North America

MGM caps US sports league hat-trick through MLB deal

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Major League Baseball (MLB) has followed in the footsteps of the NBA and NHL by striking a betting partnership with MGM Resorts. The two parties have announced an all-inclusive agreement that designates MGM Resorts as the first-ever ‘Official Gaming Partner of MLB’ and ‘Official Entertainment Partner of MLB’. The deal will combine the MLB brand with MGM Resorts and playMGM …

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Recruitment challenge for US gambling firms, finds Betting Jobs Salary Survey

Salary

Betting Jobs Director Fiona Hickey said that effective recruitment has been one of the biggest challenges in the post-PASPA US market, where a lack of local talent combined with difficulties in obtaining work permits and visas for overseas candidates has caused headaches for gambling companies. Hickey spoke to SBC News shortly after publishing the firm’s free-to-access Salary Survey, which found …

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Ultimate Advisory Board for inaugural Betting on Sports America

Advisory Board

SBC Events has brought together experts from a leading US casino, tribal association, racetrack operator and government-run lottery, as well as those from gaming suppliers, consultancies, legal teams and regulators, to form the ultimate Advisory Board for Betting on Sports America (BOSA). The inaugural BOSA, held from 23-25 April 2019, will open on Tuesday 23 April with a networking evening …

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Argyll rebrands RedZone for critical 2019

UK & IRE online sports betting group Argyll Entertainment has moved to rebrand its REDZONESPORTS.BET property to coincide with December’s climax of the NFL’s regular season. Entering a crucial trading period, Argyll simplifies its US sports betting asset to Redzone.bet, which is further supported by the new strapline of ‘just check our prices’. The rebrand follows this November’s upgrade of …

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The Stars Group unites with Eldorado to enhance market access

As part of a 20-year definitive agreement with Eldorado Resorts, The Stars Group (TSG) will gain access to Eldorado Resorts’ online sports betting skins in the states where Eldorado owns or operates casino properties. The deal is structured so that TSG gets first skin rights for Eldorado’s multiple casino property states, and ‘second skin’ for all others. Additionally, TSG will have an option to access …

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Worldpay & Paysafe form ‘breakthrough collaboration’ for fast changing US gambling scene

Seeking to deliver the best payment systems and digital transaction services for the radically alerted US gambling market post-PASPA, Worldpay Inc and Paysafe Group have this morning confirmed the development of a ‘strategic collaboration’. The two leading players in digital financial services, state that they will collaborate to enhance US gambling’s operational value chain for all current and future stakeholders. …

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Choctaw Indians call on Betgenius as sportsbook lead for Mississippi network

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has announced that it will launch its Pearl River Resorts (Philadelphia, MS) sportsbook proposition in-partnership with Betgenius. The partnership will see the tribal gaming syndicate become the first Tribal Gaming operators to launch sports betting produce outside of Nevada. Betgenius will work with Tribal Gaming technology partner IGT Group, as the comprehensive supplier of …

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Betting on Sports America secures strategic partnership with the IAGA

IAGA

Betting on Sports America (BOSA) has been backed by the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), as it bids to become the most relevant and reputable conference focused on the newly liberalised US sports betting market. The association has agreed to support the first running of the event in New Jersey from 23-25 April 2019. The Meadowlands Exposition Center will …

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Ader’s SpringOwl demands a Playtech ‘clean break from Teddy’

According to The Times, US activist investor Jason Ader has called on Playtech Plc to sever all ties with Israeli enterprise founder Teddy Sagi. During the course of 2018, Ader’s New York hedge fund SpringOwl Asset Management has been building up its investment in struggling FTSE250 Playtech Plc – demanding that the governance undertake a group-wide shake-up, boosting returns for investors. …

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FOX Sports unites with Sportradar to enhance in-game broadcasts

Leading European sports data, integrity services and content provider Sportradar has continued its US technology expansion after announcing that it has secured a partnership with broadcaster FOX Sports to deliver new audience innovations and experiences. Announcing its latest US-centric partnership, Sportradar will utilise its data collection mechanisms and insight capacities to develop live engagement tools/functions for FOX Sports in-game programming. FOX Sports …

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