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OPAP Seeks Horse Racing License

Greece has a 20-year license to accept horse racing wagers as part of a privatization plan with international lenders. OPAP entered into a partnership with UK fund manager Global Family Partners for the license within days of the Greek privatization agency HRADF’s rejection of a deal...

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Alabama Man Caught in Illegal Operation of Sportsbook

An Alabama man, 39-year-old Mark Andrew Edmondson, has entered a plea agreement on chin response to illegal sportsbetting charges. Edmondson is accused of operating the online sportsbetting site, Betkill.net which generated $67,000 in profit over the course of three years. Edmondson's attorney Tommy Spina said, "It's not charged as bookmaking cases have bee...

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Australian Racing Attempting to Pull Punters Away from Illegal Operators

Australian racing is working with local bookmakers in an attempt to get them to accept wagers from high rolling punters to pull them away from illegal offshore online operators. Andrew Catterall, Racing Victoria's chief commercial and strategy officer, said, "Currently there is no legislation enforced to prevent Australian punters moving their betting activity...

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UK Advertising Standards Authority Keeping a Close Eye

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has been closely monitoring the adverts from online gambling companies and most recently has taken action against Betfred and 888Sports. The ASA received a complaint from a punter regard...

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Files Case Against bet365

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed a federal case against bet365’s Australian subsidiaries claiming that the betting companies offered punters free bets and deposit bonuses without the proper disclosure of terms and conditions. ACCC chairman Rod Sims told ABC News: "The online betting industry is a growing business sector. T...

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Betfair Sells Off Betfair Australasia Interest

Australian land based casino Crown Resorts launched a joint venture with Betfair in 2004, Betfair Australasia, and now has gained fill ownership of the company. Crown Resorts acquired Betfair’s 50 percent interest for a A$10 million pricetag. Betfair said in a statement: “Betfair has concurrently entered into an agreement with Crown to continue to provid...

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Macau and Hong Kong Hot Spots for Illegal Gambling Activity?

Chinese police have shut down several illegal gambling operations which seems to be in support of former FIFA security chief Chris Eaton’s comments that Macau and Hong Kong are hot spots for Asian illegal online gambling industry. Eaton was interviewed by the South China Morning Post and claimed that both areas are home to "...massive illegal online gambling...

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Gaming Authorities Address Gambling Advertising

The Remote Gaming Association has expressed its concerns related to gambling ads and marketing after numerous complaints handled by the Advertising Standards Authority. The UK Gambling Commission is determining the best way to deal with unsuitable gambling advertising. In related...

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England: New football betting rules enforced

The new rules will prevent players and coaches from betting on any worldwide footballing activity will help in the fight against match-fixing, says Football Association general secretary Alex Horne. Players from the top eight tiers of English football are banned from betting on the sport under the new set of rules which came into force on Friday. "We are reall...

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Tabcorp Holdings Purchases ACTTAB for A$105.5M

Australian bookmaking company Tabcorp Holdings has purchased the ACTTAB betting agency for A$105.5 million by the Australian Capital Territory provincial government. Tabcorp CEO David Attenborough said,"We look forward to leveraging our capabilities to strengthen the product offering available to ACTTAB customers and to deliver the best outcome for the racing...

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UK Politicians Consider Extension of Levy on Horse Racing Wagers

Labour Party politicians in the UK intend to raise money and awareness for problem gambling by an extension of the current horse racing levy placed on bets taken by retail and online bookmakers. “We believe it is right that businesses that make money from sport should contribute to sport," said Clive Efford, the shadow sports minister accordi...

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2014 World Cup Matches Boosted French Sportsbook Traffic

President of the French regulator ARJEL, Charles Coppolani, says that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was beneficial for French sports betting operators and has helped to boost suffering revenues. F...

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Betclic to Transfer Elements from Gibraltar to Malta?

Betclic Everest senior managers are planning a review of the company's Gibraltar-based online gambling elements related to sport trading and administrative functions with the possibility of moving away from the jurisdiction. Some functions may be switched around from Gibraltar to Malta leaving some of the jobs at risk. European regulatory changes may requir...

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World Cup Gambling Busts According to Interpol

The International Police Association (Interpol) worked with police departments from around the world to report illegal gambling busts during the World Cup football tournament. "The results ... are significant in relation to the volume of bets being handled by these illegal gambling dens, as well as the number of arrests," said Jean-Michel Louboutin, Interpol's...

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SBObet Cleared of Involvement in Illegal Online Betting Ring

US officials accused online sportsbook SBObet of being involved in an illegal betting ring that was brought down in Las Vegas last weekend but it seems that the accusations were false. Poker player Paul Phua was arrested in addition to seven other individuals associated with the ring which accepted illegal wagers on World Cup football matches via the SBObet we...

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William Hill Appoints Tom Waterhouse to Chief of Australian Operations

Tom Waterhouse has been appointed to the William Hill plc team as the head honcho of its Australian ventures including Sportingbet, Centrebet and Tom Waterhouse.com. James Henderson, the veteran William Hill senior executive, said Waterhouse is "...a passionate, innovative and digitally savvy industry expert who shares our passion for delivering a superior pro...

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Betfred Loses Two Execs

Two executives have left Betfred this week. The reason for Chris Sheffield and Adele Lawton’s exit is not known; however Betfred has is making changes to its online marketing department and has sought the assistance of a company to find replacements for the two execs. Sheffield was part of the Betfred team for 3 years while Lawton was with the company for...

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Churchill Downs Prepares to Enter Online Market

A Louisville, Kentucky news publication, the Courier-Journal, wrote about the goings with Churchill Downs and its plans to enter the online gambling business. The article reveals company has spent a lot of time on the development of its online gambling site which also includes the software. The new venture will create as many as 50 jobs in Louisville with...

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Online Sports Betting Bust in Las Vegas

Online poker pro Paul Phua was one of eight individuals from Malaysia, China and Hong Kong that faced arraignment in Las Vegas Monday for involvement in illegal online sports betting. Police raided the operation in Las Vegas on July 9 and others arrested included Phua's son Darren Wai Kit Phua, 22; Seng Chen Yong, 56, and Wai Kin Yong, 22, all of Malaysia; Hui...

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Two More Asian Illegal Gambling Busts

Another gambling ring has been busted in Vietnam resulting in the arrest of 11 people including the alleged ring leader, Duong Ba Lieu (48). It has been reported that the ring dealt with more than $235 million in wagers and was based out of Bim Son in the Thanh Hoa province; however it ran using foreign web domains. Another bust of an online sport betting r...

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