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William Hill plans for future with new share placing

William Hill is raising a war chest to fund its long-term growth ambitions, mainly in the US sports betting market. Alongside a positive trading statement on Tuesday 16 June, the FTSE250 betting group said it intends to issue a new ordinary share placement for 19.99% of its existing share capital. CEO Ulrik Bengtsson was upbeat about the company’s performance over …

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William Hill advances US agenda with imminent CBS Sports deal

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc is reported to be in the ‘final stages’ of announcing a forthcoming landmark US partnership with national broadcaster CBS Sports. This weekend, The Sunday Times reported that William Hill governance would imminently announce its tie-up with CBS Sports – the sports entertainment division of the newly formed ViacomCBS global media conglomerate. The partnership will see …

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CBS Sports launches dedicated betting program ‘SportsLine Edge’

US sports broadcaster CBS Sports (CBS Networks) has launched its new interactive TV show ‘SportsLine Edge’, developing content for sports betting and daily fantasy sports audiences. SportsLine Edge was launched last weekend on CBS Sports HQ streaming service, in time for the start of the new NFL season. CBS Sports details that it will deliver up to eleven hours of …

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CBS enjoys advertising benefits since PASPA repeal

Since the repealing of PASPA, the progress of US sports betting in the country has been significant and although it’s far from complete, it’s already proving a profitable source for broadcasters in the States. Issuing a corporate update, CBS outlined that in Philadelphia it has reaped the benefits of adverts related to betting products, revenue that it anticipates will be …

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DraftKings appoints Ezra Kucharz to new role of Chief Business Officer

Expanding its commercial arm, US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has confirmed the appointment of Ezra Kucharz to the newly created position of Chief Business Officer (CBO). Kucharz will take leadership of all DraftKings commercial disciplines; overseeing business development initiatives and strategy, commercial planning and advertising sales. A tech commercial development veteran, Kucharz joins DraftKings’ executive team having previously led …

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Tuomas Kanervala – Accuscore: Learning Curve…Why prediction is not just for punters

Having boosted the live market inventory of Accuscore, CEO Tuomas Kanervala details to SBC readers why sports prediction services should be vital tools for bookmakers and not just betting punters.   Working with media owners such as Yahoo, CBS Sports and the Wall Street Journal, Kanervala details that utilising sports prediction services bookmakers can optimise and refine their customer retention …

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NCAA prohibits DraftKings & FanDuel of advertising on associated sports events

US sports network ESPN, reports that the NCAA the governing body of college sports in the US, has prohibited DraftKings and FanDuel from advertising during its associated events. ESPN obtained a communication addressed to DraftKings CEO Jason Robins and FanDuel senior executives Christian Genetski (Chief Legal Officer) and Matt King (Chief Financial Officer) requesting the operator to stop TV advertising …

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