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C290 bill dead as Canadian Senate enters recess

To no one’s surprise the Canadian Parliament and Senate entered its summer recess, without reviewing the proposed single sports betting bill C290. The bill which aimed to amend Canada’s criminal code with regards to sports betting, would allow single sports wagers to be accepted in licensed gambling premises failed to gain its Senate review despite optimism at the start of …

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NBA drops opposition to Canadian sports betting bill C290

The NBA has become the first US pro league to openly drop its opposition towards the Canadian single sports betting bill C290. Following the conclusion of the NBA 2015 Finals this week, the Canadian Gaming Association disclosed a statement noting the support of NBA for sports betting in Canada “as long as there is an appropriate legislative framework that protects …

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Smarkets appoints first marketing chief

European betting exchange Smarkets has appointed Alexander Wheldon as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The new role was created to expand on Smarkets’s growth over the past year and support development of its primary UK customer base and help the business enter new markets. Smarkets has grown considerably over the past year, showing 400% YOY growth. With pre-tax …

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Summer Lovin – SBC’s 2015 summer football guide…

There may not be a football World Cup in 2015 but SBC’s Sam Cooke highlights the summer months best international football tournaments and odds to keep you busy! The Premier League’s over until September, and with only a final or two to sustain us for now, the end is nigh,and the post-season blues will be setting in all too soon. …

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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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Stalled C290 bill angers Canada’s sports betting political advocates

Having begun 2015 in a positive light with the backing of a House of Commons, numerous senators and the Police authorities, Canada’s Single Sports Betting Bill C290 appears to have stalled once again in its progress into national law. Bill C290 which looks to allow licensed gambling premises/enterprises to take bets on approved sporting events permitted by Canadian regulators, was intended to …

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Webis Holdings MD Garry Knowles steps down

Garry Knowles is to leave Webis Holdings after 10 years at the Isle of Man firm. The group, which until recently operated Betinternet.com, announced his departure yesterday, with almost immediate effect. In an announcement to investors, it said: “The board of Webis announce that by mutual agreement, Garry Knowles will step down as Group Managing Director and terminate his employment …

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NYX Gaming takes Chartwell and Cryptologic businesses for £80m

NYX Gaming Group has snapped up the Chartwell Technology and Cryptologic businesses from Amaya via a share purchase agreement valued at CA$150,000,000 (£80.8m). The transaction is anticipated to close before the end of the third quarter of 2015 and is subject to financing and other customary closing conditions. Amaya said that the sale is consistent with its previously announced plan …

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Amaya maintains innocence over insider trading investigation

Amaya has reiterated that it believes the company has done nothing wrong after a Quebec court’s decision to lift the publication ban on the redacted warrant and supporting affidavit for the search of various entities, including Amaya, in mid-December 2014 by Quebec’s securities regulator AMF. The searches were related to the AMF’s investigation into trading in Amaya securities leading up …

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NHL continues stance against Canadian sports betting

In response to Windsor West MP Brian Masse letter to the NHL governance asking for the support of Bill C-290, which will look to amend Canada’s Criminal Code regarding sports betting. The NHL has stated that it remains opposed to the introduction of single-sports betting in Canada. The response written by NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated “We continue to …

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