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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.
Abelson Info Acquires Super Soccer Oddsfeed ProvisionsMay 8, 2017
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.
Premier Punt New Mobile App amalgamates Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sportsinto OneMay 6, 2017
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.
Australia Considers Stopping Unlicensed iGambling Sites by Blocking ISPsMay 5, 2017
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.
Twitter to Venture Forth into Live TV and Sporting EventsMay 4, 2017
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.
Amaya Inc. on an M&R Roll - Hires Former William Hill’s Robin ChhabraMay 3, 2017
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.
Illegal Bookies to have a Tough Time on Off-shoresMay 2, 2017
The world loves both sports and sports in the form of entertainment. The same goes with the Aussies where horse racing event is considered a great sport for all. With horse racing coming into the picture, there must be some sort of scandals regarding the illegal bookmakers
SportPesa entered a new deal with LaLiga to bring improvement in sports worldMay 1, 2017
SportPesa, an international gaming company, has disclosed its new deal with LaLiga, a Spanish Football League. All the terms for this joint venture have not been exposed till now. SportPesa is going to be one of the official associates of LaLiga.
STS planned to acquire Greep to start a new ventureMay 1, 2017
STS, one of the prominent online betting agencies in Poland, has turned out to be a shareholder of Greep, Ltd. This Czech software maker, Greep is known for lotteries and mutual betting options for all European players.
Anti-illegal Betting Task Force to Counter the Black-Market BettingApr 29, 2017
Where there is a crime, there has to be some sort of new law to counter it. Well, the same goes for betting. Betting is often considered illegal in some parts of the world. The Asian Racing Federation has taken up some serious measures to counter the illegal market of betting
Betswaps Introduces SwoopersApr 28, 2017
Betswaps, a one-of-a-kind marketplace for sports betting advice, has launched Swoopers, an innovative app that offers real-time market movers in horse race betting. Every year punters in Australia spend over $17 billion on horse racing, and a range of sports betting tools relying on cloud computing are available to provide the betting community with relevant information about placing odds.
Pennsylvania Ready to Act Should Federal Sports Betting Prohibition Be AbolishedApr 27, 2017
Pennsylvania House's Gaming Oversight Committee passed a state legislation bill that lets casinos offer sports betting in case the federal ban on the activity is lifted. The proposal, which encompasses professional and collegiate sports events, parlays, pools and straight bets, is to be up for a vote in the House.
British Racing Levy Reforms Take Effect TodayApr 26, 2017
As a result of the boom in online betting. annual levies declined from around £100 million in the decade to less than £50m and now under the new system, all betting operators will have to contribute to the British racing’s funds whether they are based offshore or not.
Graham Sharpe - A Name Synonymous with Gambling - Leaves William Hill MediaApr 25, 2017
After 45 years of service with William Hill’s, Graham Sharpe the Media Relations Directoris packing it in. He made his name by not only being a distinguished sports author and journalist but co-founding the famous ‘William Hill Sportsbook of the Year’ prize; a sponsorship initiative that is the company is renowned for.
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