North America

Better Collective Spotlight: Moving into DFS through RotoGrinders deal

RotoGrinders

Late last month, leading igaming affiliate Better Collective acquired a 60 per cent stake in RotoGrinders – the operator of news and information portals rotogrinders.com, pocketfives.com, sportshandle.com, usbets.com and pennbets.com – for a fee of $21m. We caught up with Tomás Vaz de Carvalho, Project Manager of Global Operations at Better Collective – who also confirmed that it will acquire …

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Gambling.com appoints Gerry Ahern as US content lead

Expanding its US profile, Gambling.com Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of Gerry Ahern as Director of North American Content. A 30-year veteran in sports media and publishing, Ahern will oversee the development of Gambling.com content production for US market audiences. Ahern is the former VP of Content for USA Today Sports (2011-2016) and has most recently served as Editor-in-Chief …

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Why Sportradar believes technology and human expertise is key for sports trading

trading

For years, people have been breaking down sports mathematically based on the probabilities of various outcomes. It’s a popular topic amongst fans keen to discuss, engage and predict elements of their favourite sport. Thanks to technology, the ability for bookmakers to serve this interest by providing as many betting markets as possible has become a lot more efficient. As Artificial …

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Industry leaders headline Betting on Sports 2019 conference

Betting on Sports

Jason Robins (DraftKings), Paris Smith (Pinnacle), Jose Duarte (BetCris), Dominik Beier (Interwetten), Lahcene Merzoug (ComeOn!), Jesper Svensson (Betsson), Carmelo Mazza (Betaland), Sergey Portnov (Parimatch) and Stan Reoutt (Fonbet) represent just a small selection of the industry CEOs taking to the stage at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. Organiser SBC Events has released the full agenda for the fourth edition of …

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Esports Entertainment plans NASDAQ listing to fund Malta licence

Esports Entertainment Group has submitted an application to list its common shares across the NASDAQ Capital Market which will see the operator use the generated funds to support its Malta gaming licence application. The esports betting operator is yet to confirm just how many securities will be offered on the market, as well as the type to be listed, with …

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6 of the Best – Covers’ Patrick Everson

Blonk 6OTB

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from, Patrick Everson, senior writer at Covers.com. In the latest edition we see an American twist regarding a favourite holiday, a love of one particular NFL franchise and which album saw every song tell “an incredible story”. Best Holiday  Christmas, for certain. It never goes out of style. Midnight Mass, at which my daughter always …

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1xBet boosts player appeal through new Favorites feature

Favorites

1xBet has added a new ‘Favorites’ feature that gives its players easy access to betting markets on both a certain team – or multiple teams – and individual players. To enable this feature, players just need to locate the ‘Favorites’ feature in account settings, and find their favourite teams/players through the simple search functionality. “We are constantly working on increasing …

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GVC’s Simon Hay steps down to join Nektan

Nektan, an international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, has confirmed that GVC’s Simon Hay will be joining the company as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hay is due to start the new role from June 17,  bringing with him a wealth of experience from two decades in the accountancy and consultancy sectors. Prior to this, …

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The Stars Group appoints Anomaly as US market creative lead

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed the appointment of New York and London based advertising agency Anomaly as lead creative account for its US business and flagship PokerStars property. The Stars Group undertakes its appointment, following a competitive pitch, in which Anomaly is reported to have beaten London agencies’ Droga5 and McCann to win the creative account. Anomaly’s …

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Morten Andersen: There is a lot to gain from the NFL’s expansion

The NFL has exponentially grown in recent years, both in terms of broadcast reach and participation. At the recent Betting on Sports America conference, NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Morten Andersen spoke about how fan engagement with NFL has sky-rocketed in recent years, which can be attributed to the wide-spread roll out of social media strategies. Andersen is best known for being the all-time leader …

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