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Sportradar’s Lorenzo Caci: The best bet for curbing illegal activity in India

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Last month, the Law Commission of India (LCI) found that arguments in favour of relaxing the country’s gambling ban far outweigh those highlighting its immorality. As things stand, gambling in India is heavily restricted except for selective categories such as lotteries and horse racing. However, the LCI’s 267th report recommended the full legalisation of regulated betting and gambling activities, albeit …

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Winning Post – The implications of Italian regulations

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Italy: commercial gambling – ad ban demonstrates failure to communicate Further to last week’s reports, Italy’s council of Ministers approved the so called ‘Dignity Decree’on Monday which introduced a blanket ban on …

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England spot-fixing claims draw defiant ECB response

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The idea that three England cricketers spot-fixed a test match in India 18 months ago has been described as “outrageous” by Head Coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Joe Root. Doha broadcaster Al Jazeera has alleged that Bayliss’ side deliberately batted defensively for a short passage of the fifth test against India, which took place in Chennai in December 2016. According …

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Custom Spa – Alessandro Mastropasqua – Augmenting Reality

Italian technology firm Custom Spa aims to bring more innovation and high-tech solutions into the world of sports betting. They offer a wide range of multi-platform terminals for retail betting, that combine the latest printing and scanning solutions with software intended to improve both customer satisfaction and the general gaming experience. The firm’s most recent innovation is ‘augmented reality’, introduced …

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The state of Indian sports betting and ramifications of legalisation

ICE London tentatively got underway yesterday (Monday 5), with the World Regulatory Briefing featuring several hot topics up for discussion. One such example was its ‘India Briefing,’ coming after recent news from the nations sports ministry seeming to lay the groundwork for legalised sports betting across the vast market. Vaibhav Gaggar, Managing Partner of Gaggar Partners Solicitors, discussed the current …

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Stride Gaming gains India vision purchasing 51% stake in Passion Gaming

Updating the market, London-AIM listed online gambling group Stride Gaming has confirmed that it has acquired a 51% stake in Indian operator Passion Gaming. Issuing a corporate update, Stride governance has disclosed that it has acquired its controlling stake in Passion Gaming for a total cash consideration of $3.75 million. Chandigarh-based Passion Gaming is the operator of popular Indian Rummy …

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Dmitry Starostenkov – EvenBet Gaming – Raising the bar in daily fantasy sports

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Earlier this year EvenBet Gaming unveiled its new daily fantasy sports (DFS) product, with the feature packed turnkey solution designed to break new ground within the vertical. Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO of EvenBet Gaming, has been speaking to SBC about what makes the online gaming software developers DFS product stand out from the crowd, developments that it has been going through …

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India to review new sports ethics & integrity bill

India’s Lower House has cleared the passage for the ‘National Sports Ethics Commission Bill’ to be reviewed by the Delhi ‘Sansad’ Parliament. The sports bill has been developed by former India BCCI cricket Chairman and BJP (India Peoples Party) MP Anurag Thakur, who first tabled the bill in 2016, seeking a stronger ethical code for Indian professional sports. Thakur and …

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Law Commission turns to the state associations for guidance ahead of pivotal legalised betting review

The Law Commission of India has approached the The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in order to aide the scrutinisation of legalising betting in India. Penning a letter to the board’s member associations, Sanjay Singh, member secretary of the Law Commission, said: “While the Law Commission has been reaching out to the various stakeholders to seek their …

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India Sports Ministry – ‘No fast track for legalised sports betting’

India’s Sports Minister Vijay Goel has personally stated that at present there are no plans to fast track legalised sports betting.  Responding to rumours, Goel stated to Indian media that the Sports Ministry had made no proposals or recommendations on sports betting. As leader of the Sports Ministry, Goel reiterated that discussions were still taking place between the government and …

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