The Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced on Monday (11 November) that 21 people, including six staff working for the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) have been arrested for suspected corruption.
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) reported revenue of NZD $348.0m (£123.6m/€144.2m/$158.7m) for the fiscal year ending July 31, down 3.1% year-on-year, as it missed its target for pre-distribution profit.
Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. has called for the city to receive a direct cut of sports betting tax in New Jersey, arguing it has played a key role in the success of the state’s regulated market.
Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian country to criminalise match fixing, with a bill setting out severe penalties including fines of up to LKR100m (£431,836/€502,536/$554,078) and ten-year prison terms.
Denmark’s regulated gambling market has reported a marginal year-on-year decline in revenue, with declines in revenue from land-based gaming machines and sports betting offsetting growth in online casino.
Revenue from New York’s four commercial sportsbooks declined 4.4% month-on-month in October to $2.2m (£1.7m/€2.0m), though this still represented the second-highest monthly total since the launch of regulated retail wagering in July.
The Norwegian government will consider transferring the country’s horse racing betting monopoly from national tote Norsk Rikstoto to national lottery Norsk Tipping when the former’s rights to organise wagering on racing expire at the end of 2021.
ParionsSport, the sports betting brand of French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ), has agreed a deal to become an associate partner of the first regular-season National Basketball Association (NBA) game in France.
Online betting and gaming platform provider GAN has reported a 222% year-on-year increase in gross operator revenue for the four months to October 31, 2019, primarily due to higher than expected demand for internet gambling in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.