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

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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

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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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6 of the Best – Design Works Gaming’s Melanie Dunmar

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Melanie Dunmar, Chief Operating Officer at Design Works Gaming. This new edition encompasses a private island retreat, a penchant for frightening tales and a golfing passion. Best Holiday I was lucky enough to spend my honeymoon on a private island in the Turks and Caicos called Parrot Cay. The island had white …

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Dinos Stranomitis, Altenar: ‘Listening’ to the operator to arrive at the best UX

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At this year’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis more than played his part in a Q&A session designed to force the industry’s leading suppliers to face the questions ‘you’, as show delegates, want answered. Just six weeks on, we caught up with him to revisit some of the session’s key talking points, including key …

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Fred Done backs Moneta’s new project – GamingUSA.com

Manchester-based industry affiliate marketing publisher Moneta Communications has confirmed that it will launch its first North American property – GamingUSA.com GamingUSA.com will seek to establish itself as the US market’s most informative and interactive gambling portal, covering news, reviews and developments on all licensed verticals across the fifty US states. In its update, Moneta states confidence on engaging with US …

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Scientific Games hires Steven Stamstad as global marketing lead

Issuing a market update, Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Steven Stamstad as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Updating investors, SGC governance details that it has hired a ‘25-year global marketing expert’, tasked with elevating the SGC brand proposition, messaging and engagement with corporate stakeholders. A seasoned marketing executive with a proven track record …

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Sportradar delivers US live streaming debut on FanDuel

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Following a successful trial at a major tennis tournament, Sportradar has extended its partnership with FanDuel to bring live streaming to New Jersey’s leading sports betting app. Through this extension, the app will now include a portfolio of live sporting events, including tennis from around the world and European soccer via Sportradar’s Live Channel Online. Live streaming is an established …

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‘Big 5’ US sports not the only show in town says Perform

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The percentage of in-play wagers on tennis in the US, combined with the sport’s potential betting-based turnover once the market reaches maturation, continues to dispel the misconception that the biggest sports in the country are the “only show in town”. That was the view of Perform Group’s Bill Anderson, who delivered a presentation on live betting at last week’s Betting …

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