Tag Archives: Benjie Cherniak

Benjie Cherniak: Sending the right message to US college athletes

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Sending the right message from the first contact with a college athlete is key to stopping the spread of sports wagering scandals around NCAA-organised events in the US. That’s according to Benjie Cherniak, MD of Don Best Sports (Scientific Games), who spoke on a panel at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference about college sports – “the forgotten child” of sports …

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Why March Madness captures the imagination of the US public

March Madness

At this year’s Betting on Football at Stamford Bridge, SBC caught up with Benjie Cherniak from Don Best, now part of Scientific Games. NCAA’s March Madness has always captured the attention and imagination of large portions of the US audience, which has only been amplified by the spread of legislated wagering across the country. Cherniak told SBC: “It is embedded in …

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Ultimate Advisory Board for inaugural Betting on Sports America

Advisory Board

SBC Events has brought together experts from a leading US casino, tribal association, racetrack operator and government-run lottery, as well as those from gaming suppliers, consultancies, legal teams and regulators, to form the ultimate Advisory Board for Betting on Sports America (BOSA). The inaugural BOSA, held from 23-25 April 2019, will open on Tuesday 23 April with a networking evening …

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SGC completes Don Best acquisition bolstering SG Digital’s US sportsbook operations

Nasdaq-listed gambling technology and systems provider Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that it has completed its acquisition of US-centric sports betting data provider Don Best. A transaction first announced on 9 October, SGC moves to significantly strengthen its US sports betting capabilities serviced by its SG Digital division. Don Best assets and operating capabilities have been acquired to bolster SG …

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Delegates give overwhelming support to Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports

More than 90% of visitors to last month’s biggest ever Betting on Sports conference rated its networking opportunities as either very good or excellent. This came from a survey made available to the 2,500 registered delegates for #bosweek, which also found considerable praise for the party locations, speaker lineup and conference app, as well as the presence of so many …

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No Skins Please! US players must deliver ‘full entertainment’ packages

SCOTUS repeal of PASPA federal laws has triggered a frenzy for European enterprises seeking to enter and develop initial services for the liberalised US sports betting market. However, in its current context, US gambling remains a segregated and protectionist market for new incumbents. Presenting the ‘US Opportunities Panel’  at the 2018 Betting on Sports Conference, moderator David Sargeant (iGaming Ideas) …

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New Shores… BOSCON2018 to bring expert insights for the emerging US betting market

With legal sports betting having gone from being a possibility to hard and fast reality in the US, this year’s Betting on Sports Conference (18-21 September) has a vast amount of ground to cover as it explores how the nascent market will take shape in the next few, crucial months. To that end, organiser SBC Events has gathered a who’s …

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RotoQL secures $3 million seed targeting growth within pending US betting market

New York start-up RotoQL, an enterprise seeking to become the ‘Bloomberg for sports fans’ has confirmed that it has secured $3 million seed investment round. The seed round was led by early FanDuel investor Karlani Capital, with venture capital firms Boston Seed, Velo Partners, Azure and Oakvale investing in the mobile-centric sports data enterprise. Further joining RotoQL’s early investment round, is …

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William Hill poised to up the stakes in US expansion

An underlying narrative from William Hill’s departure of the Australian market this week, was that the operator is readying itself to expand its US footprint should the US Court overturn the PASPA act this year. Since 2012 William Hill has had betting outlets in Nevada, however since the possibility of legal sports betting grew in New Jersey, the group has …

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Benjie Cherniak – Don Best: “Trump has clearly picked his side” in the sports betting debate

Managing Director of Don Best Sports, Benjie Cherniak stated that the actions of President Donald Trump show he has ‘clearly picked his side in the sports betting debate’. In response to New Jersey officials being permitted with the opportunity to present oral arguments to the US Supreme court on 4 December. Last week, Trump ordered Solicitor General Noel Francisco to …

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