North America

Better Collective strengthens US grip acquiring Vegasinsider & Scoresandodds

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective A/S continues to advance its US strategic agenda, confirming that it has acquired Florida based Vegasinsider.com and Scoresandodds.com, completing a $20 million cash transaction. Updating investors, Better Collective details that it has significantly expanded its US portfolio, acquiring two of the most trusted sports betting wagering portals which maintain a legacy of ‘more than …

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SIS strikes greyhound tote pool deal with AmWager.com

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SIS (Sports Information Services) has struck a deal to supply its British and Irish greyhound racing content to AmWest Entertainment, the parent company of AmWager.com. SIS will provide live streams and data from up to 33,000 races per year, taken from the 53 meetings per week racing schedule of British tracks including Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore …

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Genius Sport deal set to commercialize TBT to sportsbooks

A recently signed partnership between Genius Sport and The Basketball Tournament (TBT) was completed with the goal of launching a new digital and fan engagement strategy, powered by real-time data.  The deal which is set to improve the coverage of the tournament has also allowed TBT to commercialize its live data with licensed sportsbooks.   Travis Black, head of U.S. & …

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Global Betfred secures Elite Casino US wagering commitment

UK bookmaker, Betfred has advanced its US-profile, confirming that it has secured a technology and operations arrangement servicing Elite Casino Resorts ‘Grand Falls’ Larchwood Iowa property. Subject to regulatory approval, Betfred will further act as lead wagering partner for Elite Casino Resorts, providing the US incumbent with full operational provisions for retail, online and mobile services. Betfred is currently partnered …

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‘Stats Perform’ lays out mission statement to disrupt global sports

A new era for global sports data, integrity and content rights has begun after leading US incumbent STATS completed its acquisition of rival Perform Group. Absorbing the Perform assets of OPTA, RunningBall and Watch&Bet, STATS confirms the formation of new business entity ‘Stats Perform’ seeking to become the outright global leader in sports data provisions. Last April, finance magnate Robert F Smith’s …

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Industry prepares for biggest ever betting on politics markets

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Matt Shaddick, Head of Ladbrokes Politics, said that betting has “never really solved the problems around offering betting on constituencies” amid rumours of a UK snap election. Speaking in ‘Rare Breed – Betting on Politics’, the first in SBC’s new fortnightly ‘Betting on Sports webinar series’, Shaddick admitted that the difficulty in pricing 650 markets right makes them a “gold …

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Martin Lycka: Online gambling regulation – quo vadis?

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In the first of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the history of gambling law and identifies the key elements that link the most successful regulations. When I joined the online gambling industry ten years ago one of the ultimate regulatory goals was to convince the European …

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Betting on Sports boosted by IAGA partnership

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The Betting on Sports conference has been given the backing of The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), as the world’s leading sports betting industry event prepares to host 3,500 delegates for its 2019 edition at Olympia London from 17-20 September.  The sponsorship deal represents a strengthening of the relationship between IAGA and Betting on Sports organiser SBC. IAGA previously …

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Leader of the Year kicks off Sport in Focus at Betting on Sports

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The 2018 Sports Betting Leader of the Year Sergey Portnov will be kicking off the Sport in Focus track at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. Sport in Focus is one of four tracks held on the first full day (18 September) of SBC’s flagship conference, which takes place at Olympia London from 17-20 September. Portnov, who took home the …

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Island Luck Bahamas appoints Degree 53 to lead digital revamp

Industry design, development and innovation studio Degree 53 continues its strong 2019 commercial momentum, confirming that Bahamas-based gambling group Island Luck has sanctioned the company to revamp its entire digital profile. Operating as the Bahamas leading licensed gambling operator, Island Luck has commissioned Degree 53 to modernise its digital verticals, focusing on improving all-around engagement dynamics related to UX, customer …

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