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Danish Government forms crime unit to tackle match fixing

Denmark’s Culture and Sports Ministry is set to announce a new crime/investigation unit that will tackle match within the nation’s professional sporting leagues. Danish Minister of Culture Marianne Jelved has revealed that the unit had been formed with the aid of several key establishments including Danish professional sporting bodies, the police, betting operators and governmental agencies. The unit will focus …

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DoJ supports sports leagues opposition of New Jersey betting

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has publically backed US professional sports leagues and the NCAA attempt to block sports betting in the state of New Jersey. The DoJ stated that the reversal of sports betting laws that would permit New Jersey licensed gambling premises to allow sports betting would be in breach of the federal state laws passed …

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Greek Court deems OPAP monopoly legal

Greece’s High Court  ruled on Tuesday that former state owned operator OPAP’s monopoly of betting markets was legal. The courts rejected a long standing challenge put forward by international operators disputing the OPAP’s handle on betting and lottery operations in Greece. OPAP monopoly of Greek lottery and sports betting, had been challenged by William Hill, StanleyBet and Sportingbet. The operators …

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Sportradar expands live portfolio with Infront partnership

Sportradar,  supplier of sports and betting-related data, and Infront Sports & Media,  have  announced an agreement under which Sportradar will increase its live streaming offering by a further 4,000 sporting events. The deal includes a broad soccer package with a total of close to 1,500 matches, including the Indonesian Super League (ISL). Beyond soccer, Sportradar have also acquired the rights …

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Spanish football clubs hit by match fixing allegations

Spain’s state prosecutor has summoned representatives from Spanish La Liga Football Clubs, Real Zaragoza and Real Levante regarding suspicious match play and allegations of match fixing regarding a 2011 football match. The game under investigation took place at the end of the 2010-11 season, when Real Zaragoza beat Real Levante 2-1 The state prosecutor’s office in Madrid announced that a number …

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US sport leagues oppose New Jersey sports betting

The four major US sports leagues (NHL,NFL,NBA,MLB) and the NCAA have filed a federal court motion to block  New Jersey sports betting in licensed state gambling enterprises (casinos and racetracks). A statement by the sporting leagues was sent to US news media outlets, reporting that the leagues had asked for federal courts to block any actions which favoured sports betting …

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UK bookmakers protest proposal of local planning permissions

UK bookmakers have asked the government to review planned proposals that would require retail betting operators to apply for council planning permissions when opening up new high street retail branches. Under current classifications betting shops are classed under the same bracket as financial services and estate agents. UK retail betting operators currently are not required to apply to councils for …

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Peter Philips advises launch of China Jockey Club

Peter Philips, grandson of Queen Elizabeth has been hired by the Chinese Cultural Agency, to help the launch and promotion of a licensed horse racing industry for China. Philips has been announced as part of a lead group of consultants that will share knowledge on how Chinese gambling and business authorities can operate a successful licensed horse racing industry. At …

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Brighton & Hove Albion shows half time horse racing

Horseracing broke new ground at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club on Saturday, when the £160,000 Ayr Gold Cup was shown at half-time during the Club’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Blackpool – a trial which was hailed a resounding success. In conjunction with the Football League’s title sponsor, Sky Bet, Scotland’s most famous Flat race was broadcast by Racing …

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New Jersey officials propose 0.25% tax on sport betting wagers

New Jersey state officials have proposed adding a 0.25% tax on all sports wagers made within licensed state gambling enterprises. The proposed measures have been put forward in order to subdue corporate concerns regarding  sports corruption and match fixing. The proposal for 0.25% on sports wagers was penned by  Atlantic County state Senator Jim Whelan and New Jersey representative Vincent …

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