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FanDuel announced as XFL’s official fantasy provider

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Flutter entertainment US subsidiary FanDuel has become the official fantasy sports partner of  XFL American Football’s ‘reinvented league’. The firm and bookmaker joins rivals DraftKings, which was announced as an authorised gaming partner on Wednesday, among a growing portfolio of sponsorships.  The XFL is owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment as a competitive rival to the National Football League (NFL). Initially the competition …

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Flutter and Scientific Games agree to FanDuel US expansion

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Scientific Games has expanded its partnership with Flutter Entertainment to provide FanDuel with the technology for online and mobile sports betting in the US market. As first reported on SBC Americas, this expansion – also covering igaming content – means that Scientific Games will serve the fantasy sports operator turned sports betting powerhouse in regulated state markets across the country.  …

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Betfair shortens Trump re-election odds following Iowa chaos

A turbulent week of US political drama has seen the Betfair Exchange shorten the odds on Donald Trump maintaining his Presidency, with odds trading at an all-time low of 8/11. Betfair Politics details that Trump has benefitted from his acquittal by the Senate, which refused to advance impeachment hearings on alleged interference of Ukraine funds by the US 45th President. …

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Bryan Bennett, Betfred US: Expanding into the US market

Back in January, Betfred confirmed that it would open the doors to its first US sportsbook in the state of Iowa, paving the way for the operator’s expansion across a post-PASPA market. Bryan Bennett, the Chief Operating Officer of Betfred US, spoke with SBC Americas to explain the reasoning behind why Iowa was identified as a key state for Betfred’s …

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NFL on top for half-time betting turnover finds Kambi report

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The percentage of betting turnover at half time for NFL games was almost double that of the Premier League (UK soccer) and NBA, according to data released by Kambi as part of its NFL 2019/20 Season Report.  Data taken between 9 May and 31 December 2019 found that 25% of NFL turnover on Kambi’s global network came from bets placed …

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DraftKings appoints Christine Thurmond as Responsible Gambling lead

DraftKings has added to its internal compliance team with the appointment of Christine Thurmond as Director of Responsible Gaming, reporting to Chief Compliance Officer Tim Dent. In her remit, Thurmond is charged with leading the expansion of DraftKings’ new responsible gaming frameworks across igaming, sportsbook, and fantasy sports disciplines. Thurmond joins DraftKings from her most recent role as a senior business contributor at the Massachusetts Council on …

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Digitote teams up with SUZOHAPP in joint SSBT deal

Sports betting solutions provider Digitote has teamed up with SUZOHAPP to provide online sports betting operators with the ability to operate their sportsbook across SUZOHAPP-supplied self-service betting terminals. The joint marketing campaign follows on from the duo’s initial agreement signed in 2018, which arose as a result of the regulation of the US market. “If you are looking to put …

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MLS expands Stats Perform data remit to cover all media and betting disciplines

Major League Soccer (MLS) has moved to expand its data and integrity capacities by confirming long-term technology partner Stats Perform as lead data rights distributor, for media, betting and broadcast industries. Updating stakeholders, the MLS confirms a new ‘comprehensive agreement’ with Stats Perform utilising the data management systems of Runningball, OPTA and further integrity provisions as the exclusive rights holders to …

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Askott Entertainment and Pinnacle agree strategic partnership

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Vancouver-based Askott Entertainment has added trading and risk management services from Pinnacle to its esports-first iGaming platform, Chameleon Gaming. This is part of a strategic partnership to boost the turnkey platform, launched in May of last year, which has been designed to target millennials and GenZ customers. It already offers a wide coverage of esports betting markets, streamer betting and …

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Andrew Cochrane, SBTech: Setting the tone for B2B services with ‘Go Big’ campaign

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SBTech will “set the tone” for the year ahead at ICE London, with a full complement of company leaders ready to welcome sports betting and gaming partners to ‘Go Big’ and join #thebigleague. We caught up with one of these leaders Andrew Cochrane, the Chief Development Officer who is heading up the ‘Go To Market’ team. He told us more …

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