Sportsbook

The latest sportsbook news for the gambling industry, sponsored by Metric Gaming

 

Stats Perform extends WTA rights for Sportradar tennis feed 

Stats Perform’s WTA tennis data is now available on rival Sportradar’s in-play tennis odds and trading services for bookmakers outside of the US. The data arrangement will see WTA data distributed to Sportradar customers after the company obtained a Stats Perform WTA data sub-licence. The agreement has been formed with a view to broadening the coverage of official match data provided …

Read More »

UKGC comes under fire from Football Index collapse

Pressure is mounting on the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to explain the fallout of Football Index – the football player trading platform which entered insolvency proceedings last week citing that it could no longer maintain its business due to liquidity issues. John Whittingdale, DCMS’ new undersecretary overseeing UK gambling laws, is reported to have held ‘frank discussions’ with the Commission’s …

Read More »

PointsBet acquires Banach to enhance US in-play wagering capability

ASX-listed sports betting operator PointsBet has announced that it has entered into a binding agreement (SPA) to acquire Banach Technology through its Irish subsidiary Lockspell. Dublin-based Banach is a specialist developer of sports betting risk management solutions, trading software and customised wagering functionalities – cashout, acca builders, build-a-bet components. The acquisition sees PointsBet bolster its technical and trading capacities, seeking …

Read More »

Tipico maintains German market lead with Bayern Munich renewal

German sports betting operator Tipico has further strengthened its position in the country’s gambling and sports sponsorship sectors via a renewal of its agreement with FC Bayern Munich. The extended partnership will allow Tipico to continue to take advantage of brand exposure and advertising opportunities at the Bundesliga club’s 75,000-seater Allianz Arena stadium, which regularly appears in widely-watched domestic and …

Read More »

Kindred adds ‘sustainability council’ to its boardroom duties

Kindred Group Plc has published its ‘2020 Sustainability Report’ outlining its progress on core objectives related to social responsibility, safer gambling, customer care, employee well-being and corporate governance.  2020 saw Kindred become the first publicly listed online gambling firm to disclose ‘transparent KPIs’ tracking the percentage of gross-win revenues derived from harmful gambling.  Transparent KPIs have been added to the …

Read More »

Star Sports drives customer engagement with LVision widget

Star Sports drives customer engagement with LVision widget

LVision has signed a new partnership with Star Sports to supply its Betting and Animation widget which will help the operator accelerate customer turnover and player engagement levels. Based on LVision’s proprietary AI algorithms and historical data, the product serves as a live match tracker by converting broadcasts into meaningful data and sports visualisations. “I’m really excited to make our …

Read More »

LeoVegas strengthens sportsbook vision with €5m buyout of Expekt

LeoVegas AB has agreed to acquire all ‘Expekt Nordics Ltd’ assets from French online gambling operator Betclic Group for a total purchase price of €5 million.  The deal sees LeoVegas take over the management of Expekt – a heritage online sportsbook brand operating across Scandinavian markets since 1999. Updating investors, LeoVegas states that the acquisition has been undertaken to strengthen …

Read More »

Flutter mulls FanDuel IPO options against fierce US competition   

Flutter Entertainment has disclosed that it is weighing up options to list a ‘small shareholding’ of FanDuel on a US stock exchange as a means to accelerate its North American market profile. This weekend, the FTSE100 betting group released a statement detailing that it was evaluating its capital structure in order to help the company achieve its long-term growth objectives. …

Read More »

Ed Pownall’s Industry Eye moves to GamblingTV.com

Ed Pownall’s The Industry Eye series today relaunches in its new home on GamblingTV.com, as SBC continues to expand its video content offering.   Pownall is a renowned betting broadcaster, with appearances on BBC, NBC, CNN, ITV and talkSPORT on his highlights reel, and also a stand-up comedian. The Industry Eye is his wry take on the big news stories in …

Read More »

Football Index suspends business as it enters administration

Football Index has this morning confirmed that it has entered administration, suspending all trades on its platform.  Issuing a player update, Football Index confirmed that the decision had been taken following consultations with the Gambling Commissions of the UK (UKGC) and Jersey (JGC).  Last weekend, Football Index was hit by a ‘customer exodus’, as traders withdrew accounts from its platform …

Read More »