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Sportradar acquires InteractSport in third takeover of 2021

Sportardar has made its third commercial takeover of 2021 by acquiring InteractSport, which will allow the supplier to strengthen its data and content offering across Oceania and Asia. InteractSport is an official partner of Cricket Australia, Netball Australia, Oceania Rugby and Football Australia, as well as providing services to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) – which will allow Sportradar …

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Sportradar expands Kyodo News partnership with multi-year deal

Sports betting data provider Sportradar has extended its collaboration with leading Japanese media outlet Kyodo News via a multi-year partnership with its subsidiary Kyodo News Digital, strengthening its position in the Asian market. Sportradar and Kyodo News initiated a working relationship in 2018, revolving around the supply and support of data from various international competitions, covering a range of sports …

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Japan begins discussions on creation of $65bn sports betting market

The government of Japan has reportedly begun internal discussions with regards to regulating sports betting on football and baseball events, according to the Financial Times. Should betting regulations on the two popular sports be liberalised, it would create a market totalling around $65 million according to FT sources with ‘direct knowledge of the situation’. The most popular form of betting …

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Sportradar to ‘uphold and protect’ WAFF sporting integrity

The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) has joined Sportradar’s list of clients, utilising the firm’s services to ‘uphold and protect’ the integrity of regional tournaments. Sportradar’s Integrity Services Education and Prevention team will take an active role in the provision of educational material to key stakeholders in WAFF tournaments. This series of educational workshops will cover a diverse range of …

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Highlight Games strengthens Turkish position with Sisal Sans rollout

Virtual sports producer Highlight Games has further strengthened its status in the Turkish market via a multi-year partnership with Sisal Sans – a joint venture between Italy’s Sisal and Turkey’s Demirören Holding. Under the terms of the agreement, Highlight will supply Sisal Sans retail venues with games featuring real and exclusive archive football footage. The group’s Soccerbet product will include …

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SoftSwiss debuts sportsbook in India via Betjungle deal

SoftSwiss debuts sportsbook in India via Betjungle deal

SoftSwiss has made its first foray into the Indian market after agreeing to supply its sportsbook solution to Betjungle. Through the partnership, SoftSwiss has also added a specialised Sportsbook Premium Cricket package which it believes will meet the needs of India’s cricket fans. Alexander Kamenetskyi, Product Owner of SoftSwiss Sportsbook, noted: “We’re thrilled to be launching our services for the …

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Genius Sports inks multi-year B.League data and streaming partnership

Genius Sports has been designated as the exclusive international streaming and data partner for betting to Japan’s B.League – the governing body for professional basketball in the country. Genius has been granted the exclusive rights to capture, manage and distribute the B.League’s official data and video content to its global network of regulated sportsbook partners as part of the deal, …

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BCCI Anti-Corruption Chief affirms that ‘betting encourages match fixing’

Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) new Chief of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has taken a strong stance against legalised betting. The new anti-corruption leader’s opinions are in stark contrast to former BCCI ACU head Ajit Singh, who believed that stricter regulations of India’s betting industry would assist with controlling and combating corruption …

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Internet Vikings: Simplifying the complexity around hosting service options

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“If you are in manufacturing, it’s the factory. If you are running a shop, the hosting is your store. And you must treat it that way.” This was an analogy used by Rickard Vikström, Founder at Internet Vikings, to frame the importance of hosting services to an online business as part of a recent webinar. He said: “I’ve seen so …

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Betway maintains esports presence with PSG.LGD extension

Online sports betting operator Betway has maintained its extensive presence in the esports sector via a renewal of its partnership with the PSG.LGD Dota 2 team. The contract extension with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain has seen Betway solidify its position as the main partner for the club’s China-based esports team, and will also join PSG’s wider operations in the …

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