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Racing Post finally secures official racing data

The dispute over official data from sport of horseracing and The Racing Post has finally been settled after the newspaper’s owner Centurycomm managed to agree a deal with the relatively new Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The heads of terms contract over the licensing and distribution of pre-race data (PRD) ends the fractious relationship between the sport and its main newspaper …

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New LBO display system from A Bet A

LBO technology supplier A Bet A has unveiled a new betting shop display product that finally removes the discrepancy between the odds shown on the tills and the customer’s screen. The company’s Smart Screens prevent the sort of latency issues that have plagued the retail industry for years, becoming a major cause of customer dissatisfaction. Other system benefits include cutting …

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SIS signs Spanish football data deal

LB O supplier SIS has been appointed as the official data partner of the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) to collect and exclusively distribute live data from the Spanish leagues to the betting industry. Liga BBVA, won last season by Atletico Madrid ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid, is watched by more than 300 million viewers across the globe. The …

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Canadian authorities unlikely to prosecute Paddy Power data hacker

The person responsible for stealing information relating to 649,055 Paddy Power customers is unlikely to face criminal prosecution. Instead, Canadian authorities have said the case is a civil matter and also declined to identify the individual. The Irish bookmaker said the full extent of the 2010 hacking episode became known to the company in recent months when it took legal action with the …

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Timeform becomes data partner to British racing

Racecourse Data Company (RDC) has announced that Timeform has been appointed a distributor of official British horseracing Pre-Race Data (PRD) up to the end of 2018. PRD is generated by Weatherbys and is the key component of information required to take a bet. It includes information on a racecard, such as final fields, owners, trainers, jockeys, weights, colours, draw and …

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Onefootball integrates Sportradar feed

Sportradar has integrated its soccer data feeds into the Onefootball application for mobile devices. The cooperation with the world’s leading mobile football community, based in Berlin, started on June 1st 2014. With coverage of over 100 countries, 240+ soccer leagues and 40 languages, Sportradar provides the broadest soccer coverage in the market. From now on, Sportradar’s Live Scores, Live Sports Centre and Statistics solutions will be integrated …

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Igaming & Data Management – The Black Box Relationship

SBC’s Affiliate and Marketing  Correspondent Marc Pedersen asks why the industry is still so protective over player data that could be mutually beneficial. Speaking at the May Betting on Football Conference, Better Collective’s Head of Marketing Andreas Phillipsen, eloquently described igaming’s current data distribution between operators and marketing partners as ‘black box relationships’. These three words combined expertly to explain …

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CallCredit gets Lee Birch

Callcredit Information Group has underlined its commitment to growth outside of the United Kingdom by recruiting Lee Birch as a new Senior Business Development Manager responsible for international channels. Birch has worked within business development and account management roles across Callcredit for four years. Most recently he operated within Callcredit’s public sector division Coactiva where he helped recruit new clients …

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Racecourse data licensing made easier

Fifty-seven British racecourses have announced the formation of Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The joint venture has been formed by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Arena Racing Company (ARC), and nine independent racecourses as shareholders. RDC has been assigned the PRD (Pre-Race Data) licence for a five-year term from Racing Enterprises Limited (REL). PRD is information on a racecard, such as …

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Sporting Solutions extend football coverage

Sporting Solutions has significantly extended the football coverage it offers its partners, giving the B2B software and data services division of the Sporting Index Group an unrivaled depth and breadth of markets. The award-winning supplier is now providing pre-event and in-play pricing on over 4,000 football matches each month during 2014, as well as offering an extended range of player markets. Ronnie Whelan, Business Development …

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