Asia

Australian police close Tabcorp bribery investigation

The Australian Federal Police have decided to close a three-year inquiry into lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp due to the lack of evidence. The investigation, which led to the resignation of Chief Executive of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Elmer Funke Kupper, was looking into bribery charges made against Tabcorp Holdings, relating to a $200,000 payment made to family members …

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Hong Kong Jockey Club warns Betfair Australia as racing row escalates

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has demanded that Betfair Australia ‘immediately cease and desist’ from offering a betting exchange on Hong Kong racing over beliefs that offering such an exchange ‘represents a serious integrity issue’.  On 21 August 2019, Betfair Australia announced that it would be offering the exchange which was due to commence with the Sha Tin race meeting …

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Kambi secures NagaWorld Cambodia sportsbook extension

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi Group Plc has confirmed that it has secured a multi-year extension to its sportsbook agreement with Cambodian leisure and entertainment operator NagaWorld Ltd. Kambi has acted as NagaWorld lead sports betting systems supplier since 2014, with the partnership representing the Stockholm technology group’s first Asian market agreement. The extension, will continue to …

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ALLWIN CITY Asia nets AS Roma partnership

Serie A football club AS Roma has expanded its Asian profile and partnership portfolio by securing a new sponsorship deal with Asian betting firm ‘ALLWIN CITY – AWCBET.com‘. The partnership sees AWCBET become the Giallorossi’s official regional betting partner for Asia, and will see the club collaborate on AWCBET promotions and marketing campaign across multiple Asian territories. Francesco Calvo, Chief Revenue Officer at …

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Betfair Australia to launch exchange on Hong Kong racing

Flutter Entertainment’s Betfair Australia has confirmed that it will be launching a new betting exchange on horse races in Hong Kong, despite not being sanctioned by the Jockey Club.  Set to begin on 1 September, which coincides with the start of the Hong Kong 2019-20 racing season, Betfair Australia is due to offer exchange punters the opportunity to wager bets …

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BBIN seals Nova Esports sponsorship deal

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Asia-based igaming software supplier BBIN has targeted a competitive edge for its esports offering after forming a strategic alliance with Nova Esports. As a global strategic partner, BBIN will be using its social media and exclusive broadcasting channel to bridge the gap between esports and its fans. Starting this month, it will also be supporting the organisation through title sponsorship …

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AGTech eyes First Captains fantasy growth through Kabaddi

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AGTech has added new Kabaddi games to daily fantasy sports (DFS) site First Captains, which sits on the popular Paytm First Games platform. Formerly known as Gamepind, Paytm First Games is a gaming destination running as a joint venture (JV) between Paytm as operator and AGTech Holdings as the technical service and sports content provider. Charlie Zhang, Vice President of …

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International operators and speakers give Betting on Sports 2019 a global outlook

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Betting on Sports 2019 will reflect the sports betting and igaming sector’s rapid global expansion, with senior representatives of 160 operators from around the world among the 3,500 delegates travelling from 60 countries to attend.  The establishment of an increasing number of regulated online gambling markets has created enticing international opportunities for both operators and suppliers, and as the biggest …

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SIS picks Sportech software for greyhound global pool

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SIS (Sports Information Services) has struck a commingling totalisator agreement with Sportech to create and disseminate a worldwide pool for greyhound racing. The company said it will utilise Sportech’s Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software to offer the greyhound global pool, leveraging Sportech’s “unrivalled worldwide reach and expansive global commingling capabilities”.  Sportech, meanwhile, will also provide hosting and operational services of …

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International drive sees Digitain open UK regional office

Bolstering its commercial capacity, industry omnichannel systems provider Digitain has confirmed the opening of a new UK regional office in Sheffield.   Recently appointed Head of International Business Development Simon Westbury will head up the Sheffield hub, which will provide ‘localised client-facing and account-management services’ supporting Digitain’s international growth plans. In its update, Digitain confirms that it has begun to …

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