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Biden and Trump flip-flopping for favouritism in US presidential race

As the US gears up for election season, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are currently joint favourites to become the next President of the United States. Both Trump and Biden are currently trading at 46% on Smarkets to win the presidential election, while Biden remains the clear front-runner in the Democratic race with 89% to Bernie Sanders’ 2%. Trump’s handling …

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IGT appoints emerging markets expert Beatrice Bassey as a corporate advisor

New York-listed gambling technology and lottery systems supplier IGT Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and general counsel by confirming the appointment of Beatrice H. Bassey as an independent advisor. The strategic appointment of Bassey will see the executive counsel IGT governance on group legal oversight and support the firm’s executive leadership team on ongoing compliance directives related to …

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Sportech boosts commercial muscle by appointing Ben Warn as Non-Executive Director 

International racing and wagering systems provider Sportech Plc has expanded its leadership after confirming the appointment of Ben Warn as a Non-Executive Director.    With 20 years experience as an industry executive, Warn has led product and consumer strategies for a number of tier-1 betting companies such as Sky Bet, Rank Group and UKbetting Plc. Prior to joining Sportech, Warn also served …

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No matches, no problem: Sportradar delivers year-round MLB engagement

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At an exclusive roundtable meeting last summer, SBC Magazine learned that Sportradar and Major League Baseball (MLB) would be developing and distributing exciting new products, which included an extension of the in-game betting markets available. However, we were unaware at the time that this official data partnership would produce a new virtual baseball offering for licensed gaming operators in the …

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Betinvest: Esports is crucial to the betting industry

Esports is one of the fastest growing entertainment sectors in the world today, with industry revenues set to grow to over £930m this year, according to a report by market intelligence firm Newzoo. With the industry starting to take shape, it is imperative that the betting industry conforms to the scene in order to fully maximise the sector’s huge potential.  …

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Smarkets: Biden takes US presidential lead

As US election candidates continue on their campaign trail across the States, former Vice President Joe Biden has become one of the front-runners in the Democrats leadership race. SBC spoke to Smarkets’ Head of Political Markets Sarbjit Bakhshi, who explained some of the reasons behind Biden’s popularity, and why it could be a very volatile election come November time. SBC: …

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GVC tackles US problem gambling with Epic partnership

GVC Holdings has confirmed a new partnership with Epic Risk Management working together to tackle gambling-related harms across the US. The partnership is to be funded by the GVC Foundation US, a non-profit subsidiary which is dedicated to promoting responsible gambling and aims to replicate the independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy’s European sports and education model. The programme is fully …

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Smita Saxena: Stanza – Making time count in the age of constant disruption

Betting enters a new decade, in which its product propositions and engagement capacities will be yet again tested by changing consumer demands. Facing disruptions, SBC spoke to Smita Saxena Founder and CEO of Stanza, a fast-growth Silicon Valley enterprise seeking to revolutionise all dynamics related to user scheduling and time-keeping.  Stanza has proven its engagement dynamics for US sports leagues …

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Smarkets: Biden gets his ‘Michigan sweep’ as Trump maintains Presidency lead

As the US gears up for election season, betting exchange Smarkets has suggested that Democratic front-runner Joe Biden has a 45% chance of becoming the next US president. Following a key victory in Michigan, Biden has successfully closed the gap with Donald Trump who is now trading at 51% to gain a second term. Currently trading at 93% to become …

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Gauselmann centralises global sales capacity under German HQ

German gambling conglomerate Gauselmann Group has confirmed that corporate governance has undertaken a review of its sales and commercial structures. The review aimed to reflect Gauselmann’s changing commercial dynamics, which see the business generate ‘around 60% of its revenues within other European countries and beyond’.  Furthermore, a new group sales structure is required as the majority of new business growth …

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