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Scotland vs Nigeria subject to investigation by the NCA

Scotland’s international friendly against Nigeria was subject to investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA), having been red flagged for potential match-fixing. The national and international law enforcement agency tipped off the Scottish Football Association prior to Wednesday’s kick-off at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The match itself finished in a 2-2 draw, Nigeria scoring a late equaliser through Nwofor, after an …

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Vermantia offers 360 view of virtual product

Vermantia, an innovative and fast growing gaming content provider, has launched 360Virtual, a groundbreaking end-to-end Virtual Games service. 360Virtual is a full Virtual product portfolio built on industry-leading, plug-and-play technology. Vermantia is launching five new premium virtual games including Cycling, Motor-Racing, Table Tennis, Badminton and Archery, enhancing its robust portfolio of 10 games, offered with the widest range of betting …

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Princess brings its casinos online

Land-based casino network Princess Casinos International is launching its own online gaming and sports betting website. The group currently operates 36 casinos in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa and aims to target existing players visiting the operator’s vast network of land-based locations, and new internet gaming customers. SoftSwiss, an Austrian casino software and game supplier, has been chosen to …

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South Africa drafts first online gambling bill

South African government officials published the countries first online gambling bill  draft. Initial reactions to the proposed bill have been positive, as tax levy’s on igaming verticals may be kept to as low as 6% of gross gaming revenues.  The draft bill  is currently being studied by government stakeholders, and is likely to be amended. The draft bill sets to …

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Phumelela Gaming taken to South African court over unfair pricing

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd South Africa’s biggest racetrack owners, have been taken to court over unfair increases in racetrack fees operations and track broadcasting. South African news sources report that 37 regional bookmakers, mostly operating from the Gauteng province, have filed against the Johannesburg racetrack operator. Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd increased the price to purchase live broadcasts of …

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Sahara fundraisers set off this week

A team of 21 volunteers, the majority from bookmaking companies, will trek the Sahara Desert this week to raise funds for the UK’s leading problem gambling treatment charity. The team will be walking for 5 days from the “Door of the Desert” at Achbarou to Anoun El Fraolia, crossing 100 kilometres of dunes and open desert. The volunteers aim to …

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Gibbs ready for Trust’s Sahara trek

Phil Gibbs, Head of Marketing at land-based and online gaming operator Praesepe, has been stocking-up with plentiful supplies of factor 50 sun protection as he prepares to walk 100 km across the world’s hottest desert. Gibbs, whose trek across the Sahara, has already raised close to £3,000 for The Responsible Gambling Trust with sponsorship pledges still coming in, is one …

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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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South Africa’s PSL Secure Soccer Betting Rights

The South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) has announced the securement of betting fees placed on national football matches.  The PSL will use these funds to augment football funding and development of the game in South Africa. PSL Chairman Irvin Khoza made light that the governing body for professional football in South Africa had been chasing an agreement for some …

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Offsidegaming Strike Uganda Partnership

Offsidegaming, has today announced expanding  its sportsbook and mobile partnership with Worldstar betting, in the Ugandan region of Africa. Working closely with Worldstar betting Uganda, Offsidegaming has developed and provided mobile and desktop solutions to the bookmakers existing chain of 70 shops in the market. For this project Offside Gaming developed a specific version of its mobile website that supports …

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