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World Cup draws record bets but predictable final damps profit


With the football World Cup finally at a close, Russian bookies are finding their profits are lower than expected, despite a surge in volume. Russi

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Chinese authorities crack down on WeChat betting groups


The Chinese government has been working hard to clamp down on illegal World Cup betting groups organized on WeChat, Taobao and QQ, Global Times report

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Thai police arrest 3,000 gamblers in just four days


In just four days since the start of the World Cup, Thai police have arrested around 3,000 gamblers and bookies nationwide, working with financial ins

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Thai authorities see success in World Cup crackdown...industry less so


Elephants took to a football pitch in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya this week in an effort to raise awareness among young people about ill

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Syndicates secure bank accounts ahead of World Cup


With only a few days to the FIFA World Cup, bookmaking syndicates in Malaysia have been busy securing bank accounts from individuals to be used to acc

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Golden Race World Cup will be ‘Game of the year’


Award-winning virtual sports developer Golden Race is launching a brand new virtual football product ahead of the World Cup. The Golden Race World

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World Cup could lead to weaker summer GGR growth: MS


The upcoming World Cup could result in weaker than expected GGR growth in the summer, while Union Pay POS terminal concerns are overblown, say Morgan

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Illegal offshore bookmakers lure Russian punters


At least $1 billion a year has been estimated to go to illegal offshore gambling websites from Russian punters, according to reports. The figure is a

Illegal offshore bookmakers lure Russian punters


At least $1 billion a year has been estimated to go to illegal offshore gambling websites from Russian punters, according to reports. The figure is a

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Login Casino to launch online betting conference in November


Online magazine Login casino is launching a new online conference in November, focused on opportunities for bookmakers during the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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BOS17 puts operators and affiliates on the road to Russia


The ‘Sport in Focus’ track at Betting on Sports (September 12-15) will culminate in a session dedicated to next year’s FIFA World Cup, as more t

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DFS to take off in Russia: Bollier


OulalaGames CEO Valery Bollier says he is optimistic about the future of DFS in Russia after the amended sports betting bill came into effect on April

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Bookies seek regulatory easing to reap World Cup rewards


Russia’s bookmakers are looking forward to a bonanza from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but would like to see regulations eased, in particular with regard to online bets from foreign visitors, to enable them to take full advantage. Sports betting has seen...

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Macau Slot records net income of MOP121M in 2014


Macau Slot Co Ltd, a betting concessionaire, recorded net income of MOP121.83 ($15.2 million) million last year, up by nearly MOP20 million from the y

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Phua walks free from court


Former Macau junket operator Paul Phua walked free from court and will be reunited with his $48 million private jet and passport after a Las Vegas jud

Authorities probe head of Taiwan Football Association


Taiwanese authorities are investigating the head of the Taiwan Football Association for allegedly betting on his side to lose a World Cup qualifier ag

Federal judge to hear arguments in Phua case


A federal judge is now deciding the fate of Paul Phua, a gambling mogul who was arrested in July after FBI agents posed as Internet repairmen to enter

NZ cricket stars at risk from “honey traps” warns association


As the World Cup approaches in New Zealand, the Cricket Players Association (CPA) and Racing Board have warned that the country’s cricket stars are

China Lottery sales jump amidst World Cup fever


China lottery sales jumped 52.7 percent in July to RMB37.2 billion ($6.05 billion) fuelled by a gain in the mainland’s Sports Lottery sales, helped

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