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Sportsbet fined for displaying illegal gambling advertisements

Australian operator Sportsbet has been hit with an AUS$10,000 (£5350) fine from New South Wales’ authorities after being convicted of displaying illicit gambling advertisements on its website. The advert in question displayed cartoon depictions of two male characters with their thumbs up, alongside the text: “Refer a Friend – Get a $100 Bonus Bet for every friend you refer to …

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BetEasy swoops in as competitors crash on Melbourne Cup day

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BetEasy was the biggest benefactor in Australia as sports betting sites Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and Betfair all crashed on Melbourne Cup day – the biggest day on the nation’s betting calendar. As reported by The AGE, punters on Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and online betting exchange Betfair were temporarily unable to place bets on their smartphone apps or computers, while Tabcorp also reported …

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Winning Post – Significant statistics from Europe

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. Europe: Remote markets – Lies, damned lies and growth statistics. Italy’s online gambling market finished 2017 in style, with c. 34% overall regulated market growth (excluding lottery and …

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Home crunch triggers FTSE bookmakers’ Australian arms race

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has lit-up the Australian gambling market, by confirming that it has entered ‘in-depth discussions’ with Crown Resorts to acquire its controlling 62% stake in online betting subsidiary Crownbet. The cumbersome merger of Tabcorp-Tatts has dominated the Australian betting industry’s agenda and context in 2017, however, seeking to expand its international assets William Hill may have …

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iSport Genius and Sportsbet announces partnership to invigorate Australian betting experience

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Sports data platform provider, iSport Genius has signed a deal with Sportsbet that will allow the Australian online sportsbetting market to utilise a data proposition that informs and educates customers about their betting options. iSport Genius’ interactive consumer-facing platform leverages data via an intuitively designed interface and creates a large volume of engaging calls to action, helping to improve the …

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BOS Sponsor Profile – James Fleming – Emerchants

Emerchants are a leading provider of prepaid payment solutions, offering prepaid debit card programs which are specifically designed for the online betting and gaming industry. After enjoying success in Australia with Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Sportsbet and CrownBet, they will be in market with major European partners starting in Q4 2016. Emerchants are keen to introduce its solution, and the …

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ACMA files in-play complaint against Sportsbet Australia

The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) has reopened its investigation into in-play betting services by referring online bookmaker Sportsbet to the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Filing a complaint the ACMA claims that Sportsbet’s ‘Bet Live’ telephone betting product is in breach of Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act provisions regarding in-play wagering. The authority has asked the AFP for assessment of …

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Sportsbet Respawns into esports

Australian betting firm Sportsbet has launched itself further into the world of esports betting with the creation of a standalone portal called Respawn. The bookmaker already took bets on esports markets but this takes it notably further and the operator boasts that it’s “the fastest ESL stream in Oceania, (with) live match statistics, odds and upcoming tournament information.” The aim seemingly …

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