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All bets are off, as Italian Ministers are accused of gambling away the future financial security of Serie A?

Italy’s Council of Ministers has approved a blanket ban on gambling advertising in the country, which will take effect on 1 January 2019. The Council of Ministers has the power to pass decrees with legal force in cases where Parliament has expressly delegated legislative authority to the Council. In recent years, there has been a … Continue Reading

Badminton World Federation Ethics Hearing Panel Delivers a Strong Warning to Those Engaging in Match Fixing

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has handed out 20 and 15 year suspensions to two leading players after finding them guilty of match fixing. Badminton has been hit by a few scandals before, with one of the most well-known names in the sport, Lee Chong Wei, banned for eight months for doping in 2014. Yet … Continue Reading

The end of Joey Barton’s career? All bets are off

On 6 October 2016, Sport Shorts covered the charge levelled by the Scottish Football Association (the “SFA”) against Joey Barton (then of Glasgow Rangers) in respect of 44 bets he was alleged to have placed on football matches between 1 July and 15 September 2016.  Barton later admitted the charges against him. Barton’s gambling-related troubles … Continue Reading

Wayne Shaw – A bitter pie to swallow? Football’s zero tolerance rule on betting bites once again

With Monday night’s fifth round FA Cup tie between Sutton United v Arsenal entering the 83rd minute, and with the non-league side trailing their Premier League opposition by two goals to nil following a spirited performance by the underdogs, a curious incident took place. Much to the mirth and delight of TV commentators and social … Continue Reading

Phillip Ivey v Genting Casinos UK Limited t/a Crockfords Club – James Bond’s favourite game, £7.7m and “honest cheating”.

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in a claim brought by Phil Ivey, “the world’s best poker player” in relation to the recovery of £7.7 million worth of winnings from the Crockfords Club casino in London (“Crockfords”). Background Mr Ivey is well known professional gambler who has won 10 World Series of Poker … Continue Reading

Joey Barton and betting: what are the rules on betting in English and Scottish football?

It was reported yesterday that Rangers football player Joey Barton has been charged by the Scottish Football Association (the “SFA”) for placing 44 bets on football matches.  It has been alleged that Barton placed the bets between 1 July and 15 September 2016.  He has been given until 12 October 2016 to respond to the … Continue Reading
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