Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Contagious Gaming confirms takeover talks with Sportech

Canadian firm Contagious Gaming confirmed that it has entered into talks with Sportech over a potential merger to create a “combined, technology-focused, sports wagering...
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Oz sports betting faces crackdown calls amidst problem gambling horror stories

Australia’s sports betting industry may face calls for a crackdown after a report from Financial Counsellors Australia revealed horror stories about problem gambling, local...

Fonbet gains Russian football second division title sponsorship

Russian sports betting operator Fonbet has agreed terms with the National Football League  to become the title sponsor of the Russian second division for...

Tabcorp and Racing Victoria agree broadcast terms

Australian betting operator Tabcorp has announced that it has ended its broadcast stand-off with race track operator Racing Victoria, following months of deadlock negotiations...

Australia regulatory round up: Anti-money laundering body bares its fangs

There have been several recent changes to its gambling legislation in Australia that may have wide implications in both the online and land-based sphere, including the first case brought under the anti-money laundering laws by AUSTRAC.On 22 July 2015, AUSTRAC initiated court proceedings against three subsidiaries of Tabcorp for “extensive, significant and systemic non-compliance with Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing legislation.” This is the first time that AUSTRAC has initiated Court proceedings under the act, showing it's not a toothless tiger.  

Ladbrokes, Coral agree on merger deal

The boards of Ladbrokes and Coral have agreed on a merger deal that will have a net revenue of £2.1 billion and a marker...
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Russia proposes easing restrictions on sports betting ads

Russia’s Communications Ministry proposed a bill that would allow 24-hour advertising for betting and bookmaking offices, amending Article 27 of the Law on Advertising,...

Ladbrokes takes down Quickcall service in Australia amid crackdown

U.K. bookmaker Ladbrokes had taken down its Quickcall feature in Australia following a crackdown by federal agencies, local media reported. The service allows in-play bets...

Sportradar partners with Russian Premier League

Sports data and insights operator Sportradar, has announced another multi-year data partnership with the Russian Football Premier League. Under the agreement, Sportradar will become the...

India suspends two top cricket teams for illegal betting and match fixing

An Indian Supreme Court panel has suspended two Premier League cricket teams after being found guilty in an illegal betting and match-fixing probe. The Chennai...

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