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WSOP extends ‘exclusive provider’ partnership with 888poker

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has extended its contract with 888poker, which will see the online brand become the exclusive provider of online qualifier satellites and promotions for the poker series. WSOP works with 888poker to provide players with entry opportunities to its tournaments, and made the announcement alongside confirmation of its 2017 schedule. Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, is ... Read More »

Betting on Football 2017 covers the globe with football betting market updates

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Betting on Football 2017 will underline its international credentials by delivering an extensive update on football betting markets across the globe, from an increasingly digitalised Africa, to a newly regulated Italy and the potential for legalised sports betting in Donald Trump’s North America. With less than three months to go until the fourth incarnation of the event at Stamford Bridge ... Read More »

Scientific Games appoints Karin KJ Tjon as new COO

Updating the market Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Karin-Joyce (KJ) Tjon as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President, the appointment will be effective from 13 February. Reporting directly to Group CEO Kevin Sheehan, Tjon will be charged with leading SGC gaming and lottery operations, aiding business development strategies and further maintaining the firm’s ... Read More »

Rob Manfred…’MLB is rethinking stance on US betting laws’

Speaking at the ‘All Markets Summit’ in New York, Major League Baseball (MLB) Chief Commissioner Rob Manfred has stated that MLB governance is currently ‘re-examining its stance on gambling’. For a number years, MLB governance has been the most ardent supporter of the ‘Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act’ (PASPA) provisions, banning any form of wagering on US sports. While the governances ... Read More »

The ‘Brady Miracle’ busts up bookmakers

A night of high drama, saw New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady carry his team from a 25-point deficit to Super Bowl LI glory this Sunday. In what many have called the greatest Super Bowl final of all time, ‘Touchdown Tommy’ stepped up his game to win his fifth Vince Lombardi trophy with US media crowning Brady the GOAT (greatest ... Read More »

Team Fortress 2 has a problem with skins gambling

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Last year saw CS:GO developer Valve embroiled in a skins betting scandal, and whilst this rages on, it seems that another of its titles Team Fortress 2 is now on the hit-list too. Whilst Valve issued cease and desist letters to upwards of 40 sites offering gambling on its skins (in-game items) in some form last summer, claims that ‘skins ... Read More »

NFL owners to vote on Las Vegas Raiders relocation project

The planned NFL ‘Owners Meeting’ scheduled for Phoenix 26-29 March, has gained added significance as franchise holders may be asked to vote on the approval of the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas Nevada. Representatives of the Davis Family (Raiders franchise owners) have submitted official ‘relocation papers’ to NFL governance. If approved, the ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ project will be put to ... Read More »

GameCo joins the Esports Integrity Coalition members club

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The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has announced that GameCo has become its latest member. GameCo is focused on bringing video games to casinos, and its VGMs (Video game gambling machines) hit the casino floor in Atalantic City late last year. Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said: “We are delighted that GameCo has decided to join ESIC. GameCo operates at the ... Read More »

Man San Law resigns as Chairman of 500.com

Updating investors, embattled New York-listed Chinese sports lottery operator 500.com has confirmed that Chairman of the Board Man San Law has stepped down from the governance position with immediate effect. San Law’s position will be split with director Lian Qi taking on the responsibilities of Chairmanship, supported by Bo Yu who will act as Director of Governance, a decision which ... Read More »

Sands hit with $7 million DOJ ‘Asian compliance misconduct’ fine

US casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp (Sands) has confirmed that it will pay a $6.96 million penalty in order to resolve its ‘Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’ (FCPA) dispute in connection with business transactions carried out in China and Macao. The penalty charge imposed on Sands relates to the company failing to implement appropriate ‘internal accounting controls’ ensuring the legitimacy ... Read More »