Asia

Coronavirus disruptions see AGBrief postpone ASEAN Summit

Issuing a corporate statement, Asian gambling B2B publisher AGBrief has moved to postpone its flagship ‘ASEAN Gaming Summit’ (17-19 March 2020) citing the travel disruptions and potential health risks of the coronavirus outbreak. Updating delegates and partners, AGBrief informs that its ASEAN summit has been rescheduled to the dates 28-30 July 2020, maintaining the venue of Shangri La At-The-Fort in Manila …

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SIS secures media rights deal with Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has secured a new partnership with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia which will provide SIS with the rights to distribute live pictures and data from the Saudi Cup. Under the terms of the agreement, SIS will be authorised to broadcast the full two days of horse racing at the …

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Jade Entertainment unites with RPM Gaming to launch Philippines sportsbook

Asian gaming supplier Jade Entertainment has secured a new agreement with RPM Gaming which will see the duo launch the first GLI-33 certified sportsbook in the Philippines. The sportsbook, which will be launched at Okada Manila, will deliver sports betting services to customers visiting Okada Manila’s flagship casino. Richard Thorp, Director of RPM Gaming, said: “We’re thrilled to have teamed …

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Sportradar renews AFC integrity partnership

Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has renewed its long-standing partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which will last through to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023. Under the terms of the agreement, Sportradar will continue to support the AFC Integrity Unit with the Intelligence and Investigation Services (I&I) which has helped combat match-fixing across the region.     Sportradar Chief …

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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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