Sportsbook

Scientific Games appoints Alexander Ambrose as financial lead for SG Digital

Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), continues to restructure the executive management of its SG Digital division, confirming the appointment of Alexander Ambrose as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ambrose joins SG Digital’s leadership team from competitor Playtech Plc, where he served as UK Finance Director (2013-2018). Taking on SG Digital CFO responsibilities, Ambrose will lead the financial planning, auditing …

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NHL to net big from sports betting?

A Nielsen Sports study has detailed that the annual revenue of the National Hockey League (NHL), could be increased by $216m, as the sport nets the benefits of widely available, legal, regulated sports betting in the US. The report, which was commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA) emphasised that heightened levels of fan engagement and viewership are set to …

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Johnny Avello lands key role at DraftKings

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Sports betting platform provider DraftKings has confirmed the appointment of Johnny Avello as a director on its rapidly growing sportsbook operations team. Avello boasts over three decades of experience in gaming and is widely respected throughout the sportsbook industry as an innovative, forward-thinking leader and an early proponent of mobile sports betting. He becomes the latest key acquisition for DraftKings, having joined from Wynn …

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PRO14 Rugby strengthens integrity commitment with Sportradar

PRO14 Rugby has deepened its commitment to protecting the integrity of the Guinness PRO14 by confirming a partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services. The multi-year agreement means all 152 games each season from the Guinness PRO14 will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), which is widely regarded as the most technically advanced bet monitoring system available. The FDS is …

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The Football Pools tasks FSB with delivering new digital portfolio

UK legacy gambling brand The Football Pools has confirmed that it will launch a sportsbook and gaming platform powered by FSB Tech, supporting the firm’s ongoing product and services revamp. Updating the market, FSB has been tasked with deploying a full-service sportsbook solution, which will operate alongside the Football Pools’ ‘classic games’ inventory. ‘FSB’s flexible solution will seamlessly integrate the …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: New incumbents accept restrictive realities

Italy’s Customs & Monopoly Agency (Agenzia delle Dogane – AGM) the government body overseeing gambling regulatory policy expects to issue its new online gambling licences by the end of the year. Updating the market, the AGM has disclosed that it has received 80 official operator applications. However, moving forward the AGM will initially reward 60 active operators with new online …

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LeoVegas seeks to broaden tech talent pool launching Regulus Programme

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has launched its new corporate initiative ‘LeoRegulus Programme’ seeking to widen its talent development resources whilst further expanding its access to tech talent. The LeoRegulus initiative was disclosed to Swedish business news source Dagens Media last week by Chief Executive Gustaf Hagman alongside Group HR Officer Caroline Palm. Seeking to widen its tech talent pool, LeoVegas governance launches …

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Betfred expands staff compliance training with SMP eGaming

Betfred has revealed that it will strengthen its staff and operational compliance training programmes with Isle of Man consultancy SMP eGaming. Updating stakeholders, the Manchester bookmaker is set to launch a ‘Compliance Academy’, developed by SMP eGaming, an industry consultancy specialising in multi-jurisdictional compliance, AML frameworks and fraud prevention. Developing the Compliance Academy, SMP eGaming details that Betfred staff will …

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Clive Hawkswood confirms RGA leadership departure

Clive Hawkswood Chief Executive of online gambling/betting trade body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today confirmed to industry media that he has decided to step down as leader of the organisation. Hawkswood has confirmed that he intends to officially depart RGA leadership in early 2019 and that he will help the trade body in its executive search for a …

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NFL wants data rights but is coy on expanding a Federal Framework

The governance of the NFL has called on Congress to install required mandatory directives/standards on US sports betting, which all industry stakeholders should adhere to. Safeguarding the image and integrity of US professional sports, the NFL has revealed its desired US betting requirements, as Capitol Hill’s Judiciary Committee begins its examination of whether a ‘federal sports betting regulatory framework or …

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