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Basketball royalty to appear at Global Gaming Expo

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NBA legend and two time hall of famer Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson is to deliver a keynote address at next month’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. Johnson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars. The ex Los Angeles Lakers Point Guard is to deliver a …

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Spain ACB ‘unlocks’ data value with Genius Sports

The Asociacion de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB), the governing body of Spanish professional basketball has selected Genius Sports as its ‘Official Data Partner’. Integrating Genius Sports’ LiveStats system, ACB will look to ‘unlock the value of its data’ forming a three-season partnership with the sports data specialist. Detailing provisions, ACB will now operate Genius Sports ‘Sports Management Platform’ allowing for optimal …

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Tipbet nets easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga betting partnership

European betting operator Tipbet has announced that it has become Official Betting Partner and Premium Sponsor of the German easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga (easyCredit BBL) for season 2016/2017. With the German BBL basketball 2016/17 season having started on Friday 23 September, Tipbet secures its high visibility partnership furthering its brand presence within German sports. Tipbet marketing confirmed that as a Premium …

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Serbian Basketball League signs Sportradar integrity deal

Sportradar has signed a deal with the Serbian Basketball League (KLS) which will see the Serbian Superlige monitored by Sportradar’s integrity services. The company’s Fraud Detection System will monitor betting across over 450 betting operators, looking over the remaining matches in the current season from today onwards, as well as the upcoming season’s games. KLS Director Leon Deleon explained the …

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Genius Sports officially launches following merger

Genius Sports, a brand created from the merger of SportingPulse and Betgenius, has been officially launched into the sports and betting data sector. The company already employs more than 750 staff in 10 locations worldwide. SportingPulse, founded in 1999 in Melbourne, is well known for its sports administration, management software and basketball data collection. Since 2004 the company has worked …

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Perform secures Worldwide FIBA media distribution rights

FIBA – The International Basketball Federation has confirmed the appointment of Perform Group (Perform), as its worldwide distributor of media-related rights attached to FIBA sanctioned tournaments and competitions. FIBA governance awarded Perform Group the distribution rights for a period of four years, with the partnership set to cover more than 5000 live games. Perform will further gain exclusive rights to …

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Annual growth for France Pari driven by SPORTNCO success

Online betting group France Pari has recorded an annual growth of 17% for 2015 and established itself as a leading provider of sportsbook solutions in Europe. Total revenues are up from €17m to €20m, thanks in no small part to the success of B2B entity, SPORTNCO. France Pari recorded a growth of 80% from its B2B delivery of white labels …

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Microgaming getting sporty with Basketball Star

Isle of Man-based Microgaming has thrown Basketball Star into the mix this month. Set to a Hip-Hop soundtrack with 243 ways to win, Basketball Star is a 5×3 reel slot showcasing the ever popular Rolling Reels. Three or more scatters trigger up to 25 free spins, with a maximum multiplier trail of 10x. Players can also shoot lucky with the …

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Neale Deeley: Betradar’s slam dunk with virtual basketball

Neale Deeley, Managing Director at Betradar, discusses the development of the company’s latest virtual offering – Basketball. SBC: You’ve just launched your virtual basketball product. How long have you been developing it? What was the start point? Neale Deeley:  The inception of the project was over a year ago when we sketched out the punter types we wanted to appeal …

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Euroleague expands IMG partnership to cover betting interests

Euroleague Basketball, the highest tier of professional basketball in Europe, has confirmed that it has agreed a four year deal with international sports agency IMG to represent its betting and gaming interests for its international competition’s Euroleague and Eurocup. The new agreement expands on the existing one between the two parties, Euroleague will look to improve on its revenues coming …

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