North America

BetChicago preps for sports betting with Sportradar link-up

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Sports betting news and analysis providers BetChicago has announced its preparation for legalised sports wagering, by inking a multi-year partnership with Sportradar. The deal marks initial manoeuvres by the firm, headquartered in Naperville, a western suburb of Chicago, ahead of potential legal market within the state of Illinois. As part of the agreement various Sportradar media products have been integrated …

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NCAA sets up integrity panel to asses impact of betting post PASPA

Seeking to maintain the integrity of its amateur competitions and further protect its competing athletes, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will launch a study into US sports betting post-PASPA. The governing body of US college sports will develop an advisory panel of experts examining the effects of betting throughout US sports value chain, focusing on ‘how best to protect …

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Sky Sports Racing extends US Triple Crown commitments

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Sky Sports Racing has moved to extend its broadcasting rights with US horseracing, after signing a new multi-year deal with NBCUniversal. Holding exclusive rights to the Kentucky Derby, “the oldest continuously held major sporting event in North America,” which will air live in the UK and Ireland, a separate long term deal has also been extended. This sees Sky Sports …

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SBTech in further US growth following Golden Nugget agreement

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SBTech has announced the latest stage of its expansion strategies within the US, after signing a “landmark” partnership with US casino giant Golden Nugget Casinos. Confirmed as the omni-channel sports betting supplier to Golden Nugget, the deal covers its operations in Biloxi, Mississippi and Atlantic City, New Jersey, where it is “the No.1 online casino operator by market share”. Regarding …

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Scientific Games continues North American mission

Scientific Games Corporation has detailed that its SG Digital division has launched its Open Gaming System (OGS) with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. The deal gives the operator access to thousands of online gaming titles, with SG Digital launching its full suite of content to Hard Rock New Jersey. The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Hard Rock International, …

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Betway enhances sponsorship portfolio with Cricket West Indies

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Betway has continued it sporting sponsorship quest, by aligning itself with Cricket West Indies (CWI), where it becomes the official betting partner. Under the terms of the deal Betway will see its branding appear at all West Indies home series international matches, until the culmination in 2019. Furthermore, the online bookmaker will also benefit from inclusion on the CWI website …

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Marco Sala – Sustainability is best way forward for IGT Group

Marco Sala Group Chief Executive of International Game Technology Plc (IGT Group) has pledged that his company will continue to push for industry social responsibility, sustainability and diverse citizenship as core corporate dynamics. This week, the New York-listed enterprise published its eleventh ‘Annual Sustainability Report’. The independently audited report details IGT’s ongoing corporate mandate to create long-term value for all …

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NFL service an “obvious” next step for Abelson Odds

Abelson Info has announced a major development for its odds providing division, which is to result in the first steps being made outside of its specialist zone of football coverage. Launching its NFL (National Football League) touchdown scorer pricing service, Abelson Odds expansion is to incorporate one of the largest sports in the USA, and one that is also making …

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FanDuel seeks to become NJ leader with IGT sports betting systems

The newly formed FanDuel Group (Betfair US + FanDuel) has confirmed that it will utilise IGT Group systems as its lead sports betting technology provider for the regulated state of New Jersey. FanDuel Group, the strategic US subsidiary of FTSE100 betting firm Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has chosen IGT as its lead sports betting platform supplier, servicing its New Jersey …

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IGT strengthens partnership with the Louisiana State Police

Gambling technology and lottery systems supplier International Game Technology (IGT), has confirmed a nine and a half year extension to its contract with Louisiana Police. Working through its IGT Global Solutions Corporation subsidiary, its sees an upgrade of video gaming monitoring systems provided for the Video Gaming Division of the Louisiana State Police’s Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) …

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