Asia

188BET becomes official sponsor of F1 Asia

Interregional Sports Group (ISG), the lead sponsorship agency for Formula 1 racing, has confirmed that 188BET has secured a five-season agreement to become the ‘Official Sponsor’ of F1 Asia events. The partnership sees the 188BET brand secure exclusive coverage across the Asian broadcast market during the F1 season, which in 2020 will featurie motorsport’s first Hanoi Vietnam Grand Prix on …

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NSoft business team grows by more than 200% in 2019

NSoft

The entire business team for NSoft grew by more than 200% in 2019, after the sports betting software provider made international growth one of its investment priorities for the year. The company’s presence steadily increased in accordance with this international growth action plan. NSoft now has offices in Croatia, SAR, Costa Rica and Singapore, besides the company’s HQ in Mostar …

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Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players

Helio

Having successfully shaken up the lottery sector, betting on lottery providers have been met with several regulatory roadblocks over the last few years, particularly in mainstream markets. Yet Helio Gaming, which counts the concept as just one part of its flexible gaming engine, was well prepared for such an eventuality.  The Malta-based provider is targeting Africa and Asia as part …

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Israel Tax Authority and Aspire Global reach €13.7m settlement

Gaming solutions supplier Aspire Global has stated that the firm has reached a retroactive €13.7m settlement with the Israeli Tax Authority. This regards a previously disclosed tax audit “related to management and control jurisdiction, permanent establishment and transfer pricing among the group entities”. The group says that “the resolution brings an end to all related investigations into the company,” with Aspire agreeing to …

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ICC launches investigation into Qatar 10 league amid corruption concerns

In a continued crackdown on corruption, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that a number of investigations are being carried out ‘ following the interception of a number of known corruptors at the Qatar T10 league.’ The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit, which was previously appointed by the league’s organisers as the designated Anti-Corruption official, was contacted after numerous changes took …

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Paris Smith, Pinnacle: Working both sides of the betting business

Pinnacle

“We know better than to stand still in the betting industry,” said Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, as she reflected on a year of big changes for the company on both the B2B and B2C side. As 2019 draws to a close, we spoke to her about Pinnacle’s B2B market entry and the key benefits of this new ‘Pinnacle Solution’ – …

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AGTech extends lottery hardware business through Alibaba

AGTech & Alibaba

AGTech Holdings subsidiary Beijing GOT Technology has entered into an agreement with its parent company Alibaba Group to supply equipment including point-of-sale (POS) terminals and facial recognition payment equipment. According to the agreement, AGTech may provide equipment and maintenance services to Alibaba through open bidding and commercial negotiations.  Such equipment include, but not limited to, POS terminals and face recognition …

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Doha ‘golden match’ casts shadow over tennis integrity

A result from the $15,000 level futures tournament in Doha has swept the tennis world, bringing the integrity of the game into question.  The ‘golden match’, which is a contest that sees a competitor lose every single available point, saw world no.1367 Krittin Koaykul dominate her Ukrainian opponent Artem Bahmet. According to The Telegraph, the initial interest in the game stemmed …

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Weather betting with 1xBet: Not just a Christmas market

weather

1xBet has added a new betting market to its portfolio as the operator continues to develop new markets that might appeal to a wider demographic than the regular sports offering.  In the UK, betting what the weather will be like on Christmas Day has been a traditional betting market for decades, but 1xBet is now offering year-round weather markets to …

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Gaurav Assomull: Livepools – Fantasy numbers a realistic goal in India

Livepools

Growing player numbers from 300,000 to 10 million in just two-and-a-half years may seem like an impossible goal for any business, but as Gaurav Assomull of fantasy sports platform LivePools explains, conditions in India are right for exactly that kind of expansion. The continuing lack of regulated online gambling markets in all but two of India’s 36 states and union …

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