Thursday, June 20, 2019

Betsson integrates BetConstruct sportsbook for the Spanish market

Betsson, a Swedish provider of online gaming products, is teaming up with BetConstruct to provide BetConstruct’s Sportsbook in the Spanish market. The agreement includes integrating...

Illegal offshore bookmakers lure Russian punters

At least $1 billion a year has been estimated to go to illegal offshore gambling websites from Russian punters, according to reports. The figure is...

Will U.S. Supreme Court’s sports betting decision affect gambling in Asia?

When in 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court accepted to hear the appeal in the Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association case (later renamed Murphy...

Authorities dismantle World Cup betting operation, arresting 31

Singapore police have taken down a multi-million dollar World Cup betting operation, arresting 31 suspects in total, local media reports. The suspects, all male,...

AIGF demands probe on illegal foreign betting websites

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding action be taken against offshore betting websites that have been...

360° one-stop shop provider

This year, Betradar will once again be exhibiting at the G2E Asia, presenting a broad range of innovative services and products to the betting...

Beijing nods development of horse racing, sports lottery in Hainan

China’s government has given the greenlight for the development of horse racing and sports lottery in the southernmost island of Hainan, in moves that...

Russia online payment law takes effect

The law banning Russian credit institutions and any payment systems working on Russian territory from transferring money from individuals to illegal bookmakers, casinos and totes has come into effect in the run-up to the World Cup.

What’s the Problem?

Gambling is one of mankind’s oldest pursuits.  It has been a pastime and a pleasure for as long as we have records of human civilisation.  Ancient Egypt, Rome and China wrestled with the problem of its destructive fringes, regulating and legislating with the same dilemmas that modern governments have today.  What is it in the human that drives it to gamble, and why does this largely playful pursuit sometimes become so harmful? 

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.

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