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STATS acquires Bloomberg Sports

STATS, the world’s leading sports technology, data and content company, and Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data analytics, announced today that STATS has acquired Bloomberg Sports (BSports) and its sophisticated system of data analysis, predictive modelling and integrated data systems. By combining BSports with its Sports Solutions Group, STATS becomes the industry’s premier resource for sports analytics, offering a …

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New Zealand bans jockeys from raceday betting activity

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has announced changes governing jockeys betting (Rule 707 of the Rules of Racing), which will come into force tomorrow. In a strong step to strengthen the assurance of racing integrity, the organisation, which licenses 150 jockeys and 44 amateur riders, has moved to ban them from betting on any New Zealand thoroughbred race if they are riding …

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Portuguese man lays 700 bets on a Scottish No Vote

A Portuguese punter lays 700 bets on a No vote in the Scottish Referendum, as Yes wagers surge by 80% With the betting interest in the outcome of the Scottish Referendum reaching unprecedented levels, one William Hill customer is so convinced that the NO option will triumph that he has bet on that happening…700 times. Not only that, but the man lives in Portugal …

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Optimal Payments report 91% increase in net profits

Optimal Payments Group, published its interim 2014 H1 results, the online payment processing and provisions firm were able to report material increase in revenue and profitability. For the first six months of 2014, Optimal Payments saw revenues increase 34% to $159.1m (H1 2013: $118.4m), Optimal supported its gain in revenues with improved Gross Margin of 55%, helping the payment operator …

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RGA calls for Portugal’s Santa Casa to review online gambling framework

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has noted the opposition of Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa (“SCML”) to the government’s plans to regulate the online sports betting market, but the RGA believes that a viable and competitive market in the future would benefit not just consumers and the government, but Santa Casa as well. The RGA argues that the Portuguese …

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Sportradar extends Belgium Pro League partnership

Sportradar, supplier of sports related data, is pleased to announce that its data partnership with the Belgian Pro League has been extended for two more seasons until the summer of 2016. Under the agreement, Sportradar will remain the “Official Sportsdata Partner of the Jupiler Pro League” and will be granted the rights to use, market and sub-license all pre-match and …

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10 Free Tickets to The Mobile Gambling Summit London

The Mobile Gambling Summit hosted by Dot Media takes place next Thursday, September 18 and SBC has 10 free tickets to give away to gambling brands by this Friday, September 12 at 17:30 (UK time). Serving the gambling community with the latest mobile marketing and tech insights and with ample networking opportunities, the summit provides each delegate with their own unique agenda …

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Playtech & RCS Media Group launch Gazzabet.it

Playtech and RCS Media Group subsidiary ‘La Gazzetta Dello Sport’ have announced the upcoming launch of Italian sports betting and igaming brand – Gazzabet.it. Gazzabet.it will launch La Gazzetta Dello Sport into the Italian igaming market, and will see Playtech supply the brand with software, igaming provisions, marketing and player acquisition services. The brand is set to open its services …

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Nick Hill – EveryMatrix – The New Game

As future legislative changes and new taxation schemes enter the online gaming sector, SBC caught up with Nick Hill Sales & Marketing Director of EveryMatrix, to discuss impacts on igamings operational value chain and its affect on the relationships between B2B and B2C services providers. Nick Hill has been involved in Internet Gaming for the past 13 years in various …

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