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Sports Ministers discuss sports integrity and development in Glasgow

53 international sports ministers met in Glasgow to discuss development and integrity of sports in developing countries. The ongoing meetings took place before the opening of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and has been named by officials as the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting. The meeting between international ministers focused on the development of professional sports in underprivileged nations within the ... Read More »

bet365 helps Trent Vale School set up Sierra Leone project

The latest news from the bet365 charitable foundation is that a donation of £230,000 has been made to help a school in Trent Vale set up a project for vulnerable children in Sierra Leone. St. Joseph’s College has had a long running partnership with Sierra Leone, and since 2007 has been sending groups of teachers and students to help schools ... Read More »

GB Media secures MGS commercial partnership

GB Media, publishers of the industry leading international gaming titles International Casino Review, Betting Business interactive and Coinslot International, has secured a prestigious commercial contract covering stand sales and associated exhibition and conference sponsorships for November’s second Macao Gaming Show (MGS).  The agreement covers key regions comprising Europe, USA, Central & South America, the Middle East and Africa, all of ... Read More »

Supabets extends its live betting capabilities

Supabets, a sports betting company servicing the African market, has expanded its in-play betting offer to 15,000 live matches per month thanks to the integration of Betradar’s Live Betting Solutions. The in-play portfolio offers a 24/7 coverage of 15,000+ live matches per month of 16 different sports with more than 100 betting markets. The expanded in-play betting offering is with ... Read More »

NETELLER becomes Crystal Palace sponsor

Payments firm Optimal Payments Plc has become the official sponsor of Crystal Palace Football Club for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Optimal Payments will use the platform to raise the global awareness of its NETELLER service and Net+ Card stored-value offering which will be displayed on the front of the team’s shirts from the start of the 2014/15 English Premier ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

BBC reports on the growing popularity of betting in Sierra Leone

The BBC News African focused business program ‘Africa Business Report’, featured a special insight broadcast by BBC Sierra Leone correspondent Umaru Fofana on the rising popularity of sports betting in Sierra Leone (West Africa). The program reports that the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown has witnessed a surge in the number of small telecom/text  operated betting devices, were Sierra Leonese ... Read More »

Founding members of Asian-African Tote Association announced

The founding eight members of the Asian-African Tote Association (AATA) were announced in the opening association meeting held yesterday in South Africa. The new association aims to create strengthening ties among African betting operators and totes, and to further increase African racings and totes profile throughout the global gambling sector. The eight members of the AATA include Hong Kong Jockey ... Read More »

Marc Etches: spreading the reach of responsible gambling

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust, the UK’s leading charity aimed at minimising gaming related harm, discusses the range of services open to problem gamblers and how the industry can ensure that the enjoyment of the majority does not overtake the wellbeing of the minority. World Cup challenge Next month’s football World Cup in Brazil is being ... Read More »

Scotland vs Nigeria subject to investigation by the NCA

Scotland’s international friendly against Nigeria was subject to investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA), having been red flagged for potential match-fixing. The national and international law enforcement agency tipped off the Scottish Football Association prior to Wednesday’s kick-off at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The match itself finished in a 2-2 draw, Nigeria scoring a late equaliser through Nwofor, after an ... Read More »