Asia

Indian opportunities to be explored by AIGF and Betradar

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Betradar has revealed a formalising of their relationship with the not for profit All India Gaming Federation (AIGF). The AIGF, which is focused on assembling a group of responsible and credible stakeholders to help the country navigate towards an open and transparent betting and gaming sector, will work closely with Betradar to drive improved awareness and understanding in addition to …

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Olympic Winter Games safeguarding at heart of new deal

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The International Olympic Committee ( IOC) and international betting integrity body ESSA are to join forces, with the integrity of this years Olympic Winter Games, held in Pyeongchang, central to the agreement. Under the terms of the deal, the main aim is to detect and prevent any risk of manipulation, at the this years competition. Friedrich Martens, Head of the …

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The state of Indian sports betting and ramifications of legalisation

ICE London tentatively got underway yesterday (Monday 5), with the World Regulatory Briefing featuring several hot topics up for discussion. One such example was its ‘India Briefing,’ coming after recent news from the nations sports ministry seeming to lay the groundwork for legalised sports betting across the vast market. Vaibhav Gaggar, Managing Partner of Gaggar Partners Solicitors, discussed the current …

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Gaming brand to take Manchester United sleeve sponsorship?

Manchester United, the world’s richest football club, could be about to sign a deal which would see a gambling brand appear on its famous red shirts for the first time. Unlike the rest of the Premier League, Manchester United has been very selective in the number of partners it has from the gambling industry, limiting itself to a single commercial …

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ESSA publishes 2017 suspicious betting figures

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ESSA has announced figures detailing a total of 266 cases of suspicious betting being reported to relevant authorities in 2017, following a Q4 tally 114 alerts. The international betting integrity body has published its annual integrity report for 2017, in which it lauds the year as its “most challenging and yet productive to date.” Tennis and football continue to constitute …

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QTech to launch “Industry first” mobile recommendation app

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Asian online gaming distributor QTech has unveiled a new recommendation engine, designed utilising similar technology to digital content giants Amazon, Netflix and Spotify. Named QT Play, the firm detail that it “is the first cross-provider recommendation mobile app tailor-made for the gaming industry.” The engine works by running off technology that allows users to make a selection of any game …

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Caesars forms heavyweight Advisory Committee to lead Japan bid

US gambling operator Caesars Entertainment is increasing its focus on winning a Japan ‘integrated resorts’ licence, forming a strategic ‘Japan Advisory Committee’. Global gambling stakeholders are closely monitoring Japan movements, as the Shinzo Abe government drafts the new ‘Integrated Resorts’ bill, allowing for Japan’s first casinos to be operated in ‘selected large-scale’ leisure complexes, which will cater for hotels, gaming …

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Betting on Football casts its eye over the sports betting world

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Betting on Football 2018, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March, will demonstrate its international appeal by delivering updates around the biggest sports betting jurisdictions. Global Market Profiles, which takes place on the first full day of #bofcon2018 on Wednesday 21 March, is one of five main tracks at the event, which will feature a total of more than 40 …

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Asian Football Confederation extends Sportradar integrity partnership

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the signing of a new agreement with Sportradar, with the partnership charged with tackling issues within the field of integrity. Specifically addressing match fixing, the Sportradar intelligence and investigation services will be utilised by the AFC throughout the 2018 and 2019 season, tasked with investigating the people behind the fraud on the pitch …

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IGT extends agreement with OPTIMA for award winning platform

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Major gaming distributor IGT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Optima Group for the licensing, support, and development of IGT’s sports betting platform in all international regions outside of Italy, the United States, and Canada. As part of the agreement, signed on 15 December, IGT is licensing its Sports Betting platform to Optima, enabling it to provide …

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