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FanDuel confirms UK August launch with Opta agreement

Fantasy sports operator FanDuel has today announced a partnership deal with sports data provider Opta, ahead of launching its fantasy football product in the UK later this summer. FanDuel has secured an agreement with Opta, part of Perform Group, to provide live performance statistics for FanDuel’s brand new fantasy football platform, to be launched in early August. It will be available on …

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MARCA re-launches sports betting product ‘MARCAapuestas.es’ with Playtech

MARCA, Spain’s most popular sports media brand has announced the re-launch of betting portal ‘MARCAapuestas.es’ in partnership with Playtech. The multi-year partnership sees Playtech services manage MARCA’s sports betting and igaming provisions on all digital platforms (desktop and mobile), with the Spanish media owner migrating its existing player base from the GTECH platform to Playtech solutions. Furthermore, Playtech management informed …

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Former Warner Bros Digital Publishing VP joins Hi-Rez

It has been announced that Veronique Lallier, the former VP of Digital Publishing at Warner Bros, has joined gaming developer Hi-Rez. Lallier, who has previous experience at Ubisoft and NCSoft, will serve as VP of European Publishing and will work out of the company’s new office in Brighton. Hi-Rez also operates out of offices in the States and in China. …

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Jimmy Bone – Golden Race – London Baby 2016

London Baby 2016 is set to be the social evening highlight of ICE week once again, with the event returning to Leicester Square’s glamorous Cafe de Paris. Golden Race, cross platform gaming provider and betting solutions provider, is one of this year’s sponsors and will be at ICE on Stand S2 340. SBC spoke to Jimmy Bone, Marketing and Client …

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Jeevan Jeyaratnam – Super Soccer – My ICE 2016

Jeevan Jeyaratnam is a Senior Odds Compiler at Super Soccer. The key product, GPS (Goalscorer Prices and Settlement) utilises Super Soccer’s odds pricing and Abelson Info’s data to provide a complete goalscorer solution.  Clients include bookmakers such as William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral, Betfair, Sky Bet and more.  Ahead of ICE Totally Gaming 2016 we spoke to Jeevan about his plans and expectations …

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Kentucky triples compensation claim against PokerStars to $870 million

Toronto listed Amaya Inc’s ongoing Kentucky compensation dispute has hit Christmas headlines as Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate ups the operators fine to $870 million. Ruling in favour of the state’s compensation claim against Amaya subsidiary PokerStars, in relation to online gambling services offered to Kentucky consumers between 2006 and 2011. Judge Wingate allowed Kentucky State to triple its damages claim …

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Betdigital plans major games drive in 2016

Betdigital, the UK’s sole independent gaming design and platform integration specialist, has confirmed the planned release of thirty new games in 2016. These games will be released over the twelve months, and this will beat its tally of twenty-two games in 2015 by almost a third. Betdigital CEO, Heath Samples, said: “We’ve secured fantastic growth this year, launching successful integrations with …

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Inspired Gaming gains VS partnership with ATG Sweden

Inspired Gaming Group has announced that it has entered a Virtual Sports supplier partnership with Swedish racetrack operator ATG. ATG Sweden’s state owned horse racing operator since 1974 will be supplied with multi-content Virtual Sports provisions by Inspired on both digital and mobile verticals. The partnership will see the launch of Inspired’s Rush Horses and Rush Trotting products, which have …

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Inspired Gaming wins Norsk Tipping VLT supply contract

Gambling technology developer Inspired Gaming has announced that it has won a VLT contract to supply Norwegian stated owned gambling operator Norsk Tipping The contract will see Inspired provide Norsk Tipping with Virtual Sports and SBG Video Lottery terminals for over 2000 retail points for the operators Multix and Belago  brands.  In 2011 Inspired was selected as one of only three …

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INTERPOL suspends FIFA sports integrity partnership

INTERPOL has confirmed the suspension of its agreement with FIFA following investigations into corruption against football’s governing body.  Under a May 2011 agreement, INTERPOL received a donation from FIFA worth €20 million to create a 10-year Integrity in Sport programme. The decision by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock will see the world police body freeze the use of financial contributions …

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