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Gambling sponsorship and advertising shakeup in Spanish football

The Spanish Government has published a proposal for measures which, if passed, will restrict gambling advertising in Spanish football. One of the proposed measures is the ban of gambling sponsors on football shirts. Although the measures are designed to protect consumers, they could have significant financial implications for Spain’s top clubs. It is worth noting … Continue Reading

Intermediaries and contractual certainty – lessons from Winlink Marketing Limited v The Liverpool Football Club and Athletics Grounds Limited

It’s no secret that gambling has become a huge part of football. With over £349 million in kit sponsorship being paid to Premier League football clubs in the 2019/20 season alone, it is clear that betting companies and the gambling sector as a whole make a significant contribution to the ongoing financial sustainability of professional … Continue Reading

The Cheltenham Festival, Brexit and the free movement of horses.

Today marks the start of the Cheltenham Festival, one of the highlights of the National Hunt racing calendar. The Cheltenham Festival can trace its roots back to 1860, when the first National Hunt Chase took place at Market Harborough. The event has been held in Cheltenham since 1911 and continues to include the Stayers Hurdle, … Continue Reading

Phillip Ivey v Genting Casinos UK Limited t/a Crockfords Club – The Supreme Court considers “honest cheating”

Late last year, Sport Shorts brought you a case note involving Phil Ivey, “the world’s best poker player”, advantage play and the disputed recovery of £7.7 million of winnings from Crockfords Club casino in London (“Crockfords”). Following our review of the background, first instance and Court of Appeal rulings, the Supreme Court has now settled … Continue Reading
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