Tag Archives: Olympic games
- Nevada sportsbooks look forward to Olympic betting but don’t expect windfall
July 22, 2016
Nevada casino sportsbooks will accept bets on the Olympic Games for the first time in 16 years when the Rio Summer Games get underway on Aug. 5. In February 2015, Nevada gaming regulators gave their blessing to Olympic wagering, something the state’s sportsbooks used to offer until it was revoked...
- Nevada regulators vote to legalize Olympic betting
February 27, 2015
Nevada sports books received some good news on Thursday as the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved an amendment to state gaming regulations to allow betting on Olympic athletic events. The change allows Nevada books to begin accepting wagers on the 2016 Summer Games in Rio De Janeiro and bookmakers wasted...
- The World Cup and Olympic Games trigger debate on sports integrity and regulation of gaming in Brazil
August 22, 2013
LONDON (21st August) – Despite Brazil’s ban on most forms of gambling, betting is a popular pastime amongst Brazilian football-fanatics. The estimated size of the un-licensed sports betting market is unknown, but exponential growth is anticipated during the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016. With an...
- ‘Summer of sport’ boosts Betfair’s Q1, but poker, casino fall and CFO quits
September 11, 2012
Revenues at betting exchange Betfair rose 13% to £91.6m in its fiscal Q1 ending July 31. boosted by a ‘summer of sport’ that included the Euro 2012 football tournament, the Summer Olympic Games in London and Andy Murray’s Wimbledon final. Sports betting revenue outperformed Betfair’s overall growth, rising 21% to...
- Italian Olympic betting beats France; Betway sponsoring Mirror Fantasy Football
August 20, 2012
Italy pipped France to-the-post over London 2012 with €19.7million bet on various sports during the games. The amount bet was across a number of different sports with the figures contributing to a total increase in turnover, across all mediums of betting, of 83 percent to €42.1m. Volleyball was the surprise at...
- Social media presence as important as medals for Olympians
August 15, 2012
Having more followers on social media could soon be more important than anything when it comes to sports people securing sponsorship deals. Several advertising agencies that specialize in sports have admitted the size of ‘x’ person’s following on Twitter has as much to do with the endorsements an athlete as...