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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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Social betting site FansUnited launches PickTracker

FansUnite, a social betting site that uses virtual currency, has rolled out its much-anticipated PickTracker software. This feature will enable users to analyse their betting history by allowing the user to view historical data and break down their past picks by sport, league, or bet-type and helping the user to look critically at their own betting patterns. The idea behind …

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Canadian MPs angered at stalling of sports betting bill

Canada enters Super Bowl XLIX weekend with the publicised delay of Bill C-290, after both political parties had agreed (in 2014) for the single sports betting bill C-290 to be reviewed by the Canadian House of Commons in early 2015. Bill C-290 would amend Canada’s criminal code with regards to sports betting, by allowing licensed gambling premises to allow wagers …

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Self-taught computer program finds optimal poker strategy

A computer program that taught itself to play poker has created nearly the best possible strategy for one version of the game, showing the value of techniques that may prove useful to help decision-making in medicine and other areas. The program considered 24 trillion simulated poker hands per second for two months, probably playing more poker than all humanity has …

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