Tag Archives: china

Scott Longley – The Asian handicap – Will betting companies learn to trust Chinese football?

With the rise of Chinese football and clubs in the Chinese Super League becoming financial powerhouses meaning that a flurry of talent has made its way there and will continue to do so, the question of betting on matches in the league becomes more prominent.  With past corruption charges still looming over the CSL however, Scott Longley  asks if bookmakers are …

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Fine China – What opportunities does the growth of Chinese football give bookmakers?

SBC’s Football Odds Expert Jeevan Jeyaratnam takes a look at one of the more ambitious football leagues in the world – the Chinese Super League – and asks how betting can benefit.  Respectable news sources have recently been suggesting that the Chinese government have offered soon-to-be out of contract PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic an insane £59M per annum to ply …

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Alibaba enters Asian lottery space with AGTech $308 million investment

Alibaba Group, Asia’s biggest online retailer, has agreed to buy a majority stake in Hong Kong-listed lottery technology provider AGTech Holdings for HK 2.4 billion ($308 million). The deal which will be processed through Alibaba investment subsidiary, Ali Fortune Holdings will see the retailer enter the rapidly growing Chinese lottery sector. Issuing a public filing with the Hong Kong Stock …

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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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Investors raise ‘Red Alert’ regarding 500.com continued NO revenue performance

New York listed Chinese sports lottery operator 500.com has posted its third consecutive no-revenue quarter for Q4 2015. The troubled lottery operator continues to be impacted by its ‘temporary’ lottery services suspension imposed by China’s Ministry of Finance (first sanctioned in February 2015) As a result of the suspension, the operator posted Q4 revenues of RMB 0.7 million ($0.1 million), …

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Dolarbet launches Affiliate Programme with Income Access

Shadow Bet & Income Access

Dolarbet, a Curacao-based online sportsbook and casino brand focusing on the Latin American and international markets, has launched a new affiliate programme in partnership with Income Access. The affiliate programme has integrated Income Access’ affiliate management software. Launched in 2012 by the operator ArenaLine N.V., Dolarbet is licensed by the Government of Curacao and offers players service in Spanish as …

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SportQuake continues expansion with new Asian offices

SportQuake has today announced the opening of new Hong Kong and Beijing offices as part of their expansion into the China market. The growth represents another milestone for SportQuake in a year that marks its 10-year anniversary since being founded by Matt House, the former Tottenham Hotspur Commercial Director. The agency has delivered over £150 million worth of partnerships between sports rights owners …

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Annual growth for France Pari driven by SPORTNCO success

Online betting group France Pari has recorded an annual growth of 17% for 2015 and established itself as a leading provider of sportsbook solutions in Europe. Total revenues are up from €17m to €20m, thanks in no small part to the success of B2B entity, SPORTNCO. France Pari recorded a growth of 80% from its B2B delivery of white labels …

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500.com appoints Angel Yan Ki Wong as independent director

Chinese sports lottery operator 500.com has confirmed the appointment of Angel Yan Ki Wong as a new independent director Ki Wong who at present serves as Executive Director of Asian IPO and M&A management consultancy Advanced Capital  will consult the lottery operator on new governance initiatives and corporate investments. 500.com  further confirmed that Ki Wong  would serve as Chairlady of …

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Chinese Police bust 500 billion yuan online betting syndicate

China’s Federal police force have busted a multinational online gambling syndicate reported to have wagered more than 500 billion yuan (£52 billion) in bets and with a customer base of nearly a million registered members. The arrests were ordered by China’s Ministry of Public Security under fraud investigation Opertion 109. Local news sources report that the investigation into the syndicate …

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