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Silverton Casino Hotel Features Cantor Offering

An announcement about the big opening of The Cantor Sports Book at Silverton, a result of Cantor Gaming and Silverton Casino Hotel (Silverton) joint one month design project, came this week along with some details about the 2 000 square feet venue. Namely, the sports wagering service involves Cantor's proprietary wireless gaming system, quality visual entertai...

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Progress for Seven of Eight OPAP Bidders

Seven of the eight submissions to the Board of directors of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) regarding the sale of a 33 percent state in OPAP (Hellenic Football Prognostics Organization) have fulfilled the Fund's criteria, announced the HRADF, adding that they will be moving forward to the next stage of the tendering process. The successful...

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Jacktrade Pleads Guilty

A long running and secretive investigation managed by federal agencies and Nevada gaming regulators, in which prosecutors charged now defunct Las Vegas betting firm Jacktrade LLC with routing sports bets illegally through offshore sites, culminated this week when Jacktrade admitted to a violation of the Federal Wire Act in 2007. Government asset forfeiture sui...

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Partnership Between We R Interactive and Gillette

Gillette and a U.K.-based social entertainment company We R Interactive made a partnership shortly after the launch of the Gillette Football Club with a view to drive registrations to the Club. According to the agreement We R Interactive's I AM PLAYR online football game will feature on the Gillette Football Club as the first and only game, and in return Gille...

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Luiz Felipe Scolari is back as Brazil boss for 2014 World Cup

Luiz Felipe Scolari has been appointed as Brazil manager for a second time. The former Chelsea and Portugal boss led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title in Japan and South Korea and now replaces Mano Menezes, who was sacked last week. Carlos Alberto Parreira, winner of the World Cup in 1994, has been named as technical director. Scolari's first game in charge is s...

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David Beckham to begin talks with AS Monaco

Former England captain David Beckham is set to begin talks with French side AS Monaco, with negotiations expected to take place after Saturday's MLS Cup final. The 37-year-old iconic footballer is believed to be open to a move as he has already announced his desire to leave Los Angeles Galaxy after the end of the Major League Soccer season. Monaco chief execut...

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Playtech Confirms: Will Hill Triggers Valuation for WHO

An announcement came this week from online gambling group Playtech plc in which it says it has been formally advised by its partner in William Hill Online, William Hill plc that they are triggering the valuation process for William Hill Online as part of its right to exercise its call option for Playtech's 29 percent stake in the business. According to Playtec...

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Saints Egged by Falcons Fans

New Orleans players received a rather unwelcoming welcome when they arrived at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta for Thursday's game at the Georgia Dome against the Falcons. According to team members of the Saints, airport employees were hurling eggs at their bus. Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel tweeted, "Wow, as we're boarding buses on the Tarm...

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Sportingbet Plc Committees Brought in Line with UK Governance Code

This week, Sportingbet Plc announced the changes it has made to the composition of its Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Board Committees in order to bring them in compliance with the UK Governance Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council. Based on the changes, the Audit Committee will keep its current chairman, Non-Executive Director Rory Macnamara. It...

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New Staff Recruited for Will Hill Trading Department

Another 25 persons have been hired by William Hill for its In-Play Trading department, bringing the total number of employees to eighty-five. This expansion required more office space, which the bookie managed to secure in Leeds. The company also stated that it plans another such team expansion next year.

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Global Gaming Network Brings New Features For Amped Fantasy

Global Gaming Network Inc. has made major improvements to its fantasy sports website - Amped Fantasy - released to take advantage of the remainder of the NFL season, including playoff games and Super Bowl 2013. The update offers: new features - favourite player pick and store, blog access providing information on player performance; promotions - freeroll conte...

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Coral and Turf TV Contracts Extended, Says Inspired Gaming

An announcement was made this week by virtual sports provider, Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired) that it has extended its contracts with two UK sports betting brands: Coral and Turf TV. Thanks to the deals, UK bookmaker Coral was able to offer its online sportsbook customers Inspired's virtual sports feeds, including the full portfolio of Horses, greyhounds, fo...

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Rafael Benitez still confident of Chelsea title challenge

Interim boss Rafael Benitez believes Chelsea can still win the title despite not scoring in his first two games in charge. Chelsea recorded a goalless draw against Fulham after the Blues' own fans jeered the new boss in a goalless draw with Manchester City. Chelsea are now seven points behind leaders Manchester United in third position. "Why can't we?" Benitez...

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Formula 1: Ferrari consider Sebastian Vettel protest over illegal overtaking

Ferrari said they want to establish whether there is enough evidence to lodge a protest that could overturn the result of the 2012 Formula 1 world championship. The team are "evaluating footage" that appears to show Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel making an illegal overtaking move in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso lost the title by three points to his Germ...

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New CFO for Betfair

The latest change that took place at Betfair Group plc includes the appointment of Alexander Gersh as its new chief financial officer and executive director effective December 3, 2012. On the position, he will replace Stephen Morana who previously stated that he plans to step down on the appointment of a successor. Commenting on the new appointment, Morana sai...

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Froome will replace Wiggins at the lead of Team Sky in next year's Tour de France

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford says Chris Froome is set to lead the team's Tour de France 2013 challenge and not reigning champion Bradley Wiggins. Chris Froome was essential in the 2012 edition as he helped Wiggins win the Tour but it seems the pair will switch roles for next year's race. However, Brailsford said the plan had not "completely been signed off"....

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Harry Redknapp encouraged by QPR performance against Sunderland

Queens Park Rangers new boss Harry Redknapp is confident his side can turn things around this season around after his first game in charge ended in a goalless draw at Sunderland. Rangers remain at the bottom of the table despite claiming a first point in five games but Redknapp was very happy with Tuesday's display. "We need to play as a team and be a team," R...

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After a Career in Revolutionizing American Sports, Marvin Miller Dies at Age 95

Marvin Miller, a union head responsible for leading baseball players in several strikes and revolutionized the world of sports passed away on Tuesday at the ripe old age of 95. Miller passed his Manhattan home at 5:30am according to his daughter Susan Miller after battling liver cancer since being diagnosed in August. He spent sixteen years as the executive...

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Single-Game Betting Bill Expected To Die In Canadian Senate

The Canadian Senate readies for the debate of private member bill C-290 which will allow for betting on single event sports games. The controversial bill has already passed in the House of Commons with unanimous consent, spending little under an hour under scrutiny, according to the Canadian Gaming Association. The bill has garnered wide-spread criticism from...

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US Authorities Put Intrade in Hot Seat

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently filed a civil complaint against Dublin-based online trading exchange website Intrade in a U.S. Federal District Court, alleging that the companies The Prediction Market Limited (Intrade) and Trade Exchange Network Limited (TEN) "solicited, accepted, and confirmed the execution of orders from U.S. custo...

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