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Sportradar’s Carsten Koerl and DraftKings’ Jason Robins to open SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital

Carsten Koerl and Jason Robins at SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital

SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital is set to open with two of the sports betting & gaming industry’s most influential figures, when Carsten Koerl (CEO & Founder, Sportradar) and Jason Robins (Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, DraftKings) take part in an exclusive In Conversation session. The theme of the event’s keynote, which is scheduled for Tuesday 8 September at 10am CEST, …

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SBOTOP boosts its Caribbean appeal with Bravo on board

Isle of Man betting group Celton Manx has confirmed the appointment of West Indies cricket icon Dwayne Bravo as the first cricket ambassador for its flagship SBOTOP sportsbook brand. Bravo is recognised as one of Caribbean cricket’s best ever ‘all-rounders’, representing the West Indies in all formats of the sport, spanning a career of 256 test caps and 120 one-day-internationals. …

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Codere appoints Rafael Catalá as legal counsel ahead of crucial family showdown

Rafael Catalá, Spain’s former justice minister, has been forced to take control of Codere SA’s legal counsel to oversee the firm’s ongoing shareholder dispute between the Martinez Sampedro family and US debt holders. Spanish business news sources report that an embattled Codere no longer maintains a functional counsel to advise its corporate governance, following the successive departures of three executives …

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Doura-Schawohl strengthens EPIC’s US operations

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has strengthened its leadership frameworks for its US market directives, confirming the appointment of Brianne Doura-Schawohl as Vice President of US Policy and Strategic Development. A figurehead in public policy development for gambling addiction and compulsive behaviours Doura-Schawohl joins EPIC having served as the Legislative Director for the US National Council on Problem …

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Scientific Games protects executive team as Perelman mulls selling majority stake

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has adopted new controls to protect the firm’s leadership structures should majority investor Ronald Perelman move to fully divest his shareholding in the Nasdaq-listed gambling technology group. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Issuing a SEC filing, SGC governance revealed that it had updated its …

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Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook

Kambi Group Plc has secured a major US market commercial agreement in becoming the lead betting technology supplier for Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) ‘BetAmerica’ sportsbook property. The announcement sees Kambi replace SBTech as BetAmerica’s lead sportsbook technology partner, as CDI’s marquee venture aims to become ‘America’s preeminent racing, online wagering and entertainment company’. Expanding its US footprint, Kambi has secured a …

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Amelco solidifies US presence with Continent 8 deal

Amelco has continued to expand its US presence after securing a new partnership with data centre provider Continent 8 Technologies. The new agreement will enable Amelco to securely manage its US operation through scalable hosted infrastructure and cyber-security protected connectivity. Commenting on the deal, Brandon Walker, Head of Business Development at Amelco, said: “We are very pleased to partner with …

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SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO

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We check in on the international expansion journey for the rebranded Kaizen Gaming, formerly Stoiximan/Betano, to kick off Issue 10 of SBC Magazine. Now present in six countries, and with a strong footprint in Europe, CEO George Daskalakis expands on the company’s symbolic name change, before assessing new opportunities in Latin America (LatAm) and sharing his disappointment over Germany’s failure …

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Canada’s sports betting hearings threatened by Trudeau’s ’emergency recess’ 

Further frustrations appear on the legislative horizon for the Canadian sports betting marketplace, after the Liberal Party government prorogued Parliament until 23 September.  The decision to recess Parliament and Commons presents a blow to the progress of Bill C-221, Canadian betting’s third attempt to implement a federal framework for ‘single sports wagering’. Authored by long-term sports betting advocate Brian Masse, …

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Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling

Jason Ader has stated that his company SpringOwl, an ‘independent sponsor and buyout firm’, is tracking all developments of a disrupted global gambling landscape as ‘the pandemic has opened the market’. Speaking to SBC, Ader stated that he is neither undeterred by talk of ‘doom-and-gloom’ nor swayed by easy rhetoric related to ‘business accelerations’. Instead, Ader recognises that global gambling …

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