Technology

EuroLeague turns to Genius to maximise live betting data value

EuroLeague, Europe’s top-tier of professional basketball, has expanded its existing relationship with Genius Sports to bolster the distribution of its licensed data rights for global sports betting incumbents. Since 2016, Genius Sports has served as the EuroLeague’s principal data collector and distributor for the betting industry. Expanding the Genius Sports service, EuroLeague has confirmed that data from its syndicated tournaments …

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Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has published a new ‘UX Review’ detailing guidance on how operators can meet Apple native design standards with their current product catalogue. In June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines to impose restrictions on real-money apps, enforcing stricter guidelines on clamping down of non-native applications – a decision that caused much industry …

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Genius Sports wins DK Injunction against FirstPlay for staff poaching & IP encroachment

Genius Sports has won a Danish injunction order against rival data supplier FirstPlay A/S related to the duplication of its business model, poaching of staff and theft of business-sensitive information. The Copenhagen filed injunction accused FirstPlay of unethical business practices, poaching Genius Sports talent to acquire IP secrets and further business-sensitive data in order to establish a new sports data …

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Stanza Calendar bolsters its sports engagement capacity with Sportradar

Sportradar has been commissioned by Silicon Valley-based Stanza to optimise its calendar and scheduling software for global sports audiences. Operating since 2013, Stanza (formerly SpotOn.it) seeks to disrupt and revolutionise how modern audiences engage with time and calendar data, providing accurate and personalised information for both business and entertainment purposes. Providing optimised ‘Calendar Suites’ feature deeper data and personalised information, …

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Betby launches customisable widgets across sportsbook platform

Sportsbook supplier BETBY has launched a number of new widgets which will be available to its operator partners looking to differentiate their offerings across their sportsbook platforms. The new widgets will allow operators to offer ‘bespoke promotions’ to users. The widgets will provide a complete bet cycle, where users can place a bet directly with the overlying widget without having …

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NSoft business team grows by more than 200% in 2019

NSoft

The entire business team for NSoft grew by more than 200% in 2019, after the sports betting software provider made international growth one of its investment priorities for the year. The company’s presence steadily increased in accordance with this international growth action plan. NSoft now has offices in Croatia, SAR, Costa Rica and Singapore, besides the company’s HQ in Mostar …

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Midnite raises $2.4m to move esports ‘beyond the tab’

London-based esports start-up Midnite (midnite.com) has raised $2.4 million in venture funding to help accelerate the development of its wagering capacities. The funding round was led by Makers Fund, a VC firm specialising in interactive gaming and entertainment investments. Founded by the enterprise team of Nick Wright (CEO) and Daniel Qu, Midnite’s seeks to advance esports wagering beyond becoming ‘just another …

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BetConstruct plans 2020 ‘What-If’ coaching boost through AJNA

AJNA

Sports coaches will be boosted by What-If game analysis as part of 2020 plans for BetConstruct’s AJNA – a live scouting data solution for the firm’s FeedConstruct division. AJNA, or Third Eye, was presented at last year’s ICE exhibition (see video above) as an artificial intelligence (AI) powered real-time video analysis tool for live football, helping sports organisations to automatically …

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Industry Report: New channels for BtoBet’s ‘player-centric’ Neuron 3 platform

Neuron 3

BtoBet has targeted “integration of a digitally wider channel spectrum” through Neuron 3 – a ‘player-centric’ platform supporting mobile, desktop, retail, social media and TV betting. The igaming and sportsbook provider believes that new single-solution platforms such as Neuron 3, which will be officially unveiled at ICE London, will reshape an industry “stuck in a phase where most larger bookmakers …

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Simon Dorsen, Okto: ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’

In an interview with CasinoBeats.com, Simon Dorsen, director of gaming at Okto Group, has claimed that ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’ in 2020.  Discussing the importance of paying attention to the regulatory hurdles throughout the coming year, Dorsen delved into Europe’s regulatory framework, particularly to suggest how different licenses are required to limit the movement of …

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