North America

NASCAR puts integrity first with Sportradar partnership

NASCAR has deepened its commitment to protecting the integrity of its sport, announcing a new partnership with Sportradar. As part of the partnership, NASCAR will utilise Sportradar’s renowned Fraud Detection System (FDS), which will monitor domestic and global betting activity for signs of suspicious activity for all races across its three largest events: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and …

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SGC to launch lotto connector ‘Deal or No Deal’ scratch game in 2019

Nasdaq listed gambling and lottery systems provider Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), seeks to deliver next-level retail engagement, releasing its latest lottery product ‘Deal or No Deal’ instant scratch game.   SGC has developed the $1 million jackpot game in partnership with Endemol Shine Group, the creators of international TV gameshow sensation ‘Deal or No Deal’. Preparing to launch the scratch …

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Donald R. Sweitzer ends tenure as IGT Chairman of Global Solutions

Updating the market, New York-listed gambling technology and lottery systems provider IGT Plc has confirmed that long-term executive Donald R. Sweitzer is set to retire as Chairman of IGT Global Solutions Corporation. Sweitzer ends a 20-year executive tenure with IGT, in which he has served as a key stakeholder in the gambling technology group’s governmental affairs and multi-national development strategies. …

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Kindred sticks with ‘trusted hand’ Kambi Group for NJ sportsbook provisions

Stockholm-listed online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc has confirmed that it has extended its sports betting platform agreement with Kambi Group Plc, servicing its upcoming New Jersey property. Inbound for 2019, Kindred will launch its first US-centric online gambling property operating under the domain of its flagship Unibet brand. Making its US debut in the Garden State, Unibet US will …

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Winning Post – US operators dive into integrity

Brazil: regulated sports betting – more nutcracker than sweet Regulated sports betting in Brazil is now awaiting only the signature of President Michel Temer, who has previously said he would approve any gambling liberalisation plans. Legislation to regulate sports betting in Brazil is therefore now a near certainty, in our view. However, as we flagged last week, the final shape …

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USBets builds authority network acquiring Sports Handle

The M&A scene has come to US gambling publishing, as USBets confirms that it has moved to acquire competitor Sports Handle (SportsHandle.com). The undisclosed sum transaction, sees USBets expand its gambling resources network with Sports Handle added to its publishing portfolio which includes leading state-specific portals NJ Online Gambling and PennBets (Pennsylvania). In its acquisition notice, USBets confirms that Sports Handle …

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Betting on Sports America build up gets GGB Magazine lift

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Betting on Sports America (BOSA) has struck a deal with Global Gaming Business (GGB) Magazine, an official publisher of the American Gaming Association (AGA) which counts the annual ‘Tribal Government Gaming’ report amongst its leading publications. GGB Magazine will assist with the build up to the first running of the event in New Jersey and New York from 23-25 April …

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BNDES aims to complete LOTEX Brazil sale by February 2019

BNDES – Brazil’s national development bank has further postponed the tender process for its agreed sale of LOTEX, the state-owned operator of instant win (scratch) games. The sale of LOTEX had received its original government approval on August 2017, allowing BNDES to begin the tender process for 2018, which was reported to be seeking a minimum of BRL 4 billion …

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‘Caesars delivery’ a major milestone for SG Digital’s US ambitions

Gearing towards the close of a landmark year for Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), the US Nasdaq gambling technology group announces that it has completed the roll-out of its SG Digital managed-trading-services (MTS) for its Caesars contracts in New Jersey and Mississippi. Updating the market, SG Digital completes a key delivery project for 2018, with the new sportsbook properties of Caesars …

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Hard Rock expands digital profile with GiG sportsbook

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) and Hard Rock International have expanded their existing digital services partnership, moving to add a new omni-channel sportsbook product to its existing online casino platform. First announced in June 2018, Hard Rock selected European online gambling technology group GiG as its lead digital services partner, charged with delivering an online casino platform for its regulated state …

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