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Sportradar acquires InteractSport in third takeover of 2021

Sportardar has made its third commercial takeover of 2021 by acquiring InteractSport, which will allow the supplier to strengthen its data and content offering across Oceania and Asia. InteractSport is an official partner of Cricket Australia, and also provides services to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) – which will allow Sportradar to grow its presence across these markets, as …

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New Duma bill to establish POC regime for Russian gambling transactions  

Russia’s state Duma has undertaken the first readings of bill (No. 1133991-7), which seeks to amend and strengthen federal laws on combating ‘illegal remote gambling operators’.  The bill aims to establish a ‘definitive criteria’ for Russian agencies to determine and prosecute remote gambling businesses deemed to be offering illegal services within ‘the territory of the Russian Federation or elsewhere’. The …

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Begbies Traynor initiates BetIndex customer hearings

Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioners for BetIndex, initiated the process of allocating funds to former Football Index customers at a hearing in the Royal Court of Jersey today. The company was initially appointed as BetIndex’s insolvency practitioner in late March following the initial collapse of Football Index and began processing customer claims against the company in April. In a statement …

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ESA Gaming debuts EasySwipe portfolio in Portugal

ESA Gaming debuts EasySwipe portfolio in Portugal

ESA Gaming has entered the Portuguese market after agreeing to provide its EasySwipe titles to Casino Portugal. Through the new partnership, Casino Portugal customers will be able to play ESA’s EasySwipe games including Fruit Staxx – with further releases in the pipeline for later this year. Zorica Smallwood, Director at ESA Gaming, said: “Entering new markets is a key focus …

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Paddy Power targets US market with ASX trading platform plans

Paddy Power, the son of David Power, founder of the eponymous Irish bookmaker, has announced plans to launch a ‘sports trading’ platform, American SportZ Exchange (ASX), according to the Irish Independent. ASX will operate from Ireland but target the burgeoning US sports betting market, and will be initially financially supported as a startup via a €500,000 crowdfunding campaign using the …

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Sportradar expands Kyodo News partnership with multi-year deal

Sports betting data provider Sportradar has extended its collaboration with leading Japanese media outlet Kyodo News via a multi-year partnership with its subsidiary Kyodo News Digital, strengthening its position in the Asian market. Sportradar and Kyodo News initiated a working relationship in 2018, revolving around the supply and support of data from various international competitions, covering a range of sports …

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Genius bolsters sports portfolio with $200m Second Spectrum acquisition

Data and technology provider Genius Sports has entered into a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Second Spectrum, an official analytics partner of several high-profile professional sports leagues and teams, for a purchase price of $200 million. As a data tracking and analytics partner of the English Premier League, National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer (MLS), Second Spectrum will significantly …

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Football Index addresses investors on losses distribution

Football Index has released a statement addressing the distribution of lost finances to its customers, two months after the operator entered administration. Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioner of Football Index’s parent company BetIndex, initially began to process customer claims against the company in April. The claims process was available to all users of the football player trading platform, including those …

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Affordability checks rumoured to be sidelined as DCMS focuses on UKGC shake-up

Plans for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to conduct advanced affordability checks as a result of the review of the UK’s betting and gaming regulations may be shelved due to the findings of the consultation, according to a report by The Telegraph. The enforcement of applied affordability checks on all UK gamblers wagering over £100 a month has been submitted …

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Altenar takes sportsbook platform to Congo with Wild-Bets

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“Everyone is obsessed with Nigeria, but there are other countries in Africa,” said Altenar Director and COO Dinos Stranomitis, as the software provider prepares to launch an omnichannel sportsbook offering for its new partner in Congo, Wild-Bets. Stranomitis explained that, for African countries, it is crucial to provide a sportsbook platform that enables the client to collect bets via physical …

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