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- Brexit regulations change transfers into Premier League
- Sports in 2020 were disrupted, but favourites kept winning anyway
- European gaming revenue fell by 23% in 2020
- Canada gives approval for NHL training camps
- ATP Tour lifts betting sponsorship ban
Brexit regulations change transfers into Premier League
UK’s departure from the European Union is affecting all spheres of life on the continent, including sports.
When it comes to the Premier League, the most important changes will be related to the ways in which English clubs are able to buy and sell players from overseas.
Sam Allardyce, manager of Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, says that the new regulations are already harming his transfer planning. Read more
Sports in 2020 were disrupted, but favourites kept winning anyway
First, the COVID-19 pandemic forced major leagues to cancel and postpone their games, then teams had to compete in dramatically altered schedules, play in bubbles, without an audience, and under restrictions…
It seemed reasonable to suspect that these unusual conditions could result in some unexpected outcomes at the end of the season. However, it turned out that the favourites not only survived – they thrived. Read more
European gaming revenue fell by 23% in 2020
Europe’s gambling revenue dropped from €98.6bn gross gaming revenue in 2019 to €75.9bn in 2020, according to numbers published by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA).
Europe’s online gambling revenue increased by 7% last year, but this did not compensate for major land-based declines related to COVID-19 pandemic. Despite ongoing problems, growth and regeneration within the market are expected as online gaming keeps evolving. Read more
Canada gives approval for NHL training camps
Government of Canada has approved the start of NHL camps. However, five Canadian provinces with NHL franchises must still give their approval for games between Canadian teams during the regular season, which is scheduled to start on January 13.
The Canadian franchises will only play each other during the regular season and the first two rounds of the playoffs. Read more
ATP Tour lifts betting sponsorship ban
The ATP Tour has lifted the moratorium on its men’s tennis tournaments deals with sports betting and daily fantasy firms. The ban was implemented in 2018 amid a series of match-fixing incidents.
Title sponsorships or presenting partnerships with sports betting or fantasy firms will however still be prohibited, and on-court branding signs will have to be installed at an acceptable distance from the umpire’s chair and the player’s bench. Read more
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