Tag Archives: china

Genius Sports officially launches following merger

Genius Sports, a brand created from the merger of SportingPulse and Betgenius, has been officially launched into the sports and betting data sector. The company already employs more than 750 staff in 10 locations worldwide. SportingPulse, founded in 1999 in Melbourne, is well known for its sports administration, management software and basketball data collection. Since 2004 the company has worked …

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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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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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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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