The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has announced a new 15% point of consumption (POC) tax on gambling operators The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has announced a new 15% point of consumption (POC) tax on gambling operators.The tax will apply to net gambling revenue generated by companies through bets placed in the ACT, as well as wagers made by residents in the territory.The move follows a similar approach by various other territories such as South Australia, which has set betting operations tax at 15% for horse racing, sports betting and non-sport events.According to budget papers obtained by the Canberra Times newspaper, ACT expects to generate an additional Aus$2m (€1.3m/US$1.5m) a year through the new tax rate.“The introduction of this tax will bring the ACT into line with multiple other Australian jurisdictions which are also in the process of implementing point of consumption tax arrangements,” the papers read.Queensland and Western Australia are also due to introduce 15% tax rates, but Victoria last month announced plans for a new rate of just 8% for online betting agencies.Related article: Victoria plans 8% online betting tax Casino & games Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Oceania Australia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Australian Capital Territory introduces 15% POC gambling tax Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 5th June 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting
Rebranded betting and data service announces ‘aggressive growth plans’ Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation 12th November 2018 | By contenteditor New IMG Arena division targets US data deals AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter IMG has indicated major developments within weeks after announcing the formation of its new IMG Arena betting and data division.The sports media giant already works with more than 250 leading sportsbook operators worldwide and a series of major rights-holders, including ATP and WTA tennis, the NHL and Serie A. It provides live streaming, on-demand virtual sports products and live data via its Fastpath Data feeds.The rebranding of IMG Gaming, which will be led by Freddie Longe (pictured), senior vice-president and managing director, comes after six months of planning. While the division will be targeting major developments in North America, where companies such as Sportradar and Genius Sports have made great strides since the repeal of PASPA, an IMG spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com that the rebranding exercise is unrelated to the changes in regulation in the US.The spokesperson said: “The new name reflects the vision of the group and our aggressive growth plans. It also provides the foundations for our desire to expand our footprint in a range of worldwide markets, including the US.“Our main aim is to continue to deliver great value to our federation clients and sportsbook customers. The new name is designed to help us cement our position within the market and increase understanding of our unique offer.”IMG Arena processes official data for more than 45,000 sport events per year, including tennis feeds from three Grand Slams and major ATP and WTA events. Its streaming portfolio features NHL ice hockey, Serie A, the English FA Cup and Football League and EuroLeague basketball, with more than 70 million hours of content and 39 million unique views achieved in 2017.IMG last month extended its multi-territory streaming rights partnership with the NHL for a further three years, and the company said it expects further developments in the US market very soon.“The US is an exciting opportunity and one we are exploring,” the spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com.“There are potentially 133 million US sports fans that are back in the game – we want to help our federation clients and sportsbook customers to deliver a best-in-class experience to each and every one of them. In the coming weeks you will see more news from us on our growth plans.”IMG Arena, part of IMG Media, will be headquartered in London, with Longe assisted by a senior team that includes industry veterans Max Wright and head of product Brad van Wely. It expanded its offering when signing a partnership with virtual sports developer Leap Gaming in May, at the time citing a desire to “provide the broadest portfolio of technology driven betting and gaming solutions”.Longe added in a statement: “Backed by the considerable global scale, network and resource of IMG, IMG Arena will build on our existing advantages and well-developed offering to positively disrupt the market, with a strong fan-first innovation pipeline that drives incremental value to our clients and customers.” Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Kambi Group has cited the renewal of contracts with a number of customers as one of the main reasons behind year-on-year growth in revenue and profit for 2018. Full-year revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 amounted to €76.2m (£66.9m/$86.4m), up from €62.1m in the previous year. The sports betting services provider said a significant number of customers renewed their contracts over the past year, which positively impacted revenue growth during the year.However, Kambi noted an increase in operating expenses for the year, due in part to an increase in staff numbers after expanding its trading and product development teams.Expenses totalled $63.5m last year, up from €54.4m in 2017, with staff costs in particular increasing from $24.1m to $28.2m.Meanwhile, profit before tax increased from $7.4m in 2017 to $12.3m in the past year, while profit after tax also climbed from $5.9m to $9.8m. Comprehensive income for the year stood at €9.5m, up from €5.3m in 2017. Kambi said this is inline with its investment strategy, with a focus on creating a strong business proposition. The supplier will push ahead with this strategy in 2019, with plans in place to open an office in Philadelphia before the end of the first quarter, in order to support its expansion efforts in the US. CEO Kristian Nylén cited activity in the US as key highlights for Kambi during the past year, singling out sports betting launches with DraftKings at Resorts Casino in New Jersey and Rush Street Interactive’s Rivers Casino and SugarHouse in Pennsylvania. “With the US market high on Kambi’s priority list, our ability to demonstrate our high-quality on-property sportsbook and prompt time-to-market leaves us well-placed moving forward, particularly considering the emphasis US operators and state regulators place on the retail channel. “When also factoring in the early success we have had online in New Jersey, I’m not surprised Kambi is now seen as the leading multi-channel sports betting supplier in this burgeoning market.” For the fourth quarter of the year ended December 31, 2018, Kambi revenue amounted to €21.7m, up from €19m in the same period last year. However, operating profit fell from €5m to €4.2m and profit after tax slipped from €3.9m to €3.3m. Despite this, Nylén was upbeat about the three-month period: “Bearing in mind the comparative period in 2017 delivered Kambi’s highest ever operator trading margin, our Q4 2018 performance is particularly pleasing and highlights the positive momentum we have built within the business.” Meanwhile, Nylén also said that Kambi has started 2019 positively, with the launch of new customers in multiple markets, while the company has also signed an agreement to relaunch the mybet German sports betting brand later this year. “The business remains in great shape for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” he said. Finance Topics: Finance Sports betting Kambi Group has cited the renewal of contracts with various customers as one of the main reasons behind year-on-year growth across revenue and profit for 2018. Tags: Online Gambling 13th February 2019 | By contenteditor Kambi posts revenue and profit growth in 2018 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Sports betting FanDuel appoints Butterfass as new product chief “Product innovation and enhancing the customer experience is at the heart of everything we do at FanDuel Group,” FanDuel CEO King said. “Sarah’s deep digital experience, passion for building high performing teams, and delivering world-class customer experiences will be incredibly valuable as we lead our industry forward.” Tags: FanDuel Flutter Entertainment Email Address Butterfass has over 20 years’ experience in leading product strategies with various organizations, as well as overseeing product launches, and holds a particular focus on customer engagement. Regions: US FanDuel has increased its footprint across the United States throughout 2020, launching online and mobile sportsbooks in Iowa and Illinois, through partnerships with Boyd Gaming, as well as having a licence approved in September by Tennessee Lottery. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 15th October 2020 | By Conor Mulheir AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting DFS Online sports betting Sportsbook Daily fantasy and sports betting operator, FanDuel, announced that Sarah Butterfass will join its executive team as chief product officer, reporting into FanDuel Group chief executive Matt King. Read the full story on iGB North America.
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter This will also mean land-based gaming venues that hold a serving licence and run slot machines will not be able to offer commercial gaming after 10pm. Outlining the new rules, Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen said this will apply to venues with a licence that specifically states slot games must be provided at a venue with a serving permit. Topics: Casino regulation Slots AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Covid-19 Swedish land-based gambling venues are to face new restrictions on opening hours, after the government announced new limitations on the serving of alcohol, in relation to the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Slots “This prevents the provision of games after 10pm, regardless of whether this game could be provided without inconvenience,” the regulator said. However, Spelinspektionen also said that the new limitations on slot machines will not apply to land-based casinos in the country. Despite these restrictions, gambling revenue in Sweden for the third quarter of 2020 was up 2.0% on Q2 and 1.3% year-on-year to SEK6.04bn, while online revenue also increased. The measures, which are currently due to expire at the end of the year, also include customers being required to set limits on playing time when playing online casino games or slots, while bonuses for the vertical is limited to SEK100. Swedish gaming venues face new limits on opening hours Regions: Nordics Sweden The fresh restrictions come after Sweden’s government this month launched a consultation on extending the temporary controls for online casino, including a SEK5,000 (£434.60/€488.76/$581.42) weekly deposit limit, until June 2021. 23rd November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Online casino and sports betting revenue was up 2.1% quarter-on-quarter and 5.8% year-on-year to SEK3.69bn. A temporary ban on serving alcohol between the hours of 10pm and 11am at premises that hold a serving licence came into effect on 20 November and will remain in place until the end of February 2021. Email Address
The organisations first partnered in 2017, in a deal which saw Nolimit deliver games via its in-house technology platform, with each slot made available on desktop, mobile and tablet. Regions: Denmark The Malta-based casino platform and game supplier said it has expanded its partnership with Videoslots to provide its games to the operator’s customers in Denmark. 12th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Email Address Tags: Videoslots Nolimit City Topics: Casino & games Online casino Product & technology Licensing “It’s a partnership that we’ve been very happy with so far and it’s exciting to see us both entering a new jurisdiction together, which for us also means a stronger foothold in the Danish Market, which we value deeply.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “Videoslots and Nolimit City have enjoyed a strong partnership for over two years now,” said Malcolm Mizzi, commercial director at Nolimit City. William Ahlberg, head of casino at Videoslots, added: “Videoslots and Nolimit City has had a stellar partnership for almost two years now. We’re both happy and thrilled to enter the Danish market with our partner and will hopefully get to cut the ribbon on more markets together ahead.” Videoslots came under fire in January, as it was issued with an injunction from the Swedish Gaming Authority for allowing players to use reverse withdrawals to circumvent Sweden’s SEK5,000 (£436/€496/$600) weekly deposit cap. The operator’s Swedish licence was extended until 31 December, 2023 in 2019, after appealing the Gaming Authority’s decision to limit its licence to a two-year term. Online casino Online casino operator Videoslots has entered into the Danish market, according to a statement from the operator’s supply partner, Nolimit City. Videoslots & Nolimit City enter Danish Market Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Nolimit said that Videoslots marks the second operator with which it has entered into the Danish market, where it will now offer its slot games such as Deadwood, Punk Rocker and Tombstone.
Read the full story on iGB North America. Gaming Realms’ executive chairman Michael Buckley said plans are in place to expand its presence in the US further, with the developer now eyeing licences in other states. “We are now licenced in the three largest states for igaming and look forward to more states regulating in the future,” Buckley said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 25th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Issued by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the Interactive Gaming Manufacturer License will permit Gaming Realms to roll out its content in the state. The licence marks Gaming Realms’ third such approval in the US, with the developer also holding similar permits in New Jersey and Michigan. Topics: Online casino Legal “We have signed a number of multi-state deals and direct integration agreements with some of the largest operators in the US, giving an excellent opportunity to capitalise on the expansion of the exciting US igaming market.” Email Address Content developer Gaming Realms has secured a licence to launch its igaming solutions and products in the US state of Pennsylvania. Tags: Licence Gaming Realms Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online casino Regions: Pennsylvania Gaming Realms lands Pennsylvania igaming licence
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni in personal capacity has acquired 25% stake in Run Adam. The cricket icon will play a significant and crucial role as mentor and brand ambassador of Run Adam. India’s first 360 degree sports Tech-Ecosystem Run Adam, created with a vision to help realize every sporting dream, was launched by M.S. Dhoni today. The former Indian Cricket Captain has taken 25% stake in his personal capacity in the bootstrapped tech-company and will play a significant and crucial role as mentor and brand ambassador of Run Adam. ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket By Kunal Dhyani – August 7, 2018 Cricket Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! 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My decision to take stake in the company was due to the passion of the team and their vision for sportspersons”. K. Yeragaselvan, CEO, and MD of Run Adam, said “India is yet to achieve its full potential in sports and this is not because there is a lack of talent in the country. Pursuing sports is expensive in terms of money, time and other sacrifices that one has to make. Most sportspersons are self-funded and often don’t come from affluent backgrounds, and many cannot reach their goal mainly due to lack of access to resources. Run Adam aims to bridge this gap in sports. We are excited and encouraged by the support that a stalwart like M. S. Dhoni has given us. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Senbere Teferi was second and Gidey third, both women also given 33:55; 2018 world half marathon champion Netsanet Gudeta was fourth in 33:56 with Dera Dida one second further back in fifth place. Chinta Yadav (36:34) sprung a surprise to finish third. Among Indian women, Sanjivani Jadhav won the race for consecutive year by crossing the line in 35:10 ahead of Parul Chaudhary, who clocked 35:36. Ethiopia’s Letsenbet Gidey darted into the lead on entering the stadium but, with 50 metres to go, Tirop still had plenty in reserve and emerged victorious in a thrilling five-woman sprint for the line. Sport News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sport News The Indian winners took home Rs 275,000, while second and third place finishers got Rs 200,000 and Rs 150,000 respectively. Tirop won in 33:55 in sharp contrast to the fast men’s race it was the slowest winning time in the history of the event with just two seconds covering the top five, with the Kenyan being followed home by four Ethiopian women. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineThe 20-year-old triumphed in difficult conditions as there was high humidity and temperatures touched 26 degrees celsius. “I was carrying a niggle in my hamstring so am happy to have finished on top, but I could have surely achieved a better time,” Jadhav, who finished 10th overall, said. SportSport News Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu Sunday won the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 title by crossing the tape in IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 27 minute 56 seconds, just eight seconds outside his personal best and 12 seconds off the course record. Football SHARE Eight men went through the 5km mark in 14:11 before Uganda’s Mande Bushendich made an audacious early move just after the halfway point. Chaudhary, who was trailing in the first 2.5 km, said she was confident of a podium finish. Singh recorded the second fastest time ever for Indian elite men in TCS World 10K at 29:55. “I expected to run a fast time as there were so many good runners in this race, but I also expected to run even faster than this,” Belihu told reporters after the race. Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion ATP Tour Ethiopia’s Belihu wins TCS World 10K run, Kenya’s Tirop defends women’s title Football The TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 has a total prize fund of USD213,000, with the men’s and women’s winners each taking home USD 26,000. Agnes Tirop’s finishing time may have been more than two minutes slower than her course record but the 2017 IAAF World Championships 10,000m bronze medallist defended her title, becoming the first woman to win back-to-back titles in the 12-year history of the Bengaluru race. Sport News Previous articleGogoi, Sirimalla get top billings in Ramesh Desai TennisNext articleKerala’s Shalouf upsets Girish of Railways in Open Snooker Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Among Indian men, Karan Singh aced pre-race favourites G Lakshmanan and Avinash Sable to win the race in 29:55. Copa America 2021 Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update “I would have liked to have run faster and I did my best but no one else wanted to push hard so I was just content with the win,” said Tirop. Tirop herself injected regular short bursts of pace during the next three kilometres but none were sustained, and they did nothing to break up the group apart from dropping Bahrain’s 2017 world marathon champion Rose Chelimo. Facebook Twitter Football Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Lakshmanan finished second in 30:02 while Sable was third in 30:36. By Kunal Dhyani – May 20, 2019 Football “Before the race, I had decided to be close to Lakshmanan because he had a good time on this course thinking that would help me to achieve a good time and a favourable result too,” said Singh who was preparing for the race since finishing third at the Mumbai Marathon in January. Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title It was clear from the leisurely opening kilometres that this was going to be a much slower race than in 2018. A group of nine women went through the first half of the race in a modest 18:06, more than two minutes down on last year’s split. Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Coming into the Bengaluru’s famous Cubbon Park, eight women were still closely grouped together and that was still the situation as they entered the stadium for one final lap of the track. Ethiopia’s Birhanu Legese, the Tokyo Marathon winner earlier in the year and Tata Steel Kolkata 25K winner in December, finished third in 28:23. “I know my body well and knew when to pace, so I wasn’t worried about my slow start,” she said. Right from the gun, Belihu was prominent at the front of the leading pack, often forcing the pace.