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Australia's PointsBet is expanding further in the U.S., with its mobile app and digital sports betting product to go live in Michigan Friday, January 22. Michigan will mark the sixth operational state for PointsBet's sports betting product.
PlayUp, an Australian company that provides online Sports Betting, Horse Racing and Daily Fantasy Sports in Australia, New Zealand and India, has expanded its footprint across the US by acquiring a betting license in New Jersey. This is the second market access agreement that PlayUp has announced after the recent acquisition of their Colorado license.
Las Vegas Sands is in talks with potential partners to enter sports betting in what would be a major shift in strategy for the company, which has previously rejected online gambling.
Sportradar said it has appointed Jeffery Yabuki as chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately.
Russia’s parliament has passed a new bill redistributing control over the online betting market, creating a unified gambling regulator to track bets and allocations to sporting leagues and significantly increasing costs to the industry.
MGM Resorts has thrown its cards into the online gaming ring, with an attempt to buy U.K.-listed Entertain for GBP11.3 billion ($15.4 billion), which may reshape the group and reduce its focus on Asia in the longer term.
John English, CEO of Webe Gaming and partner with Global Market Advisors, discusses the rise of sports betting and online gaming and how Covid-19 has acted as a catalyst for widespread online acceptance in the U.S. He also discusses prospects in Asia and welcomes positive noises from India about the possibility of legal sports betting.
Betting enthusiasts were left high and dry after the majority of the world’s traditional sports tournaments and leagues canceled their 2020 seasons, left a sizable vacuum in their wake.
TAB New Zealand reported net profit for October of $15.8 million, which was $4.4 million above budget and $3 million above last year. Profit was driven by strong domestic and international racing and by the All Blacks' first international appearance since the Rugby World Cup.
In early July, the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan made amendments to the current gambling law. The new legislation was signed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev.