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Equiom’s Peter Greenhill: ‘a very different player experience required in Asia’

Peter Greenhill, recently recruited as Head of eBusiness by Equiom Group, explains how his new firm fits into the gaming eco-system and why it decided to become a sponsor of the Asian Spring Social, organised by AGBrief and SBC.  SBC: Hi Peter, great to catch up. As a gaming and eBusiness leadership veteran, what attracted you to join the Equiom Group …

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Alibaba enters Asian lottery space with AGTech $308 million investment

Alibaba Group, Asia’s biggest online retailer, has agreed to buy a majority stake in Hong Kong-listed lottery technology provider AGTech Holdings for HK 2.4 billion ($308 million). The deal which will be processed through Alibaba investment subsidiary, Ali Fortune Holdings will see the retailer enter the rapidly growing Chinese lottery sector. Issuing a public filing with the Hong Kong Stock …

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SportQuake continues expansion with new Asian offices

SportQuake has today announced the opening of new Hong Kong and Beijing offices as part of their expansion into the China market. The growth represents another milestone for SportQuake in a year that marks its 10-year anniversary since being founded by Matt House, the former Tottenham Hotspur Commercial Director. The agency has delivered over £150 million worth of partnerships between sports rights owners …

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Tabcorp and German Tote to pool totalisators

Germany’s totalisator is the latest to join Tabcorp’s multi-billion dollar wagering pools, following an agreement completed between Tabcorp and German Tote. German Tote is majority-owned by French wagering operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU), while German racetracks (BGG Betriebsgesellschaft der Galopp-Rennvereine mbH) also have a minority stake. The deal will involve the German Tote taking all Australian thoroughbred and harness racing and co-mingling their …

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ICC charges cricketer for breaching Anti-Corruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that it has charged and provisionally suspended Hong Kong cricketer Irfan Ahmed with an offence under Article 2.4.2 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code (effective from 10 October 2012 to 10 November 2014). As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, Ahmed has been charged with the anti-corruption offence after being approached by one of …

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Chinese Police bust 500 billion yuan online betting syndicate

China’s Federal police force have busted a multinational online gambling syndicate reported to have wagered more than 500 billion yuan (£52 billion) in bets and with a customer base of nearly a million registered members. The arrests were ordered by China’s Ministry of Public Security under fraud investigation Opertion 109. Local news sources report that the investigation into the syndicate …

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HKJC looks to boost Hong Kong football development

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), has partnered with the Hong Kong FA (HKFA) in order to develop football initiatives in the autonomous region. Working alongside executives of the HKFA, the state licensed operator has formed a five year plan to support all levels of football. HKJC will back the plan with a HK $120 million (£11 million) donation targeting …

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Melco Crown delists from Hong Kong Exchange

Australian gambling operator Melco Crown has issued a corporate statement, confirming that conditions for its delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange had been met as of 26 June. Today will represent the last day of trading by Melco Crown, as the operator expects to be fully withdrawn from the Asian exchange by 4pm Friday 3 July. In January Melco …

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HKJC racing undertakes operational & managerial restructure

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) racing division is set to undertake an organisational restructure and new appointments in its management, as the Asian gambling operator looks to support its future growth plans. HKJC announced that from 1 August its racing division will be split into two business units, Racing Business & Operations and the Racing Authority Division. The separation …

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SafeCharge targets Asia with 2C2P link up

Payment technology firm SafeCharge has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with South East Asia-focused payment services company 2C2P. The strategic partnership is expected to extend SafeCharge’s technology product offering to 2C2P’s merchants being, mainly, travel businesses and retailers in South East Asia. Separately, the company has completed a minority investment in 2C2P. The Group has begun the process to connect …

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