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Nektan Receive Irish License

Mobile gaming platform provider Nektan plc has received a remote betting intermediary license from the Irish gaming regulator coinciding with new regulations, which went into effect on August 1, 2015. The Irish license gives Nektan the opportunity to bolster its presence within the market. “We will continue to seek further opportunities in Ireland as part o...

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Bwin.Party Enters Italian Retail Market

During a press conference in Rome, Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment announced that it has made a collaborative brand-licensing deal with Italian retail supplier Obiettivo 2016. As a result of the deal, Obiettivo 2016 may use Bwin brands in Italy, initially occupying 15 percent of the Italian retail betting sector with the brand represented in 400 independent r...

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Illegal Sports Betting Operator Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Online sportsbook Beteagle owner, 78-year-old Joseph Graziano of Springfield, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his involvement in an illegal sports betting conspiracy as announced by United States Attorney Paul J Fishman. Judge Claire C Cecchi sentenced Graziano, who pled guilty to the charge. Court documentation and court statement...

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DraftKings in Advertising Deal with ESPN

Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has entered into a 2-year $250 million advertising deal with Walt Disney American sports network subsidiary ESPN. The deal will see DraftKings become the exclusive DFS partner to ESPN owned media channels and digital inventory giving it an advantage over its competitor, FanDuel. Previously in the year, Disney opted o...

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Ladbrokes Withdraws QuickCall from Australian Market

The controversy over Ladbrokes, William Hill and Bet365 taking advantage of a loophole in Australian betting laws to offer online in-play bets continues and Ladbrokes has pulled its QuickCall product from the market. According to The Australian newspaper, the Australian Communications and Media Authority had direct communications with all three companies stati...

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British Government Refuses to Lower Maximum Bets on FOBT’s

English and Welsh councils, led by Newham Council, have been unsuccessful in a bid to convince the British government to lower the maximum betting limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals from GBP 100 to a mere GBP 2. According to a BBC report, the government rejected the application noting that stronger controls have already been put in place and the bookmaking...

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Thai Police Arrest 11 in Illegal Online Gambling Bust

On Tuesday, Thai police in Pattaya invaded three residential rental properties searching for illegal online gambling operations. During the raid, police discovered that the operators were from South Korea, which seems to be a common occurrence this year in Malaysia and Thailand in terms of gambling busts. Police apprehended 11 South Koreans including one fe...

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New Rules for Belgian Virtual Sports Operators

Belgium’s gambling authority, the Kansspelcommissie, has announced restrictions on virtual sports services in the Belgian market. Virtual sports operators must obtain a Belgian gaming license and are subject to limitations on the broadcast of events with a maximum of no more than 30 hours per month. Operators must submit a broadcast time list, which include...

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TopBetta to be Listed on ASX Stock Exchange

Australian online sports betting and fantasy sports company TopBetta, which is run by rugby league player-manager Todd Buckingham, will be listed on the ASX stock exchange in September in the hopes of raising between $5 million and $7 million from investors. TopBetta's online platform offers private and public fantasy bets in addition to traditional betting....

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Unibet Acquires Stan James

This week brought the news that Stan James has been sold to Unibet for GBP 19 million and includes full rights to the Stan James brand. On Friday Unibet chief executive officer Henrik Tjärnström said that the acquisition will increase Unibet’s presence in the UK with Stan James' reputation i...

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OpenBet to Provide Sports Betting Services to Singapore Pools

Asian reports confirmed OpenBet’s 7-year contract to provide sports betting products and services to Singapore Pools. The provider was chosen from an open Expression of Interest (EOI) exercise in February 2014 started by Singapore Pools. “Signing with Singapore Pools is a landmark win for OpenBet," said OpenBet CEO Jeremy Thompson-Hill. Singapore Pools,...

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Inspired Extends Virtual Sports Contract with SNAI

Inspired has renewed its virtual sports contract with Italian gaming operator SNAI. SNAI offers 8 Inspired Virtual Sports titles and will launch “Rush Football 2” as part of the deal. Vitaliano Casalone, President of Inspired Italia, said: “There is a clear affinity between SNAI’s and Inspired’s growth plans. As SNAI increases its omnichannel offering, an...

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Danske Spil Acquires Share in Fantasy Sports Company

Following fantasy sports licensing, Danske Spil, Denmark state gambling group, has announced the acquisition of a 60 percent share in fantasy games company Swush.com for an undisclosed consideration. Swush, based in Copenhagen, was established in 2000 by Jesper Carstensen and Ole Christensen, who own and operate the brand. The company is popular in Nordic coun...

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bet365 Pulled Into Will Hill and Ladbrokes In-Play Betting Issue

The issue in Australia regarding whether online betting sites William Hill and Ladbrokes are bypassed local laws with their in-play betting services has gotten bigger as “The Australian” news publication reported that bet365's betCall offering fell into the same category as William Hill's Click to Call and Ladbrokes' Quickcall product. "The Interactive Gamblin...

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Bet365 Logo Removed During 2015 Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore

The Coates family owners of bet365 and sponsors of the Stoke City football club in England, have decided to temporarily remove the casino logo from the club's strip during the 2015 Barclays Asia Trophy tournament in Singapore. The decision was made in order to avoid violation of the city-state's stringent anti-o...

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Cloudbet Acquires BetVIP Customer Base

Bitcoin operator Cloudbet is to acquire BetVIP’s customer base after its operations were recently suspended. Cloudbet intends to reimburse BetVIP customers in full as part of the agreement. "Acquiring the BetVIP player base brings relief to BetVIP players who have been waiting several weeks for access to their funds," said, Leandro Rossi, managing director...

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Cloudbet Acquires BetVIP Customer Base

Bitcoin operator Cloudbet is to acquire BetVIP’s customer base after its operations were recently suspended. Cloudbet intends to reimburse BetVIP customers in full as part of the agreement. "Acquiring the BetVIP player base brings relief to BetVIP players who have been waiting several weeks for access to their funds," said, Leandro Rossi, managing director...

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Canadian Sports Betting Shelved for Now

Without a third reading or vote on bill C-290, it seems that the issue of sports betting in Canada has been shelved as the Canadian Senate adjourned for the summer. The bill was designed to amend the criminal code to allow single-game sports betting but has remained in limbo since making to the Canadian Senate after unanimous approval and passage from the Hous...

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Cloudbet Acquires BetVIP Customer Base

Bitcoin operator Cloudbet is to acquire BetVIP’s customer base after its operations were recently suspended. Cloudbet intends to reimburse BetVIP customers in full as part of the agreement. "Acquiring the BetVIP player base brings relief to BetVIP players who have been waiting several weeks for access to their funds," said, Leandro Rossi, managing director...

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Betfred Profits on the Rise

Betfred released an 18-month report ending September 2014 which showed a GBP 13.2 billion increase in profit. During this time, Betfred put GBP 37.7 million...

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