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Paraguay – Sports Betting licence winner to be announced in two weeks

The Head of the gaming commission Javier Balbuena (CONAJZAR) has told press that the board will reveal the winner of the new sports betting licence now up for tender in the next two weeks. Eighteen companies bought the terms of conditions in return for G25m and now two companies are still in the running: the…

Norway – Sportradar signs deal with table tennis federation

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has signed a brand-new integrity partnership with Sportradar utilising the organisation’s world-leading monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions to help safeguard the sport against match fixing. Hundreds of matches each year will be covered by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), a unique service that credibly and effectively identifies betting-related manipulation…

Malta – VAT scrapped from event betting in Malta

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…

UK – GVC and Ladbrokes Coral in merger talks again

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…

Bahamas – William Hill opens sports book at Baha Mar

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Russia – GVC and Digital betting launch bwin in Russia

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…

Spain – SIS continues international greyhounds expansion with Orenes

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…

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