Asia

HKJC boosts football offering with Amelco deal

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has strengthened its football trading capabilities after confirming a new partnership with sports betting software and trading services provider, Amelco. Amelco has been supporting the HKJC as part of a new multi-year product and technology enhancement project. The software supplier has agreed to assist the HKJC with the Amelco Trading System (ATS), which forms …

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AFC bans two Laos players over match-fixing

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has handed a lifetime ban to two players from the Laos national team after they were found guilty of match-fixing. Khampheng Sayavutthi and Lembo Saysana were found to be in breach of Article 66.1 of the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Code after the governing body revealed that the duo had attempted to manipulate the result of …

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Leadstar looks forward to jam-packed March sports schedule

Leadstar

The amount of popular sporting events in March is, as usual, quite staggering, leading everyone in the betting industry to expect, or at least hope for, the customary increase in bets placed.  That’s the view of affiliate Leadstar Media, which said it is looking to build on a great start to 2020 by cashing in on some of the major …

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HK Jockey Club to offer World Pool on Dubai Super Saturday and Dubai World Cup

In collaboration with the Dubai Racing Club, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has confirmed that it will be launching World Pool betting for both the Dubai Super Saturday meeting and the Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan Racecourse. The latest expansion of World Pool betting follows on from the launch of World Pool at 2019’s Royal Ascot, which the …

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Playtech 2019 revenue growth outdone by costs & duties 

FTSE250-listed Playtech Plc will continue to review its corporate divisions and underlining strategy after full-year results for 2019 showed core unit growth subdued by further Asian market impacts and severe declines across its TradeTech financial services unit. Playtech recorded a 22% increase in corporate revenues to €1.5 billion (FY2018: €1.25bn), as the technology group’s ‘Core B2B’ division delivered a 15% …

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Gilbert Wong, AGTech: Expanding lottery business in China and beyond

Gilbert Wong, AGTech

In supplying 200 games to over 45 million users so far in 2020, Paytm First Games has become a leading gaming destination in India, headlined by games dedicated to Fantasy cricket, Rummy and Trivia. Paytm First Games is a joint venture (JV) in India between One97 Communications, which offers services including payments to mobile consumers under the Paytm brand, and …

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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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