Saturday, January 23, 2021

Paytm First Games provides online race betting in Maharashtra

The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC), which conducts horse races in Mumbai and Pune, has begun taking online bets on horse races on Paytm First Games.
Karnataka High Court

Bangalore Turf Club stymied by Karnataka online betting struggle

A policy u-turn by the state government of Karnataka has left the Bangalore Turf Club and the Mysore Race Club hanging, shortly after they invested in the creation of online betting platforms to help them emerge from the Covid-19 slump.

HKJC brings in Anthony Ingram to lead marketing strategy

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced that Anthony Ingham, who had been working for Marriott International, will join the club effective December 7 as Executive Director, Membership, Strategic Marketing and Branding (Designate), and fully assume the role at the beginning of 2021.

TAB NZ October profit beats budget

TAB New Zealand reported net profit for October of $15.8 million, which was $4.4 million above budget and $3 million above last year. Profit was driven by strong domestic and international racing and by the All Blacks' first international appearance since the Rugby World Cup. 

Seoul area casinos and racing limited to 20% capacity

Seoul area casinos and racing facilities are being limited to 20 percent capacity under tightened Covid-19 related social distancing rules. While most other social venues will have 30-50 percent capacity limits, a tougher standard is being imposed on gambling venues.

Hurdles ahead for China horse racing

If China ever does allow legalized betting on horse racing, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is likely to play a vital role. First, however, it will need to help the industry navigate major hurdles.

Intervenue betting begins at Madras Race Club

The Madras Racing Club is set to begin today inter-venue betting for the races run at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mysuru, although there will be a one-day delay in distributing the winnings from the other venues.
A race that no longer stops the nation

A race that no longer stops the nation? [Infographic]

Last week saw the end of the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival, held from 31 October to November 7. Known as "the race that stops the nation", the carnival is one of the biggest horse racing events in Australia and is well-known in the horse racing world. 

Melbourne Cup punter a millionaire after $30 bet

A New Zealand punter on the Melbourne Cup race has become a millionaire after placing a $30 bet, in what was said to be the biggest payout by the NZ Tab on the race.

TAB NZ September results ahead of budget

TAB NZ’s key results for September were ahead of budget and ahead of last year. The Business reported strong performance for the month across all products, with sport, international racing, and domestic racing all well ahead of budget. 


Goa authorities frustrated with casino-related parking violations

Goa authorities are starting to get tough with car owners who have been illegally parking and blocking access ways, most of whom are thought to be casino staff and patrons.

GKL extends casino closures to January 18

Grand Korea Leisure confirmed in a filing that it is extending the closures of all three of its casinos until the morning of January 18.

Rob Goldstein named acting CEO of LVS as Adelson goes on medical leave

Las Vegas Sands Chief Operating Officer Rob Goldstein has been named as acting chairman and CEO of the group as Sheldon Adelson has taken medical leave from Jan 7 to resume treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
China reminmbi

Devil in the details of digital RMB: Bernstein

The introduction of a digital renminbi into Macau would potentially have a positive impact on the gaming industry, easing cash flow for mass and premium mass players, but the “devil would be in the details,” says Bernstein Research.

Silver Heritage shuffles board after deed of company arrangement

Silver Heritage announced it has reshuffled its board following the completion of a deed of company arrangement. Former CEO Mike Bolsover is no longer a director, while DFNN's Ramon Garcia and Hatch Asia's Kirk Arambulo are among the new members.

PayTm reaches accord with ESPL for India tournaments

PayTm First Games has reached an accord with Singapore-based ESports Players League to organize mobile eSports tournaments in India.