Asia

Haute Japan! Groupe Barrière eyes IR opportunities

French luxury hotel and hospitality giant Groupe Lucien Barrière has confirmed that it has developed a ‘Japanese strategic unit’ monitoring the nation’s ‘integrated resorts’ opportunities. The firm’s Japanese movements are confirmed by Barrière Group Casino Development Director Jonathan Strock speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review. Strock has been charged with leading the strategic unit, which seeks to bring European haute …

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Sports Trading Network joins forces with All-in Diversity to transform a new generation of traders

Industry workplace diversity, inclusion and equality program ‘The All-in Diversity Project’ (All-in) has announced its latest strategic partnership with the Sports Trading Network (STN). STN is regarded as sports betting’s largest professional network of traders, offering sports modelling, data and insights for all global sports markets. Updating the market, STN and All-in have partnered to launch a new industry-wide Sports …

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6 of the Best – Nektan’s Jaydeep Chakravartty

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This week’s 6 of the Best subject is a “real history buff” and someone whose approach to gaming is “all about relationships”. Keep reading to find out more about Nektan’s Vice President – Commercials, Jaydeep Chakravartty including his visit to Phuket and his Star Wars obsession. Best Holiday In 2017, I visited Phuket and Krabi in Thailand along with my family. We had …

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Jaydeep Chakravartty leaves Ingenuity Gaming for Nektan VP role

Nektan, thean international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, has named Jaydeep Chakravartty as its new Vice President, Commercials. Chakravartty has a wealth of industry experience and joins from Ingenuity Gaming, where he held the position of Commercial Director for six years with the games studio. His industry career began as Manager for Ladbrokes Retail followed by …

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At the Races pens exclusive Hong Kong racing rights deal

At The Races (ATR) and Sky Sports Racing are to be the new exclusive, non-terrestrial, broadcast home of Hong Kong racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland until July 2022, it has been revealed today. Revealed by ATR and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), who have overseen racing in the territory since 1984, it’s to see a record £120m …

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Tennis Integrity Unit issues life bans to three chair umpires

Three tennis chair umpires have been banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events, after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offences. Announced by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the trio in question, Anucha Tongplew, Apisit Promchai and Chitchai Srililai, admitted to betting on tennis matches at ITF Futures tournaments held in 2017, as part …

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Winning Post – Online regulation: Mispricing access?

This week one of each of the three categories of online gaming licences in Pennsylvania became available as Rivers Casino withdrew its applications (slots, table and poker); these can be added to seven further licences still unclaimed, applications for which close at the end of the month. So far, therefore, only 74% of the available supply in PA has been …

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Winning Post: Gambling regulation – more haste than dignity (on both sides)

Italian gambling licensees have been seeking clarification on the Dignity Decree, which was signed in July, for the last few weeks. As we have reported over the last few months, the decree bans the use of sponsorship and advertising through all media for real money gaming from 1 January 2019. This week the Customs and Monopolies Agency was asked to …

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SIS: Bringing 24/7 content to bettors

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Simon Fraser, Head of International Racing at SIS, discusses the importance of delivering quality betting opportunities around the clock to drive engagement and revenues. Consumers demand and expect immediacy when it comes to everyday things, whether it’s shopping for goods online or viewing their favourite TV show, and betting is no different. They also have high expectations for the content …

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“Last Untapped Market”: Will India reach its betting potential?

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With a population of 1.3 billion and a GDP of $2.4 trillion (dwarfing that of Brazil, Canada and Russia amongst others), describing India as an ‘emerging market’ is something of an understatement. As things stand, gambling in the vast South Asian nation is heavily restricted, other than selective categories such as lotteries and horse racing. The model is similar to …

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