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SBC Asia and AGB Celebrate Successful Monsoon Networking Party

SBC News SBC Asia and AGB Celebrate Successful Monsoon Networking Party

Over 200 industry professionals gathered at Manila’s hottest nightspot on Thursday the 4th of September to join SBC Asia and Asia Gaming Brief for another episode of the best iGaming industry networking event in Asia. Dubbed the “Monsoon Meetup”, the name proved fitting as guests watched torrential rains covering the city on the outside, while drinks were flowing freely on the inside …

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IOC & INTERPOL strengthen collaboration against match fixing

SBC News IOC & INTERPOL strengthen collaboration against match fixing

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and international crime agency INTERPOL, have agreed to increase collaboration between both organisations in an effort to combat match fixing. IOC President Thomas Bach invited INTERPOL General Secretary Ronald Noble to IOC headquarters in Lausanne Switzerland, to discuss a framework for co-operation and sharing of knowledge between the two organisations. Thomas Bach who after taking …

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Ladbrokes – Alex Donohue – Novelty Bets

SBC News Ladbrokes - Alex Donohue - Novelty Bets

Ladbrokes’ Public Relations Officer Alex Donohue discusses and charts the continued rise of novelty and political betting ahead of this month’s Scottish Independence Referendum. SBC: How would you describe the phenomenon of novelty betting, the pros and cons? Alex: It’s a phenomenon that has been around for longer than many people are aware of – the first political bet was struck on the general election of 1966. I’d say the general …

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NetPlay TV hit by 50% profit slump

SBC News NetPlay TV hit by 50% profit slump

Interactive gambling operator, NetPlay TV Plc, recorded a decline in H1 2014 profits of 50%, reporting corporate profits of £1.2 million (H1 2013: £2.4 million) Reporting on the opening six months of 2014, the operator recorded improved performance indicators, which an 24% increase in new player acquisition (H1 2014 – 40,500) and a further 29% increase in active players (H1 …

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Betfair release % chance charts on Scottish Referendum outcome

On 18 September, Scotland’s voters will decide whether to stay part of the United Kingdom or go it alone. Betfair’s political trading desk has released a set of charts monitoring % chance of the Scottish Referendum’s Yes and No campaigns. The charts published by Betfair’s Exchange demonstrate the implied % chance of each voting outcome. Betfair’s Exchange has so far …

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Philippe Germond departs as PMU CEO

SBC News Philippe Germond departs as PMU CEO

French betting and horse racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) have announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer Philippe Germond. Germond leaves after five years at the helm of the company, it is expected that General Director Xavier Hurstel will succeed Germond as CEO of PMU. The departure of Germond, sees PMU adopt a new management and strategy to overcome …

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Swedish Player hits NetEnt MegaFortune jackpot

SBC News Swedish Player hits NetEnt MegaFortune jackpot

Slots and igaming technology provider NetEnt has paid out 2.5 M EUR after a Swedish player won the massive pooled jackpot when playing Mega Fortune Touch™ on LeoVegas.com. The 24-year-old jackpot winner, who lives in Stockholm, Sweden, was playing the mobile version of Mega Fortune™. Since its release, the game has become hugely popular with players around Europe and currently …

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Hong Kong Football Association partners with Sportradar

SBC News Hong Kong Football Association partners with Sportradar

The Hong Kong Football Association has signed an agreement with the  Sportradar to gain intelligence and global betting on over 100 games per season until July 2017. Hong Kong Football Association CEO Mark Sutcliffe travelled to Manchester England to sign the agreement which will see Sportradar’s system cover all 113 games of Hong Kong’s Premier League, League Cup, Community Shield, …

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Locus Gaming ceases trade

SBC News Locus Gaming ceases trade

Locus Gaming the holding company of Jack Gold Mobile Casino, has informed its customers that it will no longer be taking bets and deposits. The Isle of Man registered company informed its player base via email and additionally put up a trading notice on the Jackgold.com website informing customers of its decision to stop trading. Locus Gaming will carry out …

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STATS acquires Bloomberg Sports

SBC News STATS acquires Bloomberg Sports

STATS, the world’s leading sports technology, data and content company, and Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data analytics, announced today that STATS has acquired Bloomberg Sports (BSports) and its sophisticated system of data analysis, predictive modelling and integrated data systems. By combining BSports with its Sports Solutions Group, STATS becomes the industry’s premier resource for sports analytics, offering a …

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