North America

North American news

EPIC signs Stevin ‘Hedake’ Smith as US sports gambling harm advisor

SBC News EPIC signs Stevin ‘Hedake’ Smith as US sports gambling harm advisor

Former NBA point guard player Stevin ‘Hedake’ Smith is the latest athlete to join EPIC Global Solutions in their effort to promote gambling harm awareness.  Smith became centre of attention in the late 1990s for his involvement in a point-shaving scandal, landing him a one-year prison sentence and costing him a career in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks.  The …

Read More »

NBA announces $76bn broadcast deal

SBC News NBA announces $76bn broadcast deal

The NBA has netted a record broadcast deal with ESPN, ABC, NBC and Amazon. Worth $76bn, the multi-year media partnership will begin at the start of the 2025/26 season and has been described as one of the most valuable in all of sports.  There is one noteworthy admission, however, as TNT Sports lost rights for the NBA in the last …

Read More »

Betfred to bring Super League Rugby to Las Vegas in 2025

SBC News Betfred to bring Super League Rugby to Las Vegas in 2025

Rugby League will descend on the US next year as the Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves will contest a Betfred Super League fixture in Las Vegas. Scheduled to be hosted at Allegiant Stadium – the host of Super Bowl LVIII – the reigning league champions Warriors will face the Wolves in March 2025, a rematch of the Challenge Cup final from last year. Rhodri Jones, RL Commercial Managing Director, said: “To have …

Read More »

Genius Sports confirms full exit of Apax fund as lead investor

SBC News Genius Sports confirms full exit of Apax fund as lead investor

Genius Sports has notified investors that private equity fund Apax Partners LLP has fully monetised its equity interest in the NYSE sports data, media rights, and technology supplier. The announcement sees Apax conclude its six-year tenure as Genius Sports’ biggest investor/shareholder, in which the fund supported the “company through a period of transformational growth over the last six years.” The …

Read More »

Super Group orders Betway to end US journey

SBC News Super Group orders Betway to end US journey

Betway will begin its ‘planned exit’ from US sportsbook markets, as announced by NYSE-listed parent company Super Group. The decision follows an ‘extensive internal review’ undertaken by Super Group which determined the closure of Betway’s US offering in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. H1 trading saw Super Group declare that it had …

Read More »

Kambi withdraws 2027 targets as focus returns to Tech vision

SBC News Kambi withdraws 2027 targets as focus returns to Tech vision

Kambi Group Plc has withdrawn its long-term 2027 financial targets, which aimed to triple the revenue and EBIT results of the Stockholm-listed sports betting technology group. The decision was announced by Kambi’s board, who have withdrawn ‘underlying assumptions’ to achieve 2027 targets of generating “revenue of 2-3x FY2022 levels, approximately €330m – €500m and EBIT in excess of €150m”. The …

Read More »

Industry Leaders Voice Strong Backing for SBC Summit Americas in Fort Lauderdale

SBC News Industry Leaders Voice Strong Backing for SBC Summit Americas in Fort Lauderdale

The announcement of the SBC Summit Americas has garnered widespread support from industry leaders. The reimagined event aims to increase connectivity across North, Central, and South America, forming a single, cohesive platform for the gaming industry throughout the region. Set to take place in Fort Lauderdale on May 13-15, 2025, the summit is poised to offer broader networking opportunities and …

Read More »

Altenar launches sportsbook in Georgia with Ambassadoribet

Cash Out

Altenar has secured its first customer in Georgia after penning a deal to provide its sportsbook to online operator Ambassadoribet. As the Malta-based provider aims to display its versatility in working with partners on a global scale, the collaboration represents a significant move for Altenar as it takes its first steps into the region. Giorgi Svanidze, Ambassadoribet CEO, said: “We …

Read More »

NetBet ventures into Power Slap as official sportsbook partner

SBC News NetBet ventures into Power Slap as official sportsbook partner

NetBet has become an official sportsbook partner of Power Slap – an American slap fighting promotion. The marketing partnership, covering 2024, will see the operator look to leverage and boost the popularity of Power Slap sports betting across the UK, Ireland, France, Romania, Brazil & Mexico. NetBet CEO, Marcel Prioteasa, stated: “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Power …

Read More »