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Tote Ireland Partners with Colossus Bets

Tote Ireland has partnered with Colossus Bets in a deal that will see the latter’s jackpot sports betting pools become available on the Horse Racing Ireland subsidiary’s onlin...

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Indian Authorities Bust Cricket Betting Ring

India’s Central Crime Branch (CCB) busted a cricket betting racket following a raid initiated by a tip. Manish Panjabi (38), Vybhav Parek (35) and Sunil Kumar (38) were among those arrested and authorities seized cash, a laptop and mobile phones. The CCB say the men are accused of collecting bets for the leader of the operation, known as Sukhdev from Rajas...

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Paddy Power Get on Bad Side of Irish ASA

Paddy Power has managed to get on the bad side of the Irish ASA with its social media advertisement, which has generated numerous complainants claiming it’s in poor taste, offensive, racist, and exploits the immigrants in Calais. The ad features images of sports stars Andy Murray, Raheem Sterling, Mo Farah, Manu Tualigi and Eoin Morgan on a truck that reads:...

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OPAP Opposes Tax on Wagers

Greek betting firm OPAP responded to plans to introduce a 5 percent tax on wagers claiming that it would reduce gambling activity and affect the Greek government’s projected revenue figures. The tax on betting coupled with a proposed tax on wineries would replace a 23 percent private education tax. OPAP spokesman Odysseas Christophorou believes implementati...

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New York Addresses Daily Fantasy Sports

New York Attorney General Eric Sneiderman is now including Yahoo’s daily fantasy sports (DFS) product in the state’s investigation on FanDuel and DraftKings. Yahoo has responded saying that there will be no change to its offering to NY punters since its product is “a lawful product for our Daily Fantasy Sports users”. In addition, New York State Senator Mi...

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MTG Acquires e-Sports Operator

Modern Times Group (MTG) has confirmed its acquisition of Scandinavian e-Sports operator DreamHack for a SEK 244 million (Euro 26.1 million) consideration. This year MTG’s previously acquired shares of e-Sports company Turtle Entertainment, ESL brand owner. “This complements our recent investment in ESL, and reinforces our commitment to video gaming as one...

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Sportradar Scales Back Ringit! App Due to Lack of NFL Approval

ESPN reported Sportradar’s launch of the iPRO sports betting app known as Ringit!, which was “abruptly scaled back” after the NFL said it had not approved the use of its data for punters to bet on. Sportradar initially released the app with the use of virtual coins with the plan to extend to "feature both fantasy play and full sports betting for cash" within...

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Two More Convictions in Legendz Sports Illegal Gambling Operation

The US Attorney's Office publicly announced the federal conviction of two people in Oklahoma for their roles in a scheme involving illegal gambling. 53-year-old Kelly Dorn of Oklahoma City and 45-year-old Kory Koralewski of Parker, Colorado have been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy with sentencing to come. Dorn was also convicted of operating an illeg...

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Aussie Investors Scammed by Conman

More than 100 Australian investors got in on an online gambling enterprise, Sports Trading Club, but claim they were conned by the entrepreneur Peter Foster. The investors say he concealed millions and he has now been served with eight freezing orders valued at A$10 million against him and his associates including his niece Arabella. The money is believed to b...

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Social Sports Betting Platform to be Acquired by Celsius Coal Ltd.

Australian resource mining developer Celsius Coal Ltd has shown its interest in a takeover by signing a heads of agreement (HOA) for the acquisition of Favourit Global Pty Ltd due to the potential seen in its social sports betting platform. Since the gambling and gaming industry differs from its primary business, Celsius must move forward with a re-compliance...

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New Jersey Senator Pushes for Fantasy Sports Regulation

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticized the media for directing so much attention on regulating daily fantasy sports when there are far more important issues in the world at the moment but this week saw NJ Senator Jim Whelan jump on the regulation band wagon. The senator wrote a letter to state regulators and the New Jersey Casino Control Commission sayi...

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New Australian Sportsbook: BlueBet

Sportingbet and Centrebet executive Michael Sullivan has launched a new sportsbook brand for the Australian market called BlueBet. Sullivan told The Daily Telegraph, “My turnover at Sportingbet when I sold was $3 billion, and I had 300 staff. I don’t see why I can’t build another business of a similar size.” "I really believe these big English bookmakers...

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Issue of UK Horse Racing Levy Moves to Another Level

The discussion between the British Horseracing Association (BHA) and industry stakeholders regarding a levy for next year’s 55th Horserace betting failed end in a resolution and the issue will now be turned over to the Secretary of State Department for Culture, Media and Sport for a decision. According to BHA, bookmakers that registered before the deadline, wh...

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DafaBet Extends Partnership with FAW

DafaBet and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) have extended their partnership for another three years as the company becomes FAW’s official betting partner through August 2018. The agreement covers the European Championships in France and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign. “Dafabet’s investment into Welsh Football through the Welsh Premier...

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Harry Lang Joins Pinnacle Sports Marketing Team

Pinnacle Sports has taken on Harry Lang as its marketing director based on his years of industry experience. Lang previously held the position of interim head of digital marketing for Rank Group’s Mecca Bingo and was also the head of games marketing for casino and bingo at digital entertainment. He additionally worke...

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Hong Kong Jockey Club’s eWin Experienced Technical Issues

Hong Kong Jockey Club's eWin website experienced an outage over the weekend resulting in a decrease to HK$65 million as compared to last year. The club's executive director, customer and marketing chief Richard Cheung Che-kit said, "The landing page simply would not load properly and as a result people could not place bets through it. At some times, it was br...

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Industry Veterans Join Gaming Technology Team

Grand Parade, the gaming technology company, whose clients include Betfair, Coral, Bwin, Ladbrokes, Sky Bet, Sportec...

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Will Hill and Bet-at-Home Support German Gambling Regulation

William Hill and Bet-at-Home are now part of the German sports betting association, which will allow them to contribute to the progression of German gambling regulation...

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ASA Censures Major Operators

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has censured Coral, Bet365 and Totesport from posting social gaming tweets featuring those under 25-years-old. All three operators used a 22-year old professional golfer Jordan Spieth in their adverts, which the ASA said was a violation of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) code. According to the code, perso...

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Sportradar Scores $44M Investment

Sports data provider Sportradar has raised $44 million in funding from its new alliance, Revolution Growth. Revolution Growth partners to join Sportradar’s advisory board include Ted Leonsis (owner of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics), Evan Morgan, Mark Cuban (owner o...

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