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Smarkets: Biden takes US presidential lead

As US election candidates continue on their campaign trail across the States, former Vice President Joe Biden has become one of the front-runners in the Democrats leadership race. SBC spoke to Smarkets’ Head of Political Markets Sarbjit Bakhshi, who explained some of the reasons behind Biden’s popularity, and why it could be a very volatile election come November time. SBC: …

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GVC tackles US problem gambling with Epic partnership

GVC Holdings has confirmed a new partnership with Epic Risk Management working together to tackle gambling-related harms across the US. The partnership is to be funded by the GVC Foundation US, a non-profit subsidiary which is dedicated to promoting responsible gambling and aims to replicate the independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy’s European sports and education model. The programme is fully …

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Smita Saxena: Stanza – Making time count in the age of constant disruption

Betting enters a new decade, in which its product propositions and engagement capacities will be yet again tested by changing consumer demands. Facing disruptions, SBC spoke to Smita Saxena Founder and CEO of Stanza, a fast-growth Silicon Valley enterprise seeking to revolutionise all dynamics related to user scheduling and time-keeping.  Stanza has proven its engagement dynamics for US sports leagues …

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Smarkets: Biden gets his ‘Michigan sweep’ as Trump maintains Presidency lead

As the US gears up for election season, betting exchange Smarkets has suggested that Democratic front-runner Joe Biden has a 45% chance of becoming the next US president. Following a key victory in Michigan, Biden has successfully closed the gap with Donald Trump who is now trading at 51% to gain a second term. Currently trading at 93% to become …

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Gauselmann centralises global sales capacity under German HQ

German gambling conglomerate Gauselmann Group has confirmed that corporate governance has undertaken a review of its sales and commercial structures. The review aimed to reflect Gauselmann’s changing commercial dynamics, which see the business generate ‘around 60% of its revenues within other European countries and beyond’.  Furthermore, a new group sales structure is required as the majority of new business growth …

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New dates for CasinoBeats Malta and Betting on Sports America

SBC Events has announced that it has delayed two of its international gambling conferences as the global situation around the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop.  CasinoBeats Malta, the dedicated gaming conference and exhibition organised by SBC Events, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Malta will now be held on 22-24 June 2020. Betting on Sports America at the Meadowlands Exposition Center …

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Jordan Levin, Scientific Games: The right time to ramp up Golden Nugget relationship

Golden Nugget

Two weeks ago, we learned that Scientific Games (SG) had extended a long-standing gaming partnership with Golden Nugget to deliver sports betting through OpenSports. The deployment of OpenSports will start with mobile sports betting in New Jersey (NJ) with additional states included pending regulation. There is also an option to roll out the product in retail locations across multiple states. …

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Pinnacle backs FLASHPOINT CS:GO league

Online sportsbook Pinnacle has been revealed as the official betting operator for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s (CS:GO) newest competitive league, FLASHPOINT. The collaboration, a first for the competition, sees Pinnacle sponsor featured matches during pre-show activities and provide match odds for in-play betting. Paris Smith, CEO of Pinnacle, commented: “Pinnacle’s passion for esports over the last decade has driven us to …

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Smarkets: Biden clear DNC leader after remarkable comeback

Winning 10 of 14 states in Super Tuesday’s DNC Primary sees former US Vice President Joe Biden achieve a remarkable campaign turnaround. Updating all US 2020 markets, betting exchange Smarkets has priced Biden as current market leader (1.17), giving Uncle Joe an 85% chance of winning the DNC ticket. A Biden comeback proved to be yet another ‘Super Tuesday surprise’, …

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Punters turn on Bernie as Uncle Joe gets Super Tuesday bounce 

Bookmakers have reported that US political markets are radically changing ahead of tonight’s crucial Super Tuesday vote, in which 14 states will cast their official nominations to lead the Democratic Party’s US 2020 Presidential campaign. This afternoon, Betfair reported that frantic trading on its Exchange has seen former Vice President Joe Biden overtake Bernie Sanders. The campaign for Biden, who …

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