Betting Now Legal In This Caribbean Sports Tourney

Barbados Tridents at CPL 2014. (CPL T20 Ltd.2015 Image)
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Barbados Tridents at CPL 2014. (CPL T20 Ltd.2015 Image)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 17, 2015:  Get ready to place your bets legally on this month’s annual Twenty20 cricket tourney.

European sports betting operator, Unibet, has teamed up with the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as the official betting partner of the tournament which gets underway officially on June 20th.

As part of the deal, Unibet will offer cricket fans ball-by-ball betting and even betting on the winner of the coin toss before the game. Unibet’s UK country manager Phillip Manzi said the company was passionate about cricket, and the CPL matched its brand values.

“As official betting partner, we look forward to providing CPL fans with a variety of exciting and innovative bet types while allowing people to bet live in-play, with ball-by-ball betting,” Manzi said. “We are delighted to be involved and to ensure Unibet is the place to go for all bets on the CPL 2015.”

The deal also sees Unibet being named an official shirt sponsor of the St Lucia Zouks team, which includes international cricketers such as Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor and West Indies’ Darren Sammy.

“CPL continues to go from strength to strength, and partnering with a renowned international brand like Unibet, with its strong cricketing credentials, speaks volumes for our growing reputation,” said Pete Russell, Chief Operating Officer, Limacol Caribbean Premier League. “This collaboration will give our fans and our viewers at home even more ways to enjoy the excitement of what promises to be the most gripping CPL season yet.”

Internet gambling has become one of the most popular and lucrative business present on the Internet. In 2007 the gambling commission stated that the gambling industry achieved a turnover of over £84 billion according to the UK Gambling Commission. This is partly due to the wide range of gambling options that are available to facilitate many different types of people.

The United States prohibits electronic transmission of information for sports betting across telecommunications lines and the federal Department of Justice continues to take the position that the Wire Act covers all forms of gambling.

Various forms of online gambling are legal and regulated in many countries, including some provinces in Canada, most members of the European Union and several nations in and around the Caribbean Sea.