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The growing importance of 24/7 betting content

Simon Fraser, Head of International Horse Racing at SIS, highlights how racing events available to view around the clock can drive engagement and boost revenues for operators across the globe The old saying that ‘content is king’ has never been more relevant, especially when you consider the abundance of retail shops and online operators active…

Colombia – Agreement reached to prevent match-fixing

Representatives of the Major Division of Colombian Professional Football (DIMAYOR), the Colombian Association of Gaming Operators (Asojuegos), online sports betting operators and gaming regulator Coljuegos have met in order to agree on a stronger commitment to prevent match fixing and strive for the legality and transparency of online sports betting. The initiative, supported by the…

US – Supreme Court ruling permits legalised sports-betting in US

The Supreme Court has struck down the federal law prohibiting states from authorising or licensing sports betting. The Court announced its 6-3 ruling today in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the challenge to the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). The decision effectively permits states to regulate legalised sports betting…

UK – Significant moves for Equotion

Equotion has completed a significant funding round and appointed Graham Martin, founder of Bonne Terre, the license holder for SkyBet, as its new Chairman. With this investment Graham Martin takes on the position of Non-Executive Chairman. Graham joins CEO James Waterhouse, Chief Data Scientist Dr Tim Drye and Technology Director Ian Noble to form a balanced management…

Hungary – Government nationalises online sports-betting

The Hungarian Parliament yesterday approved a bill under which online sports betting in Hungary can only be conducted through state-owned Szerencsejáték Zrt., while online horse betting can only be operated through state-owned Magyar Lóversenyfogadást Szervező Kft. Online casino games can only be operated by firms that have casino concessions. Online casinos can generate extra income through online…

Argentina – Impetus for sports betting grows

Sports betting is looking increasingly possible in Argentina with the mayor of the province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Scioli, looking to green light sports betting in the province of Buenos Aires – home to 15.6 million people or around 40 per cent of Argentina’s total population. Scioli has been a long time proponent of change…

Mongolia – Government proposes legalising sports-betting

The Mongolia government is to propose new laws that would allow professional horse racing and legalise sports-betting in a move to attract Chinese punters looking for sports-betting activities during the Hong Kong horse racing closed season. The Mongolian government plans to approach the Hong Kong Jockey Club to utilise their horses and jockeys during the…

US – Ex-Cantor Exec pleads guilty to taking illegal bets

US federal prosecutors have concluded their investigation of Michael Colbert, who pleaded guilty to knowingly accepting illegal wagers. Arrested in 2012, Mr. Colbert’s plea was disclosed in federal court documents unsealed late last month. Federal prosecutors from the US attorney’s office in the eastern district of New York filed charges alleging Mr. Colbert, a former…

Kyrgyzstan – Sports-betting legislation on the books

The Kyrgyz Committee on Budget and Finance parliament has discussed new considerations concerning the country’s bill ‘On the activity of bookmakers and totalizators in the Kyrgyz Republic.’ The document provides for the organization of the state regulation of bookmakers, licensing and monitoring of the business operations. To obtain a license, entrepreneurs need to collect a…