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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 30/11/2020

Has the sports betting industry recovered from the pandemic? Will Canada make single-event bets legal? Let’s find out more with STATSCORE‘s fresh review!

  1. Canada moves to decriminalise single-event sports betting
  2. Is sports betting recovering from COVID-19?
  3. Fans to be allowed back into English sports venues
  4. Ibrahimovic claims EA Sports stole his image for FIFA 21
  5. Can you measure Maradona’s genius in numbers?

Canada moves to decriminalise single-event sports betting

Betting on single events is formally illegal in Canada. The effect? According to the Canadian Gaming Association, an estimated $14 billion is lost to the black market via online bookmakers.

The new proposed legislation would give Canadian provinces and territories the ability to offer single-event betting. As it stands, bettors are only allowed to place “parlay” bets – that is to wager on more than one game, and pick the winner in each contest. Read more

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Is sports betting recovering from COVID-19?

2020 started on a high note for the betting industry, with great events such as EURO 2020 and the Olympic Games to look forward to.

Then, of course, the pandemic has changed everything. Cancelled and postponed events, games played without fans, and almost no events to bet on. How has the industry dealt with these difficulties? Read more

Fans to be allowed back into English sports venues

When the lockdown ends on December 2, some football clubs will be ready to welcome their supporters back to their grounds.

The British government has announced which tiers different areas of the country will be after the lockdown. London and Liverpool in Tier 2 will be able to welcome back 2,000 sports fans into venues, while Manchester will remain in Tier 3, which means fans won’t be allowed to come back.

Arsenal is going be the first EPL team to host home supporters, for their Europa League tie with Rapid Vienna on 3 December. Read more

Ibrahimovic claims EA Sports stole his image for FIFA 21

The AC Milan forward has hit out at EA Sports saying that ‘somebody is making profit’ from him in the FIFA game. It has been reported that 300 players were ready to join Ibrahimovic in a legal battle against the makers of the game.

EA Sports responded with the following statement: “EA SPORTS FIFA is the world’s leading football video game, and to create an authentic experience, year after year we work with numerous leagues, teams and individual talents to ensure the similarity rights of the players we include. One of these is a long-standing relationship with the global representative of professional footballers, FIFPro, who works with a number of licensees to negotiate deals for the benefit of players and their unions.” Read more

Can you measure Maradona’s genius in numbers?

Diego Armando Maradona’s genius was unquestionable. Were his amazing achievements reflected with his career stats?

One World Cup, nine club trophies Boca Juniors (1), Barcelona (3), and Napoli (5), 34 goals scored for Argentina in 91 appearances… As the world pays respects to one of footballs greatest stars ever, here’s a look at Maradona’s stats. Read more

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