Asia

ManBetX nets Serie A Asia broadcast partnership

Lega Serie A has named ManBetX as its ‘International Presenting Partner for Asia’. The new Asian market focused bookmaker will receive heightened coverage across Serie A syndicated Asia broadcasts during season 2017/18. ManBetX marketing secured its broadcast partnership ahead of this weekend’s start of a new Serie A season. The online bookmaker will gain in match graphics, idents and virtual …

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Dafabet secures two-year partnership with fast-growing Foxes

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Asian-focused bookmaker Dafabet has boosted its football status by agreeing a two-year official betting partnership with the 2015/16 Premier League champions Leicester City. The partnership, designed to further Leicester City’s international presence, will see Dafabet branding across both LED advertising boards and interview backdrops at the King Power Stadium. The global betting brand will also be pushing special price boosts on …

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Law Commission turns to the state associations for guidance ahead of pivotal legalised betting review

The Law Commission of India has approached the The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in order to aide the scrutinisation of legalising betting in India. Penning a letter to the board’s member associations, Sanjay Singh, member secretary of the Law Commission, said: “While the Law Commission has been reaching out to the various stakeholders to seek their …

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Paysafe board recommends £2.96bn offer from CVC and Blackstone

Major payments provider Paysafe is to be acquired by private equity giants CVC and Blackstone after the company’s board gave a great light to the 590p per share offer that was put on the table last month. The deal values Paysafe at £2.96bn and brings the company, which recently bought affiliate scheme business Income Access, under the ownership of two …

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Continent 8 delivers cybersecurity services to the Philippines

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Continent 8 will allow businesses in the Philippines to connect globally using local partners, after agreeing to deliver global network and cybersecurity services to the region. The Isle of Man based technology company has selected IP Converge Data Services (IPC) and LR Data Center and Solutions, both headquartered in Makati City in Manila, for sharing Continent 8’s values of service …

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Hong Kong Jockey Club ends racing season reporting record turnover

Officially closing its 2016/17 racing season, The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKGC) has reported record breaking turnover of HKD 11.7 billion ($15.6 billion), up 11% on season 2015/16 performance. Updating stakeholders, HKJC reverses a 2% decline in wagering on Hong Kong races witnessed from the 2014/15 racing season to 2015/16 Detailing performance drivers, HKJC governance notes that its season turnover had …

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Leading Chinese football app Dongqiudi nets Crystal Palace ‘sleeve sponsorship’

South London Premier League football club Crystal Palace FC, continues to expand its commercial presence within Asian markets announcing its first ever ‘shirt sleeve’ sponsorship with Chinese football app Dongqiudi. Starting this 2017/18 EPL season, the Dongqiudi logo will appear on the ‘Eagles’ home and away football jerseys, featuring on the left sleeve. Crystal Palace management announced the new sponsorship, …

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India Sports Ministry – ‘No fast track for legalised sports betting’

India’s Sports Minister Vijay Goel has personally stated that at present there are no plans to fast track legalised sports betting.  Responding to rumours, Goel stated to Indian media that the Sports Ministry had made no proposals or recommendations on sports betting. As leader of the Sports Ministry, Goel reiterated that discussions were still taking place between the government and …

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John Pettit – Playtech BGT – New Tricks…Servicing Independents

John Pettit, Playtech BGT Sport’s UK, Ireland, Asia and Australia Managing Director speaks to SBC on his firm’s detailed approach to servicing independent bookmakers. Having secured new terminal contracts with a number UK independent bookmakers, Pettit details how Playtech BGT services and provisions can help ‘independents’ continue to make their mark within the ultra-competitive UK retail betting sector.    __________________________ …

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Sky Racing World sets the gallop with Korea Racing Authority partnership

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Sky Racing World, the Kentucky-based distributor of international horse racing content, and subsidiary of Tabcorp, has partnered with the Korean Racing Authority (“KRA”.  Under the new partnership, Sky Racing World will distribute horse racing content from the KRA operated LetsRun Park Seoul and Busan-Gyeongnam tracks to advance depositing wagering (“ADW”) sites throughout America and Europe from August 3rd, 2017. The …

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