Tag Archives: PASPA

Governor Phil Murphy: New Jersey could overtake Nevada in the next year

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has predicted that New Jersey will overtake Nevada as the new place to “plant a flag” when it comes to sports betting in the United States. Speaking at the recent Betting on Sports America event, Murphy explained that the forty years of regulatory and customer experience in New Jersey has been the bedrock for bringing …

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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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Winning Post – PASPA… One year on

A year following PASPA’s downfall, Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners details why the US market has delivered in value and expectations for all betting incumbents… ________________ A year on from the Supreme Court’s historic overturning of PASPA and there are no suggestions so far that expectations will be disappointed. On a run rate basis, the US sports betting market has …

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‘Big 5’ US sports not the only show in town says Perform

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The percentage of in-play wagers on tennis in the US, combined with the sport’s potential betting-based turnover once the market reaches maturation, continues to dispel the misconception that the biggest sports in the country are the “only show in town”. That was the view of Perform Group’s Bill Anderson, who delivered a presentation on live betting at last week’s Betting …

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Assessing the football and betting sponsorship dynamic

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Much has been written regarding the industry’s relationship with sports, none more so than football, where criticism has suggested measures must be put in place to curb what is seen as an over saturation of marketing, sponsorships and advertising. This topic is set to fall under the microscope at the sixth annual Betting on Football, taking place this week at …

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Post-PASPA Kambi navigates the changing regulatory landscape

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Last year, Kambi, together with its partner DraftKings, secured the first transactional waiver which enabled the operator to accept the “first legal online bet in a post-PASPA world”. Fast-forward six months, and Kambi Chief Legal Officer Chris Fox has shared his thoughts (see video above) on an “exciting time” in which the company has strengthened its processes and technology to …

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William Hill expands on digital and international exposure as it announces 900 store closures

FTSE betting group William Hill Plc continues its strategic realignment focusing on international growth and digital transformation, as the bookmaker announces the closure of 900 betting shops across the UK. The operator revealed in its full-year trading statement this week that it had suffered a 15 per cent drop in operating profits. Despite numerous 2018 setbacks, the bookmaker’s digital division …

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Gavin Isaacs: Helping SBTech to navigate key regulated markets

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Having joined SBTech just three weeks ago, Gavin Isaacs has already set about using his 20 years of high-level gaming experience to bolster the company’s US presence. We spoke to Isaacs about how his experience with Scientific Games, Bally and SHFL Entertainment can be translated into success for his new employers, what convinced him to join the SBTech project, and …

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Year in Review: Sportsbooks revel in 2018 growth

With the opening of new markets and the opportunity of the World Cup, this year marked a significant chance for sportsbooks to elevate engagement and embark on expansion. The World Cup, as shown by Google’s most searched terms, was arguably the buzzword for 2018. England surpassed everyone’s expectations by reaching the semi-finals, front-runners such as Portugal and Brazil were knocked …

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Dave Hammond: “The SBTech culture is one of winning and driving expansion”

Earlier this month, Dave Hammond left his role as B2B Divisions Director at Paddy Power Betfair to take up the reign as COO of SBTech, charged with driving growth through 2019 and beyond. Following the appointment we spoke to Hammond regarding the transition, personal and company-wide ambitions, the future of online sports betting and much more. ____________________ SBC: Why was …

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