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Sky Bet and EFL agree five-year partnership extension

The English Football League (EFL) and Sky Bet have agreed to a record five-year partnership extension, wherein Sky Bet will remain as the League's title partner until the end of the 2028-29 season.

The extension builds on a decade-long partnership. It includes a new rights fee from Sky Bet, which is up by 50%. The aim is for this to produce “significant revenues for EFL clubs” and support the League’s goal to make all clubs “financial sustainable”.

In addition, Sky Bet will invest £1m per season and £6m in total into an EFL-held Community Fund, which will be distributed into communities at EFL club locations throughout England and Wales.

The funding will be used to deliver initiatives operated by the EFL Trust and the network of club community organisations.

Trevor Birch, EFL chief executive, said that the increased funding enforces the EFL and Sky Bet’s focus on community investment.

“We have consistently seen our partnership evolve to move with the times and, with community..

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Global regulators release joint World Cup statement

Regulators from France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Great Britain have released a joint statement before the World Cup begins on 20 November, reminding operators to keep responsible gambling and player protection in mind as the tournament runs.

The regulators met in Paris, France on 15 November. L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), the gambling regulator for France, said that the meeting saw a number of key issues being discussed that would affect betting during the World Cup.

“This meeting was an opportunity to address several topics, including the fight against illegal offers and the protection of players and advertising during the World Cup,” read the statement.

“On the latter topic, regulators agreed to commit to working together to closely monitor gambling operators’ compliance with advertising, betting integrity and consumer protection regulations during the World Cup.”

Earlier this month, a number of operators and advertisers signed four charters in France, which committed ..

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