Scientific Games Targets Sports Betting After Acquiring NYX Gaming

Categories: Betting News
Posted on: 21st September 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

Scientific Games Corp is positioning itself to be one of the key gaming operators that could capture a huge share of the sports betting market in the United States. Sports betting and online gaming is currently banned in most states in America but there has been a recent push for the Professional and Amateur Sports…

Jose Mourinho Happy That Man United Lost To Barcelona Pre-Season

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Posted on: 27th July 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

Manchester United spent time in the United States playing a few pre-season warm up games and giving American fans a taste of what the ‘beautiful game’ is all about. The last match for Man United in the U.S was against Spanish giants Barcelona on Wednesday and the mouth watering clash proved to be a great…

Sports Book Operators Welcome Decision To Hear PAPSA Case

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Posted on: 29th June 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

Major sports book operators have expressed optimism regarding recent news that the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing the case filed by New Jersey to legalizing sports betting. A favorable ruling could result in the repeal of the federal law known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) which was passed in 1992….

Kentucky’s Churchill Downs To Develop Historical Racing Machine Facility

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Posted on: 22nd June 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

Kentucky firm Churchill Downs Inc has announced that it is investing around $60 million to build a historical racing machine (HRM) facility in Louisville. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has given conditional approval for the project according a company release. Also known as instant racing, HRMs are similar to slot machines and allow players to…

Paddy Power Launches Industry’s First Facebook Messenger Chatbot

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Posted on: 24th May 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

Betting giant Paddy Power has become the first company to roll out a service that takes bets through the Facebook Messenger app using a chatbot. Paddy Power launched its new service earlier this week. Developed by messaging platform provider Onionsack, the chatbot allows players to log into their Paddy Power account through the app and…

German Online Betting Company Mybet Settles With Rival For €11.8m

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Posted on: 18th May 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

German online sports betting operator Mybet has settled its decade-long battle with a rival through an out-of- court settlement. The Frankfurt-based company made the announcement earlier this week stating that it had reach a settlement of €11.8 million with Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG (Westlotto) with regards its claims for damages for cartel infringement….

Sportsbet Advert Featuring Disgraced Olympian Ben Johnson Draws Flak

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Posted on: 17th May 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

The global sports betting market is growing at a rapid pace and sports books are always looking at new ways of promoting and marketing their offerings to capture as much market share as possible. Sportsbet, an Australian bookmaker which was founded in 1993 recently came out with an advertisement promoting its sports betting app that…

Australian Govt Wants Online Betting Companies To Stop Offering Credit

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Posted on: 1st May 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

The Australian government recently announced that it will be introducing new legislation that will prevent online betting companies from extending credit facilities to their bettors. Australian has continued to tighten regulations on the online gambling industry as it had earlier banned online casino operators from providing services down under and the new laws now target…

Nevada Approves Betting On NFL Drafts ForThe First Time

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Posted on: 10th April 2017 by: Adrian Sterne

In a first, Nevada bettors will be able to place wagers on the NFL Draft which will be held during April 27 to 29, 2017. So far betting in Nevada has been allowed only on actual games but that changed last week after the Nevada Gaming Control Board gave approval to sportsbooks and permitted them…

Tatts Group Draws Takeover Bids From Multiple Suitors

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Posted on: 21st December 2016 by: Adrian Sterne

British betting firms William Hill and Ladbrokes have both been reported to have indicated interest for the wagering business of Australian company Tatts Group. Tatts is at the center of a fierce A$11-billion merger battle between rival gaming company Tabcorp and Pacific Consortium, which comprises investment firms Macquarie, Kohlberg Kravis Robert (KKR), Morgan Stanley Infrastructure…