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Black Diamond set to sparkle

The 2013 Black Diamond Poker Open (BDPO) reached record levels with $1,200,000 in prize money and, this, 3rd year of the event is set to see prize money more than double with $3,000,000 up for grabs. Qualifying starts on Tuesday, 9 February. Why has the BDPO been so popular? Online tournaments are seen by many casual poker players as the …

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Israel Sports Betting Board goes live with new platform

The Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB), which has exclusive rights operator for sports betting in Israel, is now live with a system developed by British sports betting software provider LVS Ltd and its French counterpart, lottery solutions specialist Lotsys SAS (FDJ Group). LVS and Lotsys won an international tender to supply their Advanced Betting & Lottery Platform technology (ABP) to …

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New venue for 3rd Asia iGaming Social

Sportsbetting Community Asia and Asia Gambling Brief are excited to announce a brand new venue for our next Asia iGaming Social in Manila. Join us at the most exclusive new venue in the city, 71 Gramercy in Makati, where we once again invite you to attend an evening of free drinks and high quality networking, brought to you by our …

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ICE 2014 – Asia Breakfast Focus Panel

True to its status as being a window on the global market, ICE Totally Gaming is hosting a high-level business breakfast which will examine the future of gaming in Asia and ask whether the continent will continue to be the primary driver of the global gaming market. In association with the inaugural Japan Gaming Congress (JgC), the Asia Breakfast Focus …

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PickLive sign with Indian lottery

Picklive Limited, operators and suppliers of next-generation fantasy sports and social gaming is delighted to announce that it has entered into an investment deal and joint venture with Indian based lottery distributor and operator, the Sugal & Damani Group (“SND”), to launch daily fantasy cricket games for real money prizes in the lucrative Indian market.  . The joint venture will …

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Racing in casinos a virtual treat

Kiron Interactive Co-founder and co-CEO Steven Spartinos believes they have found the answer for casino operators and customers looking for fresh ideas! Barring developments in the look and feel of slot games, many casinos offer the same products today as they did 20 years ago. Roulette tables remain identical, blackjack cards are still dealt the same way, and craps dice …

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Paddy Power Kim Jong Un Gifts – Contravene UN Sanctions

Irish news sources report that sports betting operator Paddy Power may have presented giftes to North Korean Republic leader – Kim Jong Un. Reports suggest that the Irish gaming operator presented the leader of North Korea with gifts that included Irish Whiskey set. These gifts may have contravened with current UN sanctions. The bookmaker faced criticism of its PR and …

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ICE 2014 – Focus on Gaming in India

For the first time at ICE, India will take centre stage with a dedicated free to attend seminar focusing on the current state of the country’s gaming regulatory framework. Taking place on Tuesday 4th February in the South Gallery (Rooms 23-26) the aim of the seminar is to provide delegates with an objective and in-depth understanding of the state of …

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UK Gambling Bill to Raise Costs, Cause Advertising & IT Headaches

The UK is set to introduce new gambling legislation that may create major compliance issues and raise costs for Asian operators, especially those counting on accessing millions of Asian sports fans through sports sponsorship and other advertising. Global gaming expert Steve Donoughue, Senior Associate of E-gamingexperts.com, and Dr Peter Chadha -CEO of DrPete Inc – examine the implications. The UK …

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