Europe

Sky Sports to be exclusive home of French Racing

Sky Sports Racing has been revealed as the UK and Ireland’s exclusive pay TV broadcast home of French racing, on a three year deal from January 1 of next year, PMU and At The Races have announced. Furthermore, At The Races is to also become the PMU’s online video streaming provider within both regions, with a full service of over …

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BetConstruct puts live betting education at the heart of US plans

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BetConstruct will be using its “huge library of live match betting choices” to educate the US market about why in-play betting has become so popular across the world. The gaming solutions provider will be at this year’s G2E in Las Vegas, the first edition of the event since PASPA repeal opened the doors for online sports wagering in the country. …

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Stride revises 2018 expectations following £4m UKGC compliance penalty

The governance of London AIM-listed online gambling group Stride Gaming has set aside £4 million to pay a forthcoming UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) penalty in relation to compliance failures. The UKGC penalty sees Stride revise its 2018 corporate forecasts (year ending 31 August), with governance anticipating a 20% decline in EBITDA performance to £16 million. On 2 August 2018, Stride …

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Hall of Fame ‘perfect finish’ to successful Betting on Sports

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The third Sports Betting Hall of Fame evening at the spectacular Natural History Museum has been hailed as the perfect conclusion to last week’s hugely successful Betting on Sports 2018. Set against the stunning backdrop of London’s Natural History Museum and hosted by former Sky Sports favourite Kirsty Gallacher, the awards saw five industry legends recognised for their tremendous contributions to the world of …

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Utilising the Ryder Cup to drive golf betting

As a betting product, golf has grown exponentially in recent times and with the Ryder Cup nearing, there is no better time for betting operators to maximise the drive of the sport. Ahead of the eagerly anticipated start of the tournament, SBC spoke to Mike Murphy from OnlineBettingSites.com about how affiliates and sportsbook operators can work together to take advantage …

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Power Play! William Hill & IGT partner targeting US lottery betting contracts

William Hill US and International Game Technology (IGT) have confirmed that they have entered a ‘multi-year agreement’, seeking to deliver sports betting provisions to US state licensed lottery incumbents. The alliance sees FTSE250 William Hill partner with IGT the leading technology systems supplier for North American lotteries. Last August, both organisations partnered to provide a ‘full-service sports betting solution’ for …

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“Culture Clashes & Blurred Lines” – M&A in a post-PASPA environment

Dominating the industry’s agenda and context, the liberalisation of the US betting market post-PASPA has changed all working dynamics of the betting sector. Following three-years of mass sector consolidation, European leaders believed that the betting industry had finally settled. On 14 May 2018, SCOTUS would announce its supreme drop of federal PASPA laws…Facing new realities, has a further US-centric round …

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Catena restructures board following departure of Anders Brandt

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has moved to restructure its Board of Directors following the resignation of Anders Brandt. A board member since 2015, Brandt has voluntary resigned from Catena governance to pursue ‘personal interests and new assignments’. Updating investors, Catena Media Group Chairman Kathryn Moore Baker confirmed the appointment of Øystein Engebretsen as Brandt’s replacement on the …

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Newgioco unveils new US executive team

Italian betting technology group Newgioco Inc has undertaken an executive management restructure, targeting future expansion and growth within the liberalised US sports betting market. Updating investors, Newgioco welcomes four new faces to its executive management team, as the company restructures its financial and commercial divisions to take on future US market challenges. US finance and technology veteran Elizabeth J Maclean …

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Fonbet lauds link with “strongest football League in the world”

Russian bookmaker Fonbet has become an official partner for Spain’s La Liga on a three year deal, which is set to see “ground-breaking activation’s and brand promotion” begin this year via Project11. Dubbed “unique” for the firm, it marks the time that such a partnership with one of the world’s leading football leagues has been made. Alina Yakirevich, Marketing Director …

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