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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - August 8, 2019

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Aug/08/2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Thursday August 8, 2019.


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China Threatens Lucrative Phillipines Online Gaming Sector

CHINA is stepping up a crackdown on gambling activity by its citizens offshore, threatening what has become a lucrative industry for gaming operators in places like the Philippines.

China’s embassy in Manila put out a strongly worded statement Thursday, saying that its citizens are being targeted by casinos in the Southeast Asian nation, and that hundreds of millions of yuan are flowing illegally out of its borders to the region.

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Paddy Power Pushes Heavy Into Content Game

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has partnered with online publisher Joe to run a long-form video and audio show called 'Liquid Football'.

Paddy Power has partnered with Joe to produce the show featuring TV presenter Kelly Cates alongside Jonathan Walters, Wayne Bridge and Steve Sidwell.

The company this week also launched a "monster" mag called 'Pitch Invader'. 

Simon Clancy, Liquid Football lead producer and head of programmes at Joe, said: "Football has been Joe's heartland from day one, and this show is yet another step in underlining our dedication to the best in football content and journalism. In our lead host - we’ve signed the best in the business in Kelly Cates - a hugely renowned and admired broadcaster who will tie the show together like no one else can. Put simply, there is nothing out there right now like Liquid Football and we have a real dream-team at the helm”.

The show premiered on Wednesday 7 August.

Paddy Power marketing director Michelle Spillane, added: “It is fantastic for Paddy Power as it allows us to bring our brand to football fans through Joe’s multiple digital and social channels with a brand new show that will be dripping with insight, sharp wit, and agenda-setting football chat."

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2019 MLB Record: 21-13-2 (61.7%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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Hard Rock, Seminole Gaming Win Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Hard Rock, Seminole Gaming Win Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming have won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).  The award recognizes the PlayersEdge casino team member training program, which was introduced in December, 2019.  The award was presented at the recent NCPG Digital Symposium and National Awards Ceremony.  In 2014, Seminole Gaming also received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from NCPG.

PointsBet to Partner With Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, More

Sports Illustrated Gambling has learned exclusively that PointsBet Sportsbook has entered into a multi-year partnership with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC ("KSE").

New Gambling Law in the Netherlands Explained

New Gambling Law in the Netherlands Explained

From rumors to reality, the law that would legalize online gambling in the Netherlands is finally enacted by the Dutch parliament. The Remote Gambling Decree was presented to the parliament, along with two different letters filled with answers responding to questions that had earlier been raised at the previous parliamentary debates. The major points of discussion were in regards to extending the cooling-off period by six-months and whether or not to prohibit the advertisement of online gambling services. At the end of the day, the cool-off period was extended and the proposed ban on advertising was denied. 

Are Online Casinos Legal in the Netherlands?

Are Online Casinos Legal in the Netherlands?

The much-anticipated new gambling regulation in the Netherlands is changing the scene of online gambling and the gambling industry as a whole. The ministry overseeing the new gambling regulations has announced that the new legislation would transform the Dutch gambling industry. After several years of lurking in the shadows, online casino and gambling vendors are now free to roam and legally promote games to Dutch players. So yeah, online casinos have now been made legal in the Netherlands, but with a lot of rules and guidelines, enough to stifle the joy of the news. 

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