Asia

SGC Blog – Expert Panel – Global Player Values!

Another expert panel hosted by IGB’s Micheal Caselli, panelists Alfonso Villar CEO of PlaySpace, Christ Wirght, Founder of GameAnalytics and Diego Millar Co-founder of Jampp shed insight into player lifetime values, acquisition costs and defining player performance metrics for social gambling products. The panel gives insight into performance and analysis of player value in social gaming regions of North America, …

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500.com File For US IPO

Chinese digital lottery and sports betting operator 500.com has filed for a $150m initial public offering. The Chinese operator has yet to declare how many US depositary shares it is willing to to offer in its initial filing. 500.com has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WBAI. Deutsche Bank AG is managing the offering. …

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Brazil Football Legend Ronaldo to Attend BGC

Clarion Event organizers of the upcoming Brazilian Gaming Conference have announced that Brazilian football legend Ronaldo “The Phenomenon” Luís Nazário de Lima will be attending and speaking at the Brazilian Gaming Conference this November 18-20th in Rio de Janeiro. The World Cup winner, scorer of 62 international goals and three time Balon d’Or World Player of the year will be representing …

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Domain eBet.com Sells For $1.35m

Sports betting news source and player bookmaker review website BookMakersReview.com has reported that “Domain King” Rick Schwartz (pictured left) has sold domain URL – Ebet.com for a staggering sum of $1.35M to a  new Filipino owner. The domain Ebet.com was purchased and registered Rick Schwartz by  in 1996 at wholesale price from a Domain registry such as Godaddy.com or 123reg.com, …

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SBC Asia Announces Christmas Come Early Networking Party!

Following the success of our first ever Asia iGaming Social in Makati last month, SBC and AGB are happy to announce that our next event will take place on November 29 and promises to be even bigger and better! The first event in September was sponsored by SG8bet, Bodugi and EveryMatrix, who enabled us to host over 60 companies and over 100 …

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Sees Record Football Year

Football betting has had a short lifespan in Hong Kong, having only been allowed by the government as a public betting market in 2012/2013, allowing the  Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) to diversify it betting portfolio. Football has quickly developed into a mainstay popular betting market for Hong Kong punters, as reports conducted show that the betting has risen threefold from HK$ 16.1 …

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Betting Operators: Act on Fixing Or Be Forced To

Sport and sport gambling are two sides of a coin, even if sport itself is in many ways unenthusiastic about the relationship. Some in sports are even contemptuous of the link but this ultimately will be to their own cost. There never has been and there never will be a way of entirely dissociating these two acutely human entertainments. While …

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SBC Welcomes Frank Schuengel – Asia Correspondent

SBC Members say hello to our new SBC Asia Correspondent – Frank Schuengel. Frank has over a decade of industry experience and has been working in the fast paced Asian igaming space since 2010, where he is currently heading up mobile platform delivery for Asian igaming operators 188BET in Manila, Philippines. Frank brings vast knowledge and extensive insight to SBC …

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Odds Against New Curbs On Australian Bookmakers

It is hard to miss bookmaker Tom Waterhouse on Australian television. No matter the channel or the sport, be it Wimbledon or the Melbourne Cup horse race, the bookmaker is never too far away to give the latest betting odds. But when he took an even more prominent role in March by sitting alongside the TV commentators for the National …

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