North America

Sportradar meets MLB data needs ahead of European debut

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Sportradar was the best positioned to meet all of the “data distribution needs” for Major League Baseball (MLB), according to the league’s EVP of Gaming and New Business Ventures Kenny Gersh. Kenny was speaking as part of a media round table alongside David Lampitt, Managing Director of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar. SBC News was given exclusive access to the round …

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PaySafe launches ‘US Rapid Transfer’ seeking to deliver instant conversion dynamics

Advancing its US position, digital payments technology firm PaySafe Group has confirmed that it will launch its ‘Rapid Transfer’ product through subsidiary Skrill USA. An established product within 18 European countries, Rapid Transfer is Paysafe’s ‘proprietary built’ instant bank transfer technology, which allows merchants to offer ‘instant secure onsite transactions’, increasing all-around customer conversions. In addition to facilitating merchant payment …

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SIS strengthens US portfolio with PARX partnership

Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed to broadcast US racing content to its portfolio of operator partners after inking a new multi-year agreement with Pennsylvania-based PARX Racing. The new agreement will see SIS named as the exclusive distributor of live pictures and data from the racecourse, with the intention of distributing content from at least 1,530 races a year.  Simon …

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Kindred launches US specific affiliate marketing program with Income Access

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc will launch a US-specific affiliate marketing programme powered by Paysafe Group’s Income Access software. Working in partnership with Income Access, Kindred is accelerating its US market prospects having launched flagship Unibet brand in the state of New Jersey this June. Fulfilling a key corporate goal, Kindred has successfully secured a ‘Casino Service Industry Enterprise License’, allowing the Stockholm …

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Melissa Riahei joins SBTech US as President

Sports betting and gaming technology provider SBTech US has strengthened its leadership offering with the appointment of Melissa Riahei, who will take up the role as President. Riahei, who has considerable experience across the gaming and lottery industries, will oversee US operations with the task of focusing on building out the groups’ US infrastructure to support SBTech’s existing customers and establishing its presence …

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DraftKings appoints ‘tech financing pro’ Jason Park as new CFO

The governance of DraftKings Inc has confirmed the appointment of former Bain Capital executive Jason Park as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), helping the company pursue its imminent US sports betting opportunities and interests. The executive appointment sees DraftKings restructure its corporate finance leadership, with current CFO incumbent Tim Dent transitioning to the executive position of Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). …

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Martin Clarke, Metric Gaming: Leading the counter trend to scale-driven cookie-cutter solutions

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Metric Gaming Head of Product Martin Clarke discusses the current issues surrounding innovation and how the industry’s existing technology may be a roadblock to creativity, especially for dynamic live betting markets. SBC: The gambling industry has often been criticised for being too homogeneous, with the only competition on the amount of money given to players via bonuses. Why is there …

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Betting on Sports presents ‘biggest and most comprehensive agenda’

‘Our biggest and most comprehensive agenda yet’ is how SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron describes the fourth edition of the Betting on Sports conference and exhibition. There will be eight bumper tracks held across the two days of SBC’s flagship conference, which takes place at Olympia London from 17-20 September, including the second running of the PaymentExpert Forum. Betting on …

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NBA forms first virtual games partnership with Highlight Games

Highlight Games Limited announces a major coup partnering with the NBA and its syndicate National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to launch new virtual sports property – ‘NBA Last 90’. Highlight Games is a developer of specialist virtual games content, utilising real sports footage to engage wider audiences. The announcement sees Highlight Games launch NBA Last 90, which will ill utilize actual …

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Sportradar continues US legacy partnership with NASCAR

Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has announced a multi-year extension of its media partnership with US professional stock car association NASCAR. The agreement sees Sportradar renew one of its first major US sports partnerships, having served NASCAR official live data and timings supplier since 2015. “Sportradar has been an excellent partner that has helped us expand the reach of NASCAR’s …

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