Month: March 2022

Argentinian Soccer Players Red-Carded, Ejected over Alleged Match-Fixing

Argentinian Soccer Players Red-Carded, Ejected over Alleged Match-Fixing

Posted on: March 31, 2022, 08:11h.  Last updated on: March 31, 2022, 08:11h. Soccer players on an Argentinian team are causing the team, and the soccer community, unnecessary grief. At least four El Porvenir players are hanging up their cleats after their ejection due to potential match-fixing. Argentina’s El Porvenir soccer team. Several members of the team are out following accusations they helped fix games in which they played. (Image: Depo)There’s nothing inherently wrong with athletes betting on sports, but restrictions are in place for a good reason. No one wants to have to respond to accusations that a player…
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The Rise of Interstate Poker Compacts in America

The Rise of Interstate Poker Compacts in America

This week’s gambling news focuses on the expansion of interstate poker compacts in the United States, as more jurisdictions look to regulate web based poker and consider compacts to make them more profitable! Also, there was a major legal victory for Fantasy Sports in New York state recently!   Hello friends, and welcome to This Week in Gambling, where we always try to cover every aspect of the gaming industry! And with that in mind we’re looking at stories from online poker to interstate poker compacts to fantasy sports! Starting with this week’s big story! The pandemic pushed the growth…
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888 Breaks into the African iGaming Market through Joint Venture

888 Breaks into the African iGaming Market through Joint Venture

Posted on: March 29, 2022, 06:55h.  Last updated on: March 29, 2022, 06:55h. 888 Holdings is ready to expand its global reach. The gaming operator with action in all verticals is moving into Africa through a joint venture with established and recognizable gaming names. The Cape Town Stadium highlights an aerial view of Cape Town. 888 Holdings is adding its name to Africa’s iGaming space and could target South Africa. (Image: Verdict)Africa called out to 888 Holdings and it responded. The company has its hands in all online – and some land-based – gaming and is taking its portfolio to…
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Fantasy Sports Market to Grow to $6 Billion • This Week in Gambling

Fantasy Sports Market to Grow to $6 Billion • This Week in Gambling

The global fantasy sports market size is expected to increase by $6.11 billion at some point between 2021 and 2026. The report that predicts this offers detailed insights on the key drivers, trends, and challenges that impact the growth of the market around the world. In particular, the launch of multiple apps for fantasy sports. The increasing availability of low-cost smartphones in developing countries such as China, India, and Mexico has fostered the growth of the global mobile gaming industry. The increasing use of smartphones for mobile gaming is encouraging gaming companies to introduce a wide range of apps for…
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Jackpocket Now Official Lottery Sponsor for Audacy’s New York Stations

Jackpocket Now Official Lottery Sponsor for Audacy’s New York Stations

Posted on: March 27, 2022, 06:24h.  Last updated on: March 27, 2022, 06:24h. Steve Bittenbender Read More Jackpocket, a third-party app that allows people to buy lottery tickets online, announced this week that it reached an agreement with Audacy to be the radio and streaming audio content company’s “Official Mobile Lottery App” of its New York market. Jackpocket, a third-party app that lets people buy lottery tickets online, now serves as the “Official Mobile Lottery App” for Audacy New York. Audacy operates some of the biggest radio stations in the New York City area. (Image: PR Newswire)In a statement on…
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Michigan Online Poker Could Go Interstate Soon • This Week in Gambling

Michigan Online Poker Could Go Interstate Soon • This Week in Gambling

The possibility of Interstate games is within view for Michigan online poker players, and that would be a very big deal. Currently, poker players in Michigan can only compete against one another. But if the state were to join a compact with other states, that could change. Currently there is just such a multi-state online poker compact in existence between the states of Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. Michigan want’s to join that multi-state agreement, which would allow players there to compete online against players in the other states within the compact. This would not simply benefit Michigan online poker…
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European Gambling and Betting Association Creates Task Force to Target Cyberattacks on Gaming Operators

European Gambling and Betting Association Creates Task Force to Target Cyberattacks on Gaming Operators

Posted on: March 25, 2022, 07:06h.  Last updated on: March 25, 2022, 07:06h. Cybercrime continues to be a growing threat across all industries and tackling the issue is a major concern. The European Gambling and Betting Association hopes it can help gaming operators through a new specialized group that will fight those threats. Various flags of countries of the European Union and the UK. Gaming operators across the EU are coming together to fight cybercrime. (Image: Getty Images)Thwarting hackers attempts to break into online networks is a constant challenge. There are plenty of tools to assist, but there are also…
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Court Rules New York Fantasy Sports Legal • This Week in Gambling

Court Rules New York Fantasy Sports Legal • This Week in Gambling

 March 23, 2022 A Court of Appeals has ruled that New York fantasy sports are perfectly legal. This coming as the court found sufficient evidence that playing fantasy sports is skill-based and therefore not subject to state gambling laws. The case had been winding its way through the system since 2016 an anti-gambling group asserted that New York fantasy sports were unconstitutional and violated gaming laws. Two lower court decisions agreed with that belief. However, the appeals court arrived at a different conclusion all together. They found that fantasy sports are not based on chance, nor are…
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New Mexico’s Route 66 Casino Region Site of Prisoner Stealing Van

New Mexico’s Route 66 Casino Region Site of Prisoner Stealing Van

Posted on: March 23, 2022, 02:37h.  Last updated on: March 23, 2022, 02:37h. A location near New Mexico’s Route 66 Casino Hotel was the site of a prisoner stealing a van after faking an illness and overpowering a deputy, authorities revealed this week. That very same prisoner reportedly was the man who was shot last week by a federal agent near the same casino. A New Mexico State Police car, pictured above. New Mexico State Police stopped an escaped prisoner who had allegedly stolen a prisoner transport van. He had faked an illness and overpowered a deputy, police said. Last…
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US Online Gambling to Grow by $2.2 Billion • This Week in Gambling

US Online Gambling to Grow by $2.2 Billion • This Week in Gambling

The potential growth difference for the US online gambling market between now and 2026 is is forecast to be as much as $2.2 billion. This according to research by the market research group Technavio in their “Online Gambling Market In US by End-user and Gender – Forecast and Analysis 2022-2026” report. The easing of government regulations and wider reach for online gambling are some of the key market drivers. The internet gambling market in America comprises different types of games, and the rewards also differ from one game to another. The rewards are given in the form of physical goods…
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