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Tabcorp governance remains positive on 2017 Tatts deal closure

The governance of Tabcorp Holdings remains positive that it will conclude its planned AUS $11 billion merger with Tatts Group despite this week’s set-back following the Australian Federal Court’s ruling to ‘refer back’ the deal’s review by the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). The Tabcorp-Tatts merger hit a further hurdle on Wednesday, as the Federal Court sided with former deal supervising …

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Analysing how to increase integrity in tennis at #boscon2017

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Tennis makes an all too regular appearance in reports from ESSA. In fact, 31 of the 53 cases in the last report published by the international betting integrity body related to suspicious betting activity in the sport. At last week’s Betting on Sports conference, increasing the integrity of tennis and reducing instances of match fixing was discussed in great depth, …

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SBC Events breaks attendance records with second Betting on Sports

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A record number of delegates, exhibitors and top-level industry speakers attended the second edition of the Betting on Sports conference, held from 12-15 September at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. There were more than 1,300 registrations, a 100% increase on the number for the inaugural edition of the event and a 30% increase on attendance from this year’s biggest …

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Compelling reasons behind Scientific Games’ NYX & Openbet deal

Scott Longley reports on the potential fallout from the surprise Scientific Games acquisition of NYX Gaming, and its Openbet subsidiary. _________________ It may seem surprising that in a climate of sometime feverish M&A speculation, the potential of a buyout deal for NYX Gaming launched by one of the behemoths of the global gambling provision could have been kept under wraps. …

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DGOJ looks to expand Spanish opening new tender window this 2017

Spanish gambling insiders expect regulatory body la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), to re-open its tender process window for new market applicants for Spain’s regulated online gambling market. At present the DGOJ has made no formal announcement with regards to accepting new tenders, however, this September the regulatory body announced through its website a ‘draft call’ for potential …

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The Stars Group appoints Christopher Coyne as new Chief Customer Officer

Toronto TSX-listed online gambling firm The Stars Group Inc, has confirmed the appointment of Christopher Coyne as new Group Chief Customer Officer (CCO). An experienced marketing and digital technology executive, Coyne joins the Stars Group executive team from Australian leisure and casino operator Crown Resorts, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer (2017-2017). Taking on the role of CCO, Coyne …

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QPR launches new lottery in partnership with 505 Central and BD Sport Group

QPR has announced that in partnership with 505 Central and BD Sport Group, it will launch its  new look Hoops Lottery against Burton Albion at Loftus Road this Saturday. The lottery will give QPR fans an opportunity to win cash prizes at all home games this season. Supporters will be able to enter the lottery, by picking up tickets from sellers …

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Stratagem inks its first operator deal with Worldstar Betting Africa

Stratagem a new industry data supplier seeking to bring new AI dynamics to the sports betting sector, has today announced its first partnership with African operator Worldstar Betting. The partnership will see Stratagem will become the lead in-play data provider for fully-automated, real-time prices across all tennis, major football and basketball markets. A big data specialists for sports betting Stratagem’s …

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Could Amazon become a game changer of Premier League broadcasting?

From the 2019-2020 season, it appears that Amazon is aiming to become a major new force in the world of Premier League TV rights. A whole host of digital media outlets are looking to test the waters with a bid for Premier League content, however after its purchase of the ATP tennis tournaments, Amazon looks more likely to succeed with …

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Top of the shop as Mecca hosts bingo bonanza

Colleagues of Mecca Bingo and the Rank Group have combined to set a new world record for the largest game of office bingo. In total 235 people participated in a quick fire game at their Maidenhead headquarters, smashing the previous best of 97 in the Philippines which stood for five years. Caroline Webb, spokesperson for Mecca Bingo, said: “We had …

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