Monday, October 26, 2020
Digitain

Digitain: Making tax less tedious

Digitain has launched its new Tax Engine - an automated tool developed to allow operators to deal with complex betting tax requirements.
Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Recent changes to Kazakhstan’s sports betting law are likely to fuel black market gambling and slash tax revenue for the government, experts say.
Highlight Games enters Philippines

Highlight Games enters Philippines

Highlight Games has entered the Philippines and its sports betting products will be made available in 350 retail outlets across the country.
Caesars offers to buy William Hill for GBP2.9b

Caesars offers to buy William Hill for GBP2.9b

Caesars Entertainment says it’s in advanced talks to buy William Hill for GBP2.9 billion ($3.7 billion) to position itself to take full advantage of the expanding U.S. sports betting market.

Punters flood the sports betting zone 

Kung Volleyball, ping pong and Tajikistan football leagues are just some of the exotic sports that saw wagering action during the pandemic shutdowns, though now regular events are opening up, operators are noting a big swing back to old favourites.
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Is it time to rethink the industry or is it business as usual?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has pretty much decimated the brick and mortar casino and betting shops worldwide, is there light at the end of the very long tunnel?

IPL to mark bounce back for India’s online fantasy games

While the legality of sports betting in India remains a question of debate, betting on online fantasy sports (OFS) has been the biggest growth area of the country’s online skill-based gaming industry.

SBC Barcelona – Digital signs partnership with Asia Gaming Brief

SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital has signed a strategic media partnership with Asia Gaming Brief, the region’s leading intelligence and connections provider, to promote and develop a session for the upcoming virtual events, which takes place 8-11 September 2020. 

Table tennis, niche betting products gain ground during Covid

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Russia overhauls sports betting legislation

Russia has approved legislation that will significantly overhaul its sports betting industry, imposing tax on bets placed on overseas events and extending financial obligations to all market participants. 

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