Betting on Sports America

North American operators land SBC Awards shortlist spots

SBC Awards US Nominees

FanDuel Group and The Stars Group lead the North American charge at the SBC Awards 2019 with places on the shortlists of the headline operator categories.  The SBC Awards, which take place in the stunning setting of Battersea Evolution in Central London on Tuesday 3 December 2019, were established to recognise excellence in the sports betting and igaming sectors around …

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Optima acquisition sees Sportradar offer full betting solution

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Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has confirmed the acquisition of the award-winning sports betting and gaming omnichannel platform business Optima, with the deal effective immediately. The acquisition sees Optima extending Sportradar’s current betting services portfolio to become a full-service B2B data, betting, trading and player management platform business. Acquiring Seville based Optima, Sportradar governance details that will create a …

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SBC brings U.S. sports betting industry together at G2E

SBC at G2E

Sports Betting Community (SBC) will be at the forefront as the sports betting industry descends on Las Vegas to take part in the Global Gaming Expo. Fresh off another successful Betting on Sports conference in London, SBC will not only have a presence on the show floor by having a booth for G2E, but will also host the official G2E …

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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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Eight out of 10 virtual bets in Africa placed through Golden Race

Golden Race

Eight out of 10 bets placed on virtual sports in Africa last year were facilitated by Golden Race, through either the company’s Golden Box or Online platform. That was one of the key messages from the firm’s CEO Martin Wachter as part of an interview at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey. Wachter also spoke about …

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Sportradar: Embracing the “next generation” for collecting sports data

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A recent recipient of re-certification from the ISO for the quality, efficiency and distribution of sports data, Sportradar has refused to rest on its laurels, particularly when it comes to embracing the “next generation” for how this data is collected. David Lampitt is the Head of Global Sports Partnerships for Sportradar, whose data collection process currently involves more than 7,000 …

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Betting on Sports America debut receives overwhelming endorsement

Betting on Sports America

SBC’s inaugural US conference Betting on Sports America has been hailed a huge success, with 97.7% of delegates proclaiming they would recommend the event to a colleague. More than 1,500 delegates attended the event, held last week in New Jersey and New York, with more than 80% coming from North America. In fact, the total number of registrations reached almost …

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#bosamerica book signing for former New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak

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Former New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak will be speaking at next week’s Betting on Sports America (23-25 April) and holding a book signing session at the event. As an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1983 to 2018, Lesniak helped drive the legal challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act …

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European Lotteries and NASPL to discuss sports betting synergies at Betting on Sports America

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Members of the European Lotteries trade organisation have invited their counterparts in the US to their panels at Betting on Sports America to discuss their experience of the synergies between the traditional lottery product and sports betting. The Joint Working Group is set to attract a number of the state lotteries and will be held during the Betting on Sports …

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Betting on Sports America delegates get free Sports Betting Masterclass

Sports Betting Masterclass

Delegates at Betting on Sports America now have access to a Sports Betting Masterclass worth $1,000 as part of their event ticket. Held at Jay Z’s prestigious 40/40 Club in Manhattan, SBC will be hosting a Masterclass from 3pm to 6pm on Tuesday 23 April run by Jonathan Smith, the founder of Sportsbook Training Services, with input from Anthony Gray (Senior …

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