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ACCC Says bet365 Free Bet in Violation of Aussie Law

bet365 group is amidst legal action taken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which says that its no deposit and free bet promotions are "misleading representations" and violate local law. The case was brought forth following a complaint submitted to the ACCC and is currently at the pre-trial stage in a Darwin federal court. According to...

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Adam Meyer’s Last Chance

Adam Meyer, the sports betting pro to the stars will be spending his time in a drug rehabilitation center, sent there by federal Judge William Duffin. Meyer is better known for previous charges of racketeering, extortion and brandishing-a-firearm in an attempted $25 million scam on a wealthy client in Wisconsin. The 42-year-old Meyer is currently out on a million...

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Nevada Senator Reintroduces Tax Reform Bill for State Sportsbooks

Nevada Senator Dina Titus is making another go at the repeal of a federal tax on Nevada sportsbook turnover, which goes toward federal coffers annually. Titus brought forth her gambling reform bill for the second time arguing that the levy is burdensome on the Nevada sportsbook industry. In a letter to the House Committee on Ways and Means, Titus wrote: “B...

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Chinese Regulators Turn Attention to Sports Lottery Sales

Last week 500.com’s online lottery operations were temporarily suspended by Chinese regulatory authorities and now additional suspensions have been reported. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd also suspended its online lottery sales on Tabao.com abiding by a request from welfare and sports lottery authorities, a separate organization under the government's Ministry of...

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DraftKings Partners with UFC

Fantasy sports company DraftKings, Inc. has made another partnership, this time with UFC, a mixed martial arts organization. As the UFC’s Official Fantasy Sports Partner, DraftKings will have brand placement rights at all major events including UFC web properties and social channels. “Like all major sports and leagues, we continue to strive for ways to off...

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German Lotto Association Disapproves of Deutsche Telekom’s Sports Betting Venture

Germany’s Lottery association, Deutsche Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB), is not in favor of Deutsche Telekom’s plan to launch online sports betting as it goes against German regulations. Deutsche Telekom will operate Tipp3.de and access the German market under its Austrian license claiming it is breaking no laws in doing so. “Deutsche Telekom wants to contrav...

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Legalized Online Horse Race Betting for Indiana?

The legalization of online horse racing in Indiana looks promising as a result of Republican Representative Robert Cherry's efforts with bill HB1270. The bill does not address other forms of gambling and Cherry says that the intrastate authorization for advanced deposit wagering was removed from the law in error and his bill simply corrects that. Part of C...

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Monmouth Park Racetrack Partners with FNTSY

New Jersey Monmouth Park Racetrack has entered into a partnership with Anthem Media Group’s Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY) for a marketing campaign introducing a paid Monmouth Park Daily Fantasy Game. “Fantasy Sports Network is a tremendous partner as Monmouth Park looks to strengthen its gaming and entertainment presence in New Jersey and across the national...

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Deutsche Telekom to Launch Sportsbook for German Market

Deutsche Telekom recently acquired the majority of Deutsche Sportwetten GmbH (DSW and plans to enter the Euro German sports betting market with the launch of an online sportsbook during Q1 2015. DSW founder, Austrian Sportwetten GmbH, (OSW), continues to hold a minority share and said it “will not reinvent the theme of sports betting, now it has a partner on b...

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BC Lotteries Corp’s Novelty Betting Site Attracting Media Attention

American media has turned its attention to BC Lotteries Corp’s online Play Now website as it now offers novelty betting services to residents of Manitoba and British Columbia. "It's meant to capitalize and bring that entertainment factor to more casual people that wouldn't normally wager on something like a regular sports bet," Chris Fairclough, senior commun...

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India Hunts Down Illegal Bookmakers and Gamblers

Indian police in Punjab have gone full force against illegal gambling with the arrest of 15 bookmakers and says it will continue to hunt down unlawful bookmakers and gamblers. The raid resulted in the confiscation of laptops, telephones and registers. Similarly, Bangalore’s Central Crime Branch arrested Muneer Pasha and Sadiq Pasha for accepting wagers on...

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Unknown Investor Takes Controlling Interest in Pinnacle Sports

An unknown investor has gained controlling interest in Pinnacle Sports. The change in hands could be due to Pinnacle’s withdrawal from the UK market at the end of 2014 as a result of the point-of-consumption and secondary licensing regulations. Pinnacle had left the US market officially after the implementation o...

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NJ Senator Raymond Lesniak to Talk Sports at iGaming North America Conference

New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak has spent years working toward the legalization of sports betting in the state and he will be in attendance at the iGaming North America Conference to present "Progress Report - The Legalization of Sports Betting". Sen. Lesniak will be speaking on April 16, 2015 at 3pm. Registration is...

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New Bill May Legalize Fantasy Sports in Kansas

Republican Representative Brett Hildabrand presented a new bill this week that could reverse the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission’s (KRGC) view of State law, which says that fantasy sports involves chance and not skill. Judy Taylor, general counsel for the KRGC, says the commission has taken this stance of the issue for years. “I want to make sure those...

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Betfair’s TVG Acquires Horse Racing TV Network

TVG, a subsidiary of Betfair Group plc, has completed the acquisition of the Stronach Group’s HRTV horse racing television network. The initial consideration of $25 million may increase to $47.8 million over the next seven years. As per the acquisition, TVG will have the television rights to the Stronach Group’s Santa Anita, Gulfsteam Park, Golden Gate Fi...

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DSWV Looks to German Legislators to Resolve Sports Betting Licensing Issues

Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV), German sports betting body, is asking its members to cease accepting amateur football league wagers in order to set an example with its support of sports integrity and social responsibilities. Mathias Dahms, president of the DSWV has turned to legislators to put an end to uncertainty surrounding sports betting licensing, w...

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NordicBet Logo Removed from Finnish Hockey Team Jerseys

Finland’s National Police Authority has warned local ice hockey team Jokerit and NordicBet that they could face a Euro 100,000 fine for marketing related activity despite the fact that they are not targeting Finnish punters. Jokerit claims it has not violated Finnish lottery laws as the marketing activities are taking place outside of the country. In respo...

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MLB Commissioner Onboard for Legalized Sports Betting in the USA

NBA commissioner Alan Silver has managed to find an ally in MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred. Manfred spoke to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, and said he hopes for an open discussion involving fellow commissioners to determine their position of legalized sports betting in the USA. "Gambling in terms of our society has changed its presence on legalization, and I th...

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India Cracking Down on Illegal Horse Racing Industry

This week, India’s Home Minister KJ George warned that authorities will be cracking down on the growing illegal online horserace betting industry. Serious action will be taken against illegal gambling centers that open near colleges and residential areas according to senior member Vimala Gowda. “Lives of our students and youths are being systematically de...

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Germany Benefits from Sports Betting Taxes

According to the German Federal Ministry of Finance, 2014 was marked by record tax revenues from private sports betting operators, which made a big contribution to country’s coffers despite there still being no resolution to the award of National sport betting concessions by the State of Hesse. Deutsche Sportwettenverbands (DSWV), German sports betting associa...

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