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SG Digital calls for Stockholm Tech & Talent expansion

Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has announced that it will move to expand its Stockholm Technology Development Center servicing its enlarged SG Digital division. SG Digital’s Stockholm offices were developed to create a centralised technology hub focusing on platform development, technical operations and digital innovation. Updating the market, SGC governance has confirmed that it will seek to add a further …

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Arena Racing Company makes Ffos Las acquisition

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced the acquisition of Ffos Las Racecourse, with the Carmarthenshire course becoming the fifteenth racecourse in the ARC portfolio. The Carmarthenshire course opened in 2009 and was, at the time, the first new racecourse in Britain in over 80 years. A flat oval, a mile and a half around, Ffos Las hosts a total of …

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Gold Standard… Minute Media closes $17 million funding round

Digital sports publisher Minute Media has successfully closed a $17 million (€13.5 million) funding round, as the company seeks to expand its platform, technologies and media assets. The enterprise’s latest financing round was supported by Goldman Sachs and European venture capital firms’ La Maison Luxembourg and Vintage Partners. Minute Media digital properties include popular football community 90Mins, US sports portal …

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NCAA and Genius Sports link-up in PASPA aftermath

Genius Sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have announced a “landmark initiative,” which is designed to transform the digital collection and distribution of intercollegiate sports data, following SCOTUS’ landmark decision on PASPA. Further to its development, promotional, and technical support for data software, Genius Sports is to also serve as the NCAA’s exclusive agent in licensing real-time official …

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Matchroom & Perform seek to land ‘US KO’ with $1 billion DAZN partnership

A blockbuster exclusive $1bn United States boxing streaming partnership aims to engage a new generation of fight enthusiasts, as well as reigniting current fans passions for the sport. The bumper eight-year deal, between Matchroom Boxing and Perform Group, will see some of boxing’s biggest stars feature over 16 bouts staged in various venues across America. Set to streamed upon the …

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Drag Racing betting markets to be offered in UK for first time

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RedZoneSports.bet has joined forces with TrakBak Racing, in a collaboration that is set to see exclusive and bespoke betting markets offered on UK Drag Racing for the first time. Becoming headline sponsor of the DoorSlammers event set to be held at Santa Pod Raceway, the Argyll Entertainment US sports led brand is to offer the industry first markets across the …

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How britbet is bringing innovation to pool betting

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Aiming to bring some much needed innovation to the pool betting landscape, britbet recently unveiled a plethora of new pool betting markets, as it looks to grow the value and target market of pool betting. We spoke to David Williams, the Director of Communications at britbet who detailed the importance of britbet’s fresh approach to pool betting, as well as …

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Scout Gaming secures NRK Norway World Cup 2018 DFS partnership

European daily fantasy sports platform provider Scout Gaming continues its 2018 commercial momentum, announcing that it has secured a DFS supplier agreement with Norwegian public broadcaster NRK AS. Securing its new partnership, Scout Gaming will be charged with delivering NRK broadcast properties with a ‘free-to- play’ World Cup Russia 2018’ fantasy sports product. The NRK branded DFS product, will be …

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Rebel Call! Paddy Power launches CONIFA 2018 documentary series

Paddy Power has announced the launch of its ‘first-ever documentary series’, further supporting its sponsorship of the ‘2018 – CONIFA World Football Cup’ (London 31 May – 10 June). Last March, the bookmaker announced its lead sponsorship of CONIFA’s tournament, stating that it wanted to support ‘football’s rebel nations’, who are currently not recognised by FIFA. Sponsoring CONIFA 2018,  the …

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Positive opening momentum sees William Hill look forward to Russia 2018

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has detailed a positive opening to its 2018 trading, as the firm continues its digital recovery, while restructuring its operations. Issuing an unaudited trading statement for the 17-week period to 24 April 2018, William Hill details +3% gain in group revenues, driven by strong ‘Online and US performances’ which offset UK Retail declines. The bookmaker …

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