North America

OLG doubles Canada’s GLMS representation

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has become the latest member of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) – the state lotteries’ mutualised monitoring system for sports betting. OLG is the association’s 33rd member and the second Canadian organisation to join after Loto Québec. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OLG manages a successful and regulated sports wagering …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Improving the user experience through personalised content

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The launch of the new bettingexpert.com site has helped Better Collective to increase the user experience through personalised content for its users. Until recently, Better Collective’s betting-based education and tipster sites relied on more generic content, including emails, broken down by country to serve users with the correct odds in the right language. However, the “near two-year process” to create …

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Metric Gaming boosts US product capacity with Sports IQ odds

Metric Gaming has entered a strategic partnership with US sports odds compiler Sports IQ to build and launch a full suite of next generation US sports betting products. Updating stakeholders, Metric Gaming and Sports IQ will team-up to develop a one-stop solution for the major US pro-leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL), delivering an optimal ‘simple price feed’ for US …

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Better Collective sanctions 4m share sale to fund M&A options

Issuing a corporate filing, the governance of Stockholm-listed Better Collective AS has confirmed its intention to sanction a direct issue of 4 million shares (9% of corporate equity) to secure funds for further M&A activity. Authorisation of the intended share sale was granted by Better Collective investors at the firm’s AGM on 25 April 2019, with the transaction made available …

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Betgenius appoints Bill Anderson as US commercial lead

Bolstering its commercial capacity and new market development, Genius Sports’ sportsbook management and wagering data subsidiary Betgenius has confirmed the appointment of Bill Anderson as Vice President of Americas. A seasoned industry and media executive, Anderson is the former US business development lead for sports data supplier Perform Media (2018-2019), and has further held senior executive roles at GAN and …

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Design or content – The key to customer loyalty for iGaming?

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What is the key to customer loyalty for iGaming – design or content? There is no clear-cut answer to this complex question, writes Betinvest COO Max Dubossarsky. Experts believe that the average person sees around 3000 advertising messages a day. Advertisements are played before TV shows, they appear amongst articles in the pages of glossy magazines, look out from billboards, …

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Carsten Koerl, Sportradar: Playing a fair game keeps us coming back

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Carsten Koerl, CEO at Sportradar, explains why “working with the utmost integrity” to safeguard businesses from corruption remains at the foundation of its operations, before highlighting some of the company’s “standout moments” for 2019. This included becoming the first industry supplier to hold data distribution deals with each of the ‘big four’ US sports leagues, hiring former Interwetten CEO Werner …

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IGT seeks new financial lead as Alberto Fornaro ends CFO tenure

New York-listed gambling technology group International Game Technology Plc (IGT) has confirmed that senior executive Alberto Fornaro has chosen to end his tenure as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Fornaro will leave the management team on 31 January 2020 to ensure a smooth corporate transition. IGT’s board of directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy Rishton, current Senior VP and Chief …

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Miami Dolphins Ross takes firm bet on The Action Network

US gambling media publisher The Action Network has secured the enterprise backing of US real estate billionaire Stephen Ross – owner of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Ross’ private equity vehicle RSE Ventures confirmed this morning that it had undertaken a $17.5 million investment in The Action Network, an enterprise seeking to dominate all US wagering media disciplines in …

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Racing Post expands into the US through Pickwise partnership

Racing Post has continued its expansion of its digital business into the United States after securing an agreement with Pickwise.  The duo first joined forces at the beginning of 2019 and will now go stateside after Pickswise obtained a New Jersey vendor licence. Pickwise has confirmed that it is looking to secure vendor licenses in a number of other states.  …

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