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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - October 30 2019

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Oct/30/2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday October 30, 2019.


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Nats at One Time Promised Payout as High as $50K

Sportsbooks were, at one time, offering the Nats as high as 50/1 odds of winning the 2019 World Series.   If you bet $100 at those odds, the payout would have been $5000.  A $1000 bet paid out $50K.

We know one guy who lost a few million on the Astros:

Michigan House Passes Sports Betting Measure But Bill Faces Governor Veto

A bill that would legalize sports betting - both retail and mobile - in Michigan sailed through the House and is heading to the Senate.

The House approved the 10-bill package Wednesday. Democrats warn that it would be vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in its current form.

Malta Gambling CEO Voices Concerns Over Compliance Standards

Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur has stated that current compliance among its UK-facing online gambling operators is simply “not good enough”.

McArthur said: "The Commission is clear that although progress has been made in the regulation of the online market since 2014, far more needs to be done to raise standards.

"So let today be the start of a fresh commitment: a commitment to raise standards and to collaborate with us to make more progress more quickly.

"In return, the Commission commits that we stand ready to help in these efforts. But, rest assured, we also remain ready when needed to take enforcement action."

Registrations Now Open for 4th edition of Prague Gaming Summit March 2020

The team at European Gaming Media and Events is excited to announce that registrations are open for the 4th edition of the Prague Gaming Summit, the leading boutique style gambling industry conference of the region.

The conference will take place on the 6th of March 2020 at the ‘traditional base’ of the conference and will be the subject of a total makeover. The title of the 2020 edition is RƎ: LOADED.

Being the leading event in the region we decided to raise the bar, establishing a new format, never used before at our conferences, that brings up the possibilities to have more talks, more panel discussion, speakers, case studies, and most importantly plenty more quality content for all attending delegates” stated Zoltán Tűndik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events.

The 4th edition is aimed, as the title suggests, to reload all connections, the region’s business environment, an ecosystem of industry expert contacts, the organizers ways of processing and using professional knowledge of both local and international trends of the industry.

From visual to logistics, -event to post-event, during panel discussions and networking breaks, everything will be custom shaped to fit and suit everyone’s needs and further enhance expand business connections. In one word: RƎ: LOADED

Benefit of the Early Bird rates until 31 December 2019

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

The program of the conference will be available soon and if you can show your interest in becoming a sponsor here or you can nominate a speaker here.

Here are a few of the testimonials that have left by the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of Prague Gaming Summit:

The Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was very well organised and included a number of key international speakers. Agenda was full of interesting content and panels were aimed at discussing areas of mutual interest.” – Heathcliff Farrugia, Chief Executive Officer at Malta Gaming Authority(MGA)

Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was the great challenge which showed the new regulations in Eastern Europe. Thank you Zoltan for the great organization’s and thank you for the conference which covered the new opportunities and the new ways to the operators.– Vladimir Petrov FPQP, Global Research Analyst and International Development at Efbet Casinos & Sports

Prague Gaming Summit is a great place to discuss the current hot topics in the gaming industry and exchange opinions and ideas with the most relevant people from the operator, affiliate and provider sides. It was a pleasure joining the panel about the relationship between operators, affiliates and regulators and sharing my views from the Trustly perspective.– Vasilije Lekovic, Director of Gaming Accounts at Trustly

It was great to have the operators and suppliers with the presence in the CEE territories under one roof. It is always very useful to discover the challenges and see the trends of the industry in the newly regulated markets.– Tal Zamstein, Group Head of Gaming at Fortuna Group

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Prague Gaming Summit. The agenda was relevant, content was good and the caliber of speakers was excellent. I also welcomed the opportunity to catch up with some old faces and forge ties with new ones. Kudos to Zoltan and the team. I look forward to attending again next year.– Russell Mifsud, Gaming industry specialist – Associate Director at KPMG

An outstandingly organized event, free of the hustle associated with hectic expo conferences, bringing together industry stakeholders to debate, network and gather insights. The great location and distinguished speakers all add up to this great forum, which I recommend to anyone wishing to keep track of current developments in the region or is willing to receive a hint of what’s coming next in igaming.– Georgi Dimitrov, Legal Counsel / Compliance Manager at EGT Interactive

This most recent event was a rich one. The diversity of speakers and the structured topics provided a platform for real debate, presenting food for thought for many. I’m sure I/we will pick up on the very relevant topics again at this event.– Charmaine Hogan (Regulatory & Public Affairs, International Relations, Policy Development Expert)

Fantastic event: well-organized, interesting and keeping up with the latest trends; a leader in its field!– Donata Szabo, Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance

A conference of great quality. Not only excellent content is presented by top experts, but also the industry is moving closer together through many networking opportunities.“ – Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M (Secretary General, Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling)

Prague Gaming Summit 3 brought together Maltese, Romanian and other regulators, software developers, operators, and payment solution providers, to name a few. It was great participating in the discussions with everyone on and off the agenda.” – Kate Romanenko, CBO of Evoplay Entertainment

 

About Prague Gaming Summit

Even from its inaugural edition in 2017, Prague Gaming Summit has been considered as the leading event in the region which offers a priceless opportunity for local and international operators to get together yearly to network and learn. The conference has recorded considerable growth during the 2018 edition and continues to bring the quality platform with which usual delegates have already gotten used too. You can read the post-event reports from the earlier events on the following links 2017 / 2018 / 2019

For more details visit www.praguegamingsummit.com

European Gaming Media and Events press contacts:

Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business

zoltan.tundik@europeangaming.eu, +40 735 559 234

Our Free Picks Record October 30

2019 NFL Record: 2-8 (0%)

2019 College Football Record: 3-2 (60%)

2019 MLB Record: 26-18-2 (59%) - 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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