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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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William Hill US appoints Kenneth Fuchs as President of Digital

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Kenneth Fuchs will bring “deep digital expertise” to William Hill US after the former CEO of STATS was appointed as President of Digital. Fuchs spent more than two years with STATS, a global sports data firm that counts Google, Apple, Amazon, ESPN, Microsoft and William Hill amongst its clients, as well as teams such as the New England Patriots and Golden States …

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Global sports expert Jaap Kalma to drive SBC’s Betting on Sports America

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SBC has secured the services of a global sports marketing and sponsorship expert to help promote the Betting on Sports America event in New Jersey/New York from 23-25 April. Jaap Kalma previously held senior executive roles at Ferrari and seven times European Champions AC Milan, and will be working with SBC on its Betting on Sports America and Betting on …

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DraftKings launches first phase of its NJ online casino

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DraftKings has launched the first phase of its NJ online casino platform, after a blackjack game for Android users was incorporated into the firm’s existing sportsbook app for The Garden State. According to Online Poker Report, more games will follow as the iOS client becomes available for Apple devices in the near future, but the operator has “no apparent plans …

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Critical 2019 sees Scientific Games restructure lottery & digital leadership

Targeting aggressive expansion in 2019, the governance of Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has moved to restructure its executive leadership teams. Issuing a market update, SGC confirms three executive promotions impacting its SG Lottery and Digital divisions. Entering 2019, SG Lottery unit will be led by Patrick McHugh, current Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Systems, who …

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Caesars recruits Juliana Chugg to board seeking ‘mass appeal’

Filing a corporate statement, Nasdaq-listed US gambling, leisure and entertainment group Caesars Entertainment Corporation has confirmed the appointment of Juliana Chugg to its Board of Directors (pending regulatory approvals). Updating investors, Caesars governance details that it has recruited Chugg as a corporate advisor on brand, diversification, product innovation and licensing strategies. Chugg is the former Group Chief Brand Officer of …

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Codere becomes NBA’s first official games partner in Mexico

Spanish gaming operator Codere has been unveiled as the NBA’s first official games partner in Mexico. The partnership will be promoted in retail stores across the country, on the website platform of Codere and the NBA, including NBA.com, the NBA app, and social media platforms for NBA Mexico. Angel Fernandez, Director of Marketing at Codere, commented on the new partnership: …

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Dave Hammond: “The SBTech culture is one of winning and driving expansion”

Earlier this month, Dave Hammond left his role as B2B Divisions Director at Paddy Power Betfair to take up the reign as COO of SBTech, charged with driving growth through 2019 and beyond. Following the appointment we spoke to Hammond regarding the transition, personal and company-wide ambitions, the future of online sports betting and much more. ____________________ SBC: Why was …

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Kiron Powers first virtual golf game in partnership with SSE

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UpNdown Virtual golf, the “first of its kind instant-win golf game”, will be made available to operators in January through Kiron’s BetMan Online RGS – largest suite of virtual sports games in the market. For its latest release, the virtual games provider has partnered with SingleShot Entertainment (SSE), a company known for collecting and analysing data around professional golf and cue …

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NASCAR puts integrity first with Sportradar partnership

NASCAR has deepened its commitment to protecting the integrity of its sport, announcing a new partnership with Sportradar. As part of the partnership, NASCAR will utilise Sportradar’s renowned Fraud Detection System (FDS), which will monitor domestic and global betting activity for signs of suspicious activity for all races across its three largest events: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and …

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