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Australia's Interactive Gambling Act Under Review

Australia's federal Social Services Minister Scott Morrison is managing a review of Australia's Interactive Gambling Act, which is said to be outdated in light of current industry technology such as mobile gambling and European online sports betting groups entering the market. Along with the review, Morrison wants to include input from gaming operators, bettin...

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PMU Acquires Majority Share in German Tote

French horse racing operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) announced the acquisition of the majority share in one of its partners, Die German Tote Service- und Beteiligungs GmbH (German Tote). The price tag associated with the deal has not been disclosed and Xavier Hurstel, president and chief executive officer of PMU, has this to say regarding the deal: "The ac...

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Gamblers Anonymous Concerned with DFS

Gamblers Anonymous in the USA is considering adding daily fantasy sports to the list of temptations gamblers should avoid. The increasingly popular DFS industry is drawing the attention of political, commercial and public service organizations, who have concerns that it is a form of gambling, should be regulated and contributes to the issue of problem gamblin...

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DraftKings Partners with Hooters

DraftKings has partnered with American restaurant chain Hooters and will introduce “The Hooters Fantasy Football Challenge”. Daily fantasy sports fans will enter the competition against ESPN analyst Jon Gruden in the initial six weeks o...

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Irish Oversight for Sportingbet

An oversight resulted in the UK online sportsbook Sportingbet to continue accepting Irish betting action after the introduction of new legislation on August 1st, which requires operators to obtain licensing in Ireland. Sportingbet has a 2...

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FIFA Partners with PERFORM

FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) has partnered with digital sports content provider PERFORM to improve the integrity of football events. PERFORM’s “Opta” product will be integrated into EWS’ integrity monitoring system to enhance the process of identifying and handling suspicious activity. "This cooperation with a leading sports data service...

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Hattrick Sports Group Receive Romanian License

Hattrick Sports Group subsidiary Prva Sportska Kladionica d.o.o. (“PSK”), has been granted an online gambling license by Romania’s Oficiul Naţional pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN). Hattrick will operate in the Romanian market under its land-based Casa Pariurilor brand with the use of proprietary web and mobile technology. “We are excited the ONJN selecte...

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Racebets Granted UK Licensing

Race book operator, Racebets International Gaming Limited has been granted a Combined Continuation Remote Operating License from the UK Gambling Commission. “The decision vindicates our commitment to Br...

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Australian Sports Betting has Increased Problem Gambling

The Australian media have placed a spotlight on a recent report from Financial Counsellors Australia, which expresses concerns regarding the increase in problem gambling due to online sports betting. The piece suggests that the federal government should step in to address the issue. FCA spokesperson Lauren Levin said, “Sports betting companies should not be ab...

Gambling Law & Society News Granted Washington License

The Washington Horse Racing Commission (WHRC) has granted Webis Holdings’ subsidiary an Advanced Deposit Wagering (ADW) license enabling the company to accept online pari-mutuel horse race bets in the state. "We are excited to add Washington State to WatchandWager's growing list of states where we can accept wagers," said Ed Comins, group pre...

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DraftKings Appoints New Chief International Officer

Bwin.Party’s senior executive and group director for poker Jeffrey Haas has been appointed to the title of Chief International Officer of DraftKings. Haas will manage DraftKings’ international expansion process from its new London office. DraftKings has recently been granted a gambling software and pool betting license from the UK Gambling Commission and i...

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Sports Betting is a No Go in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has put the issue of legalized sports betting in Brazil to bed for now having vetoed 36 clauses before and signing a Senate approved bill. The bill covers the creation of two lotteries, which includes Brazil’s first legal fixed-odds sports betting products. President Rousseff vetoed all provisions related to fixed odds not...

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PokerStars Receive Irish Bookmaking License

PokerStars has received the approval for a remote bookmaker’s license from the Irish Revenue Commissioners, which allows the operator to provide sports betting services to Irish players. All existing PokerStars poker and casino games in the country will remain under its European license from Malta. “We’re very pleased to receive a license for our sports bet...

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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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