Thursday, February 21, 2019

Australia takes on sporting cheats, but global action needed

Australia is stepping up its game in seeking to stamp out match fixing, though the illegal gambling that underpins the problem is estimated to generate profits of at least $4.2 billion in just six jurisdictions and is growing much faster than legal wagering.

Russian bookies took US$18 billion in bets in 2018

Russian bookmakers recorded approximately RUB1.2 trillion (US$18 billion) in bets in 2018, according to local media. The figure is understood to apply to not only...

Essa reports 267 suspicious betting cases in 2018

International betting integrity body ESSA reported 267 cases of suspicious bets in 2018 to relevant authorities, led by tennis and football.

Australia steps up fight against match fixing

Australia has launched sweeping new measures to stamp out match fixing, illegal betting and doping in sport, including the establishment of new regulatory body to oversee its efforts.

Paddy Power urges Victoria to allow for multiple retail betting operators

The government of Victoria is being urged to consider a revamp of its wagering industry to allow more than one company to operate retail...

What next for China’s booming lottery sector?

China’s lottery sector continues to boom, but uncertainty over how Beijing may react to the rapid growth continues to linger, with big questions over the future direction of online sales and sports betting.

Tabcorp continue to face pressure from online bookies, despite taxes

Australian wagering giant Tabcorp will continue to face “resilient” pressure from online bookmaking rivals this year, despite the rollout of new betting taxes designed...

BOSA to debate federal oversight of US sports betting

PASPA may have fallen, but its long-awaited demise hasn’t quite signaled the end of federal intervention into sports betting, say organizers of Betting on...

Concessions, online crackdowns and technology seen as 2019 themes

The new year is getting underway against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty across the globe. The U.S. government shutdown due to a...

NZRB launches sportsbook powered by SG

The New Zealand TAB has launched a new sportsbook on mobile and digital platforms, powered by SG Digital’s OpenBet sports betting technology. The new...

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