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Entain showcased as a Bloomberg Global 50 leader on corporate ESG

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has been featured on Bloomberg’s ’50 Global Leaders’ campaign – showcased amongst the most effective global firms achieving its sustainability objectives as a corporate discipline. The campaign, which is being promoted on Bloomberg’s digital media platform, highlights the work on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives and directives by leading international companies.  Showcasing Entain, Bloomberg highlighted the …

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Royal Calcutta Turf Club to broadcast UK and IRE fixtures powered by RMG 

UK and Ireland horse racing fixtures have secured breakthrough coverage for the Indian market via a new media rights distribution deal struck between Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC).  The ground-breaking deal will see the heritage RCTC racetrack enable its visitors to watch and bet on fixtures broadcast by RMG of 34 UK racecourses and …

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SoftSwiss launches new sportsbook project for CricketBet

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SoftSwiss has confirmed the launch of a new client for the Indian market, CricketBet, running off its new sportsbook platform.  Officially launched in May 2021, CricketBet is now set for a ‘summer of large-scale events’ including the rescheduled Olympic Games and European Championships. However, the second SoftSwiss sportsbook client for the Indian market after Betjungle will also receive a premium …

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Betdaq announces free trading for Cheltenham 2021

Global betting exchange Betdaq (Entain Plc) has announced a commission-free offer on all sports across the four days of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. The operator’s traders will be able to take advantage of 0% commission on all 28 races taking place during the festival (16-19 March), in addition to other major sporting events held during the same period, including UEFA …

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SoftSwiss expands reach with trifecta of Asian market entries

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SoftSwiss has continued to expand its offering into new gaming markets after debuting its solutions in India, Japan and South Korea.  The supplier’s newly-launched sportsbook solution will be adapted to the Indian market, enabling players to wager on more than 60 different sports – including cricket and horse racing – across over 1200 different markets.  The solution will also feature …

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Indian watchdog urges members to adopt new standards on advertising real money games

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has published its first set of guidelines on responsible advertising with regards to promoting ‘real-money gaming’. The non-governmental body has advised its members to exercise caution when promoting real money games, an advertising segment deemed to be high-risk by the watchdog.  ASIC maintains that its guidelines aim to develop a safe and coherent …

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Paytm First Games: Lockdown lift and post-IPL player engagement

Paytm - Virat Kohli of India (c) leads of his victorious team during Day Four of the Second Test of the 2019 International Series between India and South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, India on 12 October 2019. ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Around 60% of the weekly fantasy sports winners on Paytm First Games (PFG) hail from smaller towns rather than metro cities, revealed the company’s COO Sudhanshu Gupta. “That’s the power of skill-based gaming which truly democratises the game,” he said. “One need not be from an affluent background or have any sort of training to win the game.” These comments …

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India’s Andhra Pradesh imposes blanket ban on online gambling

New measures have been put in place in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh which impose a blanket ban on online gambling, targeting direct restrictions on online poker and rummy services. Perni Venkataramaiah, the state’s Minister of Transport, Information and PR, confirmed the news, stating that the Council of Ministers had agreed to amend the state’s 1974 Gaming Act to …

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Paytm First Games reveals two-tournament India esports launch

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Paytm First Games (PFG) has switched attention to the Indian esports market after launching separate online tournaments in partnership with the Esports Players League (ESPL) and Garena Partners. The dual announcement comes at a time when online gaming is picking up as a form of stay-at-home entertainment. The Indian public are currently living under government-imposed lockdown measures until 3 May …

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