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Marc Pedersen – Fantasy the star at GIGSE and iGNA

Marc Pedersen, SBC News Affiliate Correspondent and Head of Sales at Better Collective, recently attended the industry’s two igaming shows in the US – Igaming North America and GIGSE. Here’s what he found out. What did you discover about the potential, or not, for sports betting in the US market going forward? Two major topics came to mind. One is …

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Las Vegas bookmakers – Mayweather vs Pacquiao to reach NFL betting levels

As Las Vegas gears up to host the boxing fight of the decade between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Vs Manny ‘Pac-Man’ Pacquiao on 2 May at the MGM Grand. The city’s licensed sportsbooks have stated that early bet wagering estimates of $50-$60 million may have been somewhat conservative. With less than nine days to go Las Vegas bookmakers have witnessed vast …

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iGaming North America Awards 2015 winners announced

The winners of the 2015 iGaming North America Awards were announced on the 16th April 2015 during a special luncheon at the iGaming North America conference in Las Vegas. The iGaming North America Awards were organized in partnership with iGaming Business, The Innovation Group, eGaming Brokerage, Lewis Roca Rothberger and BolaVerde.  The awards aimed to reward excellence and innovation in our sector and …

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Bill 443 looks to expand Nevada sports betting services

Nevada gambling enterprises have welcomed the hearing of Senate Bill 443 which aims to extend sports betting services beyond state borders, by allowing licensed gambling enterprises to network their services through partner entities. Bill 443 was heard last Tuesday by a Senate Committee, its framework would authorise the formation of outer state business entities where customers would be allowed to …

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Las Vegas gears up for monumental 2nd May betting weekend

Licensed Nevada sports betting enterprises are expecting between $50-$60 million to be wagered on the 2 May mega fight between Unbeaten Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs Manny ‘Pac-Man’ Pacquiao. Licensed Las Vegas sportsbooks expect the weekend of 2 May to rival betting wagers placed on this year’s NFL Super Bowl. Last week Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight officials revealed that the fight …

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GeoComply fights for US Poker Player rights at RAWA hearing

Geo-location services provider GeoComply continued its fight for American online poker players, with CEO Anna Sainsbury testifying at a presentation in Washington DC yesterday morning. The company was instrumental in the genesis of pooled poker liquidity across Nevada and Delaware, with its technology enabling both launches and GeoComply supplying both states’ iGaming markets GeoComply was represented by Sainsbury in a presentation entitled “How Does …

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iGaming North America launches awards

iGaming North America, one of the main conferences and exhibitions for the emerging North American iGaming market, has announced it will be running the inaugural iGaming North America Awards during their upcoming event in Las Vegas in April. The awards will be organized in partnership with iGaming Business, The Innovation Group, eGaming Brokerage, Lewis Roca Rothberger and Bola-Verde as well …

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SA National Gambling Board to be scrapped

South Africa’s National Gambling Board is to be scrapped after controversy surrounding international expenses, according to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The minister said that the National Gambling Board – which spent R4.1m (£230,000) on travel in the last three years, including a trip to Las Vegas which cost over R1m (£56,000) – told Parliament that the organisation would …

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Williams adapts land-based slots for online

Williams Interactive has announced the launch of two new games, YAHTZEE online slots, and social casino game, Gold Fish Casino Slots. YAHTZEE is the first Hasbro game addition to its Game Server library of authentic Vegas-style and UK-favourite casino games, with the launch made possible as a result of the brand licensing agreement between Scientific Games and Hasbro. The game itself is based on a …

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Vegas betting ring busted

Eight people have been arrested after the FBI and the Nevada Gaming Control Board foiled an illegal sports betting operation within a popular Las Vegas hotel. Investigators believe the men, all of Asian origin, took wagers on World Cup games, after staff installed electronic, computer equipment and DSL lines in Caesars Palace, a luxury strip establishment. One of the defendants …

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