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Ireland’s Betting Bill to be reviewed by EC

The Irish Government have submitted the final revision of its proposed Betting Bill to the European Commission (EC). Irish ministers are hoping to implement remote betting regulations and taxes on the online gambling industry by the end of 2014. The Bill will be reviewed by the EC, in order to comply with European anti-monopoly and ethical business practices. The EC …

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Betfair withdraws betting exchange from Austria

Betfair informed Austrian customers that it would no longer take wagers on its betting exchange from July 14. The decision was undertaken after a review of the market by senior management. Betfair operates in Austria, under a regional igaming issued in April 2005 by the country’s gambling commission. Austria represents the firm’s second operational jurisdiction after the UK Betfair will …

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Sportradar partners with Onefootball app

Sportradar,  suppliers of sports-related data, is pleased to announce the integrationof its soccer data feeds into the Onefootball application for mobile devices. The cooperation with the world’s leading mobile football community, based in Berlin, started on June 1st 2014. With coverage of over 100 countries, 240+ soccer leagues and 40 languages, Sportradar provides the broadest soccer coverage in the market. …

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Greek Fiscal Secretary urges government to tackle illegal gambling

Greece’s General Secretary for fiscal transparency Giorgos Sourlas, has urged the Greek Government to toughen up its prosecution of illegal gambling operations. Speaking to the Greek General Assembly on Tuesday July 2, Sourlas estimated that more than €5 billion (£3.98 billion) per year was being wagered on illegal betting operators. Sourlas stated that illegal gambling and sports betting were harming …

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Gambling Commission concern with BetButler player issues

The UK Gambling Commission has expressed its concern with operator BetButler amidst continuing reports it is failing to satisfy customer withdrawal requests. A spokesperson on behalf of the Gambling Commission told eGaming Review: “We remain considerably concerned about a range of issues in relation to this operator and we are continuing to engage with them closely.” A significant amount of …

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Betfair to monitor its European igaming platforms with Nexthink

Betfair has partnered IT analytics service and maintenance provider Nexthink to monitor the performance of its European igaming services. The Nexthink V5 solution is set to monitor the igaming operators  IT networks, reporting on technical infrastructures, potential blocks, user and usage functionalities and network bandwidth. Betfair have selected Nexthink due to the companys knowledge and capabilities of servicing large scale …

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ICC backs Lou Vincent life ban

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has supported the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) Governing Council decisions to impose life bans on Lou Vincent for breaching their respective Anti-Corruption Codes. In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The ICC endorses the decisions of the CLT20 and ECB to impose life bans on …

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Attractive Jersey is an option for operators

A Jersey-based online gaming consultancy is encouraging the industry to consider the lucrative opportunities the Channel Island has to offer as a jurisdiction. Phil Shaw set up Think Gaming Limited in Jersey in response to the brand new and highly competitive eGaming licensing framework available for companies relocating to the Island. He explained: “Jersey is one of the world’s major …

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Cameroon to investigate World Cup fix claims

Cameroon have launched an investigation after allegations of match-fixing were made against seven players at the World Cup. FECAFOOT, the country’s football federation, has launched an investigation after concerns that national team members might have been involved in a fix during the World Cup. Of particular concern is Cameroon’s 4-0 defeat to Croatia, mainly because the result and the fact there …

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bet365 named in Sunday Times Fast Track 100

Midlands based igaming operator bet365, has been listed as one of the top private British companies, by the Sunday Times Newspaper. In its annual business and enterprise feature, the igaming and sports betting operator owned by the Coates family came in at 54 on the 13th annual Sunday Times Top Track 100 league table. bet365 reported increase revenues of 35% …

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