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Caesars forms heavyweight Advisory Committee to lead Japan bid

US gambling operator Caesars Entertainment is increasing its focus on winning a Japan ‘integrated resorts’ licence, forming a strategic ‘Japan Advisory Committee’. Global gambling stakeholders are closely monitoring Japan movements, as the Shinzo Abe government drafts the new ‘Integrated Resorts’ bill, allowing for Japan’s first casinos to be operated in ‘selected large-scale’ leisure complexes, which will cater for hotels, gaming …

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Betting on Football casts its eye over the sports betting world

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Betting on Football 2018, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March, will demonstrate its international appeal by delivering updates around the biggest sports betting jurisdictions. Global Market Profiles, which takes place on the first full day of #bofcon2018 on Wednesday 21 March, is one of five main tracks at the event, which will feature a total of more than 40 …

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Asian Football Confederation extends Sportradar integrity partnership

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the signing of a new agreement with Sportradar, with the partnership charged with tackling issues within the field of integrity. Specifically addressing match fixing, the Sportradar intelligence and investigation services will be utilised by the AFC throughout the 2018 and 2019 season, tasked with investigating the people behind the fraud on the pitch …

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IGT extends agreement with OPTIMA for award winning platform

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Major gaming distributor IGT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Optima Group for the licensing, support, and development of IGT’s sports betting platform in all international regions outside of Italy, the United States, and Canada. As part of the agreement, signed on 15 December, IGT is licensing its Sports Betting platform to Optima, enabling it to provide …

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IOC establishes task forces to tackle sports corruption

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Multi stakeholder task forces, charged with tackling corruption in sports, have been established by the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS). The platform, established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in addition to a number of international sports organisations, government and inter-governmental organisations, has agreed to set up three groups to tackle pressing issues. Each will be charged with …

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Ganapati Malta: Finding a niche by capturing the Japanese culture

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Ganapati Malta is an online games developer for the gambling industry, established in September 2016 with a mission to supply the European market with games that combine Japanese design and technology with unique entertainment elements. After making its ICE debut back in February, Ganapati has gone on to enjoy a breakthrough first full year of operations, by presenting at several …

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Square in the Air – Robin Hutchison – The “go-to-provider” for sports betting PR

We spoke to Robin Hutchison, Director of sports betting PR agency Square in the Air. He looks back on a memorable year for the firm, and discusses his hopes moving into 2018. SITA was recently crowned Marketing Agency of the Year at the annual SBC Awards, and Hutchison believes his company were good value for the honour: “We were delighted …

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Business Briefs – featuring loopholes, knockouts and whip cracks

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This latest edition features a returning gaming congress, partnerships, expansions and huge fines being issued in the USA. Atlantic City to train youths Fifteen minority youths in Atlantic City are to receive speciality construction based training, courtesy of a new 12 week initiative. Upon completion a jobs connection with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be made, with the company’s …

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The International Table Tennis Federation announces integrity partnership with Sportradar

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced it has signed a new integrity partnership with Sportradar utilising the organisation’s renowned monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions to help safeguard the sport against match fixing. Hundreds of matches each year will be covered by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), a unique service that credibly and effectively identifies betting-related manipulation in sport, …

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Calls for companies to provide gambling support backed

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Asian sports betting and online casino company LeTou, the gaming shirt sponsor of Premier League side Swansea City, has backed calls for professional sportsman to receive problem gambling education and support. The Professional Players Federation (PPF) and GambleAware has called for added guidance to be provided, with the PPF urging bookmakers to ensure any sponsorship agreements include a provision for …

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