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Jeffery Yabuki joins Sportradar’s global board of directors

Jeffery Yabuki joins Sportradar’s global board of directors

Sportradar has strengthened its global Board of Directors with the appointment of Jeffery Yabuki as its new Chairman, effective immediately. Yabuki will join Carsten Koerl (Global CEO), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)’s Hafiz Lalani, John Doran, Chuck Robel, Marc Walder, Hervé Couturier and George Fleet on the Sportradar Group Board. “As the leading global provider of sports data intelligence, …

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Larry Pelzer and Mike Van Ermen join FSB’s US team

Larry Pelzer and Mike Van Ermen join FSB’s US team

FSB has strengthened its team ahead of its US entry after confirming the appointments of Larry Pelzer and Mike Van Ermen as the company’s new VP of Sales for North America and VP of Pre-Sales respectively. Pelzer will be based stateside, with his new role focusing on driving brand awareness and the introduction of FSB’s retail and online product portfolio …

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Pollard Banknote acquires Next Generation Lotteries for €36m

Pollard Banknote Limited has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Next Generation Lotteries AS (NGL), a provider of lottery management and ilottery technology. The acquisition purchase price is €36m, prior to standard working capital adjustments and certain deferred cash considerations, of which €32m will be payable at the time of closing. The remaining €4m of which will …

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Triggy boosts engagement with LeoAlerts American football addition

Triggy boosts US engagement with LeoAlerts American football addition

Triggy has strengthened its US market offering with the addition of American football to the LeoAlerts live score app from LeoVegas. Lauded by Triggy as a ‘milestone’ for the company, it will allow LeoAlerts users to get personalised push notifications and ‘NextBets’ for their favoured games and teams. NextBets comes with a ‘Trigger’ functionality where you can set alerts for …

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Martin Lycka: The Empire State asks ‘How About Sports Betting?’

Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka checks his playbook as New York State drives for the mobile betting end zone.  “How about sports betting?”; could these four simple words uttered by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo at a December press conference be an auspicious sign of things to come as regards regulation of mobile sports betting in the Empire State?  Some would argue …

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MGM confirms ‘compelling’ proposal for Entain shares

US casino giant MGM Resorts International has confirmed that it has proposed a merger with its US sports betting and igaming partner Entain plc, but has refused to say if a firm offer to acquire the company will follow. It has also been confirmed that the offer consists of 0.6 MGM shares for each Entain share, representing a value of …

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MGM Resorts makes moves to acquire Entain Group

US casino giant MGM Resorts is attempting to acquire the Entain Group, the new name for the recently rebranded GVC Holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Entain operates several global gaming brands, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Bwin, PartyPoker , SportingBet, Gala Bingo, Eurobet and Betboo, but is already a partner with MGM in the burgeoning US sports betting and gaming …

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Caesars takeover of William Hill set to go ahead after antitrust period cleared

The antitrust period for Caesars Entertainment’s takeover of bookmaker William Hill has been cleared, it was revealed this week. In a statement, the Nevada-based casino operator commented: “Caesars continues to progress through obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals required to close the transaction and is still aiming to complete the proposed combination in March 2021.” The antitrust waiting period is a …

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FanDuel makes Atlantic City sportsbook debut with Bally’s AC

Gaming company FanDuel Group has announced the launch of its Sportsbook at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, in cooperation with Bally’s Corporation. The launch is the first capital improvement project at the property after Bally’s completed the purchase in November, and although initially a temporary offering design and construction on a permanent venue is underway. New York-based FanDuel will …

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Philadelphia 76ers announce BetMGM as Official Betting Partner

BetMGM has been named the Official Betting Partner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Philadelphia 76ers, shortly after the mobile casino and sportsbook app’s Pennsylvania debut. The recent agreement will see the firm launch a range of 76ers branded casino games, in addition to featuring across all of the team’s digital and social media platforms including the official 76ers app.  …

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