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No More Activity for MiApuesta

Unfair competitiveness triggers the decision against the company An announcement came this week that a decision has been made by the Council of Ministers' Madrid Mercantile Court 10 to issue an order to Sportingbet PLC's Spanish-oriented .com and .es miapuesta sites to cease all activity and suspend financial transactions, as a precautionary measure. The re...

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Two Live Streams for Super Bowl

Famous game goes online and mobile It's time for full modernization of the American Super Bowl game, which will in 2012 be streamed live online through the National Football League and broadcaster NBC's websites, but also see another type of live streaming, available to people on the go, who will be able to enjoy the famous game on mobile via the "Verizon NFL"...

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In-Running Bets Voided at Betfair

Customer department apologizes After a serious technical glitch during racing at Leopardstown this week, which cast a shadow of shame over online betting exchange Betfair, the company was forced to suspend the market pending an investigation that in the end resulted in the firm voiding all bets on the event. With a great number of disgruntled punters after...

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Strategic Sponsorship for Betfair in Schleswig-Holstein

Online betting exchange enters a deal with the City of Kiel This week came a report that online betting exchange Betfair has closed a key sponsorship deal with Kiel-Marketing and the City of Kiel. Based on the deal, it will act as a sponsor of Kiel Week 2012 and a new international trimaran racing series called MOD70 European Tour 2012. After starting small...

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Sky Bet Launches Scorecast Betting

New offering for online gambling company The latest innovation in online gambling firm Sky Bet involves the launch of scorecast betting on its mobile platform. The company specified that the reasons for the new offering is an "overwhelming demand from customers" for the service. According to the company, it is one of two bookmakers offering the service, dev...

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Congress to Face Two New Sports Betting Legalization Initiatives?

PASPA under fire from New Jersey politicians A new development occurred in the US state of New Jersey where a sports betting legalization initiative has been pursued by the state senator Ray Lesniak. Namely, his initiative will be reinforced by Republican politician Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo's political actions, as he is currently drafting two federal measures wi...

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WTA Deal for Perform Group

Four year deal awarded to sports content distributor An announcement came this week that the Women's Tennis Association has awarded a four-year deal to sports content distributor Perform Group to manage and oversee the development of all media rights. The deal enters into force at the beginning of 2013 and expires at the end of 2016. It excludes the US and...

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Trade Association for Sportsbetting Proposed by Ladbrokes in South Africa

The trade association's goal would be the promotion of best practices and standardization With an aim to promote best practices and standardization, a trade association of online gambling groups that operate lawfully in South Africa should be formed, it has been proposed by the South African office of betting group Ladbrokes. It has been stated by Ladbrokes...

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Befair Enters New Sponsorship Deal

National Hunt meeting to be sponsored by the online gambling company An announcement came from the British market this week that online gambling company Betfair has inked a sponsorship deal for Newbury's big National Hunt meeting in February, The famous event, previously known as the Totesport Trophy, features Europe's richest handicap hurdle whose prize mo...

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Victoria Licensing for Tabcorp Wagering?

Tabcorp finalizes the deal with Victorian Racing A new development in Tabcorp Wagering's Aussie plans emerged this week when the company announced the finalization of the cooperative arrangements with the Victoria racing industry. This way, the company has opened up the way for the finalization of its licensing agreement with the state's Wagering and Betting a...

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ONEworks: The First Company to Get Isle of Man's Network Services License

Asian sportsbook software services provider to offer its sportsbetting platform An announcement came this week from Asian sportsbook software services provider ONEworks that it is the first iGaming company to be granted the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission's new Network Services License. With this license, the company will put forward its ONEbook...

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Bwin Launches New Mobile Betting App

Universal app for Android and iOS All sports betting fans have reasons for joy as this week Bwin announced the launch of its universal sports betting app for Android and iPhone devices. According to Berthold Kao, Head of Mobile Products at Bwin, 'The bwin live betting app has been a major success due to its simplicity. Our customers love the product. That...

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Betfred's Downsizing for the Sake of Regulator

UK bookmaker offers to sell 25 betting outlets to gain 517 Betfred, UK land and online bookmaker has offered to sell a betting shop in each of the 25 areas to satisfy regulators concerned about competition after the gambling company's recent takeover of the Tote from the government. Before the Tote deal can be approved by the Office of Fair Trading, Betfred...

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Update: Delay in New Jersey Sports Betting Bill

With the aim so close in sight… Despite its fast passage through the state legislative committees, the New Jersey senator Ray Lesniak's sports betting legalisation bill encountered its first delay due to the removal of internet and mobile elements. Hence, the bill, which was approved by the Generals Assembly on Dec. 15, will face the Senate after it recon...

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Two New Acquisitions for PERFORM

WatchandTrade Limited and Global Sports Media B.V. acquired An announcement came this week from digital sports content provider PERFORM of two new, separate acquisition deals closed for WatchandTrade Limited and Global Sports Media B.V.. Namely, the remaining 40 percent of the live sports video content provider WatchandTrade have been acquired by PERFORM fo...

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Watch and Bet Live on Bet365 Mobile

Mobile demand dictates the offering The latest innovation introduced into the offering of the UK online gambling operator bet365 includes the option to watch and bet on live sports events via iOS and Android smartphones. The video streams technology for the service has been provided by Perform, and it had to be integrated into the bet365 In-play system, whi...

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Update: Danish License for Betsson

Betsson CEO Hopes Sweden will look up to Denmark and other jurisdictions The Danish Gambling Authority has officially granted a 5-year license to Malta-based online gambling firm Betsson's to operate in Denmark's newly regulated gaming market. Thanks to the license award, a three-year sponsorship deal between Betsson's Betsafe and the Danish Football Federa...

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No Copyright Violation In Publishing Sports Fixture Lists

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice disproves intellectual rights property claim On Dec. 15, The European Court of Justice Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi issued a landmark opinion regarding whether the publication of sports fixture lists represents an infringement of sports bodies and leagues copyright ownership claims. Mengozzi rejected...

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Drury Retires from Paddy Power

Experienced director leaves his post There has been a change at Irish bookmaker Paddy Power plc's directorate, as the company announced the retirement of its Non-executive Director and former Chairman Fintan Drury with immediate effect (from December 14, 2011). According to the current Paddy Power plc Chairman, Nigel Northridge, "On behalf of the Board, I w...

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Big Corporate Sponsorship for SportingBet

Melbourne Racing Club gets new sponsor A report came this week that Sportingbet Australia has closed a big sponsorship deal with the Melbourne Racing Club this week, based on which it will get the naming rights of Sandown Racecourse, which will be called Sportingbet Park. Also, the deal will see Sportingbet engaged in additional sponsorship commitments such...

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