Sunday, January 24, 2021

Gaming company founders join SBC Digital India speaker line-up

The speaker line-up for the SBC Digital India conference and exhibition is set to feature the founders of some of the market leaders in the country’s fast-growing real-money gaming industry.

TAB NZ launches campaign to discourage offshore gambling

TAB New Zealand has launched a marketing campaign featuring sports celebrities in an attempt to discourage New Zealanders from gambling on offshore web sites.

BetMakers clears hurdles for US$41.7 million purchase of Sportech assets

Sportech shareholders have approved the sale of its digital assets to Australia's BetMakers for GBP30.9 million ($41.7 million).

Sportech board agrees to sale of assets to Betmakers

BetMakers Technology Group has reported that the board of directors of Sportech PLC has agreed to the proposed sale of racing and digital assets to their company, and is recommending the move to shareholders.

Most Indian football teams have online betting firm sponsors

Online betting firms have made major inroads into Indian football, with seven out of eleven football clubs competing in the Indian Super League (ISL) having sponsors based in the industry.
Obscure sports take the limelight

Obscure sports take the limelight

Betting enthusiasts were left high and dry after the majority of the world’s traditional sports tournaments and leagues canceled their 2020 seasons, left a sizable vacuum in their wake. 
Kazakhstan, Almaty

Kazakhstan gambling law to cut tax collection, boost black market

In early July, the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan made amendments to the current gambling law. The new legislation was signed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev.

Philippine online cockfighting revenues estimated at US$32 million daily

Gambling via “e-sabong” (online cockfighting) is estimated to produce PHP1.5 billion (US$32 million) in revenues on a daily basis. Calls are rising to legalize and effectively tax these activities.
Sports betting but BIGGER

Sports betting but BIGGER

Colossus Bets is the multi-award-winning operator and provider of global sports pools. The company’s portfolio currently covers European football, NBA, NFL, NHL, tennis, darts, horse racing, greyhounds and esports with a wide range of bet types.
Virtually real sporting solutions

Virtually real sporting solutions

Like many other betting products, when it comes to investing in gaming solutions, operators need to ensure they are of a high-quality and completely flexible if they want to leverage the prospects that virtual sports can offer.

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