Betting on Sports America

Five new US members for Sports Betting Hall of Fame

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will see five new US-based members inducted next year at the Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey, organised by SBC. The Sports Betting Hall of Fame recognises industry legends who have made an outstanding contribution to the betting and gaming industry over their careers.  The five new inductees into the Hall of …

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Industry leaders announced for Betting on Sports America 2020 speaker roster

Betting on Sports America 2020

Joe Asher (CEO, William Hill US), Kenny Gersh (EVP, Gaming and New Business Ventures, MLB) and legendary Las Vegas oddsmaker Roxy Roxborough are among a host of big names already confirmed for the speaker roster at Betting on Sports America 2020. The second edition of the largest dedicated sports betting trade show in the U.S. takes place at Meadowlands Exposition …

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North American operators land SBC Awards shortlist spots

SBC Awards US Nominees

FanDuel Group and The Stars Group lead the North American charge at the SBC Awards 2019 with places on the shortlists of the headline operator categories.  The SBC Awards, which take place in the stunning setting of Battersea Evolution in Central London on Tuesday 3 December 2019, were established to recognise excellence in the sports betting and igaming sectors around …

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Optima acquisition sees Sportradar offer full betting solution

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Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has confirmed the acquisition of the award-winning sports betting and gaming omnichannel platform business Optima, with the deal effective immediately. The acquisition sees Optima extending Sportradar’s current betting services portfolio to become a full-service B2B data, betting, trading and player management platform business. Acquiring Seville based Optima, Sportradar governance details that will create a …

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SBC brings U.S. sports betting industry together at G2E

SBC at G2E

Sports Betting Community (SBC) will be at the forefront as the sports betting industry descends on Las Vegas to take part in the Global Gaming Expo. Fresh off another successful Betting on Sports conference in London, SBC will not only have a presence on the show floor by having a booth for G2E, but will also host the official G2E …

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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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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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