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Russian Operator Forges Kahnawake Certification Page

Russian online operator Cyber-bets.com has allegedly forged a Kahnawake Gaming Commission certification page including the regulator's logo. In response to the news, KGC has sent the operator a cease and desist warning and the operator has not responded. As of Thursday, the fake page was still active on the operator’s website.

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William Hill Expands Partnership with OpenBet

William Hill and OpenBet have entered into a three year agreement extending the current relationship. The companies will focus on delivering technological flexibility with regard to William Hill's sports betting and gaming offers. Jeremy Thompson-Hill, chief executive officer for OpenBet said, “I am delighted that we have renewed our partnership with Will...

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Sicilian Betting Shops Raided for Illegal Sports Betting

Police raided several illegal betting shops in Palermo, Sicily after receiving tips that illegal online sports betting operations via Malta based websites were being run from the locations. Among those arrested were two men and police seized 11 computer sets in addition to miscellaneous evidence. According to police, the shops did not have the proper lice...

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NBA Commissioner Supports Legalized Sports Betting

National Basketball Association Commissioner, Adam Silver, is in American news headlines once again as he reaffirms his support of legalized sports betting. Silver believes that sports betting should be regulated at state level instead of the current rules enforced by the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which allows sports betting in j...

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Former bwin.party Exec Named BetVictor CEO

Former bwin.party digital entertainment group commercial director, Andreas Meinrad has been named chief executive officer of BetVictor replacing Michael Carlton effective February 1, 2015. Meinrad will work directly under Michael Tabor, shareholder and owner of the company. “It is a great brand with a very good reputation among its users and with a fantas...

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Sportech to Appeal Tax Issue

Sportech plc plans to file an Application for Permission to Appeal and Notice of Appeal related to its case involving VAT repayment on the "Spot the Ball" game. The company will have until 2nd December 2014 to submit it filing to the Court of Appeals after losing in the last session in the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) who would not accept the app...

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PickLive to Pursue AIM Listing

PickLive, a fantasy football company, announced its intention to pursue a listing on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The company plans to raise GBP 5 million placing a value of GBP 10 million on PickLive. The money will be used toward the development of a B2B product in partnership with betting operators or media companies that have a large foll...

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Metric Gaming Makes Distribution Deal with Sports Betting Platform Provider

Metric Gaming has announced its licensing and distribution agreement with ONEworks™, a major sportsbook platform provider. ONEworks™, will be Metric’s exclusive distributor to Asian sportsbook operators with the integration of Metric’s sports wagering software into the ONEbookSM platform giving users access to products including SuperLive™ and Bettor Option™....

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Popularity of Sports Betting Rises in Delaware

New Jersey has had difficulties rolling out legal intrastate sports betting spending a lot of money trying to bypass the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which limits sports betting to Delaware, Nevada, Oregon and Montana. Vernon Kirk, the director of the Del...

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Tabcorp Fights for Restriction of Offshore Bookies in Australia

Paula Dwyer, CEO of Australian betting giant Tabcorp, announced that the company is currently discussing blocking offshore online gambling operators with the Australian national government. Dwyer says this must be done in order to protect Aussie consumers, protect tax revenues and the integrity of sports events plus prevent Australian cash from going toward wa...

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Judge Awards US Sports Leagues a Temporary Injunction

Hopes were crushed when Federal district Judge Michael Shipp awarded the US national sports leagues a temporary injunction against the recently passed New Jersey law this Friday, which would allow gambling licensees in the state to offer sports betting. Judge Shipp studied submissions by the NFL, the NBA, the...

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New Jersey’s Response to Sports Leagues Attempts

Thoroughbred horse industry and New Jersey Expo Authority join state in opposition to US national sports leagues' request for a court injunction against New Jersey's new laws permitting sports betting at intrastate racetracks and casinos. Last week saw filing of motions in federal court, opposing the attempt by the NFL and four more sports organizations to obt...

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New Jersey Gov Chris Christie Approves Sport Betting Bill

New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed off on the bill to legalize intrastate sports betting. Gov. Christie approved the bill on Friday just after it made it through the House of Assembly; however national sports leagues continue to oppose moves to undermine the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. PASPA will not be enforced by state official...

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New Jersey Devils Make a Deal with Fantasy Sports Developer

US National Hockey League member, the New Jersey Devils, has made a deal with fantasy sports developer Hot Box to feature it in an existing pay-based fantasy game. Terry Lyons, chief marketing officer for Hotbox said, "As we met with the NJ Devils, and followed the guidelines set-forth by the NHL, we focused on the fact our deal in Jersey would be a way to eng...

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European Commission Refers 11 EU States to CJEU for Violation of Online Gambling Laws

The European Commission has sent 11 EU member states to the European Court of Justice for breaches in EU law including the involvement of online betting and poker services. The European Commission issued a press release stating: "In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for fa...

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Industry Awaits Implementation of Singapore's Remote Gambling Act

Now that Singapore's Remote Gambling Act has received the approval from lawmakers, the industry waits for the implementation of restrictions on mobile and online gambling. All remote gambling operators will be required to obtain licensing in order to provide gaming services to punters in Singapore. The government will need to approve every aspect of remote g...

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William Hill Ready to Launch Sports in New Jersey

William Hill is ready to launch its sports betting operation in the US pending the resolution of the current litigation involving New Jersey and the national sports leagues says the manager for American operations, Joe Asher. He told the press that William Hill Sports and Race Bar at the Monmouth Park race track is "built out and ready to go". "I believe...

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Grenades in Kuala Lumpur Target Ah Hai

This weekend, the Malay Mail reported the detonation of two grenades likley triggered by rival Malaysian online gambling syndicates. One man was killed as the explosion left 13 others injured outside of the Cherry Blossom pub in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. A source said that 53-year-old Ah Hai was actually the target for recruiting bookies from oth...

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Privatization of Games of Chance in Turkey

According to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuloglu, the Turkish Finance Ministry will privatize all games of chance. The privatization of Sports Toto and the Horse Racing Authority is expected to generate billions for State coffers but religious bodies are expressing their disapproval for any gambling. “We are faced with the reality of gambling gripping...

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New Paddy Power Chief Exec Supports Australian In-Play Betting Reform

Andy McCue, the new Paddy Power chief executive as of January 1, 2015, will support his Sportsbet Australia team’s lobbying efforts to change Australian di...

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