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IOC establishes task forces to tackle sports corruption

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Multi stakeholder task forces, charged with tackling corruption in sports, have been established by the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS). The platform, established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in addition to a number of international sports organisations, government and inter-governmental organisations, has agreed to set up three groups to tackle pressing issues. Each will be charged with …

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Ganapati Malta: Finding a niche by capturing the Japanese culture

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Ganapati Malta is an online games developer for the gambling industry, established in September 2016 with a mission to supply the European market with games that combine Japanese design and technology with unique entertainment elements. After making its ICE debut back in February, Ganapati has gone on to enjoy a breakthrough first full year of operations, by presenting at several …

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Square in the Air – Robin Hutchison – The “go-to-provider” for sports betting PR

We spoke to Robin Hutchison, Director of sports betting PR agency Square in the Air. He looks back on a memorable year for the firm, and discusses his hopes moving into 2018. SITA was recently crowned Marketing Agency of the Year at the annual SBC Awards, and Hutchison believes his company were good value for the honour: “We were delighted …

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Business Briefs – featuring loopholes, knockouts and whip cracks

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This latest edition features a returning gaming congress, partnerships, expansions and huge fines being issued in the USA. Atlantic City to train youths Fifteen minority youths in Atlantic City are to receive speciality construction based training, courtesy of a new 12 week initiative. Upon completion a jobs connection with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be made, with the company’s …

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The International Table Tennis Federation announces integrity partnership with Sportradar

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced it has signed a new integrity partnership with Sportradar utilising the organisation’s renowned monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions to help safeguard the sport against match fixing. Hundreds of matches each year will be covered by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), a unique service that credibly and effectively identifies betting-related manipulation in sport, …

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Calls for companies to provide gambling support backed

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Asian sports betting and online casino company LeTou, the gaming shirt sponsor of Premier League side Swansea City, has backed calls for professional sportsman to receive problem gambling education and support. The Professional Players Federation (PPF) and GambleAware has called for added guidance to be provided, with the PPF urging bookmakers to ensure any sponsorship agreements include a provision for …

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Russia 2018: Digesting the draw

As Friday’s draw concluded and the World Cup began to take shape, fans were left pondering a mouthwatering clash between Spain and Portugal, renewed optimism in the Three Lions and a slightly surreal tournament opener.   Gareth Southgate’s England were handed a favourable start to the tournament, taking on Tunisia and World Cup debutants Panama in the opening two games. …

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Suren Khachatryan – Digitain – World Cup expansion and beyond

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Multi-channel sports betting platform and technology provider Digitain has enjoyed a successful 2017, expanding into a number of new markets in addition to strengthening its sportsbook offering. With 2017 quickly drawing to a close however, Suren Khachatryan, CEO of the Armenian based firm, who are set to appear at both Betting on Football and Betting on Sports in 2018, has …

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Oulala to target Indian market following Bravio link up

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Oulala, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider, has announced a strategy to ‘penetrate the relatively untapped Indian mobile market networks,’ via a new partnership with Australian tech company Bravio. The white label agreement with Bravio Gaming Limited, a B2B and B2C provider of online digital entertainment, marks the latest expansion of the European daily fantasy football site. Benjamin Carlotti, Managing …

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Red Tiger Gaming strikes William Hill deal

Red Tiger Gaming has announced a new partnership with William Hill, who in turn have become the first Gibraltar licensed operator to have have access to its full suite of products. Under the terms of the deal, Red Tiger’s online casino games portfolio and player management software are to be integrated. WIlliam Hill Vegas is the first platform to feature …

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