In an effort to protect its events from potentially nefarious outside influences, yesterday saw the PGA Tour announce that it will implement its new Integrity Program from next year to considerably extend its prohibition on golf betting. Players have long been forbidden from wagering on PGA Tour events but the professional golf tour organizer explained that its new policy, which...
In the United Kingdom, online gambling firm GVC Holdings has reportedly failed in a second attempt to take over giant bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral Group despite having upped its initial bid by approximately $500 million. According to a report from the Financial Times newspaper, Isle of Man-headquartered GVC Holdings first tried to purchase Ladbrokes Coral Group in December for about $4.1...
Online casino and sportsbetting provider Sky Betting and Gaming has announced that its Sky Bet Deutschland subordinate has signed a deal that will see platform solutions innovator SBTech supply it with a full sportsbook platform for Germany. Sky Betting and Gaming explained that Sky Bet Deutschland is now set to utilize a sportsbetting platform from Isle of Man-based SBTech complete...
After inking a deal last month to serve as a major backer of the ongoing ESL Pro League 2017, online sportsbook operator Betway Limited has now signed an agreement to act as the title sponsor of the upcoming 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship. Betway Limited stated that the 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship is set to take place on September...
In Uruguay, legislators have reportedly passed proposed legislation that would ban most online gambling including poker, roulette and video slots while giving the South American nation’s executive branch control over all types of sportsbetting. According to a report from G3 Newswire, the proposal from the governing Broad Front political party was approved by the 99-member Chamber of Deputies and is...
British pools betting innovator Sportech has announced that it will be launching a wide-ranging review of its business and capital structures following news that two of its top executives are to step aside. The London-listed firm revealed that Ian Penrose is to resign as its Chief Executive Officer from December 31 while Mickey Kalifa will be leaving his Chief Financial...
The online sportsbetting site at Mr Green has premiered an updated version of its domain that now features an industry-first system of innovative wagering prompts that have been designed to assists punters in placing smarter bets. Operated by Stockholm-based Mr Green and Company AB, the new-look Mr Green site is set to offer customers in excess of 17,000 weekly bet...
In Australia, a special government taskforce has reportedly recommended a crackdown on illegal gambling after its investigations revealed that criminal sportsbetting exchanges were taking in approximately $805 million every year. According to a report from The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, the Black Economy Taskforce found that there were at least ten large illegal sportsbetting exchanges operating in the country with...
Online and land-based gaming technology solutions innovator BetConstruct has announced that its sportsbook product has been granted a remote gaming license by the regulator in France. London-headquartered BetConstruct stated that the award from the Autorite de Regulation des Jeux En Ligne (ARJEL) body means that it can now offer its sportsbetting software to France-facing online gaming operators. BetConstruct’s skill games solutions are...
About a month after gamblers in Australia learned that ‘legal’ online casinos and poker rooms were to become a thing of the past, the sports betting industry is facing its own tough odds in recruiting new players. State and Federal ministers have reportedly reached agreement on banning some incentives used to attract new punters. Players can no longer get free...

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