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Genius secures official data and trading coverage on OpenSports platform

Scientific Games (SG) and Genius Sports have significantly expanded their existing sportsbook services agreement, allowing Betgenius’ live data and trading solutions to be made fully available across SG’s ‘OpenSports’ platform.  The new partnership arrangement will see all OpenSports customers directly serviced with Genius’ in-game content and officially sourced sports data (excluding US pro-leagues), allowing SG clients to secure and optimise …

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SBC Leaders: Adapting to Covid and Italy’s unexpected digital payments push

SBC Leaders

“Covid has taught us to think flexibly and react quickly using all the possible tools in a creative way,” said Snaitech CEO Fabio Schiavolin, as he told SBC Leaders about adapting his approach to leading the Italian multichannel operator through the pandemic. The exclusive interview with Schiavolin kicks off the final 2020 issue of the publication, formerly known as SBC …

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Stats Perform agrees six-year WTA data deal with GVC Holdings

WTA - (200229) -- DOHA, Feb. 29, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return during the women's singles semi-final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the 2020 WTA Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar, Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)

Stats Perform has backed up its landmark data deal with the WTA Tour by reaching a six-year agreement with GVC Holdings, soon to become Entain Plc. As part of the deal, it will provide a new and exclusive, official WTA tennis data service enabling in-play bets to be placed across GVC, whose sportsbook brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, …

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Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Seattle-based esports wagering platform Unikrn will overhaul its global payment options and further maximise its currency range after partnering with Nuvei.  Active in 24 markets, ‘including 41 US states’, Unikrn has selected Nuvei to overhaul its group payment services, maximising payment processing and withdrawal options for its global player base. Unikrn confirmed that it will utilise Nuvei technologies as its …

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Canada ‘Single Sports Betting Act’ enters final Commons passage

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is monitoring Commons developments closely as ‘Bill C-218 – The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act’ enters its final passage to become a federal legislation.   Updating industry stakeholders, the CGA confirmed that Ottawa’s House of Commons will undertake its final review of Bill C-218, which aims to amend Canada’s criminal code to allow for single …

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Betting on Sports America – Digital to deliver comprehensive analysis of the industry’s future

Betting on Sports America - Digital

Betting on Sports America – Digital is set to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current state of and emerging opportunities in the North American sports betting industry, complete with input from the senior executives at the forefront of shaping the sector’s growth path.  The virtual conference and expo on December 1-2, 2020 features a series of interviews with leading …

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Pinnacle boosts KYC capabilities through Sumsub deal

Pinnacle boosts KYC capabilities through Sumsub deal

Pinnacle will strengthen its commitment to social responsibility after signing a new partnership with Sumsub, an identity verification platform that covers the compliance disciplines of KYC, KYB and AML. Through the new agreement, Sumsub will support the operator in streamlining its onboarding customer procedures fulfilling key compliance requisites across multiple jurisdictions, as well as helping ‘protect their users from unnecessary …

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Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert has been selected as the new Chief People Officer for Scientific Games’ Digital team, joining the company from WPP where she served as VP Talent. Confirming her appointment, SG praised Probert’s wealth of experience in delivering ‘successful’ People and Culture strategies. As the new CPO, she is expected to place an increased focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion …

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Betegy grows US footprint with JKR investment

Betegy will accelerate its plans to expand into the US betting market after raising a new round of investment capital from JKR Investment Group. By expanding into the US, the firm will use JKR’s investment to help media companies, gaming operators and professional sports leagues gather and display complex data from multiple sources. In addition, the sports data content production …

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Sokratis Kokkalis retakes leadership of Intralot

Intralot SPA has informed its shareholders that company founder and executive chairman Sokratis Kokkalis has been reinstated as Group CEO effective immediately.  The gambling technology and lottery systems provider issued a statement on the Athens Stock Engage disclosing that majority shareholder Kokkalis had retaken leadership of the firm, replacing Christos K. Dimitriadis as CEO.  The filing stated that Intralot had …

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