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High Stakes as DAZN launches US property targeting OTT top spot

The eyes of tech and sports business will be firmly focused on today’s official launch of DAZN US property, Perform Group’s OTT service which aims to become ‘the Netflix of sports’. Backed by US private equity mogul Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, DAZN seeks to revolutionise sports viewership, distribution and engagement across all continents. This summer, Perform Group stated its intent …

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NFL could land $2.3bn increase with regulated sports betting

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In research commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA), Nielsen Sports has predicted that the annual revenue of the NFL could be elevated by as much as $2.3bn as a result of the regulated sports betting market. The study, which breaks down the various sources of revenue that the NFL could reap from a sports betting market in the US …

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Philip Bowcock: Eldorado JV sees William Hill secure ‘largest active US betting footprint’

The governance of FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill has confirmed news reports that it has entered a strategic joint-venture with Nasdaq US casino group Eldorado Resorts. William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock declares that the bookmaker has significantly advanced its US position and coverage securing access to ‘Eldorado’s leading regional casino portfolio and customer base of 23 million people’. “Under the …

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50 CEOs & 120 Directors confirmed to speak at #bosweek

A strong line-up of 50 CEOs will be sharing their expertise at this month’s Betting on Sports Week on a final agenda that boasts over 120-director level speakers, and over 250 speakers across the week. The full agenda for Betting on Sports Week has been released with six Betting on Sports conference tracks, the CasinoBeats Summit, and the Esports focused …

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William Hill looks for its promise land striking Eldorado Joint-venture

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill is set to significantly expand its US market propositions, entering a strategic joint-venture with Nasdaq casino and leisure group Eldorado Resorts.   Sky News has reported that William Hill governance is set to disclose its deal with Reno-based Eldorado, which at present operates twenty casino properties across ten US states. The pending agreement will see Eldorado …

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Scientific Games appoints James Sottile as global legal lead

Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of James Sottile to the leadership position of Group Chief Legal Officer & Executive VP. Sottile will take charge of SGC’s group-wide legal entities from 4 September, joining the Nasdaq enterprise from US law firm Jones Day, where he most recently served as Senior Partner (2016-2018) A 30-year US …

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William Hill enters mobile betting market in New Jersey

Just in time for the kick off of the much anticipated NFL season, William Hill and FanDuel are looking to enrich the sports betting experience in New Jersey, offering mobile betting to its punters. The two firms commenced offering mobile sports betting New Jersey on Saturday night, becoming part of the State’s growing mobile sports betting market and taking the number …

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SBTech widens US scope with New Jersey and Mississippi launches

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SBTech has partnered with Churchill Downs, Golden Nugget and Resorts Casino to commence its retail operations in New Jersey and Mississippi. The industry technology provider’s sportsbook is now live in New Jersey with Golden Nugget as well as Resorts Casino. In Mississippi, it is live with Churchill Downs brand BetAmerica at Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa in Greenville, and at …

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Ader’s Springowl returns to gambling eyeing major changes at Playtech Plc

Renowned US activist investor Jason Ader has returned to the gambling scene, securing a reported $100 million stake in FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc. Ader’s ‘Springowl’ hedge fund is a specialist in activist investments, targeting underperforming listed enterprises and applying pressure on corporate governance to undertake major structural changes. The Times reports that Springowl is pressuring Playtech governance to …

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Kindred unites with Scientific Games for New Jersey growth

Kindred has partnered with Scientific Games to utilise its Open Platform System and Open Gaming System in New Jersey. The agreement covers three years and allows for a possible extension of another two years, it covers the state of New Jersey, where SG Digital already has a license, but the aim is to extend the partnership to other U.S. states …

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