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Roy Morgan Research – online wagering dominates Australian betting consumer

Australian focused consumer, Industry and market research company Roy Morgan’s study of  Australian sports betting consumerism The Roy Morgan Gambling Currency Report, details mass growth in popularity and product engagement of online sports betting verticals. In the year to June 2014, 207,000 Australians 18+ (or 1.1% of the adult population) placed at least one sports bet via the internet in an …

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GTECH board calls shareholder meeting for IGT acquisition

The Governance Board of GTECH SpA has announced a planned extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on 4 November to outline the steps needed by the technology and lottery provider to finalise its acquisition of International Game Technology (IGT). The GTECH SpA board intends to seek approval to seal its cross-border merger of GTECH and Georgia Worldwide Plc. Georgia Worldwide will look to …

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PMU elects Xavier Hurstel as Chief Executive & President

The Pari  Mutuel Urbain (PMU) management board have elected Xavier Hurstel as corporate President and Chief Executive. Hurstel replaces Philppe Germond who resigned from the position of Chief Executive last month to join European car rental operator Europcar. Hurstel has served a PMU Deputy Chief Executive since 2008, and had overseen various financial projects for the French horse racing operator. …

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Stephen Harris – bettingexpert – 5 reasons UK pro-punters are reaching crisis point

You know things are bad when two of the people you respect the most are talking about “getting a job and rejoining the real world”. But why are UK pro-punters finding things so tough? A daily look on twitter would make it appear that half of the population were living a champagne swilling, Ferrari driving lifestyle on the back of …

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FDJ signs UEFA Euro 2016 partnership

French lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has become the first national partner to sign up in support of Uefa Euro 2016. FDJ, which operates a network of 33,000 points of sale in 12,000 towns and villages across France, will help promote the tournament through its lottery activities within the host country. “We are very pleased to welcome FDJ on …

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New Jersey Assembly advances sports betting bill

On Thursday the New Jersey Assembly voted unanimously in favour of allowing sports betting in licensed state gambling venues. The advancement of the sports betting legislation by the Assembly’s Committee of Tourism and Gaming will see New Jersey state repeal/bypass federal laws set by the laws passed by the Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The Committee for Tourism …

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Sportradar advises European Council on match fixing

Match-fixing seminar in Milan brings those combatting the issue in Europe together Following on from this week’s announcement where it was presented as Serie A’s official integrity partner, Sportradar took part in the crucial EU Council-hosted seminar entitled “Match-fixing: A Key Issue for Sports Integrity” in Milan’s Palazzo Marino. The seminar, hosted by Italy in its capacity as President nation …

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European Commission to extend Gibraltar corporate tax probe

Gibraltar’s tax rulings and frameworks are to be further examined by the European Commission (EC), as European Union (EU) member states, notably Spain have complained about Gibraltar corporate tax regime favouring certain Gibraltar registered companies, who may have received illicit state aid. The EC will investigate Gibraltar’s corporate tax regime, focusing on its corporate tax exemption policies, in particular those …

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RGA – Greece must open market

At the Greek Gaming Conference 2014 today the RGA will outline its concerns about the Greek online gambling regime and will make the case instead  for the introduction of an open, regulated and fairly taxed market that would be to the benefit of both the Government and Greek consumers. The Remote Gambling Association (“the RGA”) has consistently stated that the …

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Danish Government forms crime unit to tackle match fixing

Denmark’s Culture and Sports Ministry is set to announce a new crime/investigation unit that will tackle match within the nation’s professional sporting leagues. Danish Minister of Culture Marianne Jelved has revealed that the unit had been formed with the aid of several key establishments including Danish professional sporting bodies, the police, betting operators and governmental agencies. The unit will focus …

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