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UK Football Sponsor Row Erupts As TV Doc Calls For Radical Rethink

British football’s complex relationship with betting advertising and sponsorship was in the spotlight again yesterday after fans of Norwich City hit out at the club’s deal with gambling firm BK8.

The move to sign up the Asian-facing firm as its main shirt sponsor, which will significantly bolster the newly-promoted club’s finances, comes amid the UK government review of the 2005 Gambling Act, including assessing regulations around sports sponsorship and advertising at live events.  

Light VIP Hold Costs Singapore Duopoly $188m In Q1

After Singapore’s casino duopoly reported record VIP volumes offset by skinny hold rates for the first quarter of 2013, Genting Singapore management expressed a fresh note of caution regarding the high-roller segment’s near-term prospects.

Union Gaming Unsold On Philippine Dream

In an investor note highlighting several factors that could work against the Philippines becoming the second biggest gaming destination in Asia, Union Gaming analysts have written that any commitment from Melco Crown to enter the market should be performed in a “capital-light manner” due to the presence of better opportunities elsewhere.

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