Technology

Superliga Argentina set for advanced protection

Genius Sport has teamed up with the Superliga Argentina, the premier football competition of Argentina, to launch its comprehensive integrity and official data strategy. The partnership will see Genius Sports provide the league with an advanced level of protection against both match-fixing and betting-related corruption. This will be done by way of monitoring and reviewing integrity strategies and existing rules, …

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Connexi and Athlete Media join forces to optimise global sports market

Sports agency The Athlete Media Group has partnered with new sports technology platform Connexi to form a strategic partnership which aims to enhance the global sports marketplace. The partnership aims to better connect brands with sports rights holders’ assets, whilst further developing deeper evaluations of professional athletes’ profile and coverage. Founded in 2016 by sports-tech Rory Stewart-Richardson, the Connexi platform provides …

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Camelot revamps National Lottery ‘retailer hub’

National Lottery operator Camelot has revamped its ‘retailer hub’ (www.tnlretailerhub.co.uk) adding new functionalities and tools to improve communication with its merchants. The relaunched hub has been optimised for all mobile verticals, allowing Camelot point-of-sale merchants to be better informed with news alerts, game/draw information, terms and conditions, promotions and updates on further upcoming National Lottery inventory. The hub will feature a …

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Wildzcasino integrates Zimpler payment system on site in new partnership

iGaming firm Rootz LTD has cemented a new partnership with Swedish fintech Zimpler which will focus upon its first online casino product, Wildzcasino. Under the terms of the new agreement, Zimpler’s payment system will be integrated into the Wildz website as a new payment option. Wildz founder Mikko Halmela commented on the new alliance: “Wildz are going against the masses in more ways than one, instead of focusing …

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Nektan begins new CEO search after Lucy Buckley’s departure

London AIM-listed mobile gaming group Nektan Plc has begun executive search procedures after confirming the departure of Lucy Buckley as CEO. Issuing a corporate statement, Nektan said that company founder and Executive Director Gary Shaw will act as company Chief Executive on an interim basis. Buckley will ‘remain available to the board’ to help the company with its leadership transition, …

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ComeOn launches AI responsible gambling tool

Igaming operator ComeOn has confirmed that it has been working alongside data science specialist neccton to launch a new responsible gaming tool based on artificial intelligence in a bid to help players avoid problem gambling behaviours. The tool has been developed in collaboration with  psychology academics, and ensures that it tracks player data, detects risk patterns, changes in behaviour as …

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Check please… Degree 53 publishes Age ID ‘UX Review’

Industry design, innovation and software development agency Degree 53 has published its latest ‘UX Review’ focusing on evaluating the impact of new age and identity verification processes, enforced by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in May this year. The report assesses how incumbents have approached the challenge of adjusting/addressing to the UKGC’s customer age verification requirements from a customer UX …

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Stars Group appoints video games pioneer John Schappert as corporate advisor

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has strengthened its corporate governance’s strategic capacity and technology-led competencies by confirming the appointment of John Schappert as a new independent director. Regarded as a pioneer of the video games industry, Schappert is the co-founder of Tiburon Entertainment, the original games development studio of ground-breaking sports titles Madden NFL, NFL Street and NASCAR Racing. …

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Video disruptor WSC Sports secures $23m funding round

Israel based WSC Sports an enterprise seeking to dominate sports video content and distribution through the development of its AI-powered platform, has announced that it has secured $23 million (€20 million) in Series C funding. The WSC Sports platform is able to analyse live match broadcasts, identifying event highlights that can be quickly customized into short-form video-clips enabling the fastest …

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Smarkets launches SBK seeking to break barriers between punter & sportsbook

Online betting exchange, Smarkets has this morning announced the official launch of its new sportsbook product ‘SBK’, seeking to disrupt all traditional wagering engagements. A sportsbook mobile app SBK seeks to deliver punters the ‘fairest and funnest’ app for betting on sport and politics, fusing Smarkets exchange prices with a social-optimised interface. Regarded as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech …

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