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Genius appoints media guru David Levy as company chairman  

Genius Sports has confirmed the appointment of David Levy as new company Chairman, as the company moves to imminently list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). A figurehead in US sports and entertainment, Levy is the former President of Turner Broadcasting, credited with radically diversifying the news broadcaster’s media portfolio. During his 30-year executive tenure at Turner, Levy played …

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SoftSwiss signs third sportsbook partnership with Gunsbet deal

SoftSwiss signs third sportsbook partnership with Gunsbet deal

Gunsbet.com, the sports betting arm of Gunsbet Casino, has become the latest company to sign a new partnership with SoftSwiss for the use of its sportsbook platform. Launched back in December 2020, the SoftSwiss sportsbook platform will give Gunsbet players access to betting options for more than 60 different sports spanning over 1200 different markets, with Betradar selected as the …

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Sportradar strengthens US offering through Synergy Sports acquisition

Sportradar has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Synergy Sports, the market leader when it comes to data and video analytics for the US college and professional sports space. The agreement, which comes hot on the heels of Sportradar’s acquisition of personalised messaging platform Fresh Eight, cements its position in the US market where it holds ‘keystone’ partnerships with …

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FA, Sky and the BBC reach ‘landmark deal’ on WSL coverage

The FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) will be broadcast on by the BBC and Sky Sports, under the terms of a ‘landmark’ agreement with the Football Association (FA). Under the terms of the three-year deal, Sky will provide coverage of 44 fixtures, with a minimum of 35 broadcast across its Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and …

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Entain secures shareholder approval of Enlabs €370m buyout

Entain Plc has this morning communicated that shareholders of leading Baltic markets operator Enlabs AB have approved its revised SEK 53 per share takeover offer. The FTSE100 online gambling group states that its revised €370 million cash offer of Enlabs received a unanimous 94% approval by company shareholders. Having previously secured regulatory approval, Entain declares that its offer is now …

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Betway returns to tennis as sponsor of the Miami Open

Betway has returned to tennis sponsorships becoming the principal betting partner of the Miami Open an ATP and WTA 1000 sanctioned tournament. Beginning this week, the Miami Open (22 March to 4 April) sees the biggest names on the ATP (men’s) and WTA (women) tours compete as pro-tennis 2021 season plays its first ‘Masters event’. Betway the former championship sponsor …

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UKGC responds to Football Index backlash

Following public concerns, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this afternoon published further information on its investigation and licence suspension of BetIndex – the operating company of under administration Football Index.  The Commission states that its formal license review proceedings began on 20 May 2020, following concerns about the business. Initial review proceedings focused on ‘issues in relation to the …

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BETBY upgrades all sportsbook layout UX components

BETBY has announced a series of UX-focused functionality upgrades boosting the quality of its client interface and overall customer engagement. The Malta-based sportsbook software and platform provider said it has ‘reimagined all engagement components’ of standard sportsbook layouts to provide deeper customisation for its clients.  Improvements see BETBY deliver a fully responsive user interface, supported with decluttered on-site navigation and …

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Toffee TV becomes the latest fan channel to partner with Low6

Toffee TV becomes the latest fan channel to partner with Low6

Mobile betting games developer Low6 has expanded its network of partners after signing a new agreement with Everton fan channel, Toffee TV. Launching Toffee Picks, fans will be able to compete on a peer-to-peer basis, predicting a series of match outcomes such as goals scored, corners taken and saves made. Players are then ranked on a leader board, with the …

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UKGC warned over Football Index ‘pyramid scheme’ in January 2020

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) allegedly received a warning regarding betting exchange Football Index in January 2020, describing the website as a ‘dangerous pyramid scheme’. According to The Guardian, a document was sent to the UKGC, notably highlighted issues surrounding Football Index’s dividends, which it argued resembled the activities of a pyramid scheme. The report estimated that in January 2020, …

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