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Red Wings Captain Retires from NHL

After a 20 year career and four Stanley Cup wins, Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom retired from the National Hockey League on Thursday. Lidstrom, 42, built up a prestigious reputation as a 12-time All-Star and seven-time Norris Trophy winner as top defenceman. His career was spent with Detroit and became known as the first European to captain a Stanl...

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Mario Balotelli is ready to kill if one throws a banana at him

Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli has made his position quite clear: he will walk off the pitch if he is racially abused at Euro 2012, the tournament which kicks off on June 8th. Moreover, Balotelli added he would "kill" anyone who would throw a banana at him in the street. A recent BBC Panorama show revealed cases of racism and anti-Semitism i...

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Will Hill No More in Australia?

Bookmaker complies with stringent requirement of Nevada license application It appears that famous bookmaker William Hill has decided to comply with the stringent process involved in its Nevada gaming licence application and withdraw from the Australian market, whose Interactive Gambling Act 2001 states the provision of casino and poker games to Australian res...

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New COO for SIS

Strategic appointment aims at the continuing development of the business An announcement came this week from the UK live racing and sports video and data provider Satellite Information Services Ltd (SIS) that it has appointed Gary Smith as chief operating officer and as a member of the board effective July 1. Prior to this, Smith worked as president of the...

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Belgian National Lottery to Enter Sports Betting Sector?

Finance and Justice Ministers submit a proposal This week, a sports betting proposal submitted to the Belgian Cabinet by Finance Minister Steven Vanackere and Justice Minister Annemie Turtelboom was approved, moving forward to the Conseil d'Etat, Belgium's Supreme Administrative Court for approval. The bill proposes to allow the Belgian National Lottery to...

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Update: California Senate Lets Wright Bill Go Through

SB1390 approved on a 32-2 vote This week saw the US state of California push sports betting legalization move forward when the state Senate approved Sen. Rod Wright's Bill SB1390 by 32 to 2 vote. The bill, which would allow operators already holding gambling licenses in California, including casinos and horse-racing tracks, to get a state permit to provide...

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Swansea's Brendan Rodgers set to take charge at Liverpool

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to be confirmed as the new Liverpool boss pretty soon, probably in the next couple of days. The two clubs are said to be discussing compensation for the 39-year-old manager, with Swansea looking to receive a compensation payment of between four million and five million pounds. Rodgers was not among the top favourites...

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Former NBA Star, Dennis Rodman, Behind on Child Support

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, was given 104 hours of community service yesterday as a result of not paying child support. Tuesday's court hearing was scheduled to bring Rodman in to face the accusations of contempt of court due to his failure to pay child support. Rodman is scheduled to return to court on June 22nd to review how much he is in arrears. The...

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Debt Hovers Over New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings

Winning the Stanley Cup won't prevent the New Jersey Devils or the Los Angeles Kings from suffering a financial loss. The Devils neglected to make a payment toward their $80 million debt in September and this year borrowed $10 million from the National Hockey League. The Devils are set to host the Kings this evening in the opening game of the best-of-seven St...

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Chelsea to sign one of the best youngsters in Europe: Eden Hazard

Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has been wanted by many of Europe's biggest clubs but he looks set to sign for Chelsea this summer after announcing he is joining the "Champions League winner". The 21-year-old attacking midfielder had reportedly attracted interest from the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United, with the Citizens being quite keen on getting h...

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Yet Another Problem For The New Jersey Sports Betting

Legal problems may be difficult to clear Confrontation between New Jersey and federal law and sports bodies over the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act could face legal hurdles that could be difficult to overcome. There are some legal challenges built in trying to bypass, change or overthrow the PASPA in the face of opposition from either federal lawma...

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Huge scandal in Italian soccer: Lazio captain arrested in match-fixing investigation

The captain of Italian football team Lazio has been arrested on Monday by police investigating claims of match-fixing. Midfielder Stefano Mauri, aged 32, was not the only one that was held by the Italian police, as former Genoa midfielder Omar Milanetto was arrested as well. Stefano Mauri, who joined Lazio from Udinese in 2006 and has 11 caps for Italy, made 1...

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New Jersey Continues to Challenge P.A.S.P.A.

Tim Dahlberg, a renowned sports columnist for the Associated Press, published an opinion piece this weekend regarding the challenges to the federal Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act as it restricts sports betting to four states. "The federal government will almost certainly take Christie up on that challenge. So, too, likely will the NFL, which views...

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Cantor to Dominate Sports Betting in Nevada?

Cantor Fitzgerald, under the Cantor Entertainment Technology (CET) division, could take the nation by storm should US sports betting become legal as a result of changes in the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act. The act currently permits sports betting in four states. States fixed on tax revenue may challenge the act as it is viewed as discriminatory....

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Bodog Loses Sponsorship Deal with UK Football Club

Bodog Europe has opted to step back from their shirt sponsorship deal with UK football club West Bromwich Albion by the end of May, allowing the club to strike a more beneficial deal with property firm Zoopla. According to media reports, Zoopla has made a two year deal with the club is worth GBP 3 million. Press releases from the football club indicate that th...

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Fortuna Names Chairman of Management Board

Former vice-chairman has become head of the Board Fortuna Entertainment Group has named Wilf Walsh as chairman of the management board replacing Jiří Bunda who resigned from the position last year. Walsh became responsible for corporate strategy in 2009 and helped Fortuna obtain its listings on the Prague and Warsaw stock exchanges in 2010.Wilf also s...

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New Agency for BetVictor

Creative campaign follows brand name change BetVictor has partners with creative agency VCCP to run their advertising account subsequent to the rebranding from Victor Chandler to BetVictor earlier this year. The agency snagged the deal after making a four-way pitch and are taking over the account from "Home" creative agency responsible for the BetVictor cam...

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bet365 to Sponsor French Open

Bookmaker builds ITV relationship The French Open Tennis Tournament will be sponsored by UK bookmaker bet365. Bet365 will sponsor ITV's coverage of the 2012 15-day tennis tournament broadcasting ITV1's and ITV4's 150 hours of tennis. Specifics surrounding the negotiations were handled by ITV Commercial, Drummond Central and Republic of Media and Bet365 s...

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Indian Police Shut Down Cricket Betting Racket

According to reports, the Indian police arrested six people for illegal online betting. These folks were also experienced hackers of foreign websites including the emails of their clients. The Special Investigation Team of Chandigarh police led by DSP (CID) Anil Joshi brought down the cricket betting racket being run through banned websites. The police have...

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Pinnacle Sports Approved for Alderney Licensing

One of the latest licensees to be approved by the Alderney Gaming Control Commission is Pinnacle Sports. Marketing director Aly Lalani looks forward to the European opportunities the license opens doors to. "This provides the perfect spring board from which to continue to grow our European player base ahead of a crucial summer of European focused sports like t...

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