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Malaysian Police Preparing for Cyber Patrolling as World Cup Approaches

Online sports operators with focus on the Malaysian punter will need to step lightly as the FIFA World Cup in June approaches as Malaysian police will be on high alert during this time. Police Federal Secret Societies, Gambling and Vice Division principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Roslee Chik spoke to The Star regarding the increase in police cyber...

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Tabcorp Procedures Under Investigation

A gambling situation is bubbling over in Australia related to an internal document that was leaked. Tabcorp betting shop team members were warned in a company advisory. The FWA expose is available here: Fair Wagering Australia plans to send the internal document to the New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gamin...

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Playtech Shareholder Attacked in Daily Mail Article

Israeli billionaire and Playtech shareholder Teddy Sagi was personally attacked in an article printed in the Daily Mail. The Mail has a reputation for opposing gambling and refers to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals around the UK as the "crack cocaine of gambling." The article attacks Sagi’s lifestyle and makes the following statements: * Playtech is the...

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Florida Man Arrested for Involvement in Illegal Gambling

Thomas Welch of Florida faces multiple racketeering, extortion and money laundering-related charges as the leader of an illegal online sports betting operation and was arrested by Florida Department of Law Enforcement after his home was raided. He is being held with bail set at $245,000. FDLE Special Agent Bryan Waid gave details of a year-long undercover inve...

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Bodugi Players Not Happy with BetButler

BetButler stepped in to handle Bodugi’s player obligations in exchange for its company's player-base and it seems that players have taken to online forums and Twitter with reports of payment delays and poor communication. Mediators working with players to receive their payouts have also experienced difficulty communicating with BetButler. "As a brokerage,...

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Betfred Plans to Launch Mobile Sports Betting in Australia

A Betfred spokesman revealed the company’s plans to release a mobile gambling service in the Australian market just in time for the World Cup in June according to Australian publication Smart Company. Betfred is not the first gambling operator to notice the potential in the Aussie market as...

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CG Technology Partners with Mexican Casino Operator

Logrand operates eight casino in Mexico and plans to expand in partnership with CG Technology. CG Tech will provide a full sportsbook wagering system including mobile gaming per the deal signed this week. Lee Amaitis, CG Technolgy CEO and president, spoke of the company’s account-based sports wagering experience. “This represents our first deal in Lati...

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Bwin Execs Facing a Potential EUR 40K Fine from French Authorities

Prior to the days of legalized online gambling in France, Bwin founders Norbert Teufelberger and Manfred Bodner struggled with the French authorities rega...

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Ladbrokes to Acquire Betstar? – Update

It’s official. Ladbrokes confirmed the acquisition of Australian online sportsbetting company Betstar for a A$22 million price tag. Betstar has approximately 40,000 registered punter...

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Ladbrokes to Acquire Betstar?

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Ladbrokes is in the running to acquire Melbourne-based Australian online bookmaker Betstar in a A$20 million to A$25 million acquisition deal. Undisclosed sources revealed that an announcement of the news is due on Wednesday. Ladbrokes first appeared in the Aussie market in August 2013 after acquiring Gaming Investmen...

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Betfair Launches Italian Betting Exchange

Betfair Group plc has finally launched its highly anticipated Italian online betting exchange after rigorous testing with regulator ADM and SOGEI. The Italian Exchange will be subject to a 20 percent tax rate on commission joining Betfair’s current Sports...

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Betclic Withdraws from Belgian Market

Belgian online gambling authorities have set their sights on Betclic as prosecutors claim that the company has focused on the Belgian market in violation of the European nation's tough and protectionist o...

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British Bookies Fighting for FOBTs

In response to reports that the British government intends to tighten the reins on bookies, the Association of British Bookmakers composed a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron explaining the effects on industry jobs as a result of taxation and regulatory changes. The Association projects that such changes to the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals will result in...

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Will Hill Successful in Australia

William Hill plc has completed the consolidation of three Australian brands on to one platform. Centrebet, Tom Waterhous...

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UK Government Officials to Meet with FOBT Manufacturers

UK companies responsible for developing the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals around UK betting shops are to meet with British government officials regarding punitive tax rates according to This Is Money. FOBTs have attracted plenty of negative attention due to the thought they are addictive and they’re popping up more and more in betting shops across the country....

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New Jersey Receives Extension in Presenting Sports Betting Case

A decision from the Supreme Court regarding New Jersey's appeal to eliminate the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) has been postponed as major sports leagues and the US Department of Justice were given an extension to until May 14, 2014 to present their case. New Jersey sought to legalize intrastate sports betting despite PASPA’s r...

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Trial Continues For Chinese Gambling Ring

A trial is in progress in China with 67 people for their involvement in an online sports betting ring that reportedly produced 484 billion yuan (US$77.7 billion) from March 2008 to April 2013. Prosecutors say the ring involved a group of friends and relatives running it l...

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ASA Says Paddy Power Advert was in Poor Taste

Paddy Power launched an advert in a UK newspaper during the beginning of the South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius' murder trial an...

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Crown to Purchase Share of Betfair Australia?

According to Fairfax Media's The Sydney Morning Herald, Crown Limited is preparing to purchase Betfair UK’s 50 percent stake in Betfair Australia. Betfair had high hopes for its share which has proved not to be as profitable as projected and the company is happy to be rid of it. An official statement has not yet been released but Fairfax Media sources sai...

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New Deal Between and Hong Kong Jockey Club has made a deal with Hong Kong Jockey Club Horse Race Betting Limited giving it access to the HKJC pari-mutuel pools. Watch and Wager, based in the US, claims that no other wagering operator currently has the capability to wager internationally with these betting pools. Ed Comins, president of, said: "The integrity of the...

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