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NHL nets first European betting partnership with Tipsport

The NHL has licensed Tipsport as its first European sportsbook partner, allowing the Czech betting group to utilise its official brand logo and matchday data. The partnership will see Tipsport serve as the NHL’s ‘official betting partner’ for the markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Recognised as the Czech Republic’s largest betting agency, Tipsport will be allowed to promote …

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Igaming expansion sees Betting on Sports America evolve into SBC Summit North America

SBC Summit North America

Gambling industry event organiser SBC has announced that it is expanding its successful Betting on Sports America (BOSA) conference and exhibition to incorporate another fast-growing part of the US entertainment landscape – online gaming. Under the umbrella brand of SBC Summit North America, the new look event will still be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey, but …

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Epic Games and IMG team up with football clubs for Fortnite release

Video game developer Epic Games and IMG, the company’s licensing representative, have united to integrate football into the free-to-play multiplayer game Fortnite. The IMG agency has signed deals with 23 clubs from the A-League, Bundesliga, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, J1 League, La Liga, MLS, Premier League, Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership and Serie A. On 23 January, Epic Games will launch …

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MGM ends Entain speculation by withdrawing all offers

MGM Resorts International has this afternoon communicated that following ‘careful consideration’ it will not submit a revised offer for Entain Plc. The confirmation ends weeks of speculation surrounding the proposed takeover, which saw MGM’s initial offer of 0.6 MGM shares for each Entain share, representing a value of 1,383 pence per share and a premium of 22% to the company’s …

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Scientific Games appoints Glen Saville as global trading lead

Scientific Games has appointed Glen Saville as its new Senior Director, Global Trading, taking over from Benjie Cherniak. Based in Las Vegas, he will be responsible for growing Scientific Games’ global trading business overseeing Don Best Sports and SG’s European operations to offer a seamless, industry-leading service. With a wealth of operator experience within the global sports betting industry, Saville’s arrival adds strength to the …

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Genius Sports files IPO statement with SEC

Genius Sports Group has filed a ‘registration statement’ informing the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of its intention to merge with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) ‘dMY Technology Group II’ (dMY II). The SEC filing has been registered by the newly created holding company of ‘Galileo NewCo Ltd’ (NewCo) and confirms the merger approval by both Genius and dMY …

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Jason Ader launches ’26 Capital’ SPAC on Nasdaq NY

M&A developments continue apace in the US market, as ‘26 Capital Acquisition Corp’ filed its initial IPO offering with a listing this morning on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Trading under the ticker ‘ADERU’, 26 Capital is the new ‘special purpose acquisition company’ (SPAC) of billionaire gambling investor Jason Ader, who serves as the company’s CEO. Debuting on the Nasdaq exchange, …

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GeoComply deepens social responsibility commitments with Conscious Gaming donation

Geolocation and compliance technology provider GeoComply has made a $200,000 donation to nonprofit group Conscious Gaming. The donation will be used by Conscious Gaming to further develop its PlayPause national self exclusion tool, which has already been adopted by Entain, BetMGM and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. “The interest and momentum for PlayPause from operators and regulators since the launch has …

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FuboTV advances sportsbook plans with Vigtory takeover

US streaming service FuboTV has acquired sports betting and gaming firm Vigtory as part of an ambitious plan to enter the burgeoning American gambling market. The financial terms of the deal have not been fully revealed, but it has been confirmed that the streaming service will incorporate Vigtory’s sportsbook and digital gaming operations. It has also been confirmed that Vigotry …

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US mogul Ted Leonsis opens ‘Sportradar Connect’ series

Sportradar has launched its new ‘in-house curated’ media series ‘Sportradar Connect‘, providing viewers exclusive insights, analysis and deep takes on the business of sport, technology and innovation facing future disruptions. The series will begin on 23 February with sports and entertainment mogul Ted Leonsis, who is the founder of Monumental Sports – the franchise owner of the Washington Capitals (NHL) and …

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