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India amends Tech Rules to identify real money games

SBC News India amends Tech Rules to identify real money games

New amendments to identify gambling products/services have been added to India’s ‘Information Technology Rules of 2021’.  The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules of 2021 are standards and requirements introduced by the Indian government in February 2021 to regulate online content and platforms, including social media intermediaries, messaging services, and digital media publishers. The rules are …

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Stake.com sponsors Amazon Prime’s Live Boxing 4 as Nasukawa makes debut

SBC News Stake.com sponsors Amazon Prime's Live Boxing 4 as Nasukawa makes debut

Stake.com has been revealed as the official betting partner of Amazon Prime‘s Live Boxing 4 event taking place this Saturday. The match sees the debut of 40-0 undefeated kickboxing champion Tenshin Nasukawa who will take on No.4 ranked Japanese bantamweight Yuki Yonaha at the 15,000-capacity Ariake Arena in Tokyo.  The crypto firm’s branding is to ‘feature heavily’ on Nasukawa’s gloves, …

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Grigor Asoyan named Digitain Technology Deputy CEO as firm seeks expanded reach

Grigor Asoyan named Digitain Technology Deputy CEO as firm seeks expanded reach

Digitain has made its third major senior leadership appointment of the year, naming Grigor Asoyan as its new Deputy CEO of Technology. Asoyan has worked for Digitain for over 10 years, having most recently held the position of Chief Technology Officer, assuming this position in 2018 after serving as Senior Software Engineer, Software Architect since 2012. His move up the …

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Entain buys 365scores for £120m in latest brand diversification

Entain buys 365scores for £120m in latest brand diversification

Entain Plc has extended its reach into sports media, announcing an acquisition of Israeli livescore media and football community 365scores. The FTSE100 gambling group has purchased the entire issued shared capital of 365 scores for an initial consideration of $150m (£120m), along with further contingent payments totalling up to $10m (£8m). By integrating 365scores into its portfolio, Entain will incorporate …

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World Pool Q1 turnover up 70% on 2022 as Dubai World Cup tops bill

SBC News World Pool Q1 turnover up 70% on 2022 as Dubai World Cup tops bill

World Pool has reported a total turnover of HK$1.27bn (approx. $161.8m) across its five fixtures for Q1. Its year-on-year turnover for the quarter has increased by 70% compared to 2022’s Q1 total of HK$745.4m (approx. $94.9m). Globally commingled bets from more than 20 countries saw an average of HK$254m (approx. $32.6m) bet on each of the fixtures, which were Met …

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AFA and DAFABET announce Asian-based partnership

SBC News AFA and DAFABET announce Asian-based partnership

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced a regional sponsorship agreement for the entire Asian continent with DAFABET. The agreement spans for the entire year 2023 and 2024, with the first title ahead of Copa América 2024. Dafabet’s Marketing Director, Nikos Diakoumopoulos, said: “We are very proud to announce the partnership with AFA, which needs no introduction.  “We look forward …

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STATSCORE adds ‘skyrocketing’ IPL to its ScoutsFeed

SBC News STATSCORE adds ‘skyrocketing’ IPL to its ScoutsFeed

STATSCORE has added cricket to its ScoutsFeed product ahead of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.  The sports data provider has outlined that by including the sport, the company is taking on a ‘significant milestone’ in its expansion plans, as cricket continues to gain popularity worldwide. Adam Działach, Product Manager at STATSCORE, commented on the deal: “It’s thrilling to …

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Dubai World Cup hits World Pool’s highest turnover of 2023

SBC News Dubai World Cup hits World Pool’s highest turnover of 2023

The Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan over the weekend saw the World Pool’s globally commingled turnover reach HK$315,177,810 (approx. $40.1m). This figure is a rise of $33.6m (approx. $4.2m per race) across the eight-race card, compared to 2022. The feature competition, which was won by Japanese raider Ushba Tesoro, saw the highest turnover of the evening, with pari-mutuel organisations …

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BetDEX celebrates ‘key goal’ with sportsbook market expansion

BetDEX celebrates ‘key goal’ with sportsbook market expansion

Blockchain-based betting exchange BetDEX has lauded the completion of a key commercial objective for 2023, adding Indian Premier League (IPL) markets to its platform. BetDEX hopes to further extend its reach in global betting markets by incorporating cricket, which will sit alongside football, American football and basketball as one of its three primary offerings, with plans for further expansion in …

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Dubai World Cup to receive ‘huge exposure’ from 40 broadcasters

SBC News Dubai World Cup to receive ‘huge exposure’ from 40 broadcasters

The Dubai World Cup horse racing fixture on 25 March is set to be shown by 40 global broadcasters. Dubai Racing Club, its distribution and production company Racecourse Media Group (RMG), and the latter’s agency HBA Media, have secured several big names in sports broadcasting. These include Fox Sports in the US, ESPN / Star+ in South America, SuperSport in …

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