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The great PASPA repeal: America braces itself for the biggest Brit invasion since the 1960s

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Richard Thorp, Business Development Director at FSB, unpacks how US operators can stave off the transatlantic assault of Britain’s best bookmakers if they choose their suppliers wisely for sports betting’s grandest repeal. When Oscar Wilde wrote that Britain and the United States were two countries separated by a common language, he probably didn’t envisage sports betting getting in the way …

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Matchroom & Perform seek to land ‘US KO’ with $1 billion DAZN partnership

A blockbuster exclusive $1bn United States boxing streaming partnership aims to engage a new generation of fight enthusiasts, as well as reigniting current fans passions for the sport. The bumper eight-year deal, between Matchroom Boxing and Perform Group, will see some of boxing’s biggest stars feature over 16 bouts staged in various venues across America. Set to streamed upon the …

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The Stars Group shows commercial muscle ahead of monster enlargement

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, has today published its Q1 2018 trading update (period ending 31 March), detailing strong corporate progress as the firm prepares for a significant enlargement of its operations, products/services, and overall business entity. The TSX enterprise reports growth across its core corporate metrics and KPIs, recording period group revenues of $393 million, up 23% on …

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High Ranks… Massachusetts MGC joins All-in Diversity Project

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has become the first US regulatory body, to join the growing ranks of industry diversity, equality and inclusion program – The All-in Diversity Project. MGC leadership supports All-in Diversity initiatives and best practices, seeking to develop a more inclusive global gambling/betting sector for all participating stakeholders. Joining the All-in Diversity program the MGC will enhance its …

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Global agenda sees Perform Group appoint John Skipper as new Chairman

Sports data, content and media services provider Perform Group has today announced the appointment of John Skipper as new Group Executive Chairman. Skipper the former President of US sports broadcaster ESPN, will lead Perform Group’s governance initiatives, reporting directly to private equity owner Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries. Confirming its new chairmanship, Perform stated that Skipper’s appointment reflected the firm’s corporate …

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CashBet bolsters senior executive team with Gaur & Kanter appointments

California based blockchain-powered igaming platform provider CashBet has moved to strengthen its senior executive team. Updating the market, CashBet confirms the senior executive appointments of Tarun Gaur as Vice President of Engineering, alongside Jeremie Kanter as Vice President of Compliance. A seasoned technology lead, specialising in machine learning and software architectures, Gaur has previously held leadership roles as Vice President …

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Sportech appoints Thomas Hearne as CFO furthering US ambitions

London-listed racing and betting systems provider Sportech Plc has ended its +6 month search for a new corporate financial leader, confirming the appointment of Thomas Hearne as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hearne is expected to take official Sportech CFO duties on 14 May, and will be further appointed to the firm’s Board of Directors. Sportech governance had begun …

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Aussie snooker star Neil Robertson joins SingleShot

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Nevada-registered entertainment content firm SingleShot Entertainment (SSE) has appointed Australian snooker ace Neil Robertson to its board of directors. 2010 World Snooker Champion Robertson is also Brand Ambassador for SSE’s 7BallRun cue sport product. Robertson, who won the Hong Kong Master’s and Scottish Open this season, said: “The list of possibilities for SSE’s products is endless. “Vinnie has shown me …

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All Change… Inspired announces sweeping leadership restructure

Nasdaq-listed industry virtual sports content supplier Inspired Entertainment has announced a major restructure to its senior executive leadership team, confirming the departure of Luke Alvarez as Group Chief Executive Officer. In its update,  Inspired governance announces that it has created ‘Office of the Executive Chairman’, consisting of Group Executive Chairman Lorne Weil, with the support of VP & Chief Strategy …

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Power of football utilised to drive Sportradar CSR initiative

Sportradar have partnered with streetfootballworld, an organisation utilising the power of football to change the world for good, in a bid to pool motivation and expertise to drive social change through a mutual passion of football. In line with a commitment to enhance its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), as well as corporate citizenship, Sportradar is to engage its offices …

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