our blog post at the beginning of May, another suitor has registered their interest in William Hill’s retail operation. Boylesports is an Irish bookie that recently entered the UK high street market when everyone else seemed to be selling off and scaling down, and now they are eyeing a potential deal that…

Greyhound Racing Back in Oxford

Good news for the Oxford Stadium and for the greyhound racing industry in general this week, as news broke that the sport will return to the venue in December this year. One of the original cloth cap sports, or working mans sports, greyhound racing has been in decline for decades now. It is the bingo…

Norwich Drops Sponsor BK8 After Just 3 Days

This must be some sort of record. On Saturday 5th June Norwich City announced a 1 year sponsorship deal worth £5 million with Asian sports betting firm BK8. Just 3 days later, the club announced that the deal had been terminated with immediate effect – that’s about as long as Norwich will go without losing…