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Flutter opens £15m ‘landmark development’ tech centre in Leeds

Flutter Entertainment has opened its tech centre at 4 Wellington Place in Leeds city centre, with plans for the new ‘landmark development’ to act as a ‘centre of innovation’ in key areas. First announced in January of this year, focus areas of the £15 million development will include product development, software engineering, research and insights, whilst it will also employ …

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Eccles returns to betting scene with decentralised BetDEX

Nigel Eccles, the co-founder of FanDuel, has announced the launch of his new business venture BetDEX Labs – a decentralised sports betting exchange built on the blockchain rails of Solana (SOL).  BetDEX is co-founded by Eccles and former FanDuel senior engineers Varun Sudhakar (CEO) and Stuart Tonner (CTO).   Eccles posted on LinkedIn that the venture would be welcoming FanDuel Director …

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Technamin launches with aim to offer ‘innovative alternative’ in regulated markets

Technamin has announced its first day of operations, with the aim of supplying established brands and new market entrants with ‘an innovative alternative’ content and platform provider. Founded by former Bet Construct and Digitain Executive Suren Khachatryan, the Armenia-based firm intends to offer ‘state-of-the-art’ products and a ‘wide array of services’ to the market, factoring in industry and consumer demand.  …

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Crypto-betting: Transparency and traceability against compliance challenges

As an emerging sector, cryptocurrency has caught the attention of numerous actors across a wide range of industries, and the prospect of crypto-betting has not gone unnoticed in the gaming sector. In a similar vein to other sectors of the global economy – with interested parties ranging from payments platforms, financial organisations, governments and operators – the adoption of crypto …

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Scientific Games extends Lotto Hessen partnership and begins modernising

Scientific Games has announced it has penned fresh terms with its long-term partner Lotto Hessen to introduce new gaming systems technology to the German lottery. Named Symphony, the gaming system technology is designed to modernise the lottery’s operations, replacing and migrating the old Ageis system. The Symphony system supports new game entertainment and new distribution channels with a secure, open interface that easily …

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Sportradar’s UFDS offer to counter suspicious sports match spike

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Sportradar Integrity Services, a division of global sports technology giant Sportradar, has detected more than 1,100 suspicious sports matches since the start of the global pandemic in April 2020, with 655 of those matches detected in the first nine months of 2021.  To mark this announcement on the scale of match fixing, Sportradar has chosen to ramp up its commitment …

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Entain deploys Graphyte CX across all UK igaming brands

Industry CX and innovation studio Graphyte AI has secured a major partnership extension as Entain Plc confirms that it will continue to utilise Graphyte as its lead customer personalisation software provider. The FTSE100 gambling group begun to work with Graphyte in 2019, charged with developing a customised real-time personalisation platform for Ladbrokes Casino. The partnership has been expanded to include …

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Sportradar to overhaul ICC’s data and streaming capacities

The International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of pro-cricket, has announced that Sportradar will serve as its new lead data and media rights distributor. The partnership will see Sportradar charged with the data and media distribution of 275 ICC syndicated matches including eight men’s and women’s tournaments – starting this month with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup hosted by …

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Stats Perform dissects sports challenge to tackle online abuse

The prominent topic of ‘the impact of online abuse on professional sports’ is to be examined by a Stats Perform webinar hosted on Thursday 7 October (2pm BST / 9am EST).  This summer, the sportstech company partnered with data-ethics specialist Signify to launch an AI and data learning project aimed to detect and monitor online abuse aimed at sports’ make-up …

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Racing duo Bazalgette & Fisher to lead live entertainment disruptor Sweet Nexus

The Jockey Club’s former leadership duo of Simon Bazalgette and Paul Fisher has joined Sweet Nexus, a start-up aiming to disrupt the commercialisation of live rights and IPS for sports, entertainment and music industry stakeholders.    Global Venue Services (GVC), an investment advisory supporting the venture capital phase of Sweet Nexus, disclosed that Fisher had accepted the position of Sweet Nexus …

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