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Hong Kong racing reveals ‘record’ prize money of £158 million

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has revealed that it is going to offer a ‘record total’ prize money and incentives of HK$1.62 billion (approximately £158.6 million) across the 2022/23 racing season. The overall purse will be bolstered by a record single-season increase of 11.5% (HK$167.2 million) and feature a range of innovations, including increases in prize money across middle-distance races …

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Stake.com to be ringside at Golovkin vs Murata fight

Cryptocurrency betting platform Stake.com has announced its sponsorship of the upcoming middleweight boxing bout between Gennady Golovkin and Ryōta Murata on 9 April. Stake.com’s logo is set to appear on the entrance shirt and trunks of Murata, and in ‘prominent’ positions around the canvas, whilst fans in attendance at the arena may also receive giveaways from the firm. Dominic Rae, …

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Stats Perform extends data tracking deal with Chinese Super League

Stats Perform and the Chinese Super League (CSL) have extended their partnership, with the firm continuing to serve as a data partner of the league.  The multi-year contract extension will see Stats Perform function as the event and tracking data provider of the CSL, holding the exclusive rights to collect statistics from the CSL home venues using the SportVU system. …

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IGT to support Singapore Pools with multiple lottery solutions

International Game Technology (IGT) has secured an agreement contract with the Singapore Pools via its IGT Global Services subsidiary, providing its lottery solutions.  The six-year contract will see IGT leverage its central lottery system Aurora and associated technologies to work towards boosting the lottery innovation and profitability of the Singapore Pools.  In addition, IGT and Singapore Pools also aim to …

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Inside The Pocket and ESPNcricinfo launch free fantasy game via WonderWins

Free-to-play (F2P) aggregation platform Inside The Pocket (ITP) has teamed up with digital cricket platform ESPNcricinfo for an exclusive free daily fantasy offering via its new WonderWins brand, primed to debut ahead of this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.  The collaboration enables cricket fans to engage with fantasy gaming as well as accessing match coverage, news, information, and analysis, …

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GLMS details “successful monitoring” of AFCOM and Beijing Olympics

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) reported a total of eight suspicious fixtures to sporting authorities in February, whilst detailing successful operations at two major events.  Updating industry stakeholders in its latest newsletter, the international bet monitoring organisation outlined the measures it had implemented at the Beijing Winter Olympics and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Notably, GLMS partnered with the …

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NetShop ISP expands security footprint with private network across 3 continents

NetShop ISP, a leading provider of bare-metal servers, data centre solutions, and cloud hosting, has announced the availability of its Secure Private Network (SPN) in Europe, Asia and the United States. The SPN allows customers to interact with their servers without the use of additional VPN or secure tunnels and enables igaming companies to transfer large amounts of data and …

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8Xbet signs ‘EPL legend’ Teddy Sheringham as brand ambassador

8Xbet has signed former Manchester United and England player Teddy Sheringham as its latest brand ambassador in a two-year deal. The striker will play a role in the company’s Asian market expansion plans, and the deal sees Sheringham appear in branding across 8Xbet’s web and social channels. 8Xbet Founder, Ryan Li, commented on the collaboration: “8Xbet is extremely proud to …

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Spotlight Sports Group expands Asian footprint with Sky City

Sky City has become the latest company to partner with Spotlight Sports Group in a deal which will strengthen the latter’s presence within the Asian market. The agreement, which is due to start in Q2 2022, will see Spotlight Sports Group build and manage specialist platforms for Sky City’s digital audiences via its turnkey technology, powered by proprietary data sets, …

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