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George Oborne – India Bet – Operators look to cheaper access points for UK market

George Oborne is the Managing Director at India Bet, and starred on the ‘International appeal’ panel at the recent Betting on Sports conference in London. We caught up with him to expand on his predictions for the future of cricket betting, talk more about India Bet’s social betting platform, and find out what the rest of 2016 has in store …

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Indian Super League football boosts integrity capabilities with Sportradar

Beginning its third football season on the 3 October the ‘Hero Indian Super League’ (ISL) has moved to strengthen its match fixing monitoring capabilities by joining Sportradar’s Integrity Services Platform. Sportradar will now monitor all ISL 2016/17 matches for suspicious betting patterns, and will further consult and assist ISL governance regarding strengthening its league integrity and preventing match-fixing. Announcing the …

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Genius Sports officially launches following merger

Genius Sports, a brand created from the merger of SportingPulse and Betgenius, has been officially launched into the sports and betting data sector. The company already employs more than 750 staff in 10 locations worldwide. SportingPulse, founded in 1999 in Melbourne, is well known for its sports administration, management software and basketball data collection. Since 2004 the company has worked …

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Fandromeda taps into the Fantasy Sports market in India

Fantasy sport is making its mark in India, and Fandromeda have become the latest product to tap into this market with a World T20 Cricket Fantasy game. Since its launch two weeks ago, Fandromeda has racked up over 30,000 free-to-play users, with a cash prize of over Rs.5 lakh when the World T20 tournament ends on 3 April. In the qualifying stages …

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Esports enters India with the Indian Gaming League

India is the latest country to announce its commitment to the esports industry following the launch of the Indian Gaming League (IGL) this week.  Siddhanth Valecha, IGL spokesperson said of the news: “We want to revive the gaming culture in India. We interacted with India’s gaming community before launching the league, and we received a tremendous response.” He added: “In …

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Lodha panel recommends legalised cricket betting in India

Cricket is a national sport that connects the people of India in a unique way. Yet for a sport of unrivalled popularity within the country, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been widely criticised and accused of serious inaction regarding betting and match fixing issues. Many of these criticisms have been addressed in a report by Rajendra …

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Tom Seymour – Cricket offers superb branding opportunities for betting

Tom Seymour, Commercial Director at Durham County Cricket Club (CCC), aims to take SBC readers on a cricketing’ tour of discovery over this year, focusing on the biggest players, grounds and opportunities the sport has to offer. Durham County Cricket Club may be a new kid on the block within the national game, but in terms of winning trophies and …

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IPL match fixing suspensions rock Indian cricket

Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket has been rocked, following the decision of an appointed panel to suspend the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on corruption charges relating to illegal betting and match fixing. The cricket teams which form part of an eight team league have been suspended for a period of two years. The three man appointed panel further …

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Oisin Lunny: 11 key points from Mary Meeker’s mobile analysis

Oisin Lunny of OpenMarket takes us through some of the key points of the latest Mary Meeker mobile data analysis and looks at where a mobile focused business should be concentrating. For many years Mary Meeker has been a part of my professional life, particularly when I need to add context to conference presentations. Every year since the turn of …

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Chris Eaton: Match fixing has dented China & India’s football potential

Addressing the Soccerex Asian Forum in Jordan on the issues of sports corruption and match fixing, Chris Eaton Executive Director of the International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS) urged attending delegates to push for all Asian nations to adopt a “transparent, legalised, regulated and supervised sport betting, so there will be far less money to fix football or any other …

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