Sportsbook

Sportradar data to strengthen cycling’s corruption fight

Sportradar has partnered with The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent body mandated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), to bolster the sport’s fight against doping. The partnership sees Sportradar make its intelligence and investigation services available to CADF for the next two years. CADF will also have access to Sportradar’s unique and extensive expertise, as well as the ability …

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Profits soar as bet365 toasts significant growth

Leading online bookmaker bet365 has confirmed significant growth in its full-year accounts  (12-month period to March 2018), recording a 26% increase in betting and gaming revenue to £2.7 billion. The operator continued to benefit from its high-level sportsbook offering, specifically in-play betting which accounted for 77 per cent of its sports betting revenue, as well as this, mobile betting revenue rose …

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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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WLA accreditation sees Sporting Group aim for next-level RM development

Sporting Group, the parent company of sportsbook services and systems supplier Sporting Solutions, has obtained a World Lottery Association (WLA) – ‘Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) certification’. The WLA accreditation marks an important milestone for the company, which during 2018 has extended its suite of pricing and risk management provisions for the global lotteries sector,  securing several new client operators, including Danish state-owned …

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Sky Sports nets exclusive broadcast rights for Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Sky Sports has confirmed that it will become the exclusive broadcaster of Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership content from 2020, agreeing on a five-year deal with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). UK news sources report that Sky Sports blew competitor BT Sports out of the water with a £100 million package, bolstering its dedicated ‘Sky Football’ programming for 2020. Confirming the …

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RGA hosts critical leaders meeting on ‘voluntary advertising code’

The leaders of Britain’s biggest betting operators are reported to be holding discussions this week, seeking to develop a rigorous new voluntary mandate on betting/gambling advertising. Mark Kleinman City Editor for Sky News, reports that the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) will host a leaders meeting on Tuesday to discuss the development of a new ‘advertising standards code’, which RGA members …

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BetVictor strengthens board with Luke Alvarez appointment

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BetVictor has strengthened its senior board after confirming the appointment of Luke Alvarez as its Chairman from 1st December 2018. With a proven track record of leading global technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) companies over a 28 year career, including 18 years in regulated gaming and sports, the hiring of Alvarez significantly strengthens the BetVictor board. Alvarez joins BetVictor Limited during …

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PGA Tour tasks IMG Arena with delivering ‘innovative and safe’ betting content

IMG Arena, the newly formed ‘betting innovation division‘ of leading global sports agency IMG announces its first comprehensive data partnership with golf’s PGA Tour. Securing a multi-year partnership, IMG Arena becomes the lead distributor of PGA Tour (US + North American golf) data to sports’ media, news, betting and entertainment organisations worldwide. Further commercial provisions, see IMG Arena become the …

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DAZN eyes further European market expansions in 2019

The recently rebranded and restructured DAZN Group, has confirmed that it will launch its OTT services for the Spanish market in early 2019. The OTT technology group, which seeks to become the ‘Netflix of Sports’, details that it will make its Spanish debut securing the streaming rights for English Premier League (EPL) matches and MotoGP racing – highly popular content …

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Anouk Mertens named as Eleven Sports COO

Eleven Sports has strengthened its senior team, with appointment of Anouk Mertens as its new Chief Operating Officer. Mertens has a history at the company, previously serving as Managing Director of Eleven Sports in Belgium and Luxembourg since October 2015, turning the business profitable in under three years and achieving 100% household distribution across the market. In her role as Group …

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