Asia

BK8.com announces John Terry as first Asia ambassador

Former Chelsea and England football captain, John Terry has been named to be the first ambassador of Asian market focused online gaming and betting brand BK8.com. The agreement permits BK8.com exclusive marketing rights to John Terry as Brand Ambassador, which will be across BK8’s marketing campaigns and advertising platforms throughout Asia. Lawrance Wayneson, General Manager of BK8.com, said: “We are …

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Rank appoints ‘strategy pro’ Tang Hong Cheong as corporate advisor

The governance of legacy UK gambling operator Rank Group Plc has this morning announced the appointment of Tang Hong Cheong as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Tang Hong Cheong has served as President and CEO of multi-national Asian entertainment and leisure investment firm Guoco Group since 2016. A seasoned C-level executive in corporate financing, risk management, transformation projects and …

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SBC to organise Sports Betting Tours at ICE London 5-6 February

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SBC (Sports Betting Community) will once again be organising the Sports Betting Tours at ICE London from 5-6 February as the sports betting industry gathers for the largest gaming event in the calendar. ICE London comes with a massive exhibition floor and tens of thousands of attendees, making finding and connecting with high quality or specific suppliers really challenging. The …

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Playtech reaches £25 million deal with Israeli tax authorities

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Playtech has agreed to pay Israeli authorities approximately £25 million following a civil tax audit assessing its activity in the country between 2008 and 2017. The gambling software company confirmed this morning that it had reached a settlement on 31 December 2018, after acknowledging that the Israeli tax authorities had made “transfer pricing adjustments in relation to certain functions”. The …

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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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Asia point of difference for Dafabet through Scout DFS deal

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Online gaming operator Dafabet has targeted growth across multiple product verticals after securing access to the Scout Gaming fantasy sports and pool betting platform. Scout Gaming believes that the deal, expected to launch during the first half of 2019, is ”the first time a major Asian facing operator has launched daily fantasy sports in the region”. It is just another …

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Revamped website to support Golden Race’s global growth

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Golden Race has backed up a recent bid for global growth, which has seen it gain both a UK supplier licence and associate membership to NASPL in North America, by launching a new website to provide clearer information for prospective customers, partners and media organisations across target territories. Having made its name through a popular range of products across emerging …

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LoveBet unveiled as PSG’s online Asian betting partner

French champions and Champions League contenders Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a new two-season partnership with with Asian online betting operator, LoveBet. LoveBet is prominent in the Asian betting sector, and will seek to grow its presence by taking advantage of PSG’s continually expanding popularity in the region, as well as securing exclusive marketing rights through the partnership. In signing the …

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The Biggest Miss: How Sweden might inadvertently create a black market for betting

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Ismail Vali, Senior Consultant for iGaming Leaders, delivers a two-part explanation about how operators in Sweden have been forced to act upon regulatory changes that are only vaguely specified but affect the day-to-day operational realities of running a sportsbook. The lack of clarity provided by the Lotteriinspektionen has led Vali, who authored the recent Bricks vs Clicks article and a …

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Playtech confident of countering Asian headwinds to meet 2018 targets

FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has this morning published its latest trading update informing investors that the company is on track to deliver its 2018 expected EBITDA range of €320-360 million. Issuing a short market guidance, Playtech governance details that its B2B Gaming Division continues to trade in line with the trends reported for its interim results in August, generating …

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