North America

Perform looking abroad for growth

UK based sports media and betting insight and informations services operator Perform Group, will look to grow its business in the US, through  digital distribution of media rights and video streaming of sports content. The US sports market has become a major target to Perform Group, after a difficult 2013, in which the operator had warned investors and analysts that …

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Skrill Exit Canadian iGaming Market

Skrill the online payment and transaction service provider, has confirmed that it will withdraw transaction services for igaming operators targeting Canada. Skrill sent an email communication to igaming operators stating that from January 2nd 2014 transactions to operator products and website would be halted, Skrill looks to halt all gaming transactions by the 31st of January 2014.The payment services provider …

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New Jersey Governor Fights For Sports Betting

New Jersey Governor Republican Chris Christie stated that he would ask the US Supreme Court to permit sports betting to take place in authorized New Jersey state casinos, after a federal appeals court said late Friday it would not rehear the Governors re-appeal for sports betting . US professional sports leagues and the National College Athletic Association (NCAA), have previously …

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Rich Roberts Joins Sportech as a Non-Exec Director

Sports betting and betting pool operator Sportech PLC has announced the appointment of Slingo CEO Rich Roberts as a non-executive director of the business with immediate effect, Rich Roberts will replace long serving director John Barnes who retired from his position on the Sportech PLC board. Rich Roberts currently serves as CEO of social gambling portal Slingo, developers of community …

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Sportech Announce Strategic Progress in 2013

Sportech – tote pool and sports betting operator announced in an interim management statement, that the company had undergone ‘substantial strategic progress’ during the third quarter of 2013, allowing the company to place itself for future growth opportunities.. Sportechs racing operations posted a betting revenue of $160 million (€118.5 million) for the period ending September 31. The company had witnessed …

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SGC Blog – Expert Panel – Global Player Values!

Another expert panel hosted by IGB’s Micheal Caselli, panelists Alfonso Villar CEO of PlaySpace, Christ Wirght, Founder of GameAnalytics and Diego Millar Co-founder of Jampp shed insight into player lifetime values, acquisition costs and defining player performance metrics for social gambling products. The panel gives insight into performance and analysis of player value in social gaming regions of North America, …

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William Hill Lines Up Wagering on Kentucky Derby

William Hill have announced future wagering on the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the USA most popular horse racing festival. Wagering on the Derby will be open to customers in Nevada based William Hill Race Books. The 2014 Kentucky Derby is set to take place on May 3 2014, Currently William Hill lists horses Honor Code and Tap It Rich as e …

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500.com File For US IPO

Chinese digital lottery and sports betting operator 500.com has filed for a $150m initial public offering. The Chinese operator has yet to declare how many US depositary shares it is willing to to offer in its initial filing. 500.com has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WBAI. Deutsche Bank AG is managing the offering. …

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Betfair To Launch Heavyweight Ad Campaign For New Jersey Market

After agreeing a partnership with Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, UK igaming operator Betfair has announced that it will launch a heavyweight advertising campaign to target the newly igaming regulated New Jersey region, through social media, broadcast, digital and radio channels. Betfair have prepared for the launch of the campaign by launching website LetsPlayNJ..com The website although lacking …

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