North America

Baltimore Ravens unveils new partnership with Caesars Property

A landmark deal has been agreed between the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and National Football League team, the Baltimore Ravens. The deal marks only the second-ever partnership between a casino and an NFL franchise, it unites two anchors of Baltimore’s developing Southern Gateway Entertainment District, which earlier this year welcomed global sports entertainment leader Topgolf. The only previous deal between an NFL …

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Growth continues for US data supplier theScore

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Provider of digital sports news and data to North American sports bettors, theScore Inc has announced its financial results for the 12 month period concluding on August 31, 2018. The supplier has benefited from the liberalisation of sports betting, with its total revenue for the year ending August 31, 2018 growing to $27.7m, as opposed to $26.3m in F2017. Additionally, …

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William Hill gains vital US knowledge via Gordon Wilson hiring

William Hill have announced a further strengthening of its US approach, with Gordon Wilson to take up a position on the firm’s board of directors, as an independent non-executive director, from January 2 next year. The current President and CEO of Travelport Worldwide, Wilson is to become a member of the board’s corporate responsibility and nomination committees upon joining. Roger …

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Delegates give overwhelming support to Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports

More than 90% of visitors to last month’s biggest ever Betting on Sports conference rated its networking opportunities as either very good or excellent. This came from a survey made available to the 2,500 registered delegates for #bosweek, which also found considerable praise for the party locations, speaker lineup and conference app, as well as the presence of so many …

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Tilman Fertitta puts forward bold Caesars & Golden Nugget merger bid

US news sources have reported that casino and leisure mogul Tilman Fertitta, seeks to merge his Golden Nugget Casinos corporation with Caesars Entertainment. Fertitta the owner of NBA franchise the Houston Rockets, operates Golden Nugget Casinos through his privately owned leisure and hospitality group Landry’s Inc. Early news reports by CNBC Business and Reuters detail that Fertitta has approached Caesars …

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Kambi seeks to become ‘clutch player’ of NBA betting

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and software provider Kambi Group Plc views the start of the new NBA season as yet another early pacesetter for the liberalised US betting market. The technology group has revamped its entire NBA markets inventory, seeking to bring new betting dynamics to the unique sport of basketball. Kambi states that it has developed the sector’s most comprehensive …

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PointsBet makes big NJ opening noise with Allen Iverson

Introducing itself to the regulated New Jersey betting market, Australian sportsbook PointsBet (pointsbet.com) has recruited the services of NBA legend Allen Iverson. The new Garden State incumbent plans to release its first US online sportsbook property this November. Prior to its official sportsbook launch, PointsBet will host a free-to-enter $1 million NBA sweepstake, allowing sports fans to pick the 8 …

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Caesars launches ‘The Book’, targeting ‘next generation’ engagement

This weekend Nasdaq-listed Caesars Entertainment launched its ‘next generation’ sportsbook property ‘The Book’ at its LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas promenade. Joined by NFL legend Terrell Owens, Caesars CEO & President Mark Frissora stated that The Book would represent the next evolution of sportsbook, reimagining the proposition of sports betting as an entertainment vertical for US consumers. …

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MGM appoints ‘Tech Pro’ George Kliavkoff to lead its Entertainment & Sports properties

MGM Resorts has confirmed the appointment of George Kliavkoff as its new President of Entertainment & Sports, replacing former leadership incumbent Richard Strum. Kliavkoff takes leadership of MGM’s sports and entertainment verticals at a crucial juncture for the New York-listed gambling and leisure firm, as it expands multiple live venue properties and develops new entertainment concepts. A seasoned media and technology executive …

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Wynn builds sportsbook proposition with fresh-faced BetBull

Nasdaq-listed casino and entertainment operator Wynn Resorts has announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with European ‘mobile-first’ betting platform and gamification developer BetBull, who are set to develop Wynn’s sportsbook proposition. Updating the market, Wynn has acquired a 22.5% stake in the Malta and London based operator, seeking to capitalise on developing US sports betting market opportunities. The strategic …

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