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UK Gambling Commission wants to use online payment blocking

As the UK gears up for regulation and legislation of its igaming industry, major players in the digital payment and processing sector have voluntarily agreed to block future transactions to non UK- complying igaming regulations. Credit cards and online payment processors such as Visa, Switch, Mastercard and PayPal Ebay, are set to block payment attempts to igaming operators not licensed …

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Singapore to Restrict Remote Gambling

The Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore (MHA) recently issued a public consultation paper seeking feedback on its proposals to restrict remote gambling in Singapore. Whilst the provision of gambling is prohibited in Singapore under the Common Gaming Houses Act and the Betting Act (unless specifically permitted by way of a licence or exemption), these laws do not expressly apply …

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Ladbrokes goes LIVE with Playtech

The strategic partnership between Ladbrokes and Playtech technologies will see the operator distribute all Playtech’s Live gaming product inventory throughout Ladbrokes mobile and desktop verticals. Ladbrokes is set to distribute Playtech Live games via HTML5 and native versions for IOS and Android devices. As part of the strategic partnership, Playtech has enhanced the Ladbrokes online and mobile casino inventory by …

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Betradar releases Virtual Dog Racing

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, have announced the release of its new virtual sports betting product, “Virtual Dog Racing”. The first customer, Ghanaian online bookmaker SafariBet, has now successfully launched the new virtual sports betting product. After the recent success of “Virtual Horse Classics”, Betradar is proud to present yet another innovative virtual sports betting solution that celebrates the world …

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Great turnout in Manila for SBC AGBrief ‘Winter Warmer’

Over 100 iGaming executives from Metro Manila and beyond gathered at the city’s most exclusive new bar last Friday, 28 February, to join Sports Betting Community Asia and Asia Gambling Brief for the third installment of their networking drinks event. Dubbed ‘Winter Warmer’ after the recent cold spell in the city, and sponsored by Ezugi, EveryMatrix, First Cagayan and Footballbet,com …

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Betfair On Course For Top End Target

Igaming and sports betting exchange operators Befair stated that it was on course to hit its full year performance targets, following a strong third quarter performance. The operator had witnessed positive results with revenues increasing by 5% to £95.8m driven by a 12% increase in its regulated market operations. Betfair had also seen a positive impact on its EBITA earnings …

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ASA Pulls Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius Money Back Campaign

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA),  has ordered Irish sports betting operator Paddy Power to remove its controversial ‘money-back’ campaign focused on the trail of South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. The controversial advert depicts a photograph of Oscar Pistorius superimposed on a statue of an Academy Awards Oscar (award). The advert communicates as its tagline “It’s Oscar Time. Money …

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Betfred becomes betting partner to the Grand National Festival

Betfred has been announced as the official betting partner of The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival next month, The three-year deal sees the Warrington-based bookmaker take sponsorship of three races – The Betfred Bowl Steeple Chase on Grand Opening Day, The Betfred Mobile Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase on Ladies’ Day and The Betfred TV Handicap Steeple Chase on Grand National Day. The …

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Clarion Announces World Class Line Up For Japan Gaming Congress

Clarion Events, organiser of the first Japan Gaming Congress which takes place in Tokyo May 14th- 16th, has described the line-up of speakers as representing the most influential gathering of experts ever assembled to discuss the development of gaming in Japan.  Support for the inaugural Japan Gaming Congress continues to gather pace with Clarion confirming that so far a total of 30 …

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GTECH Wins Greek OPAP Tender

Former Greek state owned gaming operator – OPAP has selected gambling and lotteries software provider GTECH as its online gambling provider. OPAP had created a closed tender with selected pitches to software suppliers 888 Holdings, Openbet , Playtech and GTECH. GTECH is set to provide the Greek State operator with full digital gambling provisions and player management systems. The account …

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