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Update: MarketSpreads Becomes Operational Again

Central Bank lifts its suspension on the spread betting company After imposing a suspension on April 5 on financial spread betting company MarketSpreads, the Irish Central Bank decided to lift it after investigating the firm's capital adequacy and audit opinion issues. These issues reportedly covered the period immediately before Marketspreads' current owne...

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Manchester City vs Manchester United: the Titanic Clash for the Title

There are just three games left to play for these two sides in the English soccer Premier League and who will win the title this season is still a complete unknown. Manchester United had what appeared a comfortable advantage over their arch rivals a few weeks ago but now it will all depend on the direct clash between the two bitter rivals. Manchester City w...

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New Jersey Pressure on PASPA

Two new proposals threat the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act in New Jersey New Jersey initiative for more liberalised sports betting, which has been built for some time, could soon see the restrictive federal Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act overturned in the state with the latest legislative attacks that two more politicians have launched...

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Online Betting Boost The Focus of Boyle Sports' Plans

Internet operations to be expanded The latest statement issued by the founder and head of Irish bookmaker Boyle Sports, the famous John Boyle, indicates that after achieving success in land operations, the time has come to focus on the expansion of the company's internet venue. Namely, in the statement, he revealed: 'I didn't embrace it [internet activity...

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Update: Illegal Operators Struck by Malaysian Police

Immigration offences quoted this time After a raid conducted on Apr. 5, twenty-four Malaysian and Taiwanese nationals were fined and sentenced to a month in jail by a Malaysian court this week. The website over which they got arrested is estimated to have taken four billion ringgit ($1.3 billion) during the month of its operation. It offered bets on English...

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EveryMatrix Signs Four New Licensees

Good first quarter for the white label provider Four new licensees have signed up for sports betting and white label provider EveryMatrix's product, the company announced this week, reporting on its quarterly achievements. The new licensees are Gutshot and Pokerhuis, IPbuilders and Adjara Casino, which focuses on the regulated Georgian market. These site...

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Paddy Power Mobile Gambling Improved

Deal with Racing Post offering detailed racing content to punters Thanks to an exclusive deal with the Racing Post, online gambling group Paddy Power has improved its mobile betting service, providing mobile punters detailed racing content across iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Amazingly, Paddy Power Mobile now includes the runners, riders and form for ev...

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Sports Betting Pursued in the Golden State

California bill makes progress Apart from New Jersey, another US state seems decisive to pursue sports betting - California. Namely, State Senator Rod Wright, who also has an online poker legalisation bill, has introduced bill SB1390, which strives to legalise in-person Nevada-style sports betting at California's racetracks, card clubs and Indian casinos....

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Betfair's New Risk Man

Experienced executive to lead risk products team Craig Mucklow (38), an expierenced executive, has been appointed as Betfair's Director of Trading in charge of a Dublin-based trading team to be responsible for managing all of company's risk products. The forthcoming next generation sports product will be also put under his jurisdiction. Previous to Betfair,...

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Sportingbet Consolidates Centrebet IT

Cost saving and simplified management following the takeover Centrebet has managed to streamline its IT infrastructure following last year's takeover by UK online gambling firm Sportingbet. As Centrebet's network operations manager Shayne Paterson said: 'The outcomes will be significant cost reduction, simplified management and not having to worry about mult...

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Former Chief of Chinese Soccer Accused of Accepting Bribes

The former chief of Chinese soccer prepares to stand trial as he goes against accusations of taking bribes. Xie Yalong, the former director of the Football Administrative Centre, is the highest-ranking official to be put on trial in the anti-graft campaign that was put into action more than two years ago. Yalong's case was heard this morning at the court in th...

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Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez Retires from MLB

Monday marked the end of the 14-time All-Star catcher's 21 season career after officially announcing his retirement. As most of his time was spent in Texas, it was fitting that the Texas Rangers held a pregame ceremony in his honor. All eyes were on Ivan Rodriguez as he hurled his final league ball from behind home plate to second base at Rangers Ballpark. He...

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Jeep Partners With USA Basketball

The Jeep® brand partners up with USA Basketball. They have recently announced the union as the Jeep Wrangler was named the "Official Vehicle of USA Basketball." The Jeep brand is set to launch a full advertising and marketing campaign beginning April 28, 2012 in support of the US men's and women's teams. A brand new special edition Jeep, the 2012 Jeep Wrangle...

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Update: No More Corruption Charges against British Footballer

Jennings cleared As it has been stated this week by his legal representative, Nick Melville, Motherwell mid-field footballer Steve Jennings (27) has been cleared of charges for sport corruption, which he was arrested for along with nine other men back in October 2010. Apparently, the police investigation proved him innocent a year and a half after the initi...

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Software Deal Closed by InPlay Matrix and Buzz Sports

Asian in-play gambling markets targeted by the partnership This week, UK-based software developer Buzz Sports, closed a deal with InPlay Matrix which will see the ZonePlay in-play betting product offered in Asian online gaming markets. Thanks to the deal, Asian punters will be enabled to bet while watching televised sport and gamble on what happens next whi...

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Indian Police Breaks Another Online Betting Ring

Internet cricket betting not welcome in India It's a week of raids in India, where the Bangalore police conducted another bust, pursuing illegal online bookies taking bets on cricket matches. On the occasion, which took place at the Hotel Rajmahal Comfort, two online bookies were arrested and 34 mobile phones, a laptop and a substantial amount of cash confi...

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Indian Police Busts Cricket Betting Ring

The illegal activities get tipped off A cricket betting ring was broken by the Indian Police when a raid was conducted thanks to a tip off that illegal gambling activities were ongoing in a house in Ghoghar Mohalla. On the occasion, the police arrested five people, Raviram Gani, Mukeshlal Gani, Sonu Digwani, Naresh Sharwani and Anil, against whom charges ha...

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Update: Will Hill Accused of Dubious Marketing Strategy

Rival bookmakers find such publicity tactics excessive It appears that William Hill's marketing strategy was too much for some of its competitors, who have accused the company of using hype reports to boost its publicity. Most of the accusations referred to the recent report of a punter's win of GBP100,000 on the Grand National Big Buck's GBP 500 000 bet, a...

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Update: EGBA Publishes Manifesto for Sustainable Online Gambling in the EU

Five action points identified This week, the European Gaming and Betting Association's (EGBA), which represents gambling firms that include bwin.party, Betclic, Unibet, Interwetten, and Expekt, has released its manifesto for sustainable online gambling in the European Union. In the manifesto, five priority action points have been identified by the organizat...

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MoU Inked by Malta and Ontario

Two jurisdictions to cooperate A bilateral Memorandum of Understanding has been closed this week between Malta's Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Based on the MOU, the two jurisdictions will exchange information and applicant eligibility assessments as well as compliance and regulatory assurances with re...

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