La Liga returns with bookmaker blackout

By on August 30, 2020

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Related Articles La Liga football clubs will be forced to remove all betting related sponsorships and in-stadia promotional materials in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 ‘Social Shield’ decree emergency response. The top flight of Spanish football will return on Thursday 12 June with the Seville derby (Sevilla FC vs Real Betis) restarting La Liga’s postponed schedule after an 11-week hiatus. Despite easing a majority of social restrictions, the Spanish government has underlined that La Liga matches must follow temporary emergency provisions announced in March, which includes a ban on all forms of gambling advertising until 21 June.Upholding emergency laws, eight clubs – Valencia, Alavés, Leganés, Granada, Mallorca, Sevilla, Osasuna and Levante – will recommence their La Liga seasons blanking out bookmaker sponsorships.Under the mandate of Spain’s COVID-19 ‘Social Shield Decree’, the Consumer Affairs Ministry was allowed to fast-track the approved laws of Spain’s ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ – a federal bill which permits a ‘four-hour advertising window (1-5 am)’ for licensed gambling companies.Spanish bookmakers and wider media stakeholders have criticised the Consumer Affairs Ministry for sanctioning a rash judgement, which removed a ‘grace period’ to allow betting firms to fulfil advertising contracts with media partners prior to the start of the 2020/2021 football season in September.La Liga is also aiming to allow stadiums to host match days at ‘one-third of capacity’ providing they adhere to strict social distancing laws. La Liga has detailed that it is currently working on further developments with government representatives to ease further matchday restrictions. Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020last_img read more

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Maidana ready for Mayweather

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgMarcos Maidana is so confident he will beat undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather that he said he would risk his prize money for their September 13 welterweight rematch.  Argentina’s Maidana lost on a majority decision to Mayweather in their title unification bout in May but last week Mayweather announced that he would face the South American slugger again in Las Vegas.The fighters launched a five-city promotional tour on Monday in New York with Maidana speaking to reporters at a second event in Washington.Mayweather, 46-0 with 26 knockouts, won the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns after saying he would not fight until Maidana switched gloves, claiming his rival’s choice did not have enough padding.Maidana, 35-4 with 31 knockouts, agreed to switch gloves but brought up the issue when Mayweather dared him to bet his share of their rematch purse on a victory, asking, “We can bet whatever, but will he let me use my gloves?”Maidana says he is ready to win in whatever gloves Mayweather chooses. “I feel like this is my time now and I will win this rematch,” he said. “I’m willing to take the bet, no problem.”Mayweather also taunted Maidana as being a dirty fighter, noting a gash on his right eyelid he said came from a head-buttlast_img read more

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