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Expert Focus – All on the line in New Jersey’s battle of PASPA

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All eyes are set to fall on the USA today, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hears oral arguments from New Jersey officials regarding the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). With a distinct focus on New Jersey’s bid to offer licensed sports betting, the state has already faced seven losses in federal …

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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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‘Fighting Finn’ launches casino affiliate website

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A former National Hockey League (NHL) enforcer has announced plans to launch a new casino affiliate website. Sami Helenius, formerly of Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks, is to target Swedish casino enthusiasts with ‘Kasino Curt.’ Speaking about the aims of his new project, Helenius said:  “When it comes to online gambling, Sweden is a …

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Trump Administration shows no love for New Jersey betting

It appears that the Trump administration has shown its hand with regards to US sports betting, having issued Solicitor General Noel Francisco to file a Supreme Court brief supporting US-pro leagues’ stance against sports betting being legalised in the state of New Jersey. The brief is a deep blow to New Jersey officials, who this October were granted the right …

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Trump boosts prospect of legalised sports betting in the US

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The President of the American Gaming Association (AGA) has expressed his belief that Donald Trump taking office could lead to a repeal of federal law barring sports betting in most US states. Speaking in his year-end conference call, Geoff Freeman referenced Trump’s appearance on the Fox Sports show a year ago, in which the incoming US president made the following comments …

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Sportradar nets NBA real-time data & statistics global distribution partnership

The NBA has announced a multiyear global data and statistics distribution agreement with Sportradar and Second Spectrum. Restructuring its data, insights and analysis infrastructure, the NBA will implement a new Sportradar and Second Spectrum developed state-of- the-art league-wide player tracking system. Beginning season 2017/18 the partnership will further see Sportradar become the official ‘Global Distributor’ of real-time NBA league and match …

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Sportradar secures NHL ‘Fraud & Integrity’ monitoring partnership

The NHL has confirmed that it will incorporate Sportradar’s ‘Fraud Detection System’ (FDS), monitoring all its syndicated matches for integrity and suspicious betting activities. The US professional ice hockey league, becomes the latest sporting body to incorporate the FDS monitoring system, as Sportradar a European sport data and analysis specialist expands its services within US sports. The partnership, sees Sportradar …

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Canada sports betting lobby criticises NHL on Las Vegas franchise

  Canada’s pro sports betting stakeholders have criticised the NHL (the governing body of US professional ice hockey), stating that its decision to allow a new franchise in Las Vegas was hypocritical.   The NHL’s governance has been one of the major roadblocks in allowing lawmakers to pass a single sports betting bill, on grounds of potential integrity impacts to …

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Jay Kornegay – Westgate LV Resort – NHL franchise for Vegas

On Wednesday, National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league had granted an expansion to include a franchise from Las Vegas. The new team will compete as the 31st team, starting in the 2017-18 season, and become the first expansion team since the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild in 2000-01. To mark this news, we caught …

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Pro-Sports heads to Vegas for 2017 as Foley gains NHL approval

US professional sports will come to the state of Nevada as the NHL granted approval for Las Vegas to launch a new expansion franchise aiming to join its league by the 2017/18 season.   The NHL Las Vegas franchise proposition received unanimous approval from a review conducted by its Board of Governors greenlighting the project for a Nevada-based franchise. NHL …

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