North America

Martin Clarke, Metric Gaming: Leading the counter trend to scale-driven cookie-cutter solutions

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Metric Gaming Head of Product Martin Clarke discusses the current issues surrounding innovation and how the industry’s existing technology may be a roadblock to creativity, especially for dynamic live betting markets. SBC: The gambling industry has often been criticised for being too homogeneous, with the only competition on the amount of money given to players via bonuses. Why is there …

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Betting on Sports presents ‘biggest and most comprehensive agenda’

‘Our biggest and most comprehensive agenda yet’ is how SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron describes the fourth edition of the Betting on Sports conference and exhibition. There will be eight bumper tracks held across the two days of SBC’s flagship conference, which takes place at Olympia London from 17-20 September, including the second running of the PaymentExpert Forum. Betting on …

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NBA forms first virtual games partnership with Highlight Games

Highlight Games Limited announces a major coup partnering with the NBA and its syndicate National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to launch new virtual sports property – ‘NBA Last 90’. Highlight Games is a developer of specialist virtual games content, utilising real sports footage to engage wider audiences. The announcement sees Highlight Games launch NBA Last 90, which will ill utilize actual …

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Sportradar continues US legacy partnership with NASCAR

Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has announced a multi-year extension of its media partnership with US professional stock car association NASCAR. The agreement sees Sportradar renew one of its first major US sports partnerships, having served NASCAR official live data and timings supplier since 2015. “Sportradar has been an excellent partner that has helped us expand the reach of NASCAR’s …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Moving into DFS through RotoGrinders deal

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Late last month, leading igaming affiliate Better Collective acquired a 60 per cent stake in RotoGrinders – the operator of news and information portals rotogrinders.com, pocketfives.com, sportshandle.com, usbets.com and pennbets.com – for a fee of $21m. We caught up with Tomás Vaz de Carvalho, Project Manager of Global Operations at Better Collective – who also confirmed that it will acquire …

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Gambling.com appoints Gerry Ahern as US content lead

Expanding its US profile, Gambling.com Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of Gerry Ahern as Director of North American Content. A 30-year veteran in sports media and publishing, Ahern will oversee the development of Gambling.com content production for US market audiences. Ahern is the former VP of Content for USA Today Sports (2011-2016) and has most recently served as Editor-in-Chief …

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Why Sportradar believes technology and human expertise is key for sports trading

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For years, people have been breaking down sports mathematically based on the probabilities of various outcomes. It’s a popular topic amongst fans keen to discuss, engage and predict elements of their favourite sport. Thanks to technology, the ability for bookmakers to serve this interest by providing as many betting markets as possible has become a lot more efficient. As Artificial …

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Industry leaders headline Betting on Sports 2019 conference

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Jason Robins (DraftKings), Paris Smith (Pinnacle), Jose Duarte (BetCris), Dominik Beier (Interwetten), Lahcene Merzoug (ComeOn!), Jesper Svensson (Betsson), Carmelo Mazza (Betaland), Sergey Portnov (Parimatch) and Stan Reoutt (Fonbet) represent just a small selection of the industry CEOs taking to the stage at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. Organiser SBC Events has released the full agenda for the fourth edition of …

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Esports Entertainment plans NASDAQ listing to fund Malta licence

Esports Entertainment Group has submitted an application to list its common shares across the NASDAQ Capital Market which will see the operator use the generated funds to support its Malta gaming licence application. The esports betting operator is yet to confirm just how many securities will be offered on the market, as well as the type to be listed, with …

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6 of the Best – Covers’ Patrick Everson

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from, Patrick Everson, senior writer at Covers.com. In the latest edition we see an American twist regarding a favourite holiday, a love of one particular NFL franchise and which album saw every song tell “an incredible story”. Best Holiday  Christmas, for certain. It never goes out of style. Midnight Mass, at which my daughter always …

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