Chile moves towards regulated sports betting, Malta Gaming Authority defends Bill 55, and World Athletics enters multi-year deal with Deloitte – here’s STATSCORE’s weekly Review!
Chile advances prospects of regulated sports betting
Chile is moving towards the launch of a controlled digital gambling and sports betting industry.
The ultimate objective is to inaugurate a closely regulated online gambling platform, subject to taxation, by the conclusion of 2023. The new articles are expected to provide legal context for the government and associated agencies to prosecute criminal activity related to online gambling. Read more
Malta Gaming Authority stands by contentious Bill 55
Amidst a wave of criticism asserting that the amendment contradicts European law, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has come forward to say the bill doesn’t go against European law.
This bill, known as Article 56A within Malta’s Gaming Act, is affirmed by the MGA to be in harmony with European legislation. Its primary aim is to protect operators licensed in Malta from legal liability stemming from their gambling pursuits when these activities fall within the scope of their MGA licenses. Read more
World Athletics enters multi-year deal with Deloitte
World Athletics has unveiled an expansive global sponsorship collaboration with the UK-based management consulting firm, Deloitte.
Starting on January 1, 2024, and extending through December 31, 2029, Deloitte is set to serve as the official sponsor for both World Athletics and the World Athletics Series. Read more
Luis Rubiales suspended by FIFA
The incident involving a kiss from Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales to Women’s World Cup winner Jenni Hermoso has sent shockwaves through Spanish soccer.
FIFA has announced a 90-day suspension of Rubiales from “all football-related activities at national and international level” during the course of ongoing disciplinary proceedings. Read more
Inter Miami expects triple revenue boost with the Messi phenomenon
The remarkable influence of Messi is proving to be a game-changer for Inter Miami, as the club foresees a threefold increase in anticipated earnings for 2024.
Xavier Asensi, the commercial director of the team, has attributed this significant surge in projected income to the World Cup winner’s profound impact. Read more
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