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MTG takes eSports into China with Huya joint venture

Swedish media giant Modern Times Group (MTG) has entered into an agreement with Chinese live streaming platform provider Huya to expand its ESL eSports operation into China.

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Raketech targets expansion in Japan with latest acquisition

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Raketech is targeting expansion in the Japanese market through the acquisition of Malta-based Casumba Media.

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AS Roma names new Asian betting partner for 2019/20 season

Italian football club AS Roma has named Asia-facing operator AWCBET.com as its official regional betting partner.

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Gambling research in focus at IAGR 2019

Research into gambling behaviour will feature in the keynote sessions at the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) annual conference taking place in Jamaica from 30 September to 3 October.

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Snaitech contribution offsets B2B decline for Playtech in H1 2019

London-listed gaming supplier and operator Playtech has reported a 69 per cent increase in revenue to €736.1m for the first half of 2019, driven by a strong contribution from the company’s Snaitech consumer business in Italy.

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China lauds Cambodia and Philippines for iGaming crackdown

The Chinese government has welcomed moves by Cambodia and the Philippines to suspend online gaming licensing.

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PAGCOR reports rise in income despite fall in offshore gambling

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) earned gross income of PhP36,567m (approx. €623m) from the Philippine gaming industry in the first half of 2019, an increase of 9.3 per cent year-on-year, despite a slump in income from offshore gambling operations.

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PAGCOR suspends licensing of offshore gambling operators

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has suspended all new online gaming license applications in response to concerns about offshore gambling operators.

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Leicester City names 19.com as official betting partner

English Premier League football club Leicester City has named Asian-facing betting operator 19.com as its new official betting partner.

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JPJ Group profits as Vera&John drives growth in first half of 2019

London-listed gaming operator JPJ Group has reported a 14 per cent increase in revenue to £169.5m for the first half of 2019, following continued strong organic growth from its Vera&John brand.

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China promises crackdown on Philippines offshore gambling

China plans to crackdown on citizens gambling with online operators in the Philippines, with the Ministry of Public Security targeting online payment processors for action.

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Sisal-Şans JV wins Turkish national lottery concession

Italian gaming operator Sisal has scooped its second lottery concession in as many months with the award of the Turkish Milli Piyango concession.

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