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Martin Lycka: Supreme Court’s (sports betting) punt return and beyond

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In the second of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the current activity around sports betting in the US and tracks how the industry has arrived there and where it should go next. It is 14 May 14 2018, which may be the US football offseason, yet …

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Smarkets customer pockets £165k as Trump defies election odds

Smarkets betting exchange has revealed that one of its customers pocketed £165,000 after successfully trading on the US presidential race. Having been given just a 10% chance of success midway through the election night, Republican candidate Donald Trump secured victory in the race to the White House after a shock victory in Wisconsin put him over the required 270 electoral college …

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NBA chief trying to persuade other sports on betting legalisation

Outspoken NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been trying to persuade other US sports to take a look at legalising sports betting in order to bring all the illegal betting that currently takes place in to a transparent and regulated environment. Speaking with ESPN, Silver suggested that the other sports were willing to at least take a look at his idea. …

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