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In an attempt to reform the sports betting law, PASPA likely to be bannedMay 26, 2017
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has put forward a draft called the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act (GAME Act) and if enacted it would abolish the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to allow sports betting both online and in the brick-and-mortar casino setting.
French Online Sports Betting setting all those fancy records!May 26, 2017
The online sports betting in France increased by a significant 23% from approx. €516m to €633m for the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the previous year first quarter, setting a new record, revealed the French Gaming Regulator ARJEL. Thereby generating a rise in revenue, from 16% i.e. €82m for the first quarter of 2016 to €94m for the same duration in 2017.
Federal Palace Hotel and Casino to now host Sports Betting West Africa Summit, July 17-19, 2017May 25, 2017
The Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Lagos, Nigeria is all set to hold the 3rd Annual Sports Betting, West Africa summit, to be conducted from July 17-19th 2017, initially planned for the Eko Hotel & Suites.
Ghanaian Sports Betting Company Betway Launches a Talent Hunt for Football StarsMay 24, 2017
Called the “Betway Talent Search” this initiative brought about by Betway, a sports betting company in Ghana, aims to discover the next generation of football stars in Ghana. Young players aged 18-25 will be able to perform for a team of coaches who will be responsible for picking the final winner.
Paddy Power toBe First in Offering Real-Money Sports Betting On Facebook MessengerMay 23, 2017
A new Chatbot programme, developed by Onionsack, will allow Paddy Power’s customers to now directly place bets through Facebook Messenger.
65 % Of All Wagers Placed in Australia On DigitalMay 22, 2017
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%.
Easy and Instant Returns offered by Cheza GamingMay 20, 2017
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.
ARJEL Partners withGLMS to Combat Sports Events ManipulationMay 20, 2017
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.
SportPesa pushes for State-of-the-Art Sports Stadium in KenyaMay 19, 2017
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.
Betradar partners with Digital Sports Tech to Supply Player Prop marketsMay 18, 2017
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.
Spiffx Selects Betting On Football 2017 To Launch 4xTake5 GamesMay 17, 2017
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.”
Everton Announces Lucrative Shirt Sponsorship with Africa’s SportPesaMay 16, 2017
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.
NZ Racing Board Selects Global Bookie Specialists to Better Compete InternationallyMay 15, 2017
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.
Amsterdam to host the 2017 iGaming Super Show in JulyMay 13, 2017
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.
ESSA Elects Heike Mayer as new ChairpersonMay 13, 2017
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.
Paddy Power Betfair Enters the Daily Fantasy Market in The United StatesMay 12, 2017
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.
The English Football Association Considering Disassociating Itself with Sports Betting and Alcohol FirmsMay 11, 2017
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.
Australian Government Implements Sports Betting Ban Before a Watershed of 8.30pmMay 10, 2017
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.
Pennsylvania Likely to Re-Instate Online PokerMay 9, 2017
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
Kiron Continues Its Global Expansion Programme by Partnering with Dafabet in AfricaMay 8, 2017
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.
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