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ESIC hands out 35 more bans following integrity investigation

ESIC hands out 35 more bans following integrity investigation

A group of Australian esports players have been issued bans by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as part of an ongoing investigation into betting-related offences. The 35 individuals face competitive bans of between 12 and 60 months, issued in accordance with a ‘tiered matrix’ which analyses the severity of each individual violation.  The bans apply to all ESIC member esports …

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Kambi powers RWWA sportsbook upgrade

Kambi powers RWWA sportsbook upgrade

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) will carry out an upgrade to its retail and online sportsbook offering after signing a long-term partnership with Kambi Group. Through the partnership, RWWA will leverage Kambi’s technology to upgrade its current sportsbook offering across its shops and TABtouch online website. Kristian Nylén, Kambi CEO, said: “This is an important strategic partnership for Kambi. …

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Australia forms Advisory Council to oversee new sports integrity unit

The government of Australia has revealed the nine counsellors forming the ‘Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council’ – a new body formed to provide oversight and guidance on integrity matters impacting all levels of Australian sports.  The development of an ‘Advisory Council’ was approved as a measure of Australia’s revamped ‘Sports Integrity Act’ which was amended last year to strengthen Australian …

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BetMakers given the green light to acquire Sportech

BetMakers given the green light to acquire Sportech

BetMakers Technology Group has completed an AU$50 million placement which will support its acquisition of Sportech‘s racing and digital assets. Sportech’s shareholders approved the acquisition yesterday, with the deal including its US, UK and European racing and digital assets valued at £30.9 million. Through the agreement, BetMakers will make an initial payment of £6.2 million before paying the balance of …

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January to February 2020 in Review: New year sees betting accept its new duties

SBC recounts the events of an unprecedented and relentless 2020, an unforgettable year that has disrupted all betting components and relationships… SBC – Spain cracks the whip as betting leadership accepts wider responsibility remits European online gambling leadership was given no grace period to ease into a new decade of regulatory complexities, as a newly formed Spanish coalition government signed …

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Sportradar nets broadcast rights and integrity deal with Australia’s NBL

Sportradar nets broadcast rights and integrity deal with Australia’s NBL

Sportradar has been named as the international media distributor and OTT partner, as well as an official integrity partner, for Australia’s Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL). Through the agreement, which will commence from 10 January 2021, Sportradar will work closely with the NBL to enhance both distribution and coverage for its media rights across broadcast and online platforms. This …

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Sportsbet broadcasts British and Irish racing through SIS and RMG deal

Sportsbet broadcasts British and Irish racing through SIS and RMG deal

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have formalised a multi-year streaming and marketing content arrangement with Sportsbet Australia, allowing the operator to broadcast and take bets on British and Irish racing The deal will see British and Irish thoroughbred racing – which is shown on Tabcorp’s (TAB) SKY Racing network on the TAB app, in venues and …

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New Zealand Cricket appoints Stats Perform to revitalise data capacity

Stats Perform has continued its strong commercial momentum by confirming that it has become lead data distributor and AI innovations partner for New Zealand Cricket (NZC). Under the agreement, Stats Perform’s analytics unit Opta will lead NZC data collection and insights, revitalising syndicated NZC match data for commercial and integrity purposes, and providing a greater depth of match insights and …

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My Betting Sites Australia marks 21st country launch for Leadstar

Swedish iGaming affiliate Leadstar Media has expanded its global footprint after taking its My Betting site to Australia. My Betting Sites was launched in 2019, offering sports betting content and bookmaker reviews for users in the UK, Canada, Kenya, India, Nigeria and New Zealand. The latest expansion into Australia marks the affiliate’s 21st operational jurisdiction. Leadstar Media CEO Eskil Kvarnström …

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OpenSports processes record Melbourne Cup betting numbers

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SG Digital processed a record-breaking number of bets for its OpenSports customers during yesterday’s Melbourne Cup, despite Australia’s most famous annual thoroughbred horse race taking place behind closed doors. OpenSports is the full package sportsbook solution for SG Digital, the digital division of Scientific Games, with wagers processed through the OpenBet betting engine. Compared with the 2019 event, there were …

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