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Tragedy at Houston's Reliant Stadium

There have been a series of deaths in the sports world these days. On Thursday it was reported that a man fell from an escalator at Reliant Stadium during an NFL preseason game. According to the Houston police department, the 45-year old man had attempted to slide down the outside of the handrail on an escalator during the third quarter of the Houston Texans'...

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Is Czech Republic to Get Rid of High Online Gambling Taxes?

Justifications sought The continual Czech government's tax increases for Czech-based online and retail gambling companies, latest implemented in January 2012, were recently justified as being required for the country to comply with European Union rules to reduce the Czech fiscal deficit. Companies that take bets on sport events now pay a 20 percent tax on...

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Bodog Gets SIS Horse Racing Data Feed

Horse racing offering expanded This week, online gambling firm Bodog and digital sports data firm Satellite Information Services (SIS) closed a deal which will see SIS provide Bodog with its UK and Irish horse racing data feed. The benefits of the SISdata365 feed involve all UK and Irish race-day information, such as going, non-runners, live betting shows a...

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Russian Sports Betting Expansion for Greek Gambling Group

Intralot acquires 100 percent of Kelicom An announcement came this week from the Greek gambling group Intralot that it has boosted its presence in Russian sports betting by making gaming information systems software and manufacturer of gaming hardware Kelicom its fully owned business. One of the major benefits of this acquisition is the fact that Kelicom ho...

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Five New Online Gambling Licenses From Schleswig Holstein

German province issues more permits despite latest actions to repeal a regulatory law By approving five latest applications for an online gambling license, the German province of Schleswig Holstein has now reached the number of a dozen issued online gambling licenses. The recipients of sports betting licenses that expire on August 2018 include 888, Ladbrokes,...

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New Deal for Perform

Australian Digital NBL broadcasting contract for sports media company An announcement came this week from sports media company PERFORM that it has nailed a deal for the first Australian live coverage of NBL matches across multiple digital platforms, which will enable it to enter the multi-platform digital rights space. The lucrative multi-annual deal has be...

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ESPN Extends Contract with MLB

ESPN has nearly doubled the price they pay for baseball content by extending their contract with Major League Baseball until 2021. The new contract was announced on Tuesday and unites the rights for TV, radio, digital and international which have not been combined prior to the new deal. New rights to air a wild-card game, highlights and digital content have be...

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Professional Tennis Ref Accused of Murdering her 80-year-old Husband

Lois Ann Goodman, a 70-year-old professional tennis referee, was recently suspected of killing her 80-year-old husband by beating him to death. Her lawyer was to request her release at a court appearance on Wednesday. Goodman's attorney, Alison Triessl, argued that she was harmless and does not pose a threat to anyone making the $1 million bail unnecessary....

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Update: Betfred-Olympic Granny Conflict Continues

Unsigned checks sent to Aldred If you thought the row between Olympic gymnast Sam Oldham's grandmother and gambling group Betfred has come to a conclusion when the bookie decided to pay the GBP1000 winnings to the lady, you were wrong. In round two of the duel, reports emerged that the payment made by Betfred was uncashable. According to its beneficiary, Li...

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Update: New Jersey to Confront Sports Leagues' Lawsuit?

Top legal company hired by Gov. Christie to defend the state's legalization decision It appears New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is really willing to defend the state's decision to legalize sports betting, as he hired top Washington DC law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to fight a law suit initiated by major US sports leagues. The state will be represented...

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US Jockey Club Starts with Social Gaming?

Fan development initiative successful Thanks to a McKinsey & Company economic study of the Thoroughbred industry commissioned by The Jockey Club, two new social games have been launched for all the numerous fans of horseracing as part of a fan development initiative. The games in question are "Major League Horse Racing", an interactive game in which players...

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Mounting Complaints about Online Sports Betting Scams in Australia

New South Wales police have to react Recent reports in the Australian media indicate that a betting ring led by a Queensland man is making a luxurious living out of an online sports betting scam, which is now being investigated by the local police in New South Wales. The whole situation became apparent after numerous complaints started arriving months ago f...

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Paul Lawrie Wins Johnnie Walker Championship

Paul Lawrie has proven that he's ready for the upcoming Ryder Cup by securing a 4 shot victory at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. As he entered into the final round, Lawrie led by one shot with four birdies over the back nine holes of the course. Lawrie was just 16 under par with the Australian Brett Rumford, who had taken the lead within the...

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Seattle Seahawks Cut 15 Players Including Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens has been back in the NFL for nearly three week and he was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday as part of roster reductions. The team has gone from 90 to 75 players. Other players released from the Seahawks were Phil Bates, running back Tyrell Sutton, cornerbacks Ron Parker and Donny Lisowski and offensive lineman Edawn Coughman. Owens l...

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NASCAR Imposes Hefty Fine

NASCAR has imposed a hefty fine $100,000 on Paul Menard's crew chief as a result of a series of illegal modifications discovered this past weekend at Michigan International Speedway during the Sprint Cup Series. Slugger Labbe also faces suspension until October 3rd due to penalties as announced on Wednesday. Car chief, Craig Smokstad and crew member, Grant Hut...

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Scully Returns to Dodgers in 2013

On the heels of a nine player trade with the Boston Red Sox on Sayurday, it turns out that Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, 84, will return to the LA Dodgers for the 2013 season. Sunday, the team delivered the announcement that Scully will be back next year for his 64rd season. Scully has been a fixture as the caller of the games since 1950 in Brooklyn wh...

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New Spread Betting Company in the Making

Will this one be more successful? A new financial spread betting service is about to join the market, according to an announcement from London Capital Group and KAX Media which are working together on a new service titled CitySpreads, which will be located at a dedicated UK domain. In this cooperation, LCG will bring its spread betting technology and combin...

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Update: Betfred Corrects Its Petty-Mindedness in Case of Granny Bet Payout

Public criticism does the trick After being severely criticized for refusing to pay out the winnings to a Brit granny Linda Aldred, based on a trivial technicality, Betfred decided to give in and pay the GBP1000 to the woman who fairly won the money when she placed the bet that her grandson, an Olympic gymnast Sam Oldham would take a medal. The decision was...

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Tabcorp Files Big Claim to State of Victoria

A$686.8 million sought from provincial government This week, the Australian gambling giant Tabcorp made a claim with the Supreme Court of Victoria for an A$686.8 million payout from the Victorian provincial government based on the terms of a 1994 agreement. It is claimed in its court filing that the state's obligation to it dates back to 1994 when Tabcorp p...

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USADA: Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has announced he will no longer fight drug charges from the US anti-doping agency (USADA). The rider maintains he is innocent, but says he is weary of the "nonsense" accusations and that is why he ceases to fight the charges. USADA says it will ban Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his seven Tour de...

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