North America

PokerStars adjustments stunt Stars Group Q1 2019 opening

Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (period ending 31 March), Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc details strong progress on its global objectives as an enlarged enterprise. Absorbing the assets of Sky Bet UK and BetEasy Australia, the Stars Group records Q1 2019 corporate revenues of $580 million (Q12018: $392m). “During the quarter, we delivered on key components of our …

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1xBet gets ready to enter the North American market

1xBet

Just three weeks after 1xBet sponsored Betting on Sports America in New Jersey, we caught up with Alex Sommers – the company’s director of affiliate marketing – to discuss entering the US, and why 100 million adult bettors is a good indicator of the country’s potential to house the world’s largest gambling market. SBC: US punters are said to crave a more …

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Rey del Valle replaces Richard Santiago as GAN CFO

London-listed GAN Plc, a specialist supplier of online gambling software solutions for the US market, has confirmed the departure of Richard Santiago as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director. Santiago departs GAN executive team to pursue opportunities ‘unrelated to the global gambling sector’. The company has informed that Santiago will be replaced as CFO by Rey del Valle, a seasoned …

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Eight out of 10 virtual bets in Africa placed through Golden Race

Golden Race

Eight out of 10 bets placed on virtual sports in Africa last year were facilitated by Golden Race, through either the company’s Golden Box or Online platform. That was one of the key messages from the firm’s CEO Martin Wachter as part of an interview at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey. Wachter also spoke about …

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Rafi Ashkenazi – Bold FOX JV is the ideal platform for US domination

Hosting a special conference call, Rafi Ashkenazi Chief Executive of The Stars Group Inc, has detailed further insights and arrangements related to the firm’s announced joint venture ‘FOX Bet’, partnering with US national broadcaster FOX. Securing a 25-year commercial agreement, the Stars Group will act as lead sports betting and igaming services provider for the FOX Corporation. “This partnership gives …

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FOX Sports partnership sees The Stars Group make its US multimedia play

The governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has announced the foundation of its first US strategic joint venture ‘FOX Bet’ in partnership with national sports broadcaster FOX Sports a subsidiary of media conglomerate FOX Corporation. Updating investors, the Stars Group details that it will launch a ‘first-of-its-kind’ sports media and wagering venture working alongside FOX Sports. ‘The Stars …

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Sportradar: Embracing the “next generation” for collecting sports data

data

A recent recipient of re-certification from the ISO for the quality, efficiency and distribution of sports data, Sportradar has refused to rest on its laurels, particularly when it comes to embracing the “next generation” for how this data is collected. David Lampitt is the Head of Global Sports Partnerships for Sportradar, whose data collection process currently involves more than 7,000 …

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Debt-focused Scientific Games posts strong 2019 opening

Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (period ending 31 March), Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), details confidence in its corporate prospects as governance moves to reduce company debt. Q1 2019 revenues rose by 3% to $837 million (Q12018: $812m), driven by the growth of SGC’s social (+22%) and lotteries (+5%) divisions. SGC maintains its positive revenue momentum, despite the company …

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SG Digital: The tech tools and knowledge to “win” in the US sports betting market

OpenSports

SG Digital’s Keith O’Loughlin said that the technology behind the recent OpenSports rebrand is “underpinned” by an OpenAccelerate program that helps an operator get to market quickly, run its day-to-day operations, and “win” in the market. Speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference, O’Loughlin said that OpenAccelerate provides vital support to the “four key pillars” of this new …

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SG Digital to help Oneida ride the New York sports betting wave

SG Digital will power the Oneida Indian Nation’s three new sportsbooks in New York when sports wagering is officially authorized in the state. SBC caught up with Todd Saunders, Vice-President for Innovation at Oneida Nation Enterprises, and Steve Schrier, Chief Commercial Officer at SG Digital, to find out more… SBC: Great to catch up with you, Todd. First of all, …

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