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Indian cricketers to drive new GoodGamer DFS and esports app

GoodGamer - Umesh Yadav of India during Day Three of the Third Test of the 2019 International Series between India and South Africa at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi, India on 21 October 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

GoodGamer Corp has signed Indian cricketers Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav as brand influencers for its new GoodGamer Fantasy Gaming App. Billed as India’s first daily fantasy sports (DFS) and true esports gaming platform, its launch coincides with the return of the Indian Premier League (IPL).  On the DFS side, it is the first to offer several other features including …

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Armenia tightens up gambling regulations with new location restrictions

Armenia is reported to be tightening up its gambling regulations, with measures due to impact both the location and size of betting venues. Reported by Armenian media outlets, during a government meeting Finance Minister Atom Janjughazyan stated that bookmakers will now be required to operate solely at locations which are a certain distance away from ‘heavily populated areas, as well …

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Sportradar seals BCCI partnership ahead of IPL launch

Sportradar Integrity Services has entered into a new agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which will see the sports integrity solutions provider monitor any betting irregularities during the 2020 Indian Premier League. As part of the agreement, Sportradar will support the BCCI’s anti-corruption unit to monitor and safeguard the integrity of the matches. Sportradar Integrity …

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IPL cricket: RPM Gaming on why ‘lazy’ traders need to keep Pace

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As IPL T20 cricket returns this weekend, albeit with a new home, we pick the trading brain of William Stephenson, Head of Data & Trading Feeds at RPM Gaming, whose new PACE feed promises the fastest and most accurate data and pricing for the sport. SBC: The Indian Premier League returns this weekend, but how much uncertainty still remains? WS: …

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Noor Mohammad “Lalai” handed five-year ban for spot-fixing

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has issued a five-year ban to Noor Mohammad “Lalai” after the player accepted four charges related to the breaching of the ACB Anti-Corruption Code. Noor Mohammad, who serves as the Afghanistan domestic assistant coach, will be banned from all forms of cricket after it was reported that he approached a national team player to spot-fix …

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AC Milan strikes ‘long-term’ Yabo Sports partnership

Casino and sportsbook operator Yabo Sports has been named as an official regional partner for AC Milan across Asia. As a result of partnership, Yabo Sports has added to AC Milan’s virtual fan village as part of the club’s Digital Summer Tour – a project which aims to increase fan engagement opportunities to Chinese fans. David Lee, Chief Marketing Officer …

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India’s Andhra Pradesh imposes blanket ban on online gambling

New measures have been put in place in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh which impose a blanket ban on online gambling, targeting direct restrictions on online poker and rummy services. Perni Venkataramaiah, the state’s Minister of Transport, Information and PR, confirmed the news, stating that the Council of Ministers had agreed to amend the state’s 1974 Gaming Act to …

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SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission

SBC Awards 2020

The SBC Awards, which is now in its seventh year, has officially opened its nominations section allowing individuals to reward and celebrate the very best in sports betting and gaming. In our latest webinar, ‘SBC Awards – How to write an Awards submission’ a panel of esteemed experts discussed the do’s and don’ts when it comes to writing the perfect …

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John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth

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The UK Tote Group has confirmed the appointment of John Williamson, a director with extensive experience in Asia, as its Non-Executive Chairman from 1 September 2020. Williamson’s appointment is expected to bring “significant international business and financial expertise to the organisation”, and provide timely support for its ambitious growth plans just 10 months after its acquisition of the Tote, the …

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SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO

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We check in on the international expansion journey for the rebranded Kaizen Gaming, formerly Stoiximan/Betano, to kick off Issue 10 of SBC Magazine. Now present in six countries, and with a strong footprint in Europe, CEO George Daskalakis expands on the company’s symbolic name change, before assessing new opportunities in Latin America (LatAm) and sharing his disappointment over Germany’s failure …

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