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New Zealand Racing urges government to clamp down on remote operators

Following on from the November 2014 announcement that New Zealand Racing had created a task force to look into policing and monitoring remote online betting. New Zealand Racing Minister Nathan Guy has urged the government to crack down on online gambling operators targeting the nation’s consumers. Guy highlighted that the rising popularity of remote based gambling and sports betting operators …

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Andy MacKenzie – Spreadex – Spread betting trends on the Cricket World Cup

Andy MacKenzie, Marketing Communications Manager for sports and financial betting company Spreadex – the only bookmaker to offer fixed odds and spread betting from one account, takes a look at some of the trends that the spread firm has encountered during the Cricket World Cup. There have been thrills and spills galore so far at the Cricket World Cup with …

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New Zealand Racing sets to tackle remote betting

New Zealand Racing Minister Nathan Guy identified tackling remote betting by national consumers as his number one priority. Addressing the New Zealand Racing Board’s annual meeting, Guy stated that his administration would look to tackle the growing numbers of offshore online betting operators targeting New Zealand’s consumers. In order to curb remote betting, Guy and the Racing Board of New …

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New Zealand gets tough on Match Fixing

New Zealand’s parliament has stepped up efforts to prosecute match fixers, as the country continues preparations to host the 2015 Cricket and FIFA U-20 World Cups. The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill, which makes match rigging a criminal offence carrying a seven year prison term, passed its first reading at the end of July. “It is intended to address the most serious match-fixing …

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ICC backs Lou Vincent life ban

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has supported the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) Governing Council decisions to impose life bans on Lou Vincent for breaching their respective Anti-Corruption Codes. In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The ICC endorses the decisions of the CLT20 and ECB to impose life bans on …

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