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FDJ appoints Andy Wright as new CEO of Sporting Group  

Groupe FDJ has confirmed the inbound appointment of Andy Wright as Chief Executive of Sporting Group, the sports betting technology unit of the Paris-listed gambling group. Wright will replace Sporting Group CEO Simon Trim, who has chosen to end his 23-year association with the company where he has spent the last five years as Chief Executive, leading the technology group …

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New look Tabcorp refreshes Executive Management team

Australia ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings has undertaken a series of ‘Executive General Management’ appointments seeking to strengthen its leadership team, following the firm’s merger enlargement with main market rival Tatts Group plc. Last week Tabcorp governance confirmed the appointment of Luke Waldren from online competitor  Sportsbet.com.au (Paddy Power Betfair) as new Executive General Manager of Group Marketing. The ASX enterprise details …

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Andy Wright – Sky Bet – The increasing influence of player props

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Team and players statistics are playing an increasingly integral role within the global sports wagering sphere, with the changing role of fans and the rising need for a deeper level of data seemingly having a direct knock-on effect. With a major change being undertaken in recent years, sports analytics firm Opta are one of the driving forces behind sports data …

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Betting on Football delivers blueprint for player props perfection

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Perform Group and Sky Bet will join forces at this week’s Betting on Football (20-23 March) to expose what’s changed to drive the boom in betting on player and team stats. Featuring SVP of Perform Betting Shane Gannon, Sky Bet Head of Trading Andy Wright and Opta Chief Analyst Duncan Alexander, ‘Opta and Sky Bet’s blueprint for player props perfection’ …

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Opta and Sky Bet bring football stats into the fan conversation

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Three astonishing things happened in the Premier League on 4 March 2018. Firstly, Manchester City broke the record for most passes in a match. Secondly, City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan broke the records for most touches, most passes and most completed passes. But perhaps most astonishing of all was the number of international broadcasters, newspapers and social media posts highlighting …

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Assessing the prospect of regulatory backlash at Betting on Football

This year’s Betting on Football (20-23 March) will assess the prospect of a regulatory backlash as established betting jurisdictions start to push back on the industry. ‘Is there a backlash coming?’ will be held as part of the Leadership track, which takes place on the second full day at Stamford Bridge (Thursday 22 March). Speakers include Kindred Group CPO Britt …

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#boscon2017: Analysing the evolving role of sports traders

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One of the first topics to arise at this year’s Betting on Sports conference was the evolving role of the sports trader. Jens Nielsen, Head of Sportsbook, Danske Spil revealed: “The specialist knowledge has moved into a niche, into smaller sports like, handball and Esports.” Nielsen added: “I doubt everything will be automated in the future, the need for strong …

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