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Vermantia Launches with Isibet.it

Vermantia, an online games distributor, launched its gaming content with Italian operator, Isibet.it, which making Vermantia’s virtual games available to Isibet’s online partners. The company stated that the initial launch will include football, greyhound and horse racing, with cycling and...

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Authorities in Philippines Prepare to Deport Group Involved in Illegal Gambling Ring

Authorities in the Philippines are preparing to the deportation of 73 nationals of China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, America, Australia, Singapore, and South Korea following the bust of an illegal online gambling ring. Police in Makati received a tip from an anonymous source. Immigration officials said that the crew were working out of a three story building...

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Epay Finance Manager Arrested in Los Angeles

A finance manager for epay, from Sydney, Australia, was arrested in Los Angeles and accompanied back to Sydney facing 9 charges of fraud involving A$7 million, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The arrest of 38-year-old Jason Graham Boatwright was the result of a major investigation involving the FBI, US Secret Service and NSW Police operation. Acco...

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80 Taiwanese Employees of Illegal Gambling Operation Arrested in Paraguay

Paraguay police investigators have arrested 57 men and 23 women from Taiwan who previously entered the country as tourists but are working for an illegal online gambling ring. Police are currently looking for the leader after raiding two houses in Ciudad del Este and finding the group working among IT equipment and computer sets. Alfredo Acosta, the prose...

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Louisiana Bookie Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Federal Judge Helen G. Berrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana slammed down the gavel sentencing 79-year-old Frank J. Frabbiele to eight months in prison for his involvement in the operation of an il...

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Bwin Shutting Down Sportster App

Within just four months of its launch, bwin.party digital entertainment is pulling its Sportster Bet and Win Facebook app as of January 30, 2015. Users were notified but there was no explanation given other than bwin’s sale of social gaming branch, WIN. Sportster was created with Nordeus and launched in Beta testing mode in September 2014.

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DraftKings Signs 4th NBA Team

Fantasy sports betting company, DraftKings signed another NBA team, Minnesota Timberwolves, this week. The deal will see DraftKings become a presenting sponsor of the TimberWolves Team Stats social media feature and WolvesCast official team podcasts. The company also plans to offer sweepstakes with prizes such as VIP tickets, corporate clothing and hospit...

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David Stern Supports Current NBA Commissioner’s Campaign for Legalized Sports Betting

Former NBA commissioner, David Stern, has supported current commissioner, Adam Silver’s campaign to increase legalized sports betting across the United States. In September 2014, Silver said that the introduction of sports betting was “inevitable” as a result of suffering state budgets and support from American citizens. He also proposed a partnership wit...

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New Zealand's TAB Faced Cyber-Attack on Boxing Day

New Zealand's TAB is the latest online operator to be the focus of another cyber-attack claiming it was hit during the holidays in an “unprecedented and concentrated cyber attack”, which caused an interruption in betting. Acting CEO at the New Zealand Racing Board, Glenn Patrick said, “It started on the afternoon of Boxing Day and we've probably had seven or...

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Senet Group to Launch New Responsible Gambling Campaign

Senet Group founded by William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral Group and Ladbrokes plans to launch new responsible gambling messages in betting shops and on television and online adverts. The new tagline is “WHEN THE FUN STOPS, STOP” and is designed to raise problem gambling awareness. A more extensive campaign will launch sometime in late January and utilize TV a...

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MGT Partners with Vivid Entertainment for New Sports Betting Product

MGT Capital Investments has partnered with Vivid Entertainment LLC, an adult entertainment company, to develop a new online fantasy sports product on Vivid Bet Sports.com. Sports betting platform DraftDay.com, is owned by MGT and recently launched a free Daily Fantasy Legend on Facebook. "We are deeply excited about working with a synergistic partner like...

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Corruption and Involvement in Illegal Gambling Ring Among Thai Police Department – Update

Nine additional arrests have taken place in the ongoing Thai police investigation into an illegal football online betting ring. Charges are based on police officers accepting bribes from a reportedly Indian illegal sports betting operator, Abubakar bin Sulaiman. Former Central Investigation Bureau commissioner Lt-General Pongpat Chayaphan is among those c...

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New Jersey Sports Betting Submissions Get a Deadline

The US Third Court of Appeal has set January 14 as a deadline for the state of New Jersey to submit its latest brief in the ongoing dispute over New Jersey's attempts to legalize intrastate sports betting. The case is centered on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which essentially outlaws the expansion of sports betting across the country, but a...

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NJ Governor Responds to NBA Chief’s Stance on US Sports Betting

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has responded to NBA chief Adam Silver's call for change in US sports betting regulations. Silver spoke of a joint legalization initiative in Congress while the NBA is involved in combined sports league litigation to put a stop to New Jersey's drive for expanded sports betting. ”I think it’s kind of crazy for the commissio...

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More Information on 666Bet’s Split from Novigroup

666BET has released a public statement providing more information on the company’s separation from platform Novigroup. A 666BET spokesman said over the weekend that he was unable to comment; however on Monday 666BET said that it had switched its online sportsbook to the BetConstruct platform and its online casino is now power...

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Corruption and Involvement in Illegal Gambling Ring Among Thai Police Department

Thailand police are investigating an online betting ring involving billions of baht via illegal international football wagers. Senior police officers, Lt General Pongpat Chayaphan and his former deputy Pol Maj-General Kowit Wongrungroj were arrested on corruption charges, extortion and involvement in the illegal activity. They are currently in a prison in Ban...

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Canadian Sport Betting Bill Reviewed in 2015

Without the support of the Canadian Senate, attempts to update Canadian sports betting have been unsuccessful over the past three years. Bill C290 be brought before the Senate for review in January 2015 but local media speculates that the disapproval from certain members of the Upper House will delay the process further. The bill was created to change lega...

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Increase on Gambling Taxes in the Czech Republic?

Czech Republic’s Finance Minister, Andrej Babis has a plan to increase taxes on betting companies in 2016 which will cost them dearly. Babis is considering doubling the current 20 percent tax rate. In fact, he has plans to increase the tax on gambling 30 to 40 percent depending on type, fixed odds betting or electronic gaming machines. The proposal of the i...

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Tabcorp to Request Leave to Appeal in Victoria Case

Tabcorp Holdings, Australian online and land based gambling company, revealed its plans to request leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia following the December 4, 2014 judgment of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria. The case involves Tabcorp’s claim seeking payment of A$686 million from the State of Victoria. "If special leave is...

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Crown Resorts Partners with BetEasy to Compete in Australian Market

James Packer, owner of Crown Resorts land based gambling group in Australia, spoke of the recent partnership with Matthew Tripps' online sports betting company BetEasy saying that the collaboration will compete against online sports operations that have entered into the Aussie market. "This exciting new venture will help build an Australian-owned business that...

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