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Donaco International expands into Cambodia with Star Vegas acquisition

Australian listed gambling investment firm Donaco International has purchased the Star Vegas casino in Poipet, the Cambodian town closest to Bangkok Thailand for a reported $360 million. Donaco will now compete against local rival NagaWorld in the Phnom Penh province for the attention of Thai gamblers. A three hour drive from the Bangkok, Donaco International believes that it can turn …

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Inspired boosts William Hill omni-channel gaming content

Inspired Gaming provider of virtual sports content , mobile games and SBG video lottery terminals, has confirmed the launch of two new HTML5 mobile games to be added to client William Hill omni channel portfolio. The blockbuster omni-channel hit game “Centurion” and the innovative episodic HTML5 mobile game “Spirit of the Samurai.” Centurion is Inspired’s biggest bonus game to date. Set …

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UAE toughens equestrian law to stop racing corruption

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a new equestrian law which aims to combat illegal substances being used in horse racing and its associated racing events. The law has been directly approved by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE, who wants to promote legitimate racing and eliminate potential corruption and fraud. The new law will …

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Amaya Completes Sale of Cadillac Jack to AGS for $476 million

Amaya Inc  today confirmed  the completion of its $476 million sale of Cadillac Jack, Inc to AGS LLC an affiliate of funds managed by Apollo Global Management, LLC Pursuant to the previously announced Stock Purchase Agreement, AGS has purchased all of the shares of Amaya Americas for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $476 million1, comprising cash consideration of approximately $461 million …

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The WLA & European Lotteries launch the Global Lottery Monitoring System powered by Sportradar

The World Lottery Association (WLA) and the European Lotteries (EL) has announced that the Global Lottery Monitoring System for sports betting (GLMS) went live today. Powered by Sportradar, the GLMS will provide member lotteries with extensive monitoring of the various betting markets offered by government-authorized lotteries and for-profit-only bookmakers. The GLMS will utilize Sportradar’s unrivaled technology to provide member lotteries with …

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Canada C290 sports betting bill set to die

Canadian news sources and political commentators appear to have signalled the death of the nation’s single sports betting bill C290, whose review has stalled in the Ottawa Senate. Pro sports betting campaigners appear to be at their wits’ end as C290 which would allow sports wagering in licensed gambling premises (casinos and racetracks) has recorded no progress since being passed …

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Boylesports predicts the end of UK Big Brother

Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports has predicted the end of the UK franchise of reality television show Big Brother. In its 16th season on UK terrestrial television, Big Brother has recorded continuous decreasing viewing figures since the franchise was moved to Channel 5 in 2011. During its broadcasting heydays, Big Brother UK which originally aired on Channel 4 would record average …

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Kiron & Vermantia roll out virtual games for Uganda market

Gambling technology providers Kiron Interactive and Vermantia have launched their virtual games TV channel with two operators in East Africa. Uganda’s Kings Bet and BETnSport are the country’s first retail bookmakers to take the premium service, which went live with Nigeria’s largest operator, Nairabet, last month. The virtual solution, which features human commentary, showcases Kiron’s market-leading portfolio, including sports such horses, …

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William Hill – Labour leadership market backs Liz Kendall

William Hill recorded a substantial backing for Leicester West MP Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Kendall to become the Labour Party’s next leader. Early UK betting markets on the Labour leadership, had not marked Kendall as a main contender for leadership, with bookmakers pointing to a three horserace between Chuka Umunna, Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper. Yesterday William Hill announced that Kendall’s had …

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Ipswich Town’s Teddy Bishop charged with FA betting breach

Ipswich Town FC and England Under 19 teenage midfielder Teddy Bishop has been charged with breaching Football Association rules in relation to betting. The 18-year-old, who came through the academy system at Portman Road, faces a charge of committing “alleged multiple breaches” of the guidelines. Bishop has until June 1 to respond to the charge, the FA said on its …

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