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Winning Post: Is horseracing + slots a cold turkey?

Have global racing stakeholders, hidden the sport’s structural shortcomings through a dependence on gaming machines to generate revenues. Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners investigates this complex dependence partnership… ____________________ Horseracing and gaming machines have a curiously intertwined history on both sides of the pond. In the UK, the reduction in LBO gaming machine stakes from this week is already causing a …

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USL bolsters integrity muscle with Sportradar

Leading sports data, insights and media rights provider Sportradar has continued to enhance its US profile, after announcing that it has become the lead integrity services/systems supplier for the United Soccer League (USL).   The USL maintains the highest authority for professional men’s soccer in the United States and Canada. Moving forward, all USL syndicated leagues, competitions and matches will be …

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Canada RGC to develop inclusion agenda with All-in Diversity

Canada’s Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) becomes the latest industry representative body to commit to improving betting/gaming’s diversity and inclusion standards, joining the All-in Diversity Project (All-in).   Moving forward the RGC will promote All-in Diversity industry benchmarks on inclusion and diversity data, allowing Canadian sector stakeholders to participate in much-needed research. Furthermore, the collaboration will focus on supporting industry sustainability …

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Golden Race granted associate membership to NASPL

NASPL

Golden Race has been granted associate membership to the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), a regional organisation spanning Canada and the US that facilitates better communication between lottery operators, as well as between lottery operators and gaming vendors. The virtual sports platform provider has joined 52 lottery operators/suppliers in Canada and the US, including IGT, Intralot, …

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Scientific Games expands US capabilities with Don Best acquisition

Scientific Games has confirmed an agreement to expand its US footprint with the acquisition of global real-time betting data and pricing supplier, Don Best Sports. Subject to customary conditions to closing, it’s anticipated the deal will be concluded in the fourth quarter of 2018 and will grow Scientific Games’ B2B sports betting offering and add powerful new capabilities to its sportsbook solutions. …

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SBC’s On The Ball – International insight

The Russian World Cup kicked off in style yesterday evening, with the hosts taking apart an amateur looking Saudi Arabia side, in front of a jubilant Moscow crowd. To mark the commencing of football’s showpiece event, this edition of On The Ball aims to give a greater insight into some international stories, analysing the 2026 World Cup, as well as …

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Why the time is right for a North American World Cup

Whilst the footballing world is heavily focused on Russia 2018, in less than one week FIFA will congregate on Moscow to announce the destination of the 2026 World Cup. Football’s governing body will decide whether the joint bid by the USA, Mexico and Canada is successful or whether the tournament is heading to the North African region of Morocco for …

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Domino effect… CGA wants Canada to pop next for sports betting

Canada’s pro sports betting lobby has been reinvigorated by this week’s US Supreme Court repeal of PASPA federal laws. Following Monday’s SCOTUS judgement, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) issued a fast response welcoming PASPA’s repeal, which will open the US to state-sanctioned sports betting. CGA governance will now push Canada’s governing Liberal Party, to review the nations gambling code following …

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SBC Global launches Americas dedicated website

SBC Americas

Sports betting event organiser and media company SBC Global has launched a brand new website this week dedicated to covering news and developments in the burgeoning Americas markets. SBC Americas (www.sbcamericas.com) will specialise in all aspects of sportsbook, betting, gaming and gambling in the Americas including North, Central, Latin and South America as well as Canada and the Caribbean. Joining …

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Ontario policy veteran Paul Burns takes Canada CGA leadership

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has confirmed the appointment of Paul Burns as new President and Chief Executive Officer of its trade and industry representative body. Burns was a founding member of the CGA, and has acted as a key stakeholder in the organisations initiatives and policy acting as Vice President of Affairs since 2015. A 20-year Canadian gambling executive, …

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