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UFC 251: Fight Island kicks off with three title fights and a loaded card

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UFC has given fans lots to like this weekend as it kicks off its run at "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi. The first of four events in two weeks starts on Saturday night with UFC 251 that boasts a trio of title fights, including the main event of welterweight champ Kamaru Usman facing Jorge Masvidal. Also on the card is a featherweight title rematch of Alexander Volkanovski taking on Max Holloway as well as Petr Yan battling Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title.

There is action up and down the card, with exciting fights on the prelims all the way through the pay-per-view main card. There are fights spread across 10 weight classes, with ranked fighters up and down the card. Let's take a look at every fight on the main card card, with a bonus look at two standout prelim bouts that could steal the show.

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#Spain bans #gambling shirt #sponsorships from @SBCGamingNews

SBC News

Gambling companies will no longer be permitted to appear as front-of-shirt sponsors for La Liga clubs next season, according to a report in El Pais.

Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of new draconian measures which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure.

Currently, eight clubs in La Liga feature a gambling company as a main shirt sponsor – Valencia, Alavés, Leganés, Granada, Mallorca, Sevilla, Osasuna and Levante.

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Press Release - Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to Hold Category 4 Casino Auction on September 2, 2020

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HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced today that it will conduct an auction for a Category 4 slot machine license on September 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. prior to its regular Board meeting.

The new auction will be held to carry out provisions in Act 23 of 2020 which directed the Board to conduct one auction for the Category 4 slot machine license previously applied for by Mount Airy Casino Resorts, but which was subsequently denied.

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#Kindred marks Q2 comeback ahead of July interim statement from @SBCGamingNews

SBC News

Despite the cancellation of live sporting events over the past few months, Kindred Group expects a ‘substantial’ increase in gross revenues during Q2, attributing the growth to technology, esports and virtual sports alternatives.

Ahead of publishing its interim report on 24 July 2020, Kindred anticipates that Q2 gross revenue will equate to approximately £235 million, up from £226.2 million in Q2 2019.

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On 4 July last year, hard seltzer sales were 17% of the total beer category, with light lagers in first place.

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#SpotlightSportsGroup enhances #US content from @SBCGamingNews

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Spotlight Sports Group has revealed plans to grow its content portfolio with more in-depth analysis, pre-game and in-game statistics and picks for the four major US sports.

The new content will be aimed at both retail outlets and online sportsbooks, having been designed to ‘educate and reach new customers across the US’ as more states continue to legalise sports betting.

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Press Release - @SuperBookUSA and @USIntegrity Announce #Partnership

U.S. Integrity and Superbook announced today they have agreed to a partnership. U.S. Integrity will provide the Superbook with reporting and information to help identify wagering abnormalities and ensure sports betting integrity in every game, every sport, every time.

The SuperBook, which currently operates one of the biggest sports betting locations in Las Vegas at the Westgate Hotel and Casino, joins a growing list of U.S. Integrity partners that supply the company with sports betting data, helping build the database of real betting information that allows U.S. Integrity to detect and report suspicious activity in the sports wagering market. The SuperBook will utilize U.S. Integrity fraud alerts, reporting and additional integrity monitoring services.

“We are looking forward to working with the exceptional team at the SuperBook,” said Matthew Holt, President and CEO of U.S. Integrity. “All of our partners are committed to the highest integrity standards and the SuperBook is no exception. These types of partnerships help ensure sports betting integrity and strengthen the unique reporting tools we’ve developed at U.S. Integrity.”

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