Sportsbook

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

Kambi strengthens Dutch footprint with BetEnt deal

Kambi strengthens Dutch footprint with BetEnt deal

Ahead of the Dutch market opening on 1 October, Kambi Group has signed a multi-year partnership with BetEnt to support the launch of its BetCity.nl-branded online sportsbook. Through the agreement, BetCity.nl will benefit from access to Kambi’s technology and sports betting offer, as well as its experience with compliance and sports integrity.   Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi, said: “Kambi is …

Read More »

KOA applicants urge KSA to clarify cooling-off commands 

Entain Plc and Kindred Group have reaffirmed their intent to join the Netherlands KOA online gambling marketplace which is due to launch on 1 October.  Yesterday, KOA’s first 10 licenced applicants were disclosed by Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ gambling regulatory authority. Presumed to be taking part in the KOA’s first licensing window, European igaming giants Entain and Kindred withdrew their …

Read More »

Bet365, Tombola and LiveScore cleared to launch Dutch KOA market

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority – has named the 10 operators granted licences to participate in the KOA online gambling regime that will formally launch on 1 October. As anticipated, KOA licences have been granted to the domestic trio of state-owned casino operator Holland Casino, ToTo Online, the digital unit of Dutch lottery Nederlandse Loterij, and Dutch …

Read More »

Bolsonaro veto expected for proposed Brazil gambling regulation

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has revealed in an interview with Veja that he has been in touch with government officials in regards to a proposed gambling legislation but warned that he will not allow the market to be regulated, according to a report shared by BNL Data. As Bolsonaro admitted, “the measure will not count with the support of the Government …

Read More »

René Jansen: Only 10 operators qualify for first KOA licensing window 

 There will be 10 licensed operators to start in the Netherlands’ new KOA online gambling regime, which will officially open on Friday 1 October. The development was disclosed by René Jansen, chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority – who was speaking to delegates of the Gaming in Holland Conference.  The 10 applicants will be revealed by …

Read More »

Hollywood giant Endeavor joins US wagering ranks acquiring Openbet for $1.2bn

Scientific Games Corporation has confirmed that its Openbet subsidiary will be sold to Hollywood based sports and entertainment group Endeavor Holdings for a total consideration of $1.2 billion (€1.05bn). Reaching definitive terms, Endeavor – the investment fund of US entertainment moguls Ariel Emanuel (CEO) and Patrick Whitesell (Chairman) – will pay $1 billion cash and $200 million in Endeavor NYSE …

Read More »

Rhodes offers UKGC perspective on Football Index enforcement  

Andrew Rhodes, the interim Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has published a video response to the independent review of the collapse of Football Index.  As noted last week, the Commission has established new practices in how it evaluates the risks of novel products recommended by the review and to strengthen its working relationship with the Financial Conduct Authority …

Read More »

Genius Sports boosts Polish market presence via STS deal

Genius Sports has struck a partnership with Polish operator STS, focusing around driving the expansion of the latter’s in-play offering via the leveraging of data. As a result of the agreement, STS will gain access to the NYSE-registered sports data and technology firm’s LiveData and LiveTrading solutions to deliver official data across thousands of sporting events each year, as well …

Read More »

DAZN appoints Ian Turnbull to oversee sports betting operations

Subscription sports streaming service DAZN has appointed former Entain executive Ian Turnbull as its new EVP of Betting and Gaming, as the firm looks to increase its engagement with the sector.  Turnbull’s career in the betting and gaming space saw him work as Microgaming’s Services Director, and most prominently as Head of B2B at Entain – prior to its rebrand …

Read More »