Saturday, July 20, 2019

Regulation seen cutting illegal gambling, boosting state revenue

Popular Indian politician, Shashi Tharoor, a member of the main opposition Congress Party, stirred the political pot earlier this year by introducing a private...

Paddy Power Betfair proposes name change to Flutter Entertainment

Irish-headquartered Paddy Power Betfair is planning to rename itself as Flutter Entertainment, reflecting its growing number of brands across Europe, US, and Australia, local...

Private member’s bill sparks online gambling debate

A private member’s bill recently introduced in parliament is expected to give fresh impetus to the debate on legalizing online gaming and sports betting...

Sportsbet fined for offering ‘refer a friend’ bonus

Australian online bookmaker Sportsbet has been convicted for offering unlawful inducements to punters to entice their friends to open gambling accounts, local media reports....

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.

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Improving customer experience to drive profit

Over the last fifteen years or so, much has been written about the primacy of customer experience to bolster organizational growth and profitability. Pretty much every large organization claims to compete on the basis of customer experience (CX). Yet, the organizational competencies required to deliver a superior guest experience are seldom understood, let alone aligned.

DICJ finds nothing illegal in Macau VIP rooms

The head of Macau’s gaming regulator said the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has inspected 25 VIP rooms and found nothing illegal and confirmed that Suncity Holdings CEO Alvin Chao is not under investigation.