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Sportradar – Quality assurance is the best metric in eliminating ghost games 

Supporting betting stakeholders and the global sports community, Sportradar has published a white-paper detailing key findings, insights and observations on ‘ghost games’. The white paper titled ‘Ghost Games: An Explanation’ has been produced by Oscar Brodkin, Sportradar Director of Intelligence & Investigation Services. The paper defines a ghost game as a match which simply does not take place as stated, and …

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SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack


A focus on international expansion and how we, as the betting and gaming industry, will get through COVID-19 are the key themes throughout Issue 8 of SBC Magazine. Now available to view HERE, it starts by tracking the journey of Giovanni Garrisi from a mathematician beating the pools to starting a 50/50 JV with Stanley Leisure, seizing an opportunity to …

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Tote offers Hong Kong racing through HKJC deal

To fill the shortfall in British and Irish racing, the Tote will offer its UK customers new opportunities to bet on Hong Kong racing after securing a new partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Tote customers will now be able to play the Placepot on meetings from the Happy Valley Racecourse and the Sha Tin Racecourse every week. …

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HKJC boosts football offering with Amelco deal

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has strengthened its football trading capabilities after confirming a new partnership with sports betting software and trading services provider, Amelco. Amelco has been supporting the HKJC as part of a new multi-year product and technology enhancement project. The software supplier has agreed to assist the HKJC with the Amelco Trading System (ATS), which forms …

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AFC bans two Laos players over match-fixing

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has handed a lifetime ban to two players from the Laos national team after they were found guilty of match-fixing. Khampheng Sayavutthi and Lembo Saysana were found to be in breach of Article 66.1 of the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Code after the governing body revealed that the duo had attempted to manipulate the result of …

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Leadstar looks forward to jam-packed March sports schedule


The amount of popular sporting events in March is, as usual, quite staggering, leading everyone in the betting industry to expect, or at least hope for, the customary increase in bets placed.  That’s the view of affiliate Leadstar Media, which said it is looking to build on a great start to 2020 by cashing in on some of the major …

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HK Jockey Club to offer World Pool on Dubai Super Saturday and Dubai World Cup

In collaboration with the Dubai Racing Club, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has confirmed that it will be launching World Pool betting for both the Dubai Super Saturday meeting and the Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan Racecourse. The latest expansion of World Pool betting follows on from the launch of World Pool at 2019’s Royal Ascot, which the …

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Playtech 2019 revenue growth outdone by costs & duties 

FTSE250-listed Playtech Plc will continue to review its corporate divisions and underlining strategy after full-year results for 2019 showed core unit growth subdued by further Asian market impacts and severe declines across its TradeTech financial services unit. Playtech recorded a 22% increase in corporate revenues to €1.5 billion (FY2018: €1.25bn), as the technology group’s ‘Core B2B’ division delivered a 15% …

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Gilbert Wong, AGTech: Expanding lottery business in China and beyond

Gilbert Wong, AGTech

In supplying 200 games to over 45 million users so far in 2020, Paytm First Games has become a leading gaming destination in India, headlined by games dedicated to Fantasy cricket, Rummy and Trivia. Paytm First Games is a joint venture (JV) in India between One97 Communications, which offers services including payments to mobile consumers under the Paytm brand, and …

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Coronavirus disruptions see AGBrief postpone ASEAN Summit

Issuing a corporate statement, Asian gambling B2B publisher AGBrief has moved to postpone its flagship ‘ASEAN Gaming Summit’ (17-19 March 2020) citing the travel disruptions and potential health risks of the coronavirus outbreak. Updating delegates and partners, AGBrief informs that its ASEAN summit has been rescheduled to the dates 28-30 July 2020, maintaining the venue of Shangri La At-The-Fort in Manila …

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