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NHL issues first sports betting ban to Ottawa Senators star Pinto

The National Hockey League (NHL) has issued a 41-match ban to Ottawa Senators player Shane Pinto for violating its rules on sports betting.

Pinto becomes the first NHL player to be banned for betting on sports since the repeal of PASPA in mid-2018. New York-born Pinto has played for the Senators since joining the team from college in 2021.

The NHL did not disclose full details of the case, except that it linked to “activities relating to sports wagering”. League policy states players are not allowed to wager on NHL games but can bet on activities outside the league.

However, the NHL said there is no evidence Pinto bet on any NHL game. As such, it is unclear as to what Pinto actually wagered on and why he has been banned.

“The NHL considers this matter closed,” the league says. “Absent the emergence of new information, we will have no further comment.

Pinto also released a statement on the matter, issuing an apology for his actions.

“I want to apologise to the NHL, the Ottawa Se..

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Betfred pens partnership with NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights

Betfred USA Sports has signed a multi-year partnership with National Hockey League (NHL) team the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

A subsidiary of UK based Betfred Group, Las Vegas-based Betfred USA Sports began its operations in 2019. The company has expanded its reach across the US, most recently launching products in Maryland and Arizona.

As part of the new deal, Betfred is now an official sports betting partner of the team.

“We’re proud to be partnering with Betfred as they make their arrival here in Las Vegas,” said Golden Knights president Kerry Bubolz. “Betfred’s US business is Vegas born just like we are, and we’re excited to help them launch their brand in Nevada.”

The partnership will include interactive contests for fans during intermission at select home games and signage at T-Mobile Arena.

Additionally, Betfred branding will be incorporated into the NHL’s new digitally enhanced dasherboard (DED) broadcast signage and will feature on the Knight’s official digital channels, ..

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