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Winning Post – Amazon enters the Premier League broadcasting market

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: football broadcast rights – a river runs through it… The long-predicted – but apparently difficult to nail – entry of Amazon into the market for Premier League live broadcast rights finally …

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Amazon nets landmark Premier League deal

From 2019/2020, Amazon has agreed a three year deal to stream 20 Premier League games a season after securing the league’s final broadcast package. The US tech giant has thrust itself onto the lucrative Premier League broadcasting stage, alongside Sky Sports and BT Sports, with it winning the broadcasting rights to the a first midweek set of fixtures in December, …

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Amazon renews NFL Thursday Night streaming contract

Retail technology giant Amazon has renewed its ‘Thursday Night NFL’ streaming rights contract for a further two seasons, at a cost of $130 million. The NFL’s governance has confirmed that Amazon Prime Video will continue to be its lead streaming OTT platform service for Thursday night games. The deal sees Amazon secure 11 Thursday night NFL matches, which will be …

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Lottoland offers Australian newsagents share of profits

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Lottoland Australia has offered the nation’s 4,000 news and lottery agents a profit sharing agreement, which will see newsagents receive a share on every bet on overseas lotteries that they refer to the company. Designed to “ensure wider choice for customers – and additional revenue for newsagents” through the offer of 20 percent, which it states could be worth “thousands …

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Esports as big as American football for millennials, poll suggests

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Esports is as big as American football for young Americans, according to a poll conducted by the Washington Post. 40% of 14 to 21-year-olds taking part in the poll claimed to be football fans; with 38% counting themselves as fans of esports. “The popularity of esports and online gaming among American teens and young adults as both a recreational activity …

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Sportito introduces Chatbot in fantasy sports first

Sportito has become the first daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider to introduce a Chatbot – a computer program designed to stimulate intelligent conversations and actions over the internet – to its users. The Sportito IT team has developed the platform with an innovative robotics system, which includes important characteristics such as allowing users to play on Sportito directly via Chatbot. …

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QTech to launch “Industry first” mobile recommendation app

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Asian online gaming distributor QTech has unveiled a new recommendation engine, designed utilising similar technology to digital content giants Amazon, Netflix and Spotify. Named QT Play, the firm detail that it “is the first cross-provider recommendation mobile app tailor-made for the gaming industry.” The engine works by running off technology that allows users to make a selection of any game …

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Verizon eyes potential betting vertical to build out entertainment dynamics

Bloomberg News has reported that US telecoms giant Verizon, is monitoring closely the potential opening of the US sports betting market, as the company seeks to diversify its assets. The Fortune500 mobile carrier is reported to have had a number of meetings with industry consultants, assessing the current US gambling landscape, for the potential launch of a ‘sports-centric’ online gambling …

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BT and Sky agree content sharing deal ahead of bidding rights

A landmark new deal has been signed between Sky and BT for the two firms to be able to sell channels on both platforms. As part of the new deal, the BT Sport channels, which provide coverage of UEFA Champions League and Premier League football will be supplied to Sky, as well as this, BT will be able to sell …

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Sky Bet appoints David Hopkins as new Head of Programmes

Independent online gambling group, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has confirmed the appointment of David Hopkins as its new Head of Programmes. An industry veteran, Hopkins joins the Yorkshire based operator from competitor William Hill, where he most recently served in the executive position of Director of Gaming Product Development (2016-2017). Acting as Head of Programmes, Hopkins will be charged …

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