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Over 100 million online casino transactions exposed - CalvinAyre.com
An online casino group based in Cyprus and the Caribbean island of Curaçao left information on 108 million bets exposed on its server, before it was taken down.

ZDNet reported that the Elastic Search server, used by websites for indexing and search purposes and typically installed on internal networks, had been left without a password, allowing for the data to be leaked.

Security researcher Justin Paine had come across the exposed server, by which he determined that the data was from an online betting group handling multiple websites. The games included “classic cards and slot games,” among other types, according to the article.

Among the domains named were kahunacasino.com, azur-casino.com, easybet.com, and viproomcasino.net, owned by several companies, some housed in the same building in Limassol, Cyprus. Others were operating under the same license number issued by the Curaçao government.

The betting information included current bets, wins, deposits, and withdrawals. Payment details were available in “partially redacted” form.

Connected with such information were names, physical addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, usernames, account balances, IP addresses, browser and operating system details, time of last log-in, and games played.

ZDNet sought comment from the online portals mentioned in the data, but had yet to receive a reply as of publication. Paine said of the server going offline, “It’s down finally. Unclear if the customer took it down or if [cloud provider] OVH firewalled it off for them.”

While there are several licensed land-based casinos operating in Cyprus, online gambling remains limited to sports betting.

Curaçao’s Gaming Control Board (GCB), previously confined to regulation of land-based operations, has announced it would add online gambling to its oversight as well. The changes have long been expected, with Dutch officials discussing tighter monitoring of firms back in mid-2016. The GCB hopes that with it at the helm, “illegal providers” could be dealt with better.

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Betsson AB's StarCasinò Italy sponsors LEGA's Basketball Cup
Betsson AB, Italian online casino property StarCasinò has confirmed that it has become the official gaming partner of LEGA Basket Serie A’s ‘Italian Basketball Cup’.

StarCasino becomes a lead sponsor of Lega Basket’s ‘Coppa di Pallacanestro’ a pro tournament taking place between 14-17 February, featuring Italian Basketball’s biggest teams.

Confirming the partnership, Egidio Bianchi, President of LEGA Basket Serie A, said: “We are very proud to have StarCasinò with us, as it yet again demonstrates that Lega Basket Serie A and Basketball Cup 2019 are establishing a strong brand, with a key showcase event in the Italian sports calendar. With this partnership we are sure that we’ll also give new entertainment experiences to the fans”.

Under the terms of the new sponsorship agreement, StarCasinò sees its brand featured during all matches via LED boards, through the appearance of the company logo on the basketball court and with visibility on the Lega Basket offline and online media.

Backing the sponsorship, Pietro Lechiara, marketing manager at StarCasinò, Betsson Group, said of the announcement: “StarCasinò is delighted to be part of the Basketball Cup 2019, one of the most important events for basketball in Italy.

“We’re passionate about sport and it’s a very important part of our brand strategy. This strategic partnership will further allow us to promote our responsible gaming values.”

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Change in shareholders at PMG A/S - CalvinAyre.com
The four-leaf clover that has been PMG Group for the last 5 years became a three-leaf clover this January with existing shareholders Dennis Dyhr-Hansen, Morten Marcussen and Mikael Strunge entering into an agreement with Michael Finderup to take over shares in the group.

PMG Group, a Copenhagen and Malta based digital marketing group with assets such as Matching Visions, Power Media Group, Rvnue, SportsInnovation and Voonix in the portfolio, has announced that the group is slimming down its ownership circle going into 2019.

Dennis Dyhr-Hansen, board member of PMG Group and Matching Visions CEO said: “Michael Finderup vacated his operational position in the company in early 2018 and has been working on projects outside PMG. That situation combined with a different view on how the company should move forward on a strategic level lead to a discussion about a potential buyout during the fall of 2018. We are all satisfied with the agreement and are separating amicably as friends.”

Michael Finderup has been an instrumental part of building up PMG Group. He has been leading the way on several projects within the group and many of his ideas and concepts are an integrated part of the group’s DNA to this day.

All PMG Group projects will be operated and managed with no change in staff, structure and strategy. No clients, partners or suppliers will be affected by this change.

The transfer sum of the shares are not public information. Michael Finderup will keep a passive minority interest in Matching Visions going forward.

For more information contact:

Morten Marcussen
Phone: +4520930995
E-mail: mm@powermediagroup.dk

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Lesniak: DOJ ruling could damage NJ’s online gambling, sports betting market - NJBiz
Lesniak: DOJ ruling could damage NJ's online gambling, sports betting market  NJBIZ

Lawmakers in New Jersey are warily eyeing the Department of Justice's recent strict interpretation of the Wire Act, which critics say could heavily weaken the ...

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New Jersey Sportsbooks to Collect $100 Million in Bets for 'Big Game', According to PlayNJ.com Analysts
New Jersey Sportsbooks to Collect $100 Million in Bets for 'Big Game', According to PlayNJ.com Analysts  PRNewswire

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Jan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey's sportsbooks will take in an estimated $100 million in bets — part of a projected $325 million ...

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How DC Sports Betting Sets An Unparalleled Challenge For The US Market - Legal Sports Report
How DC Sports Betting Sets An Unparalleled Challenge For The US Market  Legal Sports Report

As legal sports betting sweeps across the nation, the US sports betting market requires effective geolocation technology to ensure operators remain in ...

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PointsBet enters the legal New Jersey betting market – European Gaming Industry News
PointsBet enters the legal New Jersey betting market  European Gaming Industry News

PointsBet has launched its online sports betting platform in New Jersey, had become the ninth operator to enter the legal New Jersey sports betting market.

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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Facebook, Madison Square Garden, MGM Resorts International, International Game Technology and Boyd Gaming  Nasdaq

For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - January 21, 2019 - Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks.

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Online Gambling & Betting Market Is Anticipated To Grow At A CAGR Of 10.9% In Future: Zion Market Research - Industry News Today
Online Gambling & Betting Market Is Anticipated To Grow At A CAGR Of 10.9% In Future: Zion Market Research  Industry News Today

Online gambling which is also known as Internet gambling generally makes use of the online platform for a number of purposes such as games or betting ...

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Rhode Island introduces mobile sports betting bill – European Gaming Industry News
Rhode Island introduces mobile sports betting bill  European Gaming Industry News

A new bill has been introduced by the Senate President Dominick Ruggerio to authorise mobile sports betting in Rhode Island. It is one of the Ruggerio's top ...

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Foxwoods Resort Casino® Scores New MVP With David Ortiz Partnership – European Gaming Industry News
Foxwoods Resort Casino® Scores New MVP With David Ortiz Partnership  European Gaming Industry News

Red Sox Legend Gets a New Designation with the Northeast's Premier Resort Destination. Foxwoods Resort Casino, voted the Best Casino Outside Las Vegas ...

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White paper: The American Gaming Association: Past, Present and Future – European Gaming Industry News
White paper: The American Gaming Association: Past, Present and Future  European Gaming Industry News

As the tenure of Bill Miller begins at the AGA, BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce the launch of their new whitepaper, The American Gaming Association: Past ...

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AGA Statement on DOJ Reinterpretation of the Wire Act – European Gaming Industry News
AGA Statement on DOJ Reinterpretation of the Wire Act  European Gaming Industry News

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice released a memorandum reconsidering a 2011 opinion on the applicability of the Wire Act beyond sports gambling.

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The Daily News | √State raise could mean more money for Batavia Downs, county; New Gatsby’s Bar to open in February
√State raise could mean more money for Batavia Downs, county; New Gatsby's Bar to open in February  The Daily News Online

BATAVIA — There may be an increase in the revenue Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTB) keeps in vendor's fees, leading to more money given to the ...

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The U.S. Department of Justice Restores America’s Wire Act By Opinion - Lexology
The US Department of Justice Restores America's Wire Act By Opinion  Lexology

On January 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a new opinion memorandum from the Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) regarding its…

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Twin Cities Business - Will Minnesota Legalize Sports Betting This Session? It Doesn’t Seem to Be in the Cards
Will Minnesota Legalize Sports Betting This Session? It Doesn't Seem to Be in the Cards  Twin Cities Business Magazine

The chair of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association has made it clear to legislative leaders that the state's casino-owning tribes aren't interested in adding ...

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FanDuel Sportsbook At Valley Forge Preview - Opening Date And Bonuses
FanDuel Sportsbook At Valley Forge Preview - Opening Date And Bonuses  PennBets

Everything you need to know about Valley Forge's upcoming online sportsbook, including welcome bonuses and its partnership with FanDuel.

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Anyone having trouble with Bovada live betting?
The scores aren't updating on their live betting platform, and most of the lines are crossed out and not available to be bet. I tried to contact customer support and I the 10th person in line. Their live betting is usually pretty good, but tonight it's way off.

Anyone else have any issues or insight?

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Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/21/19 ªªhttp://smokincokin.com/cokins-corner-monday-1-21-19/ …ºº

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LowVig - Not replying to emails
Edit: They've just replied to me when I posted this ... that's so weird.
Please close this topic, sorry for the inconvenience.

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Did Malinasports violate their own bonus terms or not?
Hi,
Thanks for a great site and forum guys.
I am considering if I should or should not file a complaint with MalinaSports or not.
Anyone eager to help out?

Basically, I signed up for a sports bonus, bet up to 1000 EUR (!) get 50 % freebet bonus on Malinasports (same as malinacasino).

As there is difference in how freebets are handled in the industry (are stake deducted or not) I thoroughly checked all general and bonus specific T&Cs. There is no mention of freebet stake deduction/removal. There is, as is natural, mentioned 3x rollover requirements of freebet winnings.
Bonus was given balance on account, with terms stating it must be used as one single bet.
Betslip showed 300 EUR X 2.35 = 705 potential winnings both before and after placing bet.
As you might now guess, I won the bet.
Initital balance after settlement was 705, but this was quickly adjusted without notice by Malina to 405.

Live agent initially said that deduction was mentioned in general T&Cs but could not provide section (naturally). He later simply referred to his manager as source for information.
They where polite, but not interested in making a exception in my case.

I understand that they are not trying to "steal" profits from me as a single customer, but I believe I had every right to believe that stake was included in freebet winnings. Thing is, should I have understood this on beforehand or was I right to believe that the freebet winnings included freebet stake?
I have used a few bookies who clearly state that stake will be deducted, and in these cases this has also always been visible on the betslip before laying the bet.
For the record, I have saved all T&Cs.

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Regulators To Pennsylvania Online Gambling Operators: ‘Comply With Wire Act’ (Via @OPRupdate) ªªhttps://buff.ly/2Cq149u ºº

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Super Bowl 53 opening odds and trends - CalvinAyre.com
Rumors of the New England Patriots’ demise were greatly exaggerated. Coming off a regular season where it looked at times like the Pats’ dynasty was going to end, they are back where they usually are this time of year, the Super Bowl. Early action on Tom Brady and company has the Patriots listed as 3-point favorites against the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams.

Odds courtesy of OddsShark.com

Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta is on Sunday, February 3, exactly 17 years to the day that Brady and head coach Bill Belichick won their first Super Bowl title to kickstart this dynasty. On February 3, 2002, in New Orleans, the Patriots were heavy underdogs to Kurt Warner’s St. Louis Rams but won 20-17 on a last-second Adam Vinatieri field goal. The 16 seasons between matchups is tied for the longest among the seven matchups that featured at least twice in the Super Bowl. Brady had made just 14 career starts back then.

That was the first of five Super Bowl rings for Brady and Belichick and this is their ninth trip together. New England is just 2-5 against the spread in its past seven Super Bowl matchups. It is the third franchise in league history to make at least three straight, joining the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins – both also AFC East teams. Brady and Belichick are trying to become the sixth former MVP and head coach combination in the four major North American professional sports leagues to win six titles together. The last to do it? The Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson.

New England beat the Rams in their last regular-season meeting in 2016, but that Rams team was awful and coached by Jeff Fisher. Jared Goff was an overmatched rookie quarterback, and Sean McVay was an unknown assistant coach with the Washington Redskins. New England has covered five of its past six against the Rams. Los Angeles is just 3-11-1 ATS in its past 15 games overall as an underdog.

If the Super Bowl goes to overtime, bet on Brady. With Sunday’s OT win in Kansas City in the AFC title game, Brady is now 3-0 all-time in overtime playoff games. The Patriots’ opponents never even got possession of the ball in those overtimes.

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Multilotto strengthens its executive leadership team - CalvinAyre.com
Online lottery betting company sees the appointment of former Chief Financial Officer, Christian Hellbjer as CEO after the departure of Thomas Biro, and the appointment of Mark Knighton as Head of Operations.

Christian Hellbjer has been named Multilotto’s new Chief Executive Officer after the departure of Thomas Biro who served as CEO for the past 7 years and has seen the company’s impressive growth journey from a messenger service to an established online lottery betting service with licenses in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Sweden.

After completing his studies at Lund University, Christian joined The Multi Group as Financial Controller. He quickly rose through the ranks to become the company’s CFO strengthening not only the senior management team but also structuring and streamlining the financial processes within the organisation. Talking about his new role as CEO, Christian says: “It’s an honour for me to take over the role of CEO and I am very excited to have the opportunity to guide the Multilotto team to the highest levels and continue building on our strong foundations.”

2019 also sees the appointment of Mark Knighton as Multilotto’s new Head of Operations.

With over 25 years’ experience working within various iGaming, lottery and technology sectors, Mark’s former roles as the Chief Sales Officer at Swedish National Lottery operator Svenska Spel and former Founder of Obsidian Consultancy, provide the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to drive Multilotto’s company culture and operational direction to advance Multilotto’s industry dominance.

Mark says: “This is a very exciting time to join a company which has been making substantial headway in the online lottery betting industry, and I look forward to playing a key role at Multilotto in keeping the drive of such an ambitious operation moving forward.”

Multilotto is one of the leading international betting services for lotteries offering secure and competitive bets. With Multilotto, players can break down borders and bet on a wide range of international lottery jackpots including America’s Mega Millions and Powerball draws.

For press related inquiries please contact Melanie Hart at melanie.hart@themultigroup.com

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Booming Games launches on Coolbet - CalvinAyre.com
Malta-based slot supplier Booming Games has launched its portfolio of slot games on Coolbet. Booming Games’ slot portfolio comprises of more than 40 HTML5 slot games including popular titles like Booming Seven Deluxe, Sugar Skulls, VIP Filthy Riches and latest release Boomshakalaka.

“We are excited to launch our portfolio on a leading operator like the Coolbet and further increase the reach of our games to players” said Frederik Niehusen, Chief Commercial Officer at Booming Games.

Booming Games will showcase their upcoming titles Show me the Mummy, Cheeky Monkeys, Crazy Bananas and Stellar Spins at ICE Totally Gaming stand N3-336.

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Pinnacle- The end of welcome winners policy?
Well, this post comes after the "strange" things happening with pinnacle in the last months and the new terms and coindition they just applied on january 2.
As you know there has been in this forum "strange" cases of delay in wire transfer, pinnacle said its not their fault but who knows if this is the truth or its really a "liquidity" problem? :+clueless
There has been also in the last months a big drop in the limits, Via agents for example in nba live action like 3 months ago you could bet 5k, now you can only bet 3k and many ppl has complaint here that their limits in other sports has gone really down.
In the new terms&condition they stopped allowing bots which i guess is one of the most efficient ways for the sharps on pinnacle to win money ( mostly because the odds with value in the last years in pinnacle lasted one minute after they come out because of the bots in not live action )

You are not allowed to use any kind of robots and programmed devices to participate in game play.

And the most important reason we have this in their new terms&conditions:
We reserve the right to refuse, restrict, cancel or limit any wager at any time for whatever reason, including any bet perceived to be placed in a fraudulent manner in order to circumvent our betting limits and/ or our system regulations.

Minimum and maximum wager amounts on all sporting events will be determined by us and are subject to change without prior written notice. We also reserve the right to adjust limits on individual Accounts as well.

All 3 of these rules seem to contradict their "winner's welcome" policy:

Our Winners Welcome policy is very straight-forward. We do not limit, discriminate or close accounts of successful players, and here is why:

Our business model is focused solely on maximising volume irrespective of whether this is generated from profitable players

We need sharp players to help tighten our odds as we do not take positions

We have the confidence in our traders to focus on managing odds, not player

After all this strange things that happened in the last months.. is this the start of the end about pinnacle accepting winning player? there are just too many strange things happening in pinnacle nowadays and no one of them is good for that policy, so its time to debate here whats really going on :popcorn:

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Betagame Sportsbook questions Needed please
Anyone use Betagame Sportsbook reduce juice no rollover and Action Reverse do you have it ?

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William Hill's profit to fall 15% on retail woes, US expansion costs - CalvinAyre.com
UK-listed bookmaker William Hill expects its 2018 profits to come in 15% below the year before, despite its expanding US market opportunities.

On Monday, Hills issued an unaudited trading statement covering the 53 weeks ending January 1 that forecast the company’s adjusted operating profit from continuing operations to come in around £234m, a 15% decline from 2017’s annual result. The company will release its final audited report on March 1.

Hills noted that its profit projection was in line with its previous guidance, and claimed underlying operating profit would have risen by around 4% absent (a) the need to enhance its online customer due diligence measures to avoid further spankings by UK regulators and (b) the rise in costs driven by its US market expansion efforts.

Speaking of, the company celebrated “excellent growth” in its William Hill US division last year, which saw the company expand its presence outside its Nevada base to an additional seven states. Hills said its US operations “broadly broke even” despite those additional costs, which sounds suspiciously like a case of damning with faint praise.

Hills said its online operations “delivered a good underlying performance,” despite having recently announced a 3% fall in online sports betting handle and reviewing the future of up to 100 digital jobs. The company’s significant UK retail betting operations were “challenged by wider high street conditions” that will only get worse as the new year progresses.

All UK-centric operators are scheduled to take two major hits come April 1 thanks to the simultaneous slashing of fixed-odds betting terminal stakes from their current £100 maximum to just £2 and the rise in the online casino tax rate from its current 15% to 21%.

Hills CEO Philip Bowcock called 2018 “a pivotal year” for both his company and the industry at large. With “greater clarity” on the regulatory situation, Bowcock said Hills would “remodel our retail offer while building a digitally-led international business.”

Part of that new digitally-led business will involve the acquisition of Malta-licensed operator MRG (formerly Mr Green), which Hills announced last October. Bowcock said Monday that the deal was “nearing completion” and would enable the company to make “further progress” in its digital goals in 2019.

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Finland's Veikkaus gambling monopoly cutting 400 jobs - CalvinAyre.com
Finland’s Veikkaus gambling monopoly plans significant payroll cutbacks along with the demise of its restaurant gambling division.

On Monday, Veikkaus announced plans to trim its payroll by around 400 positions and said it had commenced discussions with around 1,300 of its 2,000 staffers to identify likely candidates for redundancy. Most of the affected staff are said to be located in the Helsinki area.

Veikkaus CEO Olli Sarekoski said the Finnish gambling market had undergone “structural changes” in recent years as more and more consumers shift their gambling activity online. Around 45% of Veikkaus’ sales now come from its digital channels.

As a result, Sarekoski said Veikkaus was “planning significant overhauls of our gaming locations and an end to the restaurant gaming table business.” The restaurant division currently consists of 187 tables in 162 restaurants and bars across Finland.

(Veikkaus got a head start on its redundancy efforts shortly before Christmas, when a Veikkaus betting agency staffer stole €150k from his shop’s safe. The theft was discovered the following day by reviewing the shop’s surveillance cameras. The suspect was arrested in Estonia a few days after Christmas.)

Finland frowns on internationally licensed online gambling operators that offer services to local gamblers, a stance that has been complicated by neighboring Sweden’s recent launch of its new liberalized online market. Finnish media reports that many of these new Swedish-licensed operators continue to target Finnish gamblers from their Swedish sites.

Sweden’s regulation of international online operators has prompted some discussion as to whether Finland should follow suit and end Veikkaus’ online monopoly. But Veikkaus VP Velipekka Nummikoski told local media that this was unlikely, given that Veikkaus claims to control a nearly 90% share of the domestic online market, a significantly higher share than Sweden’s Svenska Spel monopoly claimed pre-liberalization.

Last year, Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority announced plans to evaluate Veikkaus’ operations to determine the company’s impact on consumers and competition. Veikkaus consists of three formerly standalone units offering slots, lotteries and betting, and horseracing that were merged into a single state-run entity in 2017.

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Uganda to halt new gambling licenses, let existing ones expire - CalvinAyre.com
Uganda’s gambling operators are living on borrowed time after the government declared it would stop issuing new gambling licenses and decline to renew existing licenses.

On Monday, Ugandan media quoted finance minister David Bahati announcing that the government would issue no new gambling licenses and that licenses already issued to gambling operators would not be renewed once they expire.

Bahati, who said he was acting on a directive from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, said the government’s new anti-gambling view was a response to public concerns over the spread of gambling, particularly among Ugandan youth.

Bahati delivered the government’s message at a religious conference and specifically mentioned the concerns of religious leaders in justifying the new policy. Bahati joked that the leaders in attendance should praise God because their prayers had been answered.

National Gaming Board Uganda (NGBU) chairperson Manzi Tumubweine claimed ignorance of the government’s new position, telling local media that he “can’t comment on what I don’t know.” However, Tumubweine expressed doubts that the government could “ban full bettors” as it appears intent on doing.

Bahati apparently also failed to inform finance ministry spokesperson Jim Mugunga, who expressed ignorance of the policy and thus couldn’t offer any further information on the government’s intentions. However, Mugunga offered the opinion that the reports represented “good news.”

In May 2018, Uganda’s gambling regulator announced plans to develop a central monitoring system to track individual gamblers’ activity and to ensure minors couldn’t access gambling services. Under the Lotteries and Gaming Act 2016, gambling is restricted to Ugandans over the age of 25 years.

Uganda’s government hasn’t always been so concerned with the expansion of gambling within its borders. Last October, the NGBU issued a formal invitation to gaming operators to submit new applications for casino, gaming and betting licenses for 2019. As of May 2018, the NGBU had issued 20 casino licenses, 40 general betting licenses – 26 of which have an online component – one pool betting license and 15 slot machine licenses.

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Multilotto names Hellbjer as new CEO | iGaming Business
Lottery betting company Multilotto has promoted Christian Hellbjer to the role of chief executive, following the departure of Thomas Biro.

Hellbjer has been with Multilotto since January 2016, first serving as financial controller before moving on to become CFO in October 2016.

He replaces Biro, who recently opted the leave the company after seven years as its CEO.

“It’s an honour for me to take over the role of CEO and I am very excited to have the opportunity to guide the Multilotto team to the highest levels and continue building on our strong foundations,” Hellbjer said.

Meanwhile, Multilotto has also appointed Mark Knighton, formerly of Svenska Spel, as its new head of operations.

Knighton was most recently a principle consultant for the Obsidian Consultancy, prior to which he spent over four years as chief sales officer at Sweden’s Svenska Spel.

Speaking about his new role, Knighton said: “This is a very exciting time to join a company which has been making substantial headway in the online lottery betting industry, and I look forward to playing a key role at Multilotto in keeping the drive of such an ambitious operation moving forward.”

Malta-headquartered Multilotto allows users to bet on the outcome of many major lotteries around the world, including the Mega Millions and Powerball draws in the US. The company currently holds licences in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Sweden.

Last July, Multilotto became one of the founding members of the European Lotto Betting Association (ELBA), alongside myLotto24, Legacy8, Lottoland and Lottogo. ELBA was established to offer a collective voice to “dispel myths” about the sector, according to spokesperson Lena Patel.

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Super Bowl Betting: Patriots Now Favored After Opening +1 Against Rams
Going into the AFC Championship game, Julian Edelman used the Patriots underdog status as a rallying cry, making #betagainstus a thing.

He almost got the opportunity to do it again, but this time, the betting public was like, “Nah, we got you.”

Rams open as Super Bowl favorites

Immediately after the conclusion of those two thrilling overtime championship games, the Rams opened as a slight favorite to win the Super Bowl at sportsbooks in New Jersey.

That lasted for three minutes.

#SBLIII Lines in New Jersey@DKSportsbook: LAR -1, 57.5 o/u@FDSportsbook: LAR -1, 58.5 o/u@PlaySugarHouse: LAR -1, 57.5 o/u@888sport: LAR -1, 57.5 o/u

— TheLines (@TheLinesUS) January 21, 2019

And now it's already moved to Patriots -1 at the Kambi books.

— TheLines (@TheLinesUS) January 21, 2019

Moving quickly@DKSportsbook: NE -1.5, 59 o/u@FDSportsbook: NE -1, 59 o/u@PlaySugarHouse: NE -1.5, 59 o/u@888sport: NE -1.5, 59 o/u

— TheLines (@TheLinesUS) January 21, 2019

Patriots are now favorites…

The line quickly moved to the Patriots at -1 to -2.5 in Vegas and NJ. Books are still moving it between those numbers, but it seems to have settled at under three.

Both teams are healthy. Both teams have mastermind head coaches. And the Patriots historically play close Super Bowls. Expect the line to stay firmly settled now at under -3 for the Patriots.

…With the highest total in Super Bowl history

Vegas does expect a high-scoring game, with the over/under set at 58. This makes it the highest total in Super Bowl history, eclipsing the 57-point total placed on Patriots vs. Falcons in 2017.

 

DraftKings

BetStars

FanDuel

Caesars

888sport

SugarHouse

Spread

NE -2
LAR +2

NE -1.5
LAR +1.5

NE -1.5
LAR +1.5

NE -1.5
LAR +1.5

NE -1.5
LAR +1.5

NE -1.5
LAR +1.5

Total

57.5

58

58

57.5

58

58

Moneyline

NE -134
LAR +110

NE -125
LAR -105

NE -124
LAR +106

-130
+110

NE -129
LAR -106

NE -129
LAR -106

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Nigel Birrell feels ZEAL board has no mandate after Lotto24 vote - CalvinAyre.com
With ZEAL’s plans to buy Lotto24 in full motion, Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland and also a shareholder of ZEAL, is speaking out. He does not think it’s a good idea for this acquisition to go forward, and he doesn’t believe ZEAL has the right to push ahead.

After the January 18 vote by ZEAL shareholders to move ahead with the reacquisition, Lottoland shared comments with Calvinayre from Birrell, summing up his feelings: “We are disappointed with the result of today’s General Meeting.”

The vote was very close, and Birrell felt that without a greater majority, it did not provide the political capital ZEAL needed to move ahead. He said, “With resolution number two turning out to be very close with only 51% votes in favour and 49% voting against, we do not believe the outcome provides a clear mandate from the shareholders of ZEAL to take the transaction forward. Especially given the fact that without the votes of the Lotto24 shareholders this would not have been approved.”

Lotto24 was formerly a subsidiary of ZEAL, and was spun-off to be its own company in 2012. ZEAL’s CEO, Helmut Becker, has argued that bringing the companies back together would create value for ZEAL shareholders.

Birrell sees it differently, however, feeling this is a move to benefit Lotto 24 shareholders. “This highlights what we have expressed all along—that the Lotto24 shareholders are the only ones that will benefit from this transaction; and that the transaction is value destroying for ZEAL shareholders,” said the Lottoland CEO.

Earlier this month, as an alternative to the merger, Birrell offered to buy assets of ZEAL’s, which was quickly rejected. Becker has accused Birrell of interfering with their merger plans, and urged shareholders to treat his comments with skepticism.

Birrell looks like he’s ready to move on now. His statement concludes, “Lottoland is the world leading online lotto operator, we will continue to look at other M&A (merger and acquisition) opportunities and to consolidate our market leading position in the lotto space.”

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Quang Ninh's Royal Casino turns first profit in 3 years - CalvinAyre.com
The largest casino in the northern Quang Ninh province of Vietnam is finally back in the black. Royal International Corporation, which operates Royal Casino in Quang Ninh, has said that its revenue grew 48% year-over-year in 2018, reaching $12.39 million. It added that its after-tax profit had come in at $731,263 for the year – the first time since 2015 that it has seen earnings.

Casino operations at the venue accounted for $7.66 million of the profit, with the remainder distributed between its hotel and villas, as well as its hospitality-related services. The growth in casino revenue was attributed to a substantial increase in customer traffic as a result of a new expressway being opened last September that connects the provincial town of Ha Long with Hai Phong City. That expressway connects to the Hanoi-Hai Phong expressway and allows travelers to reach Ha Long from Ha Long in half the time – 90 minutes – as before the expressway opened.

Additionally, Royal Casino has worked hard at reducing its operating expenses. Royal International stated that the company was able to save $688,192 last year by cutting sales and management costs. Part of that reduction came as the result of a lighter workforce with the company having let go 80 employees throughout the course of the year.

Vietnam appears to be increasing its reliability on casino revenue. A 48% increase in revenue is impressive by any standards, but the recently opened Corona on Phu Quoc Island has the ability to have an even larger impact. The casino opened this past Saturday, becoming the first in the country to allow locals to gamble.

Accepting local gamblers is part of a trial program approved by Vietnam officials in 2017. There will be two casinos operating as part of the program – Corona and another in Van Don – which could help pave the way for more local gambling across the country. In order for Vietnamese citizens to gamble, they must be at least 21 years old and have to show proof that they earn at least $432 per month. They also are required to pay an entry fee to participate in any gambling activity in the casinos.

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Betsson revamps structure after recruiting tech veteran | iGaming Business
Betsson has overhauled its managerial structure after announcing the recruitment of one of Sweden’s most prominent media technology executives, Peter Frey.

Frey (pictured) is to depart his position as chief technology officer at Sweden’s biggest media corporation, Bonnier News, to take a new combined role of chief product officer and chief technology officer at the Stockholm-headquartered gambling group.

Betsson said the roles have been merged as part of an efficiency drive, with the aim of closing the gap between technology and business.

The group said Frey will work closely with chief commercial officer Ronni Hartvig on business prioritisation as well as getting input from both strategy and operations divisions. Frey will join the company in the next few months.

“Throughout his career, Peter has shown that he can deliver highly user-centric products and is therefore a perfect match for Betsson,” said Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson Operations.

“With fewer layers in the organisation we know we can be more efficient, as we did with the successful merger of marketing and commercial a while back.”

Frey was credited with helping newspaper Aftonbladet become Sweden’s most visited website. He then switched to rival Bonnier News, where he was responsible for technology and development strategy.

Betsson’s former chief technology officer Stefan Nordin and chief product officer Jörg Malang left the company at the start of last year. Director of sportsbook technology George Adamson was appointed acting CTO a year ago, while chief strategy officer Peter Zäll has held the role of CPO on an interim basis since joining the company last April.

Svensson added: “It’s all about efficient delivery of business driven initiatives. Holding the combined CPO/CTO role, Peter Frey will be able to balance capacity changes and ensure swift delivery of improvements to our customer experience.”

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GVC reshuffles senior management team | iGaming Business
GVC Holdings has announced a series of changes to its senior management team, with Tom Ritzema, Nick Batram and Paul Tymms all taking on new roles at the Ladbrokes operator.

Ritzema, who has more than 18 years of experience in bookmaking and trading, moves into the position of group trading director. He replaces Jim Humberstone, who recently opted to leave GVC.

Ritzema joined GVC, the parent company of Ladbrokes Coral Group, as head of trading in April 2013 upon its acquisition of Sportingbet. He went on to serve as Humberstone’s deputy and was most recently sports trading director.

Batram becomes group director of corporate strategy and development, where, reporting directly to CEO Kenneth Alexander, he will focus on both M&A activity and the group’s broader strategic direction.

Batram has served as director of investor relations and external communications at GVC since 2016, and boasts over 30 years of expertise working in City-related finance.

Meanwhile, Tymms takes on Batram's previous role, where he will report directly to Rob Wood, who is to become chief financial officer in March.

Tymms has been with GVC since its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral, where he had been serving as director of investor relations. He held the same role at Coral prior to its merger with Ladbrokes in 2016.

CEO Alexander said: “Nick and Paul are both highly talented and experienced professionals who will help to guide our strategic development as we move forwards.

“In his role as Jim’s deputy, Tom has been integral to the success of the group’s trading operations, which has been a key driver of our performance.”

Alexander also paid tribute to the outgoing Humberstone, who leaves GVC after a nine-year spell with the company.

“I’d like to put on record my thanks to Jim who has been fundamental to our journey from a small AIM listed operator, to our position today, as the world’s largest online-led sports betting and gaming business,” Alexander said.

Confirmation of the new appointments comes after GVC last week revealed that it outperformed iexpectations in 2018. Total online net gaming revenue for the year was up 19%, or 21% on a constant currency basis.

The operator expects underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to come in between £750m (€849m/$964.5m) and £755m when it publishes its preliminary full-year results on March 5.

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Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams discuss the upcoming year in sports business on a special holiday edition of the Bloomberg Business of Sports podcast. The trio open with a look at the changing media landscape, with more sports moving digital and the looming sale of the 22 regional sports networks that the Walt Disney Co. has to unload as part of its upcoming merger with Twenty-First Century Fox. Also discussed is the host of ways in which sports betting will change consumption in 2019 -- from new in-game betting options to million-dollar data deals and advertising. The show closes on an interview with Scott Rochelle, the CEO of the National Basketball Retired Players Association and a discussion on athletes preparing for life after their careers end.
Hosts: Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams Producer: Jessica Summers

Running time: 29:28

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Relax Gaming strikes Hacksaw Gaming deal - CalvinAyre.com
Innovative studio adds scratch card portfolio via Relax Gaming’s Powered By program

Malta, 21 January 2019 – Relax Gaming, the new-breed games and platform supplier, has agreed yet another new Powered By plat-2-plat partner, Hacksaw Gaming.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hacksaw Gaming’s range of 26 scratch card games will go live on Relax Gaming’s platform, adding to an offering that now comprises more than 280 games.

The deal sees scratch card products integrated into Relax’s platform for the first time.

Daniel Eskola, Relax Gaming CEO, said: “We pride ourselves on offering a powerful range of content to suit the needs of any operator and adding Hacksaw Gaming’s new take on scratch cards is an exciting new proposition.

“Its commitment to innovation stood out to us, and we are certain that our operator partners will love their games.”

Marcus Cordes, COO at Hacksaw Gaming, said: “Hacksaw Gaming was founded with a vision for revolutionising scratch cards and we are delighted this has been recognised by Relax Gaming, which has shown great enthusiasm for our products.

“Expanding the reach of our growing range of pioneering products is a key priority as we enter 2019, and we are pleased to be doing so with a platform that is gathering so much momentum.”

Relax Gaming has been set up to become a next generation supplier offering transparent fees and scalability for the hand-picked studios with which it works.

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About Relax Gaming

Relax Gaming Group was founded in 2010 with the goal of simplifying B2B content delivery for the modern iGaming landscape. With transparency and collaboration central to its ethos, its recent and rapid expansion has been conceived in order to deliver unparalleled global reach.

Via a quick one-time integration, Relax Gaming now provides access to a roster of 280+ casino games and a diverse range of proprietary products, including Poker, Bingo and its recently launched slot portfolio. The high-quality aggregated content is provided through its selected Silver Bullet (commercially represented) and Powered By (commercially independent) partners.

Regulated markets are also at the heart of its growth strategy, with licenses held in multiple jurisdictions including: the Malta Gaming Authority, Alderney Gambling Control Commission, the UK Gambling Commission and the Danish Gambling Authority.

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GVC reshuffles senior team following Humberstone departure
FTSE100 online gambling group, GVC Holdings, has shifted around its senior leadership team, following Jim Humberstone’s departure as Group Director of Trading.

Tom Ritzema, who succeeds Humberstone, has been appointed Group Trading Director. Ritzema has helped facilitate the integration of the trading teams of bwin.party (acquired February 2016) and Ladbrokes Coral (acquired March 2018).

With eighteen years industry experience, Ritzema joined GVC as Head of Trading, in April 2013 upon GVC’s acquisition of Sportingbet.

Nick Batram has been appointed as Group Director of Corporate Strategy and Development, focusing on both M&A activity and the Group’s broader strategic direction.

Batram joined the Group in 2016 as Director of Investor Relations and External Communications. He has over 30 years of expertise working in city-related finance with experience from both the buy-side and sell-side of capital markets.

Meanwhile Paul Tymms is now Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Tymms joined GVC Holdings following the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral, where he held the position of Director of Investor Relations.

Tymms previously held the same role at Coral prior to its merger with Ladbrokes in 2016 and was previously with the leisure group, TUI.

Kenneth Alexander, GVC’s CEO commented: “I am delighted with these appointments which demonstrate the strength and quality of our senior management team. Nick and Paul are both highly talented and experienced professionals who will help to guide our strategic development as we move forwards.

“In his role as Jim’s deputy, Tom has been integral to the success of the Group’s trading operations, which has been a key driver of our performance.”

He added: “When Jim told me that, after nearly a decade with us, he has decided he wanted to move on, Tom was the obvious candidate to succeed him.

“I’d like to put on record my thanks to Jim who has been fundamental to our journey from a small AIM listed operator, to our position today, as the world’s largest online-led sports betting and gaming business”

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Melco to increase mass-gaming tables in Macau - CalvinAyre.com
Melco Resorts and Entertainment has been given approval to expand its operations in Macau. The city’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (known by its Portuguese acronym DICJ) has acknowledged in an email to GGRAsia that the gaming operator will be allowed “40 new-to-market mass-gaming live-dealer tables.” The new tables are reportedly already in the process of being fitted.

According to the DICJ response, Melco had “applied for new gaming tables with us and we already granted 40 new-to-market mass gaming tables to [the firm] on January 1.”

MGM China Holdings was also given approval for more tables. The DICJ acknowledged that it was authorized 25 new tables for its MGM Cotai project, but didn’t specify if the tables were for the VIP or the mass-market segment.

The addition of the tables falls in line with a previous agreement for MGM Cotai. Just prior to the resort’s opening last February, the Secretary for Economy and Finance in Macau, Lionel Leong Vai Tac, stated that the resort would receive 125 new-to-market gambling tables, 100 of which would be available for the resort’s launch. He added that the other 25 would be authorized this month.

Melco opened the doors to its new hotel at the Morpheus project at City of Dreams Macau last June. The $1.1-billion hotel, which is authorized for gaming, was not given any new-to-market gaming tables, but was, however, approved for the move of 40 tables from existing venues to Morpheus.

In its email to GGRAsia, the DICJ stated that the government would continue to “strictly control the number of gaming tables” in the market “to foster orderly development” of Macau’s gaming industry. It added, “Comprehensive analysis and consideration will be made by the government upon receiving any application for new gaming tables from gaming operators.”

Gaming tables have been capped since 2013. Compound annual growth in new-to-market live-gaming tables is restricted to 3% over a ten-year period that will run its course in December 2022. As of the end of last year, there were reportedly 6,588 live-dealer tables in Macau. The policy is in place in an effort to prevent the gambling market becoming too saturated and to control the city’s gross gaming revenue.

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Red Tiger teams up with Casumo - CalvinAyre.com
Popular operator takes advantage of new Malta licence

Malta, 21st January 2019: Award-winning casino game and software supplier Red Tiger Gaming has launched its full portfolio of slots with Casumo, which is the first operator to go live on its recently granted MGA B2B licence.

The new partnership will give Casumo’s players access to all of Red Tiger’s popular titles, as well as their player-friendly daily Jackpots, which are available in all of its markets including the newly locally regulated Swedish one.

Gavin Hamilton, CEO of Red Tiger Gaming, said the new relationship was in line with the company’s strategy to continue entering regulated markets and expand their footprint in existing ones.

He added: “We’re thrilled to have signed up with Casumo as the new deal and licence mark another important milestone in our company growth.  We look forward to seeing how our games perform, particularly with the daily jackpots adding extra excitement.

“Casumo has a long track record in innovation and finding new ways to engage with players. We are excited to be partnering with them and the prospect of creating even better player experiences.”

Andreas Vickman, Project Manager at Casumo, said: “Red Tiger is renowned for the high-quality games it produces and its very innovative marketing and bonusing tools are a great addition for an operator like us.

“We are very excited to see what games are on the way and how we are able to utilise them in the coming months and beyond, as we look to capitalise on new and existing markets.”

The Casumo deal comes on the back of a period of significant growth for Red Tiger, with Lottoland and Mansion going live at the end of 2018 and the supplier acquiring new licences in Malta and Alderney, as well as achieving ISO 27001 accreditation.

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About Red Tiger Gaming

Red Tiger Gaming is a young and dynamic casino games developer offering top-performing HTML5 slots and table games, a bespoke progressive jackpot system and Smart Spins, an innovative bonus management application. Founded in late 2014 by a group of industry veterans from major B2B and B2C gaming brands, the company is growing fast and is now served by over 200 full time staff including mathematicians, graphic designers, software developers, audio engineers, gambling experts, QAs, account managers and secret magicians; all entirely dedicated to continuously improving the slots player experience. Learn more at: www.redtigergaming.com

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Sands China announces dividend payout - CalvinAyre.com
Sands China shareholders are going to see a little bit of extra cash next month. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last Friday, the company announced that it will be offering an interim dividend of about $0.13 a share, which will be paid out to all shareholders on the company’s register as of February 4. The dividend payments are expected to be distributed on February 22.

Sands China is owned by Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. This past October, the parent company reported that EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization) of Sands China had increased 15.8% year-over-year, coming in at $754 million. Its net revenues increased 13.1% in the third quarter of the year, reaching $2.15 billion compared to the $1.9 billion it earned during the same quarter of the previous year.

Overall, Las Vegas Sands saw an increase of 2.2% in its net profits for the third quarter of 2018 with net revenue growing 6.7% to around $3.37 billion. This was due, in large part, to the success experienced by Sands China. Full-year results for 2018 are expected to be released this week.

In light of its strong performance, Sands China has received favorable positions by many casino analysts. Bernstein recently stated, “Sands China’s valuation look attractive for a stock that consistently trades at a premium to Macau gaming stocks and is now trading well below its historical average.”

The company also became the latest to offer a discretionary bonus to its employees in Macau. It announced last Friday that it would give its eligible employees a bonus equal to one month’s salary, to be paid on January 31. Additionally, all eligible employees will receive a pay increase beginning March 1. That increase is said to benefit 99% of the company’s workforce and will be distributed to all employees who have worked for the company for at least a year.

In a statement about the wage hike, Sands China president Wilfred Wong Ying Wai stated, “Our team members are the company’s greatest asset and the key to our success, and each and every one of them has my sincere gratitude for their contributions in 2018.” He added, “Those who have worked for Sands China for less than one year will receive prorated bonuses if they joined the company before October 1, 2018, and are still employed on January 31, 2019.”

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Henry Sy passes at 94 - CalvinAyre.com
Henry Sy, the visionary behind SM Investments Corp., has passed away at the age of 94. He is the man behind SM Investments Corp., as well as Belle Corp., which invested in Melco-owned City of Dreams Manila. Sy had been listed for the past 11 years by Forbes magazine as the richest man in the Philippines with an estimated net worth of around $19 billion at the time of his passing.

Sy got his start with a shoe store in Manila in 1958. From there, he built an empire that includes banking, real estate and retail operations. SM Investments owns SM Retail Inc., which operates the largest chain of supermarkets and department stores in the Philippines. It is also the owner of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the biggest shopping mall operator in the country with a total of 70, and BDO Unibank.

Belle Corp. last October said that its third-quarter profit had fallen to $11.3 million, a 16.8% drop year-on-year. This was attributed to a 6.8% decrease in gaming revenue, which came in at around $12.27 million. Despite the decrease, Belle has stated that it wants to boost its gaming interests and has proposed an expansion of City of Dreams Manila. The company currently owns approximately 2.4 acres adjacent to the resort project. It said last April, “We can build our own hotel and capitalise on City of Dreams clientele but we prefer Melco [Resorts] to get involved so it can be consolidated into City of Dreams.”

Attending the funeral was Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Sy is survived by his wife and six children who help to run the family business. In a statement, his family said, “We are truly grateful for the outpouring of sympathy on the passing of our father, Henry Sy Sr. May we respectfully ask for privacy today to give the family time to reflect and to finalize arrangements.”

Going forward, Jose Sio, a long-time business associate, will be the chairman of SM Investments, having been personally selected by Sy before he passed away. Sy’s oldest daughter, Teresita Sy-Coson, and son, Henry Sy, Jr., will continue to be co-vice chairpersons of the firm.

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Betsson AB appoints 'Strategy Pro' Peter Frey as group Product/Tech lead
Merging the executive positions of Chief Product and Technical Officer, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has confirmed the appointment of Peter Frey to its corporate leadership team.

A seasoned technology and digital strategy expert, Frey joins Betsson’s executive team from Bonnier Group, Scandinavia’s largest media publishing group, where he most recently served as Chief Technical Officer (2016-2018).

Confirming the appointment of Frey as combined ‘CPO & CTO’, Betsson governance highlights the executive’s extensive track-record in delivering successful projects, noting his success at transforming Swedish newspaper – Aftonbladet into Sweden’s most visited website.

Frey who is set to join the Stockholm enterprise within the coming months will be a key stakeholder in Betsson’s ongoing transformation programme, executed in 2018 by Betsson Chief Executive & Chairman Pontus Lindwall.

In its update, Betsson confirms that Frey will work closely with new Chief Commercial Officer Ronni Hartvig on undertaking ‘business prioritisations’ as well as gaining a strategy and operations overview.

Updating the market,  Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson Operations said, “Throughout his career, Peter has shown that he can deliver highly user-centric products and is, therefore, a perfect match for Betsson. With fewer layers in the organisation we know we can be more efficient, as we did with the successful merger of Marketing and Commercial a while back. At the end of the day, it’s all about efficient delivery of business driven initiatives. Holding the combined CPO/CTO role, Peter Frey will be able to balance capacity changes and ensure swift delivery of improvements to our customer experience.”

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AGA allays concerns over US DoJ Wire Act opinion | iGaming Business
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has attempted to address concerns over the US Department of Justice's revised opinion on the Wire Act by insisting that states and tribes are still able to offer regulated online gaming.

The revised opinion, which was published last week to clarify an opinion on the Wire Act that was issued in 2011, stated that the law’s prohibition should apply to all forms of gambling in the US, and not just sports betting.

Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) Stephen Engel issued the revised opinion in response to a request from the DoJ’s Criminal Division to reconsider the original opinion, which paved the way for the roll-out of online gambling in a number of US states.

Concerns have been raised as to how the decision will impact those states that currently offer regulated online gambling. However, Sara Slane, senior vice-president of public affairs at the AGA, said there is no immediate need for operators and their partner companies to be worried.

“It is unfortunate that the Department of Justice departed from well-established practice in reversing its previous opinion without a compelling reason to do so,” Slane said.

“However, the 2018 OLC opinion does not impact the ability for states and tribes to legalise and regulate gaming on a state-by-state and tribal basis, or for companies to provide the exciting products and entertainment experiences our customers want.”

Slane argued that gambling is one of the most highly regulated industries in the US, saying more than “4,000 regulators and billions of dollars are allocated to compliance” in the sector.

“We will work with all stakeholders to preserve the ability of states and tribes to regulate gaming, and we encourage [the] DOJ to investigate and shut down illegal, unregulated gambling operators who prey on consumers,” she said.

The Wire Act, also known as the Interstate Wire Act of 1961, was drafted on the recommendation of then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy to make interstate gambling illegal in a bid to tackle organised crime in the US. His brother, President John F. Kennedy, signed the act into law on September 13, 1961.

Responding to the revised opinion, Regulus Partners analysts said the decision could lead to years of uncertainty for tribal gaming groups, online poker, daily fantasy sports and iLottery operators.

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SJM Holdings re-announces living subsidy - CalvinAyre.com
SJM Holdings Ltd has joined the bandwagon of Macau casino concessionaries announcing bonuses. GGRAsia reports the operator will give out an annual bonus in 2019 that they are calling a “living subsidy.” Depending on the employee’s role, they will receive between one-and-a-half to two months’ pay.

Although other operators have declared their bonus schemes first, SJM claims it paid their employees earliest, paying out half the subsidy on January 4.

Based on reports of the plan, the subsidy does not appear to be new at all. In August 2014, they announced the same plan would run until 2020. What has changed with this announcement is a new “2018 or 2020 subsidy-plus plan,” which allows employees to receive increased awards based on choices they are provided with.

The next installment of the subsidy is due to be paid in July.

There has been a lot of intense focus on these Macau bonus plans. In December, Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association head Cloee Chao pressured operators to increase salaries so that employees don’t feel pressured by inflation, arguing that revenue growth should more than afford the raises. As a result, each casino concessionaire has rushed to announce their bonus scheme to keep employees sated.

Melco was the first out of the gate, announcing a one month bonus sometime before Chinese New Year. MGM and Wynn followed that up with the announcement of a “winter bonus.” Finally, the Galaxy Entertainment group offered a similar bonus, but without disclosing amounts or timeframes. No word yet from the Las Vegas Sands, the final operator in Macau, on what their bonus scheme might look like.

A two month bonus is significant, and can go a long way towards helping pay the bills. However, these bonuses have all come to be somewhat expected by employees, and a “living subsidy” scheme that has existed since 2014 won’t exactly be new or exciting to concessionaire employees. If operations stay steady or continue to improve, employees will be looking for more.

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William Hill remodelled for 2019 prospects
FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc has this morning published its pre-close 2018 trading statement (53-week period to 1 January 2019), detailing that results will be in-line with its previously announced ‘adjusted 2018 corporate guidance’.

William Hill expects to declare operating profits of circa £234 million, in line with governance’s adjusted profit range £225-245 million, which was announced last November, as William Hill trading was set-back by a tougher UK regulatory environment undertaking numerous retail adjustments.

Despite the setbacks, William Hill governance brands 2018 as a transformative year for its business, in which its digital division delivered solid underlying growth, with the betting group significantly expanding its US market profile, becoming active within seven states.

Further to publishing its pre-close trading statement, William Hill has this morning announced that its €270 million acquisition of Stockholm-listed MRG Group has been accepted by shareholders, with governance expected to close the deal by the end of the month.

Updating investors, Philip Bowcock, CEO, commented: “2018 was a pivotal year for both William Hill and the wider industry.

We now have greater clarity around the key challenges and opportunities for our business. In 2019 we will remodel our Retail offer while building a digitally-led international business, underpinned by a sustainable approach as part of our Nobody Harmed ambition. With rapid expansion underway in the US, building on profitable foundations, and the acquisition of Mr Green nearing completion, we look forward to making further progress this year.”

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All eyes on En Marche fulfilling its FDJ sale this 2019
Publishing its full-year 2018 accounts, French state-owned operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has reported ‘a record year in business’ supported by an enhanced lottery portfolio and digital improvements.

Updating the media and stakeholders, FDJ governance reports a record corporate turnover of €15.8 billion (+4.4%), of which €12.8 billion (+1%) was attributed to its flagship FDJ LOTO division.

In its update, FDJ governance detailed that its lottery services had benefited from an expanded games selection featuring a strong take-up of new instant-win titles, with FDJ LOTO further optimised by strengthened retail distribution channels.

FDJ reports that in 2018 it has distributed €10.7 billion in winnings to customers, with 198 French citizens becoming millionaires, whilst further raising €25 million for the French Heritage Foundation, a figure that the government has promised it will double.

As anticipated following its August update, the FDJ SPORTIF (sports betting) division reported its best year to date recording a turnover of €3 billion, supported by significant digital improvements and strong customer engagement during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 tournament.

Speaking to French business news sources, FDJ Chief Executive Stéphane Pallez stated that FDJ products and services were beginning to reap the rewards of the firm’s ‘2020 strategy’, originally implemented in 2015.

Pallez further detailed that the French state-owned enterprise was on track to fulfil her leadership directive of becoming ‘fully digitised asset’, with FDJ launching newly enhanced customer loyalty programmes for LOTO and SPORTIF divisions in early 2019.

Moving forward, industry analysts will be monitoring FDJ movements closely, with regards to the En Marche government fulfilling its agreed mandate to sell the state-owned 75% stake in the gambling enterprise.

The French Assembly has approved the FDJ sale as part of President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Enterprise & Innovation’ programme, with the state divesting holdings in national assets including – Airports, rail management and postal services.

Nevertheless, in order to fulfil its FDJ sale, En Marche has been instructed to develop a new regulatory code satisfying all stakeholders of French connected to gambling/betting, including the Treasury Department, France’s racing authority and multiple French agricultural bodies… Pointing to a tough undertaking for an embattled government in 2019.

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William Hill prepares another sportsbook in Iowa - CalvinAyre.com
William Hill US is partnering with Iowa’s Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, in anticipation of the legalization of sports betting in the state.

HF2448, filed during the state’s last General Assembly, would have allowed licensees to operate sportsbooks, provided the Supreme Court repeal the federal ban on sports betting. Although the Supreme Court did just that, the bill, which would have imposed as much as a 22% tax on adjusted gross receipts over $3 million, failed to pass.

In a press release, Prairie Meadows announced that it has made William Hill its official sportsbook operator, even as a new sports wagering bill has still to be filed for the present General Assembly.

William Hill CEO Joe Asher said, “We are building a first-class sports book that will make Prairie Meadows the best place to bet and watch the games.”

Upon passage of the desired legislation, and approval from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, William Hill will be operating its sportsbook on the Prairie Meadows casino’s fourth level, covering 8,600 square feet and right by the property’s racing area. A new bar will be opened that will have state-of-the-art video wall technology for the viewing of sporting events and providing odds data for live betting.

Prairie Meadows Senior Vice-President and Chief Strategic Officer Brad Rhines said, “We are excited to expand our resort offerings with a fully renovated Clubhouse that includes both our racing center and new William Hill sports book. Once the legislative process is complete, this innovative partnership will provide many fun and unique sports betting options for our guests.”

The agreement is the latest inked by William Hill in its expansion of sports betting operations in the U.S. Last September, it partnered with Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts, which also has facilities in Iowa, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Just last week, it was announced that William Hill had settled a lawsuit against FanDuel, who had allegedly used William Hill’s guide for sports betting, lifting passages from it verbatim, even neglecting to omit the name “William Hill” when posting the guide on the FanDuel website.

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JVM Hamburg flips the script on Tipico's Bayern connections
DACHS region online bookmaker Tipico Sportwetten has this weekend launched its new multi-channel advertising campaign, seeking to boost its brand profile and coverage for the second half of the 2018/19 Bundesliga Championship.

The campaign titled ‘Nur wer mitspielt, ist mittendrin –Those who play are in the thick of it’ debuted this weekend during the live broadcast of Tipico sponsored FC Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win over 1899 Hoffenheim.

Co-developed by Hamburg creative agency Jung von Matt (JVM) and Berlin-based studio ICONOCLAST as production lead, Tipico’s new campaign sees the DACH betting group flip the script on its Bayern Munich connections.

Undertaking a new creative direction, JVM has chosen to move the bookmaker away from utilising brand ambassadors such as Oliver Khan to promote Tipico markets and services.

Instead, Tipico’s first HD campaign chooses to focus on reflecting Bayern fans raw match-day passions and emotions.

“The campaign is reinforcing the emotions of live football, which can bring fans closer to the game with the bet,” explains  Marlon van der Goes, Chief Commercial Officer at Tipico.

“We are here to maximize the excitement for our customers, as we are the number one bookmaker in Germany providing the best sports betting experience.”

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betconnect launches pro-punter marketplace seeking to become 2019's top disruptor
Industry start-up betconnect (betconnect.com) has ‘launched out of BETA mode’, seeking to become betting’s 2019 disruptor.

The new incumbent seeks to develop a community marketplace for high-level / professional gamblers, who have had their betting accounts restricted by bookmakers.

“For many years, professional gamblers have found their accounts closed or restricted by bookmakers due to their success. In fact, new research published today1 shows that one in ten (9.8%) of British punters have at some point been restricted. “- details betconnect’s press launch communication.

“betconnect connects these people with a network of regular punters with a shared betting experience”

The ambitious start-up is founded by the enterprise team of Mark Weaver and Dan Schreiber, who state that betconnect will deliver the sector’s biggest disruptive technology since Betfair’s foundation in 2000.

“Millions enjoy betting as a hobby and now recreational punters can follow the bets of professional gamblers. The central idea is about sharing expertise in a way that everyone benefits. eToro has proved the concept and appetite of people to be guided by financial trading experts. We are applying the same concept to betting ” details co-founder Dan Schreiber.

Targeting numerous high goals, betconnect’s enterprise team has spent time and resources developing its proprietary platform, focusing on delivering seamless customer experience, in-depth market information and next-generation betting algorithms engineered by a team of Silicon Valley inspired software engineers based in the UK

Mark Weaver, co-founder of betconnect said, “Business is booming for British bookmakers2 and we believe it’s time to tip things back in favour of punters. Betconnect is a place where regular punters can benefit from the expertise of Pros who’ve been restricted by bookmakers.”

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Malaysian court awards Wynn Macau $4.2M in unpaid credit - CalvinAyre.com
Wynn Macau has won a case against a Malaysian fund manager who had owed the casino operator HKD33 million ($4.21 million).

According to a Reuters report, Wynn Macau lawyers had argued that the money owed to the company was from a credit line opened for Paul Poh Yang Hong, and not from a wagering contract, the latter not recognized in the Southeast Asian country for legal disputes.

Judge S. Nantha Balan ordered Poh to pay to Wynn the outstanding amount, from an original loaned amount of HKD40 million ($5.10 million), plus interest.

Reuters had sought a reaction from Poh’s counsel, who declined to provide comment. “If there is no appeal, I believe this judgment today will be the law in Malaysia for the foreseeable future… It is a good sign for the whole gaming industry,” Wynn lawyer Vincent Law said.

Poh had claimed not to owe the amount he was charged, nor to even being aware that he had entered a credit agreement with the casino.

The decision is said to be the first in Malaysia where a casino was able to collect unpaid dues from a client. The country has only one land-based casino, Resorts World Genting, and illegal operations are often the target of crackdowns by the Malaysian government.

Local police reported last September that over 22,000 people had been arrested in connection with gambling raids in 2018, up to that point. Usual targets are gambling dens and unlicensed lottery centers.

Last November, 118 people, mostly Chinese, were arrested in Kuala Lumpur for the running of an illegal online gambling operation. And in December, another raid resulted in the arrest of 32 Chinese nationals, said to be working in the state of Selangor against their will.

Wynn Macau owner Wynn Resorts Ltd. sued Genting Berhad last month for allegedly copying Wynn’s trademarked designs in the ongoing construction of Resorts World Las Vegas, set for opening sometime next year. The Malaysian operator has denied the charges.

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Nitrogen login issues
Can't login no matter what browser. Can't get to screen to type in login info, keeps saying error.

Anyone else?

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State senators say bills on casinos, sports betting may be too much to tackle | State News | newsadvance.com
State senators say bills on casinos, sports betting may be too much to tackle  Lynchburg News and Advance

For the dozens of people hoping to hear Virginia is ready to open its doors to casinos and sports betting, there were few signs of encouragement Friday.

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Adelson casino lobby behind U.S. decision to limit online gambling - U.S. News - Haaretz.com
Adelson casino lobby behind U.S. decision to limit online gambling  Haaretz

For over a decade, one of America's biggest gambling magnates has waged a campaign against the legalization of online gambling in the United States. Casino ...

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The Daily News | Increased revenue?
Increased revenue?  The Daily News Online

BATAVIA — There may be an increase in the revenue Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTB) keeps in vendor's fees, leading to more money given to the ...

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Sunday Notebook - Sentinel & Enterprise
Sunday Notebook  Sentinel & Enterprise

REP. STEPHAN HAY is at it again with the New England Patriots references. The Fitchburg Democrat will be watching the team face the Kansas City Chief in the ...

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Alberta Plans to Launch Online Gaming in the State in 2020
Alberta Plans to Launch Online Gaming in the State in 2020  Casino Classic News

Canadian province of Alberta is officially planning to launch online gaming in the state by 2020, after calling for proposals from companies just recently.

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'I'm tired of hearing about gambling': Virginia senators say bills on casinos, sports betting may be too much to tackle | General-assembly | richmond.com
'I'm tired of hearing about gambling': Virginia senators say bills on casinos, sports betting may be too much to tackle  Richmond.com

For the dozens of people hoping to hear Virginia is ready to open its doors to casinos and sports betting, there were few signs of encouragement Friday.

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Our View: Let’s bet on Bristol and I-81 | Opinion | heraldcourier.com
Our View: Let's bet on Bristol and I-81  Bristol Herald Courier

Virginia legislators have introduced legislation to establish tolling gantries along the 325-mile route between Bristol and Winchester on I-81 in order to raise ...

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Inside Gaming: New DOJ Opinion Changes Stance on Online Gambling | PokerNews
Inside Gaming: New DOJ Opinion Changes Stance on Online Gambling  PokerNews.com

This week's Inside Gaming shares news of a new Department of Justice opinion with the potential to impact current and future prospects for online gambling and ...

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Massachusetts Gov. Baker Plans To File Permit To Allow Sports Betting
Massachusetts Gov. Baker Plans To File Permit To Allow Sports Betting  SportsBusiness Daily

Baker's proposal allows for unaffiliated entities to conduct online only sports betting after being licensed Photo: GETTY IMAGES Massachusetts Gov. Charlie ...

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GoLocalProv | Raimondo’s Budget: Taxes and Fees on Netflix, Beachgoers and Marijuana, Spending Jumps to $9.9B
Raimondo's Budget: Taxes and Fees on Netflix, Beachgoers and Marijuana, Spending Jumps to $9.9B  GoLocalProv

Governor Gina Raimondo unveiled a controversial budget that proposes increasing state spending by more than $300 million in the next fiscal year -- and slaps ...

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Massachusetts governor proposes sports betting law
Massachusetts governor proposes sports betting law  Concord Monitor

Gov. Baker Files Sports Betting Legislation  wgbh.org

Baker proposes sports betting law  The Daily News of Newburyport

Charlie Baker all in on sports betting in Massachusetts  Boston Herald

Mass. sports betting proposal would be first to allow online bets  The Boston Globe

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Sports bettors flocking to Rivers, but winning proves elusive | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sports bettors flocking to Rivers, but winning proves elusive  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Initial volume has created expansion at North Shore casino's sportsbook, and it will be even bigger by year's end.

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Rhode Island moves to authorise mobile sports betting - Gaming Intelligence
Rhode Island moves to authorise mobile sports betting  Gaming Intelligence

Rhode Island Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio introduced legislation Wednesday to authorise Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton to offer mobile ...

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General Assembly to consider legalizing sports betting after Supreme Court decision | WTVR.com
General Assembly to consider legalizing sports betting after Supreme Court decision  WTVR CBS 6 News

Many legislators seem to agree that legalized sports betting is inevitable after the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down a federal law prohibiting such ...

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Virginia General Assembly announced 'unified effort' on gaming legislation | 13newsnow.com
Virginia General Assembly announced 'unified effort' on gaming legislation  13newsnow.com WVEC

General Assembly members from the House of Delegates and State Senate announced a unified effort to pursue casino gaming legislation.

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OPTIMA Team ready for the ICE 2019 - CalvinAyre.com
OPTIMA, a leader software company in the sportsbetting and gaming industry, will showcase the latest innovations in its sports betting and gaming platform, OPTIMAMGS, after being crowned as the best Retail betting product provider by SBCnews, Best Management System by Oracle and also highly commended for the Best Standalone Platform by SBCnews.

Visitors will be able to discover at the Stand N2-310, the main functionalities of OPTIMAMGS, Multichannel Gaming Suite, the most scalable, feature rich and innovative platform that includes a fully scalable management system as player administration, payment management, anti-fraud tools, risk management and analytics and reporting system, bundled with an optional and available fully integrated and renowned sports betting module and many more features that will allow you to customize your platform based on your business needs.

Furthermore, OPTIMA is offering Demos and more focused information about any functionality, tool or feature of our products that can bring your business to the next level and make you more competitive, by booking an appointment through the following link: https://www.optimagaming.com/event-ice-2019-2.

Meet OPTIMA at Stand N2-310!

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Bovada outages
All season heading into the late games, anyone else keep getting "outage" at Bovada?

Happening again right now before AFC game.

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Sports broker who accepts multiple bets
Hello,

I signed up with sportsmarket today but they don´t accept multiple bets. Any suggestion for a good betting broker who accept multiple bets

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Heritage Xmas Scratch Off
I dont know if anyone here has any pull with Heritage Mgt, but here goes...... I won a free $50 bet with them, but I didn't pay attention to the fine print and I thought I could use the bet at anytime. I went to use it yesterday, and was informed , that it had to be used for the bowl games. I emailed CS but the said unfortunately I lost the play. just wondering if anyone could help................ Thanks

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1xBet stole my 1450EUR
1xBet cancelled all my winnings and stole my 1450EUR!

I wanted to verify my account and I sent them all they asked for: a copy of my ID, screenshots from my Skrill acount (personal details, cards and bank accounts, limits and a screenshots of my Skrill transactions history, a photo of me holding my ID card near the face in the background of their email (ridiculous, but ok, I complied)).

After that, they asked me "What is your relation with --my father's name and surname--"? With my very detailed explanation I answered them honestly, that it is my father. But the thing is that my father and I don't live in the same household, we don't live at the same address and we don't even live in the same city, which the data on our ID proves. I am the only one using this account, I bet from my own money and for my own money and my father and I have absolutely no links regarding betting.

They blocked my account with the balance of 1700EUR (returned only my initial deposit of 250EUR). Of course, their explanation of why my account is blocked is the violation of General Terms and Conditions.

So generally, they stole my 1450EUR of winnings only because my father also had his account, even though I didn't violate any of the rules, because I don't live in the same household with my father. They punished me only for being a son of their other client, without even considering the details of the situation.

I really hope that this will turn out right, because I am planning to fight till the end with all the available resources (besides time and money, forums (especially Polish), my betting contacts from all around Europe, complaints, making my story public.) I already filed a few complaints and I am in contact with several lawyers from Croatia and Poland and more complaints are in preparation.

Good luck to everyone who is in the same situation as me. Only after reading forums and contacting my friends about this, I found out how many people are being fooled around and robbed by them.

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Who’s going to lead the legal challenge against the DOJ’s new Wire Act opinion? Check out @OPRupdate’s exclusive interview with Ray Lesniak ( @lesniakinstitut), who’s ready to “knock it down” - ªªhttps://www.onlinepokerreport.com/34502/nj-lesniak-wire-act-opinion/ …ºº

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Poker peaked online, regionally, and in Vegas more or less concurrently. Good argument that sports could follow the same pattern if Vegas positions itself properly. ªªhttps://twitter.com/meltzvegas/status/1086738270908669952 …ºº

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Leonbets scam
Hi guys,

from the 17/09 i was placed two bets on the leonbets website with odds of 3.85

in the match of Renaissance de Berkane vs ASC Diaraf - 1 to win Renaissance de Berkane

1st bet : 88€ × 3.85 = 338,8 €
2 nd : 138 € × 3.85 = 531,3 €

here's the proof :

everythings was good until the bet was settled as win today 19/01/2019 in total of 870,1 € in my balance ; and i request a withdrawal of my funds dividing into two parts , I was surprised when they asked for a second verification even though I verify the account when I opened it,

to here i was forced to re-verify the account in order to proceed my withdrawals , i do it again and the account was verified successfully.

now here's the story , when i returned to my account i was super surprised when i see my requests of withdrawal has been cancelled due to change of the odds and the was recalculated from 3.85 to 1.41
and my balance change from 870.10€ to 318.66€

i didnt understand why , I sent an email immediately and received this reply :

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Hello,

There has been a technical issue at our end during accepting of some bets. Your account's balance has changed as a result of the above mentioned erroneous bets being settled properly.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

i asked for an explanation and received this reply:

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Hello,

Your bet was initially accepted at wrong odds and therefore was resettled at the average market odds after the error was discovered.

This procedure is applied only in exceptional cases when, due to some reasons, there is insufficient internal data to determine bet odds.

The average market odds are set based on general data of the major sports betting sites.[/CODE]

the odd was dropped in all bookmakers sites , and they paid their customers with no problems

I wonder what if the odd was raised up , it will be recalculated agian

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Heritage squares
Can someone tell me where the pending pool button is located for the Heritage Squares, so I can see what numbers I have for the games tomorrow? I can seem to find it...lol

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Bovada Missing Future Bets
Hi All,

I placed some NFL MVP Future bets on Bovada in July.

The two bets were:

Patrick Mahomes
Mitchell Trubisky

Problem is they are both missing and don't show up in my open bets section of my account anymore, even though some of my other futures show up.

Am also missing a NBA MVP future bet I placed. I am really only concerned about the Mahomes bet since I got it at 55-1 and it looks like he will most likely win MVP. I saw some other people on here had similar issues, was wondering if there was anything I could do to get it to show in my account.

I have already tried Bovada support and they only responded with a list of open bets that are showing up. I also submitted a inquiry on here that was linked in a few other threads.

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Betus is getting ridiculous
Betus is trying to charge $25 for bitcoin withdrawals :+clueless thats pathetic, Now they are saying there bitcoin payout system is down and they can only receive bitcoin deposits, thats worst than pathetic

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Bwin 'KYC' account blocked
I know SBR no longer deals with bwin going from previous (extremely old) threads I've read, but I was looking for an incite if anybody has advice?

I've had an account with them for around 6 months as an occasional bookie (WH and BF for regular usage), no issue at all with my depositing or withdrawals, in fact they've been pretty decent... until now.

Beginning of December managed to accumulate over £8k, withdrawn over £5k no problem and left £3k in to play with. Logged in and they had closed my account and told me to contact CS which I did. My account was under investigation with the VIP account management team pending verification despite not being a part of VIP - I sent my ID off with a selfie to verify. This was accepted but nothing else could be done without having a recorded phone call.

Weeks went by with no phone call, contacted CS again and they said they needed statements from my MB or no phone call - sent them off. Still no phone call. Phoned them in Jan and had to wait another week for a phone call and I didn't get that until second week of Jan after I phoned. VIP account management phoned me, asked questions to verify myself and about my betting history etc as a part of the KYC scheme. He then told me to save his number and asked for proof of income/funding and deposits into my MB and he will release my account to withdraw or bet with the balance, I agreed. I sent off statements - 2 months worth for income/fund proof, and then selected dates for my deposits as there was over 100 pages of statements otherwise.

Tried phoning him a week later for a follow up but no answer. Phoned CS and they emailed him. Had a response from another person (not VIP/AM) saying she will be taking over, she's now saying the dates were inconsistent, no shit! I told them that in the email. Asked for further dates so they can be "investigated". She stated that because my account has been open for x amount if months, it is highly likely it's being used for disclosed activities? Wtf. Anyway I sent off the additional dates she wanted.

TLDR; Bwin closed account with £3k inside, requesting a shit load of information from me which I've sent but they're asking for more making excuses to hold my money longer.

I feel like I'm needing to run through a field of nettles to get my money - is it something I'm going to need to take down the legal route maybe, or will they pay?

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