Tag Archives: Asia

Leo Fernandez receives 15-month snooker ban for match-fixing

Irish Snooker player Leo Fernandez has been given a 15-month ban by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) after admitting to a charge related to corruption and match-fixing. Fernandez, 40, was provisionally suspended on May 27 pending an investigation into suspicious betting patterns during his World Championship qualifying match with Gary Wilson in April. He has now admitted …

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Dafabet extends sponsorship deal with Sunderland AFC

Dafabet has announced that they have agreed a new deal to continue as Sunderland AFC’s main sponsor until at least 2019. The company first announced the partnership with Sunderland in the summer of 2015, and will become one of the longest serving principal partners in the club’s history. As part of the deal, Dafabet will undertake a number of match day, …

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Crown Resorts wins approval for Sydney Crown Casino

Work will soon begin on a new 71-story hotel and casino complex in Sydney, after Australian mogul James Packer won approval for the building from NSW’s Planning Assessment Commission (PAC). This was the final planning process hurdle for Packer, who won the rights to build the Crown Resorts complex after a bidding war with The Star Casino in 2012, and …

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Microgaming announces May game release

Microgaming have announced the release of Win Sum Dim Sum, a new game for its collection. The slot, which is available in 20 languages, will be released across all platforms to Microgaming and Quickfire operators on 4th May 2016. Neill Whyte, Head of Product Channels at Microgaming, commented: “May’s game release pairs trusted game features with a fun theme set for global appeal. This game adds …

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Asia Gaming Awards launched to coincide with G2E Asia

Asia Gaming Brief is launching the Asia Gaming Awards (AGAwards), in association with G2E Asia and The Innovation Group. To be held on 17 May 2016 concurrently with G2E Asia, at The Venetian Macao, the Asia Gaming Awards will be an annual event to reward excellence and innovation in the gaming industry, with a clear focus on quality. Companies will be …

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Wanda Sports Holding leaders join the line-up at Wembley

The organisers of SportsPro Live are delighted to announce that Philippe Blatter and Andrew Messick have joined the line-up for this year’s event at Wembley Stadium on 22nd and 23rd March. Blatter, President & CEO of Wanda Sports Holding and of Infront Sports & Media, and Messick, CEO & President of IRONMAN, will take part in a headline session on …

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Microgaming expands cross-platform game offering

Microgaming has announced its new games bundle for March, with two new slots launching simultaneously across all platforms. Both Wild Orient and SunTide will go live to operators on 2nd March 2016. The slots will launch at the same time across desktop, mobile and tablet, and will be available across Microgaming’s Casino, Bingo, Poker, Mobile and Quickfire products. Neill Whyte, Head of Product Channels at …

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SportsPro Live announces the next raft of Wembley speakers

The organisers of SportsPro Live are thrilled to announce the next raft of speakers confirmed to appear at the event at Wembley in London on 22nd and 23rd March. International Equestrian Federation (FEI) secretary general Sabrina Ibáñez, European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley and Eleven Sports Network founder Andrea Radrizzani are all confirmed to speak at SportsPro’s flagship annual conference, which will …

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Tennis caught in majority of suspicious betting patterns

During the final quarter of 2015, ESSA’s alert system identified 35 sporting events that were reported to the relevant regulatory body as being suspicious, with 24 (69%) of the cases from Tennis and 8 (23%) from Football events. The role of ESSA is to provide an early warning system with the specific aim of detecting and deterring the corruption of …

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Celtic line up new shirt sponsor for 2016/17 season

Scottish club Celtic are ready to announce Dafabet as their new primary shirt sponsor. In what could be the biggest sponsor deal in Scottish Football, the betting company are looking to replace Magners for the 2016-17 season. As reported in Soccerex, Celtic are looking to secure a long-term deal to replace outgoing shirt sponsor Magners. Dafabet is Asia’s number one …

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