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Macau Jockey Club sees losses in 2013

Macau Horse Racing Co Ltd, the owners of the Macau Jockey Club (MJC) reported a deficit of $5.2 million (£3.10 million) on MJC 2013 betting operations. The Macau racing operator announced these figures in its annual financial report published this morning. MJC had decreased its annual losses from $7.5 million in 2012, as financial figures demonstrated an increase in track …

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500.com takes on Betradar’s in-play minigames

Betradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data is pleased to announce the launch of its new In-Play Minigames product. In-Play Minigames offer a variety of real-sports game concepts with fastpaced betting cycles. With Asian sports lottery 500.com, Betradar’s first customer has already successfully launched Betradar’s latest gaming innovation. Betradar betting solutions are currently supplying in-play data for …

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Macao Gaming Show makes marketing push

The team behind November’s Macao Gaming Show (18-20 November, Venetian Macao) is investing in a multi-media marketing campaign to take it’s ‘By Asia for the world’ campaign to an international audience of gaming influencers. As part of the dual Chinese and English language drive, over 100 MGS print and online adverts will be appearing across 25 gaming media channels from …

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Anatomy of a match fixing bust

As the three men suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches await sentencing today after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery, the National Crime Agency has released some interesting detail on the case and explains why it moved to break up the proceedings when it did.  Earlier this week a jury at Birmingham Crown Court …

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Singapore seeks ARJEL help for potential igaming regulation

A Singapore special delegation focusing on igaming have visited French igaming regulator ARJEL, as part of a fact finding mission that could lead to a revamping of Singaporean igaming and sports betting regulations. The French gambling regulator  stated that it was consulting with Singapore delegation with regards to the implementation of igaming laws, taxes and monitoring of operator behaviour. The …

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Thai crackdown on illegal WC betting

Police in Thailand have arrested 58 people involved in illegal betting on the World Cup , according to local news source The Nation. Pol Lt-General Anant Srihiran said that seven are alleged bookmakers, with two suspected of being bet couriers while the rest are punters. Anant said that the police has also seized Bt41,430 (£753) in cash and four bankbooks …

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Fifa fixing concerns over dead rubber group games

FIFA’s Security Director has warned member associations that the World Cup group stages could be vulnerable to match manipulation and threats by organised crime gangs. With six days to go until the opening ceremony and Brazil’s much anticipated clash with Croatia, Ralf Mutschke answered questions about sports corruption in a FIFA.com video. Interpol’s former Director of Regional and National Police …

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Sunderland AFC extends betting partnership with TLC88.com

Asian facing sports betting operator TLC88.com has announced that it will continue its partnership with Sunderland AFC as official Asian Betting partner. The operator confirmed a further three year extension to their current partnership deal. Sunderland’s partnership with the sports betting operator will continue until 2017, The Football club’s Commercial Director Gary Hutchinson commented on the extension: “We are really …

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