Asia

At the Races pens exclusive Hong Kong racing rights deal

At The Races (ATR) and Sky Sports Racing are to be the new exclusive, non-terrestrial, broadcast home of Hong Kong racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland until July 2022, it has been revealed today. Revealed by ATR and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), who have overseen racing in the territory since 1984, it’s to see a record £120m …

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Tennis Integrity Unit issues life bans to three chair umpires

Three tennis chair umpires have been banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events, after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offences. Announced by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the trio in question, Anucha Tongplew, Apisit Promchai and Chitchai Srililai, admitted to betting on tennis matches at ITF Futures tournaments held in 2017, as part …

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Winning Post – Online regulation: Mispricing access?

This week one of each of the three categories of online gaming licences in Pennsylvania became available as Rivers Casino withdrew its applications (slots, table and poker); these can be added to seven further licences still unclaimed, applications for which close at the end of the month. So far, therefore, only 74% of the available supply in PA has been …

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Winning Post: Gambling regulation – more haste than dignity (on both sides)

Italian gambling licensees have been seeking clarification on the Dignity Decree, which was signed in July, for the last few weeks. As we have reported over the last few months, the decree bans the use of sponsorship and advertising through all media for real money gaming from 1 January 2019. This week the Customs and Monopolies Agency was asked to …

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SIS: Bringing 24/7 content to bettors

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Simon Fraser, Head of International Racing at SIS, discusses the importance of delivering quality betting opportunities around the clock to drive engagement and revenues. Consumers demand and expect immediacy when it comes to everyday things, whether it’s shopping for goods online or viewing their favourite TV show, and betting is no different. They also have high expectations for the content …

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“Last Untapped Market”: Will India reach its betting potential?

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With a population of 1.3 billion and a GDP of $2.4 trillion (dwarfing that of Brazil, Canada and Russia amongst others), describing India as an ‘emerging market’ is something of an understatement. As things stand, gambling in the vast South Asian nation is heavily restricted, other than selective categories such as lotteries and horse racing. The model is similar to …

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HKJC praises mainland links with Conghua Racecourse opening

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced the official opening of its Conghua Racecourse, which it hails as a new era for horse racing, whilst celebrating the close relations between Hong Kong and Guandong. Situated in the Conghua District of Guangzhou, in the Guangdong Province of south-eastern China, Conghua Racecourse provides the mainland with its first “world-class racecourse and …

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Winning Post – The complexities of the Asian market

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Asia: growth and regulatory enforcement – yin and yang The Asian gambling environment is typically poorly understood by most Western stakeholders, yet its importance is growing, both directly and indirectly. This week …

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Playtech pushes on despite difficulties in Asia

Detailing its financial results for the six months to June 30, 2018, Playtech revealed that in spite of difficulties with its Asian operation, the firm’s overall revenue grew 4%. The gaming technology giant did however report a reduction in its EBITDA, which fell 13% to €145m, additionally, its adjusted net profit was €83.3m for the period, down 34 per cent …

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M88 on board with Leicester City as official betting partner

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Asian centric online betting and gambling site M88 has agreed a deal with English Premier League outfit Leicester City, that sees the firm become the club’s official betting partner. Under the terms of the deal the company is to leverage the 2015/16 Premiership champions global brand across its marketing activities, as M88, who offers sports betting, casino and slots based …

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