Sunday, December 15, 2019

Stars Group buys outstanding stake in BetEasy

Canada-based The Stars Group said it agreed to buy out minority shareholders in BetEasy, its Australian sports betting unit for AS$151 million ($103.2 million).

India sports minister calls sports betting immoral and illegal

India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has unequivocally stated his opposition to the legalization of sports betting, calling it immoral and illegal, local media reports. When...

KRA hopes to introduce online racing betting

The Korea Racing Authority has launched efforts to introduce online horse racing betting in the country, in the hopes of limiting illegal online betting.According...

Suspicious betting cases drop 30% in Q3

The number of suspicious betting cases fell 30 percent in Q3 to 50, with the majority related to football and tennis.

Sportradar to sell media rights to Tokyo volleyball qualifier

Sportradar said it will sell the media rights for the upcoming CEV Tokyo Volleyball European Qualification 2020 on behalf of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV).

Melco, MGM, Hard Rock to lead “internationalisation” of gaming brands

Melco, MGM and Hard Rock International will be the leaders in 2020 in a trend towards the internationalisation of gaming brands, Spectrum predicts.
Sportradar Optima

Sportradar buys Optima

Sportradar said it has bought Optima, a sports betting and gaming omni channel platform, to create a one-stop-shop technology and services business. 

Tasmania to introduce of one Australia’s highest POC taxes

Tasmania is set to become the sixth state in Australia to introduce a point-of-consumption tax, aimed at properly taxing wagering operators on their operations,...
Paddy Power

Paddy Power and PokerStars to create global online power

Flutter Entertainment, the owner of Paddy Power, has agreed to buy the parent company of PokerStars in an all-stock transaction to create the world’s largest online business.
India cricket (file)

India, Japan eyed as key emerging markets

Uncertainties caused by instability in Cambodia and the Philippines has prompted operators to search for new markets, with India and Japan top of the list.

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