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UK Gambling Bill to Raise Costs, Cause Advertising & IT Headaches

The UK is set to introduce new gambling legislation that may create major compliance issues and raise costs for Asian operators, especially those counting on accessing millions of Asian sports fans through sports sponsorship and other advertising. Global gaming expert Steve Donoughue, Senior Associate of E-gamingexperts.com, and Dr Peter Chadha -CEO of DrPete Inc – examine the implications. The UK …

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Paddy Power Pulls Dennis Rodman North Korea Sponsorship

Irish sports betting operator Paddy Power  has announced the withdrawal of its sponsorship of former Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons basketballer Dennis Rodman trips to North Korea in response to “recent events” in the communist Republic of North Korea. Mr Rodman returned from his third trip to North Korea on Monday, ten days after it was revealed by foreign news …

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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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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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