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Jason Trost – EIG Berlin Interview – Product Independence

SBC News Jason Trost - EIG Berlin Interview - Product Independence

Innovation of igaming’s products lines, value chains and services will be key theme at this year’s EIG Berlin Expo.  Team SBC & EIG caught up with Smarkets Founder & CEO Jason Trost to discuss the values of producing technology in-house, product independence and innovation blocks and factors. Smarkets is an online betting exchange platform challenging the bigger exchanges in the …

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Jog For Jockeys raises €25,000 for fund

SBC News Jog For Jockeys raises €25,000 for fund

Almost 800 people took part in the annual Jog For Jockeys charity fundraiser on Sunday August 24th at the Curragh Racecourse, raising €24,661.80 (£19,512) – the highest amount reached since 2010. Former Jockey Stephen Hunter was first across the line in the 10km race with an impressive time of 34:48. James Tyrell won the 5km chase in 18:02. Brian Hayes was the first jockey …

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DraftKings raise $41 Million in funding round

Boston based fantasy sports trading start-up DraftKings has raised $41 Million (£25 million) in its latest venture funding round.  The start-up announced on Monday that it had reached its funding targets, as it aims to extend its product range and marketing coverage in the coming months. Merchant Bank Raine Group specialists in media and technology funding, contributed the majority of …

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NCA charges Facey for conspiracy to commit bribery

National Crime Agency (NCA) officers have today charged Delroy Facey, 34, of Huddersfield, with conspiracy to commit bribery. The Crown Prosecution Service’s Organised Crime Division authorised the charges on the basis that there is a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest. The charges relate to an ongoing football match fixing investigation which secured …

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SBTech partners with Belgium’s BetFIRST

SBC News SBTech partners with Belgium's BetFIRST

SBTech signed an exclusive deal with BetFIRST to provide its powerful sports betting platform for the regulated Belgium market  SBTech will provide BetFIRST, Belgium’s leading online and land-based gaming operator, with its powerful online and mobile sports betting platform and will see BetFIRST switching from its current sports provider into SBTech platform. This includes a superior live and mobile betting …

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EZTrader Signs strategic partnership with Feyenoord Football Club

EZTrader Inc has announced the signing of an exclusive, three year strategic partnership with Netherland’s top flight club  Feyenoord Football Club. Under the terms of the exclusive agreement, EZTrader will be a strategic partner of the club and the partnership extends to all the team’s activities and on-line presence including a shared website. Eric Gudde, General Director of Feyenoord, commented on the partnership ‘Thanks to …

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Distressed BetButler stops trading ahead of potential sale

SBC News Distressed BetButler stops trading ahead of potential sale

Distressed sports betting broker BetButler.com has ceased trading of its betting services, ahead of a potential sale of its customer database, to an undisclosed third party buyer. The following statement was published on BetButler.com: “The Board of BetButler Limited has been approached by a third party regulated gaming business to acquire the customer database, including all balances and pending withdrawal …

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Access Industries makes cash offer for Perform Group

SBC News Access Industries makes cash offer for Perform Group

Investment conglomerate Access Industries, publically announced its intention to buy outright sports media rights and data insights company Perform Group PLC.  Access Industries currently owns 42.5% of Perform Group, the conglomerate announced that it had made a “final cash offer” of 260p per share. The potential acquisition sees Perform Group valued at £702 million, Access Industries offer represents a shareholder …

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IGRG appoints Barry Hardy as new Chairman

SBC News IGRG appoints Barry Hardy as new Chairman

The IGRG, which is comprised of the five main trade associations from the gambling industry, has today appointed Barry Hardy as its new chairman. The IGRG provides a structure to promote socially responsible gambling in the licensed UK gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it also provides a cross-sector forum to consider matters of common interest associated …

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Martin De Knijff – Metric Gaming – Being SuperLive

The online sports betting industry has seen a rising concern with regards to product innovation offered by sports betting providers. With these concerns in mind, Team SBC spoke to Metric Gaming CEO Martin De Knijiff about the recently launched Metric Gaming SuperLive sports betting platform. SuperLive allows customers to wager on in-game events as they unfold in real time. Offering …

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