Illegal cockfighting in Andhra Pradesh is as popular as ever, despite a court order stopping the blood-sport.

A combination of localized offerings, constant innovation, uniquely customisable products, deep industry knowledge and versatile tools has positioned SBTech as a leading sports betting platform, omni-channel provider and trusted partner of operators in regulated markets around the world.

A law firm has reportedly been engaged by the Law Commission to gather opinion on whether sports could be legalized in India.

Over 88 outlets and four LiveWire betting venues run by Singapore Pools had to suspend their sports betting services and winnings collection over two days as a result of a technical issues.

Digital Sports Tech, a B2B provider of next generation sports betting solutions, has entered the Russian market for the first time via a deal with the country’s largest sportsbook operator, Fonbet.

 Assertions that Malaysia is now Southeast Asia’s epicenter for match fixing didn’t go down well with the country’s authorities. But just how accurate are these claims and why do so many fixes emanate from this part of the continent? It was during a forum on match fixing in Singapore that sports integrity consultant Chris Eaton ruffled a few feathers by suggesting Malaysia had supplanted Singapore as the fixing hub in Southeast Asia following a crackdown in the city-state. 

 



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With signs Macau is well on the road to recovery; the Philippine market growing in double digits; and the prospect of casinos in Japan, 2017 is starting on a more promising note for Asia’s casino industry.

 

With signs Macau is well on the road to recovery; the Philippine market growing in double digits; and the prospect of casinos in Japan, 2017 is starting on a more promising note for Asia’s casino industry. We asked some of our contributors to give us their predictions for what will be the most notable events and trends of the year ahead.

 



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Regulators and policymakers alike will come under increasing pressure to address issues such as the integrity of sports betting, whether social gaming should be regulated, what prescriptive standards and requirements should be set aside in favour of risk-based regulatory oversight, and how emerging technologies like virtual reality games should be evaluated for suitability to be offered as gambling propositions.

Ahead of the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition, SBC Events, in association with BetConstruct, will hold a seminar to discuss the critical issue of sports data and show how BetConstruct’s data services can help betting businesses.

Australian lotteries giant Tatts Group Ltd. has rejected the A$7.3 billion (US$5.5 billion) offer from the Pacific Consortium for its acquisition.

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