Posts Tagged: Sports Betting

Malta – VAT scrapped from event betting in Malta

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The turn of the year will see Value Added Tax scrapped for Maltese companies offering bets on the outcome of an event, including sports as will the services of bookmakers and betting exchanges. As well as sports betting, virtual, betting, lotteries and betting on the performance of an index will all be VAT free although… Read more »

UK – GVC and Ladbrokes Coral in merger talks again

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British bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral has confirmed it is once again in ‘detailed’ merger talks with online gaming group GVC to create one of the world’s largest betting groups, worth up to £5.7bn. Kenneth Alexander of GVC would be the CEO of the merged entity. He said: “This deal makes complete strategic rationale. We’ve repeatedly said… Read more »

Bahamas – William Hill opens sports book at Baha Mar

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British bookmaker William Hill has opened a sportsbook at Baha Mar Casino, the resort casino which has opened recently in the Bahamas. Customers at Baha Mar Sports Book by William Hill are able to wager on a diverse betting menu that includes live continuous in-play wagering on football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and football. “We are… Read more »

US – Supreme Court’s oral evidence boosts hopes of overturning sports betting ban

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A feeling of positivity engulfed sports betting advocates at the US Supreme Court in Washington as justices there seemed to side with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s view that banning sports betting in most states is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in effort to overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act… Read more »

UK – Ladbrokes launches omni-wallet across 3,500 betting shops

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Ladbrokes has launched an omni-wallet across its retail estate of over 3,500 betting shops. The omni-wallet is facilitated by the company’s loyalty card “The Grid” and “The Grid” retail companion App, and will enable customers to seamlessly access their Ladbrokes.com single wallet across all of Ladbrokes’ retail products (including over the counter, gaming machines and… Read more »

Russia – GVC and Digital betting launch bwin in Russia

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GVC Holdings, the multinational sports betting and gaming group and Digital Betting, supported by Rambler&Co, the Russian media group, are pleased to announce the launch of bwin.ru, the first non-Russian online betting brand to be officially licenced and operated in the country. bwin.ru offers its clients an innovative product for placing interactive bets. A web… Read more »

Spain – SIS continues international greyhounds expansion with Orenes

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Leading live pictures and data supplier SIS (Sports Information Services), has signed a multi-year deal with Orenes to provide the Spanish bookmaker with its new and improved SIS greyhound service. As part of the agreement, SIS will supply live pictures, commentary and data for greyhounds and horses across the operator’s entire retail estate. The operator… Read more »

Slovenia – Sportradar names Team RevolutION as winners of the Innovation Challenge 2017

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Sportradar, a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data, is pleased to announce that team RevolutION has won the Innovation Challenge 2017, the latest edition of its mentorship and innovation programme for students in Ljubljana. Now in its second year, Sportradar’s Innovation Challenge 2017 brought together a group of aspiring young… Read more »

Australia – Tribunal authorises proposed combination of Tabcorp and Tatts again

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The Australian Competition Tribunal has given its approval again for the A$11.3bn merger of Australian betting giants Tabcorp and Tatts Group after the Federal Court asked for a second opinion. The second ruling was forced by rival company CrownBet has not ruled out a second appeal. The tribunal was satisfied that the proposed transaction would… Read more »

US – Sports Betting USA publishes five point Clarion Accord

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Delegates attending Sports Betting USA (SBUSA), the two day conference held in New York (November 14 to 15), have recommended a plan of initiatives to expedite the introduction of regulated and responsible sports betting across the country. Announced by event organiser Ewa Bakun at the conclusion of SBUSA, the so called Clarion Accord comprises the… Read more »