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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 18/07/2022

Curaçao to radically overhaul its gambling regime, MLB extends its partnership with BetMGM, and Russian gamblers are duped by an Indian cricket hoax. Here’s STATSCORE’s new Review!

  1. Curaçao to reform its liberal online gambling rules
  2. MLB expands partnership with BetMGM
  3. Tottenham launch their own OTT platform to drive fan engagement
  4. Hoax Indian cricket league tricks Russian gamblers for thousands of dollars
  5. BMW will replace Audi as one of Real Madrid’s main sponsors

Curaçao to reform its liberal online gambling rules

The Caribbean island of Curaçao has announced plans to radically overhaul its licensing regime for online gambling operators.

Authorities have announced they will create a new licensing body, which will tighten the requirements for operators and set higher barriers for entry to tackle illegal gambling.

A new independent regulator, called Curaçao Gaming Authority (CGA), will be responsible for issuing licenses to B2B and B2C operators.

The finance minister of Curaçao has said he hoped the bill would be approved by the end of 2022.  Read more

MLB expands partnership with BetMGM

Major League Baseball has renewed and broadened its partnership with MGM Resorts and BetMGM.

The initial deal, signed in 2018, marked one of the first major betting sponsorships with a top-tier North American sports organization.

BetMGM will remain the league’s official sports betting partner, and will also have the chance to market its brand across a variety of league and team platforms, including MLB Network, the MLB website and the entire catalogue of MLB apps.

MGM Resorts Senior VP of Sports and Sponsorships Lance Evans said: “We’re incredibly proud of the growth and innovation that have transformed our industries since launching our partnership four years ago, and we’re eager to continue breaking new ground and delivering world-class sports and entertainment experiences for baseball fans worldwide.” Read more

Tottenham launch their own OTT platform to drive fan engagement

Premier League club have kicked off SpursPlay, a streaming service that offers live matches, highlights, interviews, and archive content.

“We are excited to bring SpursPlay to our fans,” said Pierre-Olivier Bouche, media, programming and operations director at Tottenham. “The club has been determined to create a platform that brings all its fantastic video content together in one place for fans to access at their fingertips – whether that’s watching live match action they can’t find anywhere else, reliving some of their favourite moments from down the years or watching new longer formats that provide a unique insight into the club and its players. We believe SpursPlay will revolutionise the way fans access club content.”

Spurs fans can subscribe for £45-a-year, or £35-a-year for season ticket holders and One Hotspur members. Read more

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Hoax Indian cricket league tricks Russian gamblers for thousands of dollars

Police in India shut down a fake Indian cricket league used to dupe Russian bettors.

Construction workers pretending to be cricket players, fake uniforms, pre-recorded crowd noise, and game streamed on YouTube – police officials in Gujarat said they had broken up the scheme, which was run by four local men who had swindled thousands of dollars from Russian bettors for 14 days.

The gang hired labourers and unemployed men, paying them 400 rupees a game, and streamed the matches live on a YouTube channel named “IPL”. Read more

Real Madrid teams up with BMW

BMW will replace Audi as one of Real Madrid’s main sponsors

Real had ended the nearly 20-year partnership with the German brand Audi, which will now be replaced with BMW, Real’s new official car supplier.

The club’s men’s and women’s football and basketball teams, together with their coaching staff, will be provided with 100% electric vehicles from BMW as a means of mobility.

“Real Madrid and BMW Spain have signed a collaborative agreement to jointly pursue initiatives in the domains of future mobility, sustainability and diversity. The event took place in the boardroom at Real Madrid City and was chaired by Florentino Pérez and Manuel Terroba, Executive Chairman of BMW Group Spain and Portugal. This partnership reflects the united values and vision for the future of both institutions.” – reads the official statement of the Spanish club. Read more

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