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Ugandan football threatened by match fixing

Ugandan football and sporting authorities have expressed concerns that the Uganda Super League (USL), the top tier of Ugandan football may be vulnerable to match fixing. The nations sporting authorities have requested for help and advice in monitoring and policing football corruption in its fixtures. Uganda sports betting authority the Sports Betting Association of Uganda (SBAU), stated its concerns as …

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Sports betting committee estimates $11 billion New Jersey market

A business and commercial committee of pro New Jersey sports betting supporters, has estimated that New Jersey could open up a $11 billion (£7 billion) market, if sports betting were to be allowed within licensed gambling premises. The committee further estimated that taxation generated from sports betting could raise more than $600 million (£380 million) for New Jersey struggling racetracks …

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GTECH SPA launches new GTECH.com website

Gambling technology provider GTECH S.p.A. has announced the launch of its new integrated website, www.gtech.com. The site provides customers, investors, and the industry with a single source of information about GTECH’s complete end-to-end solutions across all channels. The new site applies the latest and best practices of web design for ease of navigation, visual appeal, and device flexibility, including mobile and …

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Australian Government agency set to tackle illegal betting

Having heard the complaints from licensed Australian gambling and betting operators, the Australian Government is set to form a national agency to tackle illegal offshore betting activities. Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews and Victoria State Premier Dennis Napthine announced federally approved measures to tackle illegal sports betting. Napthine stated that the agency had already pinpointed several offshore betting operators, …

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Tabcorp urges Australian Government to get tough on offshore bookmakers

Australian betting and gambling operator Tabcorp has advised Australian policy makers for stricter policing and monitoring of offshore bookmakers. Tabcorp senior management have cited numerous concerns regarding consumer and market protections. Tabcorp Chairman Paula Dwyer yesterday told the federal government that an estimated 14% of Australian wagering was being placed with unlicensed bookmakers. Dwyer expressed that the Australian government needed …

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Scientific Games faces Bally acquisition financing concerns

Scientific Games Corporation’s planned $5.1 billion (£3.25 billion) acquisition of Bally Technologies Inc has been put in doubt following an inability by Scientific Games investment syndicate to secure financing for its acquisition. Bloomberg News reported that a contingent of financing banks including JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Corp had failed to gather the $3.19 billion (£2 billion) …

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Glasgow City Council backs restriction of high street betting shops

Glasgow City Council has backed ministerial proposals which will force betting operators to seek consent approval by Scottish councils on whether they can operate a high-street betting shop. Representatives stated that Glasgow City Council would support the Holyrood proposals, which will present new Scottish legislation to UK Parliament next month. Among the proposals set to be presented, is an outline …

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Professor Jack Anderson ‘match fixing bigger threat than doping’

Professor Jack Anderson of Queen’s University Belfast stated that match fixing had become the number one threat to sports integrity, surpassing doping. Speaking at the International Sports Law Conference in Adelaide, Anderson urged for a review of current processes and strategies in order to tackle match fixing syndicates in international sports. Anderson further stated that sports governing bodies remained unware …

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Codere Apuestas integrates Betradar live channel retail system

Sports data and technology supplier Betradar, have announced Spanish gambling and sports betting operator Codere  as its latest Live Channel Retail partner. Betrader will serve its live streaming solution to Codere’s 100 retail outlets across Spain, Betradar expects to fully integrate its solution with CODERE in the coming months. Betradar’s Live Channel Retail includes a wide range of international media …

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Judge blocks New Jersey sports betting plans

A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. He said the leagues have …

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