Wrexham’s success affects sports betting, Ukraine lifts ban on its athletes competing against Russians and Belarusians, Magic Johnson becomes part-owner of Washington Commanders – here’s your weekly STATSCORE Review!
- The Wrexham effect in sports betting
- Ukraine lifts ban on its athletes competing against Russians and Belarusians
- Notre Dame and Under Armour agree on a 10-year apparel contract
- Nevada lawmaker slams NFL’s “disappointing” reply on betting integrity
- Magic Johnson becomes part-owner of Washington Commanders
The Wrexham effect in sports betting
Wrexham AFC’s League Two debut is imminent after gaining promotion from the National League, and gaining fame through the Welcome to Wrexham docuseries.
Following Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s ownership in 2020, Ladbrokes and Coral brands experienced a remarkable 59% surge in bets during the National League’s 2021/22 season compared to 2017/18. This surpassed the increases in the Championship League (15%), League One (32%), and League Two (24%).
Ukraine lifts ban on its athletes competing against Russians and Belarusians
Ukraine lifts ban on athletes competing against Russians and Belarusians under a neutral banner.
However, the ban remains for competitions involving Russian and Belarusian athletes performing under their national flags or supporting their regimes publicly. In such cases, Ukrainian athletes are advised to withdraw immediately. Read more
Notre Dame and Under Armour agree on a 10-year apparel contract
Notre Dame and Under Armour have recently announced the extension of their partnership through a new 10-year apparel contract.
According to sources from Yahoo Sports, the contract comes with an impressive price tag of over $10 million annually, encompassing both cash and gear provisions. This deal solidifies the commitment between the prestigious university and the well-known sportswear brand, promising to uphold Notre Dame’s competitive edge in the world of college athletics. Read more
Nevada lawmaker slams NFL’s “disappointing” reply on betting integrity
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., wrote June 15 to the leadership of the major professional sports leagues and the NCAA, seeking clarification on their betting policies and saying “more needs to be done to ensure that sports remain free from outside influence.”
While the NFL provided a response, Rep. Titus found it lacking in addressing specific issues that are related to league personnel and investigations regarding betting violations. Read more
Magic Johnson becomes part-owner of Washington Commanders
Entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has expanded his extensive business portfolio by officially becoming a part-owner of the Washington Commanders.
“It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Johnson expressed during an exclusive interview with NBC’s Craig Melvin on the “TODAY” show. Read more
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