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2017-05-22 06:38
65 % Of All Wagers Placed in Australia On Digital
A recently published report by UBS Australia shows that not only does digital betting account for 65% of all bets, but in the first half of 2017, all digital wagering has grown by 23% and this is despite the 2016 government’s ban on in-play and live betting. Retail betting dropped by 6%.…
2017-05-20 09:47
Easy and Instant Returns offered by Cheza Gaming
Cheza Gaming, a new betting firm, has launched its flagship product called Hela 5. The game gives sports enthusiasts an opportunity to place their bets during a live sports match, as for example in betting that a goal is scored within a time period. If this prediction comes true, the win is 5 times the original stake.…
2017-05-20 02:14
ARJEL Partners withGLMS to Combat Sports Events Manipulation
ARJEL, the French igaming regulator has negotiated a partnership with GLMS, the Global Lottery Monitoring System, to assist in putting an end to sport events manipulation.…
2017-05-19 08:10
SportPesa pushes for State of the Art Sports Stadium in Kenya
SportPesa, a major sponsor of both local and international sporting teams is promoting the development of a new stadium in Kenya in order to develop sports talent and ensure that it is put on the map for hosting international competitions.…
2017-05-18 06:59
Betradar partners with Digital Sports Tech to Supply Player Prop markets
Betradar, a sports betting solutions provider, has partnered with Digital Sports Tech and will offer a wide range of player proposition markets to a global operator base.…
2017-05-17 08:48
Spiffx Selects Betting On Football 2017 To Launch 4xTake5 Games
Spiffx Founder Lennart Gillberg recently stated: “Betting on Football is one of the best events of the year for sports betting companies, which is why we chose it for our Take5 product launch.”…
2017-05-16 07:13
Everton Announces Lucrative Shirt Sponsorship with Africa s SportPesa
According to Everton this deal with SportPesa will be the most lucrative shirt sponsorship deal in the 140-year history of the club. SportPesa will replace the Thai brewing giant Chang who have been the sponsors since 2004.…
2017-05-15 09:34
NZ Racing Board Selects Global Bookie Specialists to Better Compete Internationally
New Zealand’s national bookie, The Racing Board, has signed agreements with two leading listed companies in order to compete internationally by developing its fixed-odds betting market.…
2017-05-13 15:42
Amsterdam to host the 2017 iGaming Super Show in July
The iGaming Super Show will be held 11-14 July 2017 and will take place in the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam. This is the biggest exhibition and conference show in the world solely dedicated to the iGaming industry; 4 500 delegates from over 100 countries are expected to participate.…
2017-05-13 15:36
ESSA Elects Heike Mayer as new Chairperson
ESSA Betting integrity body has recently announced that Heike Mayer of GVC Holdings, is to succeed Mike O’Kane as its chairperson, who will be stepping down after his recent retirement form the firm Ladbrokes.…
2017-05-12 06:04
Paddy Power Betfair Enters the Daily Fantasy Market in The United States
Paddy Power Betfair, the European bookmaking giant, recently announced that is has bought DRAFT for $19 million. Draft is a fantasy mobile App and according to gambling sources a further cash consideration of around $29 million spread over the next four years could be invested if the business performs to certain criteria.…
2017-05-11 05:06
The English Football Association Considering Disassociating Itself with Sports Betting and Alcohol Firms
This consideration may come at the end of the current season after the FA has been criticized for its association with Ladbrokes, when Brunley’s Joey Barton last month, was handed an 18-month suspension for breaking gambling regulations. …
2017-05-10 07:36
Australian Government Implements Sports Betting Ban Before a Watershed of 8.30pm
Australian PM Malcom Turnbull has confirmed this ban on all gambling related advertisements and marketing campaigns; this covers all verticals including radio, TV and Internet. Horse racing, however, will be exempt from these advertising restrictions.…
2017-05-09 06:17
Pennsylvania Likely to Re Instate Online Poker
Pennsylvania, in the next few years, could be one of a few US states to be on the short list of possibilities for regulated and legal online poker. It is assumed that the state’s Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee is, this week, likely to start with the process of planning a hearing to vote on whether a draft online gambling should be passed…
2017-05-08 04:26
Kiron Continues Its Global Expansion Programme by Partnering with Dafabet in Africa
Kiron Interactive a provider of virtual games, continues its consolidation strategy and global expansion programme by expanding in Africa. This is apparent in that it is partnering with Dafabet a leading Asian based online gaming and sports betting operator who has made inroads in Africa by adding Kiron’s content in Kenya.…
2017-05-08 04:25
Abelson Info Acquires Super Soccer Oddsfeed Provisions
Abelson Info, a betting data and odds specialist, has announced that it has bought Super Soccer Oddsfeed related assets. This acquisition will allow it to grow its stakes within the sports betting arena.…
2017-05-06 06:52
Premier Punt New Mobile App amalgamates Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sportsinto One
This new App, designed by Scottish Daily Fantasy Sports operator, Premier Punt, will combine traditional sports and fantasy sports betting, allowing players to make up their own fantasy teams and then be able to place bets on their choices.…
2017-05-05 09:03
Australia Considers Stopping Unlicensed iGambling Sites by Blocking ISPs
Various gambling laws are being changed in Australia in order to combat future gambling problems. Online gambling is on the up in Australia with a growth of 15% per annum and by putting these new restrictions in place, the government believes that these will impact the gambling industry in a positive way by allowing consumers to still bet online, but with greater control and less chance of getting into financial trouble.…
2017-05-04 07:03
Twitter to Venture Forth into Live TV and Sporting Events
Yesterday Twitter announced that it is going big again and this time the focus will be on live streaming programs in the sports, news and entertainment genres. They are targeting programs such as PGA Tour Live – 70 hours of competition live, a news show from BuzzFeed and a live morning current affairs program MorningFeed. And much more.…
2017-05-03 06:35
Amaya Inc. on an M&R Roll Hires Former William Hill s Robin Chhabra
Chhabra has joined TSX-listed Amaya Inc., but as yet he has not been given an official title. But it is known that he will act as the corporate M&A lead as the firm is seeking to expand on its industrial portfolio.…

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