Amaya Endeavoring to Launch Sports Betting Site

Leading Internet gaming firm’s Amaya Gaming’s subsidiary, the Rational Group has revealed that following the group’s purchase of several domains, they are currently in the process of launching a brand new dedicated sports betting site featuring the brand BetStars.

According to Gambling Invest, an internet gambling industry site, The Rational Group has already purchased the domains and in order to assist the group with their developing sports betting brand. The acquisition follows the company’s purchase of, and for four figure amounts.

The article in the Gambling Invest site went on to reveal that in a separate private transaction verified by DNJournal this week, gambling domains investor Reginald Hudson II sold for an amount of $10,000 to IP Twins, a French domain registrar that reportedly acquired the domain on behalf of Rational Group.

Rational Group had already been assisted by IP Twins in the acquisition of which it acquired in a private transaction in June, 2015, as well as and which were acquired through domain marketplace Sedo, for an amount of $2,177 in May and $1,995 in June of this year respectively.

Since having been acquired by Amaya Gaming, the Rational Group has been endeavoring to expand their services with the company’s poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt has already begun offering players standard casino games such as slots. previously belonged to WilsonBet, a UK licensed operator that closed down the domain on 30th June, 2015 to focus on telephone bookmaking operations.

Dafabet Join Up With Welsh Football Association

Dafabet, an online gaming operator and betting company, has announced that it has become an official partner for the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the governing body of association football in the country.

Dafabet’s three-year deal with the FAW will run until August of 2018 and will cover next year’s European Championships in France as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign.

The partnership follows the success of the FAW’s UEFA European 2016 Championship Qualification and comes as the Wales national team reached its first major football tournament finals in 57 years last month.

Ian Davis, the FAW’s Head of Commercial and Marketing, commented on the partnership by saying that Dafabet’s investment into Welsh Football through the Welsh Premier League and now the National Team shows their long term commitment to football in Wales. He added that they are eagerly looking forward to this exciting partnership.

John Cruces, the Head of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship at Dafabet said that they are extremely excited to be partnering with the Welsh National side who are now bordering on what is a very exciting time for the nation. He added that qualification for Euro 2016 is in the bag and the fans are rightly ecstatic. Cruces also said that now ranked 8th in the FIFA Rankings they have every belief that Wales are entering what could well be the most successful period in their history and that in addition to their club football partnerships, they are proud to now be entering the sport at an international level.

Dafabet was founded in 2004 and is a leading online gaming and betting website that offers customers a unique and exciting gaming experience.

Lawmakers Feel Daily Fantasy Sports Should Be Regulated in Georgia

During a day-long hearing in Savannah held by lawmakers in the US state of Georgia on Monday as part of a legislative study on whether to expand gambling in the state and legalize casinos and pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, the question of regulating daily sports in Georgia also came up for discussion.

State Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, who is heading one of two study committees that are currently working together on the question of gambling, questioned an industry insider as to whether Georgia should follow efforts made by other states to place rules on companies that are operating daily fantasy sports sites.

According to Keith Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming Corp, daily fantasy sports is a form of gambling and although he is not opposed to daily fantasy sports, he is opposed to unregulated forms of gambling.

Last month gambling regulators in Nevada insisted that companies that were offering daily fantasy sports be required to obtain a state gambling license in order to continue their operations in Nevada.

It has been revealed that the U.S. Justice Department together with the FBI has opened an investigation into how daily fantasy sports sites operate.

DraftKings and FanDuel, two major industry operators, have claimed that fantasy sports are a game of skill and not gambling and should, therefore, be exempt from a federal online gambling prohibition.

Smith also told Georgia lawmakers on Monday that fantasy sports is really a game of chance as games of skill require the participant to do something like “shoot a basketball through a hoop” while with daily fantasy sports participants do not control the outcome.

Sportingbet Veteran takes on UK Bookies by Launching in Australia

Michael Sullivan, the former chief executive at William Hill Australia, is endeavoring to take on his former employers as well as other rivals with the launch of a new “all-Australian” sports bet and horse race betting brand titled BlueBet.

Sullivan left his role as Chief Executive Officer of William Hill Australia in July of last year due to a review of the division’s management when Tom Waterhouse took charge of the business. After working for Sportingbet since 2002 when it first established itself in Australia’s Northern Territory, Sullivan took charge of Centrebet after its acquisition in 2011.

Sullivan transferred to London-listed William Hill in 2012 following the bookmaker’s acquisition of Sportingbet and Centrebet for a record amount of $660 million.

Commenting on his new venture, Sullivan said that back when they started Sportingbet in Australia in 2012, they really gave punters an experience that they had not been exposed to before and that they will be servicing all punters in the new business whether they bet in $1 or $100,000.

During an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Sullivan revealed that his turnover at Sportingbet when he sold was $3 billion and he had 300 staff and therefore does not see why he cannot build another business of a similar size.

According to Sullivan, he really believes that these big English bookmakers do not understand what the Australian punter is after and they will be offering a far more personalized service.

Sullivan has also called for new limits on gambling advertising during the broadcast of live sport saying that watching sport is Australia’s favorite hobby and he does not think it needs to be littered with adds.

BAGS and SIS to Launch New Live Greyhound Racing Streaming Service

BAGS and SIS are thrilled to announce the launch of a new greyhound streaming service for international customers.

The launch is the very first time that one of the most popular retail products in the United Kingdom will be available to international customers on desktop as well as on mobile.

BAGS is the provider of nearly 30,000 greyhound races from 20 UK tracks this year and has revealed that it has partnered with SIS in order to ensure that the best product is available to operators with the least amount of integration work.

SIS will be providing the pictures and associated data and will make them available to international bookmakers via the SIS Stream streaming platform.

BAGS’ Chairman, Dominic Ford, commented on the launch by saying that they are delighted to bring British greyhound racing to an international audience who have not been able to interact with this product before. He added that the significant new revenues that they expect to achieve from this innovative service will be ploughed back into the grassroots of their sport.

According to Paul Witten, the Commercial Director of SIS, BAGS greyhound racing is recognized as a high quality racing product and with almost 30,000 races per year it is the ideal product to add to a web or mobile experience. He added that integration with the SIS Stream platform is quick and easy, and international bookmakers can have this service up and running in no time.

BAGS and SIS also recently launched the new live video streaming service for UK and Ireland customers in partnership with At The Races.