Sportsbook

Kambi continues LatAM expansion

Sports betting provider Kambi has deepened its relationship with media conglomerate Televisa, through the debut of its sportsbook to the Mexican online market. Televisa’s gaming arm PlayCity has unveiled its new sports betting site, and the launch of PlayCityApuestas.com follows last year’s deal, which saw 16 of its land based casinos furnished with the retail product suite of Kambi. Kristian …

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Strategic governance review sees Sportech put up for sale

Issuing a governance statement, London-listed betting systems provider Sportech Plc has today announced that it is seeking a corporate sale of its entire enterprise. Its decision follows a comprehensive strategy review undertaken by Sportech governance with a view to maximising shareholder value. Launching its bidding process, Sportech informs that it has appointed London investment firm Canaccord Genuity as lead financial …

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Paddy Power – Odds improve on Brexit deal agreement by 2019 deadline

A crucial EU summit kicks off today, with the UK government and 27 heads of EU member states’ seeking to make progress on the ‘Brexit agenda’, as the Conservative government aims to meet its target ‘March 2019 exit deadline’. Desperate to start negotiations on trade matters, tonight PM Theresa May will address EU peers on Britain’s exit strategy at a …

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Bet Informed launches football data and odds platform

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Eindhoven-based analytics company Bet Informed has launched a fan-focused football data and odds platform. The platform provides football fans with a wide range of team performance metrics, with users able to create a personal dashboard to keep a detailed track of their favourite team’s performance. Fans can also check the odds of upcoming and live matches and directly use the …

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Kindred Group seeks to create ‘next generation’ database infrastructure with Cockroach Labs

Stockholm-listed European online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc aims to create a ‘next generation’, tailored proprietary database solution in partnership with cloud infrastructure and engineering specialist Cockroach Labs. Having surpassed the 20 million customer mark, Kindred Futures, the innovation arm of the gambling group detailed that an optimum database infrastructure developed for the firm’s specific transactions was needed in order sustain …

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Belgium says yes to CDV’s stricter gambling advertising code

The government of Belgium is set to press forward with a stricter national gambling advertising code, which will see the introduction of a blanket ban on all forms of gambling-related promotions during live sports broadcasts. Belgium’s Parliamentary Chamber of Representatives (De Kamer), is reported to have approved the new gambling advertising standards code tabled last June by Christian Democrat CDV …

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Twitter better indication of success than Betfair odds, research suggests

Remarkable findings from a University of East Anglia study have found that Twitter posts offer a more accurate prediction of in-play football results, compared to online odds given by Betfair. Researchers from the University’s School of Economics analysed 13.8 million tweets during the 2013-14 English Premier League season and compared them with prices given by Betfair. They found that if …

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UAE Pro League Committee reveals details of its Sportradar partnership

The United Arab Emirates Pro League Committee (PLC) has revealed details of its newly formed partnership with sports data and technology company ‘Sportradar’. The UAE’s main football governing revealed the details of the contract in a press conference attended by PLC Acting CEO Waleed Al Hosani, Sportradar’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs Alex Inglot and Director of Digital Sports APAC, Roko …

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NYX appoints former Oracle VP Chris Armes as Group Technology lead

Updating the market, Toronto TSX-listed gambling technology supplier NYX Gaming Group (NYX) has confirmed the appointment of Chris Armes as new Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO). A technology leadership veteran, Armes joins NYX’s executive team from global operating systems provider Oracle, where he served as Vice President of Engineering. Confirming the executive appointment, NYX governance stated that it had gained …

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Ladbrokes – ‘First-timer’ George Saunders leads pack of American flavoured Man Booker 2017

Entering the final day of trading for its ‘Man Booker Prize 2017’ market, Ladbrokes has placed first-time novelist George Saunders ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ as 6/4 outright market leader to be crowned ‘best fiction novel written in the English language.’ Saunders’ ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ has garnered high critical praise, telling the emotional story of Abraham Lincoln’s conflicting grief at …

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