North America

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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FanDuel forms exclusive content & data partnership with fuboTV

Paddy Power Betfair US sports betting and daily fantasy sports subsidiary FanDuel Group has formed a ‘first-of-a-kind’ partnership with digital sports streaming platform fuboTV. The partnership sees FanDuel become the exclusive wagering and gaming partner of fuboTV, as FanDuel’s brand, products, data and content gain special coverage across all fuboTV channels. In addition, the partnership maintains a ‘carriage agreement’, which …

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Richard McGuire – ‘Transforming Sportech’ confident on US prospects and progress  

Speaking at Sportech Plc’s annual general meeting (AGM), company Executive Chairman Richard McGuire has updated investors on the firm’s ongoing corporate transformation strategy seeking to deliver ‘longer-term profitability’. McGuire currently leads Sportech, following the departure of former Chief Executive Andrew Gaughan last November, as the LSE listed racing systems supplier detailed that it would miss 2018 corporate expectations due to …

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Keith O’Loughlin, SG Digital: Bringing five key modules under the OpenSports umbrella

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SG Digital has reorganised its set of sports betting products into five OpenSports modules that can be “mixed and matched” to meet the specific needs of a customer. We spoke to Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, to find out more about the new set up, how it benefits the company’s existing partners, and why it …

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Richard Flint confirms Sky Bet departure

The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that Richard Flint has chosen to end his tenure as Executive Chairman of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet). Flint departs Sky Bet following 17-years with the company, serving from 2001-to-2018 in the capacities of Managing Director and Chief Executive. Regarded as one of global betting’s leading figureheads, Flint is credited for turning Sky …

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PokerStars adjustments stunt Stars Group Q1 2019 opening

Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (period ending 31 March), Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc details strong progress on its global objectives as an enlarged enterprise. Absorbing the assets of Sky Bet UK and BetEasy Australia, the Stars Group records Q1 2019 corporate revenues of $580 million (Q12018: $392m). “During the quarter, we delivered on key components of our …

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1xBet gets ready to enter the North American market

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Just three weeks after 1xBet sponsored Betting on Sports America in New Jersey, we caught up with Alex Sommers – the company’s director of affiliate marketing – to discuss entering the US, and why 100 million adult bettors is a good indicator of the country’s potential to house the world’s largest gambling market. SBC: US punters are said to crave a more …

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Rey del Valle replaces Richard Santiago as GAN CFO

London-listed GAN Plc, a specialist supplier of online gambling software solutions for the US market, has confirmed the departure of Richard Santiago as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director. Santiago departs GAN executive team to pursue opportunities ‘unrelated to the global gambling sector’. The company has informed that Santiago will be replaced as CFO by Rey del Valle, a seasoned …

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

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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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Rafi Ashkenazi – Bold FOX JV is the ideal platform for US domination

Hosting a special conference call, Rafi Ashkenazi Chief Executive of The Stars Group Inc, has detailed further insights and arrangements related to the firm’s announced joint venture ‘FOX Bet’, partnering with US national broadcaster FOX. Securing a 25-year commercial agreement, the Stars Group will act as lead sports betting and igaming services provider for the FOX Corporation. “This partnership gives …

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