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Swiss Assembly to review gambling regulatory overhaul

The Swiss Federal Assembly is said to be reviewing a revamped gambling draft bill, with the primary aim of allowing certain forms of online gambling. At present online gambling is not permitted by Swiss laws, however the government is reported to want to curb consumer wagering on international operators. The introduction of the bill is further supported by the country’s …

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Michel Platini no longer favourite to replace Sepp Blatter

Bookmakers across the board have increased their odds for Michel Platini to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter as FIFA President. This comes after news that Swiss prosecutors are investigating Blatter for a payment made to Platini. Blatter, who’s been in charge of the world governing body of football since 1998, is due to step down in February 2016. The investigation …

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SpiffX teams up with Betting Promotion

SpiffX AB and Betting Promotion AB have started a cooperation that will add liquidity to SpiffX’s marketplace and that will create new business opportunities for both companies. SpiffX’s CEO Tobias Fagerlund commented: “This is a cooperation that is fully in line with our intention to create an effective market place for odds trading. Betting Promotion has traded very successfully for …

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Perform Group appoints Dirk Ifsen as MD of Germany

Sports media rights and data insights firm, Perform Group Plc has announced the appointment of Dirk Ifsen as Managing Director of its German business division. Ifsen will assume management responsibilities of Perform Group Germany, having been promoted from his previous role as managing director of Germany for sports data company Opta (Opta was acquired by Perform Group in July 2013) …

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Council of Europe adopts convention on match fixing

Ministers from around 50 countries are expected to sign a new convention at a conference in Switzerland in September where they will also discuss the risk of other forms of corruption in sport. In what’s being hailed as ‘a significant step in the fight against organised crime and unethical behaviour in sport’,  47 member states of the Council of Europe …

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