Asia

Calls for companies to provide gambling support backed

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Asian sports betting and online casino company LeTou, the gaming shirt sponsor of Premier League side Swansea City, has backed calls for professional sportsman to receive problem gambling education and support. The Professional Players Federation (PPF) and GambleAware has called for added guidance to be provided, with the PPF urging bookmakers to ensure any sponsorship agreements include a provision for …

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Russia 2018: Digesting the draw

As Friday’s draw concluded and the World Cup began to take shape, fans were left pondering a mouthwatering clash between Spain and Portugal, renewed optimism in the Three Lions and a slightly surreal tournament opener.   Gareth Southgate’s England were handed a favourable start to the tournament, taking on Tunisia and World Cup debutants Panama in the opening two games. …

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Suren Khachatryan – Digitain – World Cup expansion and beyond

Multi-channel sports betting platform and technology provider Digitain has enjoyed a successful 2017, expanding into a number of new markets in addition to strengthening its sportsbook offering. With 2017 quickly drawing to a close however, Suren Khachatryan, CEO of the Armenian based firm, who are set to appear at both Betting on Football and Betting on Sports in 2018, has …

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Oulala to target Indian market following Bravio link up

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Oulala, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider, has announced a strategy to ‘penetrate the relatively untapped Indian mobile market networks,’ via a new partnership with Australian tech company Bravio. The white label agreement with Bravio Gaming Limited, a B2B and B2C provider of online digital entertainment, marks the latest expansion of the European daily fantasy football site. Benjamin Carlotti, Managing …

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Red Tiger Gaming strikes William Hill deal

Red Tiger Gaming has announced a new partnership with William Hill, who in turn have become the first Gibraltar licensed operator to have have access to its full suite of products. Under the terms of the deal, Red Tiger’s online casino games portfolio and player management software are to be integrated. WIlliam Hill Vegas is the first platform to feature …

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Stride Gaming gains India vision purchasing 51% stake in Passion Gaming

Updating the market, London-AIM listed online gambling group Stride Gaming has confirmed that it has acquired a 51% stake in Indian operator Passion Gaming. Issuing a corporate update, Stride governance has disclosed that it has acquired its controlling stake in Passion Gaming for a total cash consideration of $3.75 million. Chandigarh-based Passion Gaming is the operator of popular Indian Rummy …

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Asian AFC launches new ‘integrity monitoring app’ in partnership with Sportradar

Seeking to enhance its capabilities against match-fixing, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has launched a dedicated ‘integrity mobile application’ powered by sports data and integrity specialist Sportradar. The integrity app will enable fans, players and officials to report possible suspicious activities or provide information concerning match-fixing or corruption to the AFC Integrity Unit. AFC officials detail that the app will …

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Dmitry Starostenkov – EvenBet Gaming – Raising the bar in daily fantasy sports

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Earlier this year EvenBet Gaming unveiled its new daily fantasy sports (DFS) product, with the feature packed turnkey solution designed to break new ground within the vertical. Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO of EvenBet Gaming, has been speaking to SBC about what makes the online gaming software developers DFS product stand out from the crowd, developments that it has been going through …

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India to review new sports ethics & integrity bill

India’s Lower House has cleared the passage for the ‘National Sports Ethics Commission Bill’ to be reviewed by the Delhi ‘Sansad’ Parliament. The sports bill has been developed by former India BCCI cricket Chairman and BJP (India Peoples Party) MP Anurag Thakur, who first tabled the bill in 2016, seeking a stronger ethical code for Indian professional sports. Thakur and …

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Racecourse Media and Meydan Group’s in new production and distribution deal

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has been awarded a fresh two year worldwide production and distribution contract by Meydan Group. The agreement will encompass the full horseracing seasons at Meydan Racecourse, which began on November 9 and culminates on March 31 with the US$30m Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest day’s racing. Frank Gabriel Jr, Executive Director of Racing at Dubai …

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