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AGTech adds fantasy football to Paytm First Captains platform

First Captains

AGTech has added new football games to daily fantasy sports (DFS) site First Captains, which sits on the popular Paytm First Games platform. Paytm First Games is a joint venture between AGTech, a leading technology and content provider for both the lottery and mobile games/entertainment markets in China, and Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments company. Charlie Zhang, Vice President of …

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HKJC prize bumps up Betting Shop Manager of the Year award

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has added further prestige to this year’s ‘Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year’ award, confirming that the winner will be further rewarded with a ‘once a lifetime trip’ to Hong Kong. Racing Post and SIS have whittled down a final field of 24 shop managers, competing for the award which will be …

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Digitain reveals plans for Yerevan ‘DigiTown’ start-up complex

Sportsbook and platform provider Digitain has revealed its plans to establish a ‘DigiTown’ complex in Yerevan in a bid to support gaming and tech startups across the Caucuses. The complex will deliver free working space for tech startups for the first year, which is designed to provide the foundations for growth across Asia and Europe. Commenting on the launch of …

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JBO scores Bologna FC sponsorship agreement

JBO has boosted its European presence after signing a new sponsorship agreement with Serie A club Bologna FC, which will see the operator named as the club’s regional betting partner for Asia.  The operator’s portfolio already includes already includes title sponsorship of the Dota 2 esports property, the JBO Asian Masters League, with this latest acquisition of Bologna allowing JBO to acquire a …

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AIU monitors IAAF World Athletics Championships betting activity

In a bid to crackdown on suspicious betting activity, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has launched an extensive monitoring operation on bets placed during the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. The new collaborative operation supports the integrity body’s ongoing drive to counter competition manipulation and identify when and where sporting corruption may have occurred.  AIU Chairman David Howman explained: …

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Vereeni backs Indian DFS enterprise Nostragamus

Industry venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has confirmed a ‘seven-figure’ investment in fast-growth Indian fantasy sports app ‘Nostragamus’. Vereeni undertakes its enterprise investment in Nostragamus, participating in a funding round led by Mumbai-based investment bank Incorp Advisory. In its investment notes, Vereeni underlines Nostragamus popularity with Indian sports fans, which seen its app record +5 million downloads to date, whilst …

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Australian police close Tabcorp bribery investigation

The Australian Federal Police have decided to close a three-year inquiry into lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp due to the lack of evidence. The investigation, which led to the resignation of Chief Executive of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Elmer Funke Kupper, was looking into bribery charges made against Tabcorp Holdings, relating to a $200,000 payment made to family members …

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Hong Kong Jockey Club warns Betfair Australia as racing row escalates

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has demanded that Betfair Australia ‘immediately cease and desist’ from offering a betting exchange on Hong Kong racing over beliefs that offering such an exchange ‘represents a serious integrity issue’.  On 21 August 2019, Betfair Australia announced that it would be offering the exchange which was due to commence with the Sha Tin race meeting …

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Kambi secures NagaWorld Cambodia sportsbook extension

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi Group Plc has confirmed that it has secured a multi-year extension to its sportsbook agreement with Cambodian leisure and entertainment operator NagaWorld Ltd. Kambi has acted as NagaWorld lead sports betting systems supplier since 2014, with the partnership representing the Stockholm technology group’s first Asian market agreement. The extension, will continue to …

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ALLWIN CITY Asia nets AS Roma partnership

Serie A football club AS Roma has expanded its Asian profile and partnership portfolio by securing a new sponsorship deal with Asian betting firm ‘ALLWIN CITY – AWCBET.com‘. The partnership sees AWCBET become the Giallorossi’s official regional betting partner for Asia, and will see the club collaborate on AWCBET promotions and marketing campaign across multiple Asian territories. Francesco Calvo, Chief Revenue Officer at …

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