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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 b...

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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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US Department of Justice Supports Ban on New Jersey Online Sports Betting

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) supports sports leagues and the NCAA in its efforts to restrict sports betting in New Jersey. On Tuesday, the DoJ stated that a repeal on the state law prohibition for casino and racetrack sports betting is illegal and does not comply with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). " long...

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Pinnacle Sports to Withdraw from British Market

Another operator has decided to withdraw from the British market due to upcoming changes to gambling licensing regulations. Pinnacle Sports will no longer offer services to British punters after September 30, 2014. As of October 1, 2014, as required by the Amendments to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act, operators accessing the British market will...

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Fortuna Entertainment Takes on New CEO

Fortuna Entertainment Group has placed Per Widerstrom in the position of Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer effective during the final quarter of 2014. Widerstrom comes with experience as part of the Gala Coral Group where he acted as Managing Director of Gala Interactive among other roles. He also previously worke...

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Top Bookies to Launch New Watchdog - Update

The UK Gambling Commission supports the launch of the Senet Group watchdog and applauds the commitment shown by the four founding bookmakers, William...

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Top Bookies to Launch New Watchdog - Update

The imminent launch of the new watchdog founded by William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power has been named. The name, The Senet Group, is named after Senet, and Ancient Egyptian game of chance. The group is expected to be up and running to full capacity by January 2015, and will do its own test purchasing to ensure that operators comply industry sta...

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Top Bookies to Launch New Watchdog

As a result of the negativity surrounding UK retail betting shops and Fixed Odds Terminals, Gala Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill have banded together to create a new industry watchdog, set to launch this week. The aim of the watchdog is to be independent of the founding companies and objective in the monitoring and revealing of dishonesty in th...

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Sportradar Partners with Hong Kong Football Association

Sports betting data provider Sportradar has entered into an agreement with the Hong Kong Football Association to provide security services for several matches. Sportradar will monitor betting with the use of its Fraud Detection Service, which is to be used in 113 games in the Hong Kong Premier League, League Cup, Community Shield, Senior Shield, FA Cup and Pl...

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PMU CEO Resigns

This week, Philippe Germond, chief executive officer of French operator Pari Mutuel Urbain, has handed in his resignation from his position. He has been with the company for just over five years and will take on the position of chief executive officer for a car rental company Europcar Groupe in 2015. During Germond’s tenure with the company, PMU logged a...

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Will Hill US to Jump in on New Jersey Sports Betting Industry

With the potential growth of sports betting in New Jersey, William Hill U.S. is in a really good position to jump in. They’ve already entered into a deal with Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport New Jersey and have become Monmouth's exclusive sports betting provider once legalized by the Federal government. “One day sports betting will be legal in New Jers...

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The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have outlined the sharing of betting integrity in a memorandum of understanding (MOU). “CONCACAF follows a multi-step approach in the fight against match-fixing in order be able to prevent, detect, investigate, and res...

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Formula 1: Ferrari boss steps down after 23 years

Ferrari chairman Luca Di Montezemolo is to step down from his position at the legendary Formula 1 team. His departure comes after a poor season on the track and constant disagreements with Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of parent company Fiat. "This is the end of an era after almost 23 marvellous and unforgettable years," said Di Montezemolo, aged 67....

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