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GGB South Africa appoints Anthea Platt as new chair

The Executive Council of Gauteng (Gauteng MEC) has named top South African lawyer Anthea Platt SC as the new chair of the Gauteng Gambling Board (GGB).  The appointment of the GGB’s new leader was approved by Parks Tau, the executive member of Gauteng MEC’s committee for Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development. Established in 1995, the GGB serves as the …

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Champion Sports: Finding success in the ‘fiercely competitive’ Asian market

As global regulatory frameworks continue to evolve – with Asia and the US embracing sports betting at an accelerated pace, operators are faced with unique challenges.  Sharing his insights into operating a sports betting platform in the Asian betting sector and beyond, Simon Noble, Head of Sportsbook Product at Champion Sports, highlighted key regional markets as well as hurdles firms …

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2022 Winter Olympics: The ‘hugely exciting’ opportunities in niche betting markets

As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics gets well underway, gambling opportunities are beginning to emerge with plenty of moments to place a wager on either a specific event, or an outright bet on the medal market. Events like this year’s competition, which officially began on 4 February, always herald a wave of new gambling opportunities, with bettors eager to place …

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Playtech notifies of rebound offer from TTB Hong Kong

Playtech Plc has shed further light on yesterday’s general meeting of investors that failed to approve Aristocrat Leisure’s £2.7 billion offer to acquire the FTSE250 technology group outright – a deal recommended by the board of directors. Further to yesterday’s GM, Playtech’s board was contacted by Hong Kong investment fund TTB Partners Limited ‘on behalf of an investor group’. The …

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Svenska Spel to form ‘interactive’ Beijing 2022 microsite with Spotlight Sports

Spotlight Sports Group (SSG) has introduced a Swedish language interactive Winter Olympics microsite for state-owned gambling company, Svenska Spel.  The enterprise has stated that it will build, host and manage the site which will include SSG’s independent previews, giving Svenska Spel customers betting odds as well as expert analysis. Dan Korhonen, Svenska Spel Head of Sports Betting Product, shared how …

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Playtech reviews alternative options as proxy votes reject Aristocrat takeover

The board of Playtech Plc has this morning communicated that its designated £2.7 billion sale to Aristocrat Leisure will likely be rejected by shareholders. The statement follows proxy votes ahead of today’s official vote on Aristocrat’s bid, that have failed to meet the minimum threshold 75% of votes cast needed for Playtech governance to approve the transaction. ASX-listed Aristocrat began its …

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IOC outlines bet monitoring operations ahead of Beijing 2022

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games are due to commence later this week, and in preparation the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has outlined a number of integrity measures.  Notably, the Committee has partnered with several bet monitoring organisations, including sports data and tech firm Sportradar, the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). Announced recently, the …

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Digitain: ‘record number of bets’ expected during Winter Olympics

Digitain: ‘record number of bets’ expected during Winter Olympics

Digitain is expecting its 150-strong network of partners to process a ‘record number of bets’ at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. When compared to the number of bets placed during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, the Digitain trading team expects this year’s Games to “easily surpass those numbers, for both bets struck and total stakes accepted”. “We’re …

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IOC raises awareness of match-manipulation ahead of Winter Games

With the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics approaching, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has moved to raise awareness of the dangers of match-fixing and manipulation. In pursuit of this objective, the IOC has appointed eight new brand ambassadors, each representing a different competiving nation and a different Winter Olympics event, with the tournament scheduled to take place between 4-12 February.  Representing …

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