Events

Benjie Cherniak: Sending the right message to US college athletes

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Sending the right message from the first contact with a college athlete is key to stopping the spread of sports wagering scandals around NCAA-organised events in the US. That’s according to Benjie Cherniak, MD of Don Best Sports (Scientific Games), who spoke on a panel at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference about college sports – “the forgotten child” of sports …

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SBC signs up Champions League finalist for industry tournament

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Spanish football legend Gaizka Mendieta will be playing in the second edition of the SBC Championship, held on Wednesday 22 May at Stamford Bridge. Backed by headline sponsor Trustly Group, alongside supporting partners BetConstruct and Catena Media, the 16-team five-a-side football tournament will once again be officiated by former FIFA and Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher. Midfield maestro Mendieta, who …

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Eight out of 10 virtual bets in Africa placed through Golden Race

Golden Race

Eight out of 10 bets placed on virtual sports in Africa last year were facilitated by Golden Race, through either the company’s Golden Box or Online platform. That was one of the key messages from the firm’s CEO Martin Wachter as part of an interview at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey. Wachter also spoke about …

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Sportradar: Embracing the “next generation” for collecting sports data

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A recent recipient of re-certification from the ISO for the quality, efficiency and distribution of sports data, Sportradar has refused to rest on its laurels, particularly when it comes to embracing the “next generation” for how this data is collected. David Lampitt is the Head of Global Sports Partnerships for Sportradar, whose data collection process currently involves more than 7,000 …

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Betting on Sports America debut receives overwhelming endorsement

Betting on Sports America

SBC’s inaugural US conference Betting on Sports America has been hailed a huge success, with 97.7% of delegates proclaiming they would recommend the event to a colleague. More than 1,500 delegates attended the event, held last week in New Jersey and New York, with more than 80% coming from North America. In fact, the total number of registrations reached almost …

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#bosamerica book signing for former New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak

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Former New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak will be speaking at next week’s Betting on Sports America (23-25 April) and holding a book signing session at the event. As an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1983 to 2018, Lesniak helped drive the legal challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act …

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European Lotteries and NASPL to discuss sports betting synergies at Betting on Sports America

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Members of the European Lotteries trade organisation have invited their counterparts in the US to their panels at Betting on Sports America to discuss their experience of the synergies between the traditional lottery product and sports betting. The Joint Working Group is set to attract a number of the state lotteries and will be held during the Betting on Sports …

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Betting on Sports America delegates get free Sports Betting Masterclass

Sports Betting Masterclass

Delegates at Betting on Sports America now have access to a Sports Betting Masterclass worth $1,000 as part of their event ticket. Held at Jay Z’s prestigious 40/40 Club in Manhattan, SBC will be hosting a Masterclass from 3pm to 6pm on Tuesday 23 April run by Jonathan Smith, the founder of Sportsbook Training Services, with input from Anthony Gray (Senior …

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OPTIMA: Taking an operator-led approach to R&D

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The openness to innovation, the research to support new innovation, the resources to gain ‘first mover advantage’ for such innovation, or the response time to existing innovation. Whatever the context, innovation is a buzzword that dominates the industry agenda. However, sports betting and gaming solutions provider OPTIMA has taken a slightly different approach to arming its operators with the right …

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Monmouth Park’s Dennis Drazin latest to join Sports Betting Hall of Fame

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Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park racecourse is to be the third industry stalwart to be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame. Drazin will join former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Las Vegas bookmaking legend Art Manteris in the latest intake of the Hall of Fame, curated by SBC (Sports Betting Community). The Hall of Fame ceremony is …

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