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Macau pioneer Stanley Ho dies age 98

Stanley Ho, the man credited with transforming Macau into the world’s gambling hub, has died at the age of 98. Known as the ‘king of gambling’, Ho became a prominent figure in the Macanese gambling market after winning a monopoly licence in 1961, establishing the foundations for his SJM Holdings casino empire. “My father passed away peacefully just now at …

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GentingBet streamlines web and mobile platforms with revamp

GentingBet has streamlined its sportsbook service after launching a new user interface across the brand’s web and mobile platforms. By revamping its sportsbook under the new brand headline ‘Betting Just Got Better’, mobile users will gain access to an ‘improved navigation system’, allowing players to identify new betting markets. Billy Cook, Head of Sportsbook, said: “We’ve been working on this …

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Altenar increases global scale with new sports betting platform

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Altenar has launched the second version of its sports betting platform, which enables it to serve operators on a global level in a more efficient manner. The new platform was revealed as part of the ‘Naked truth about Altenar’ presentation at the inaugural SBC Digital Summit.  The company’s CEO Stanislav Silin confirmed that it is not yet live with existing …

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Alternative betting markets: short-term filler or long-term fixture?

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Non traditional sports betting content ranging from table tennis to Nicaraguan or Belarusian soccer and Taiwanese baseball have been unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight for sports betting operators hoping to salvage some of the revenues lost to COVID-19. Yet, are these ‘niche’ sports just short-term filler for sports betting operators, or should we expect to see them as part of …

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Shafiqullah Shafaq handed six year ban over corruption

The Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq has been handed a six-year ban from the country’s Cricket Board (ACB) after he accepted four charges of breaching their Anti-Corruption Code. The charges date back to the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 in 2018 when Shafaq played for the Nangarhar Leopards, and the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League when he represented Sylhet …

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SBC Digital Summit: ‘Cashless’ environments to take centre stage when retail returns – Samuel Barrett

Samuel Barrett, Director of Gaming at Trustly, believes that moving towards cashless environments will be a main component in helping players in retail make payments when businesses return to normal after the COVID-19 crisis. Delivering the day-four keynote at this week’s SBC Digital Summit, kicking off the Neosurf sponsored Payments Day track, Barrett bemoaned that while the online gambling industry …

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Mansion88 integrates draw-based games and virtuals from NSoft

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Asian betting operator Mansion88 has integrated popular draw-based games Lucky Six, Lucky X and Next Six from NSoft to its online website, as well as virtual greyhound races, horse races, motorcycle races and slot car races from the same provider. “After the presentation of the NSoft’s products and services, the mutual conclusion was that our potential for further web expansion …

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Paytm First Games reveals two-tournament India esports launch

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Paytm First Games (PFG) has switched attention to the Indian esports market after launching separate online tournaments in partnership with the Esports Players League (ESPL) and Garena Partners. The dual announcement comes at a time when online gaming is picking up as a form of stay-at-home entertainment. The Indian public are currently living under government-imposed lockdown measures until 3 May …

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Sportradar – Quality assurance is the best metric in eliminating ghost games 

Supporting betting stakeholders and the global sports community, Sportradar has published a white-paper detailing key findings, insights and observations on ‘ghost games’. The white paper titled ‘Ghost Games: An Explanation’ has been produced by Oscar Brodkin, Sportradar Director of Intelligence & Investigation Services. The paper defines a ghost game as a match which simply does not take place as stated, and …

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SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack

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A focus on international expansion and how we, as the betting and gaming industry, will get through COVID-19 are the key themes throughout Issue 8 of SBC Magazine. Now available to view HERE, it starts by tracking the journey of Giovanni Garrisi from a mathematician beating the pools to starting a 50/50 JV with Stanley Leisure, seizing an opportunity to …

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