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Sportradar appoints Bimson to oversee betting, sports and marketing growth

Sportradar has hired Andrew Bimson as Chief Operating Officer in North America in a bid to expand its betting & gaming, sports entertainment and ad:s (marketing services) operations. The NYSE-listed, Swiss-based sports technology company has stated that Bimson will be reporting to Arne Rees, Sportradar North America’s CEO, and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Rees commented: “Andrew …

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Colbet predicts continued high sports betting turnover ahead of casino launch

Colbet is preparing to launch its live casino offering in the Colombian gaming market, but anticipates that sports betting will remain the dominant vertical across its wider operations.  Speaking to local news outlet La Republica, Santiago Melo, the General Director of the operator, anticipated that the sports betting vertical will continue to contribute around 80 per cent of total group-wide …

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Dean Akinjobi: Digital sports and music sponsorships provide ‘comprehensive offering’ for betting brands

In line with continuing speculations of a gambling sponsorship ban in sports, a shift beginning to emerge in the market is an increase in digital sports sponsorships across fan sites and influencer channels.  Speaking to SBC, Dean Akinjobi, CEO of Football Media, talked of his agency’s partnership with crypto-betting Sportsbet.io which recently brought about a deal with Kenyan rapper King …

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Winamax’s ‘not in partnership spirit’ tweets ends Bordeaux deal

Winamax‘s partnership with Ligue 1’s Girondins de Bordeaux has been terminated following the club’s disapproval of the betting platform’s tweets about the last match. The sports betting site had signed the sponsorship in summer last year but, as reported by  France Bleu, has stepped up its jokes towards the club on social media, pushing Bordeaux to end their partnership. “We …

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Betsson signs second LatAm focused football deal of 2022

Betsson Group has further enhanced its focus on Latin American sports betting, signing an agreement with Brazil’s state-based Pernambuco Football Federation (FPF). The contract will see the Stockholm Nasdaq-listed international betting and gaming group secure the sponsorship of the Pernambuco Championship, the tournament of the state of Pernambuco, for the 2022 season. As part of the deal Betsson will conduct …

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Tipico boosts US presence via Columbus Crew link-up

Tipico has strengthened its brand visibility in the burgeoning North American sports betting market, entering into an agreement with Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Columbus Crew. The agreement will see the German operator become a founding level partner as well as official betting partner of the club, based on the capital city of Ohio, receiving entitlement rights to the franchise …

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Betsson strengthens LatAm visibility via Colo-Colo deal

Betsson Group has signed a one-year sponsorship agreement with Chilean football club Colo-Colo, in a strengthening of its marketing and brand visibility in Latin America.  The global sponsorship will cover the 2022 season, and will see operator’s logo featured on the Chilean Primera División club’s shirt sleeves for both home and away games, whilst an additional term has included the …

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PDC ends bookies sponsorship affair of World Darts Championship

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has ended the 20-year run of bookmakers title sponsoring its flagship World Darts Championship.  On Monday, Matchroom Sports – the event organiser of the PDC – confirmed that online car buying platform Cazoo would replace William Hill as title sponsor of the World Darts Championship in 2023. The sponsorship forms part of a comprehensive multi-year …

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DAZN nears discounted buyout of BT Sport

DAZN is nearing its objective to acquire BT Sport, with the aim to become a major sports broadcaster within the UK, showcasing Premier League and UEFA Champions League matches.  Citing sources ‘familiar with the matter’, Reuters reports that DAZN is finalising a deal in the region of $800 million (£580m) to acquire BT Sport, the network that has challenged Sky …

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