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Scientific Games secures BCLC Canada’s digital extension

Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has announced a further major contract renewal, as Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) expands its lead services agreement for a further five years through to 2024. Expanding its existing remit, Scientific Games’ subsidiary SG Digital will act as lead online sports betting and igaming systems provider for BCLC domains, covering all core …

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City anticipates tough choices in Flutter’s pursuit of Stars

City analysts are pondering how Flutter Entertainment will sooth competition concerns across multiple markets, attached to its bold merger pursuit with digital rival The Stars Group Inc. Since the merger was propositioned on 2 October, Flutter CEO Peter Jackson and corporate governance have emphasised confidence in clearing all regulatory hurdles to deliver a £10 billion online gambling powerhouse. The stakes …

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Winning Post: Is horseracing + slots a cold turkey?

Have global racing stakeholders, hidden the sport’s structural shortcomings through a dependence on gaming machines to generate revenues. Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners investigates this complex dependence partnership… ____________________ Horseracing and gaming machines have a curiously intertwined history on both sides of the pond. In the UK, the reduction in LBO gaming machine stakes from this week is already causing a …

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USL bolsters integrity muscle with Sportradar

Leading sports data, insights and media rights provider Sportradar has continued to enhance its US profile, after announcing that it has become the lead integrity services/systems supplier for the United Soccer League (USL).   The USL maintains the highest authority for professional men’s soccer in the United States and Canada. Moving forward, all USL syndicated leagues, competitions and matches will be …

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Canada RGC to develop inclusion agenda with All-in Diversity

Canada’s Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) becomes the latest industry representative body to commit to improving betting/gaming’s diversity and inclusion standards, joining the All-in Diversity Project (All-in).   Moving forward the RGC will promote All-in Diversity industry benchmarks on inclusion and diversity data, allowing Canadian sector stakeholders to participate in much-needed research. Furthermore, the collaboration will focus on supporting industry sustainability …

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Golden Race granted associate membership to NASPL

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Golden Race has been granted associate membership to the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), a regional organisation spanning Canada and the US that facilitates better communication between lottery operators, as well as between lottery operators and gaming vendors. The virtual sports platform provider has joined 52 lottery operators/suppliers in Canada and the US, including IGT, Intralot, …

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Scientific Games expands US capabilities with Don Best acquisition

Scientific Games has confirmed an agreement to expand its US footprint with the acquisition of global real-time betting data and pricing supplier, Don Best Sports. Subject to customary conditions to closing, it’s anticipated the deal will be concluded in the fourth quarter of 2018 and will grow Scientific Games’ B2B sports betting offering and add powerful new capabilities to its sportsbook solutions. …

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SBC’s On The Ball – International insight

The Russian World Cup kicked off in style yesterday evening, with the hosts taking apart an amateur looking Saudi Arabia side, in front of a jubilant Moscow crowd. To mark the commencing of football’s showpiece event, this edition of On The Ball aims to give a greater insight into some international stories, analysing the 2026 World Cup, as well as …

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Why the time is right for a North American World Cup

Whilst the footballing world is heavily focused on Russia 2018, in less than one week FIFA will congregate on Moscow to announce the destination of the 2026 World Cup. Football’s governing body will decide whether the joint bid by the USA, Mexico and Canada is successful or whether the tournament is heading to the North African region of Morocco for …

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Domino effect… CGA wants Canada to pop next for sports betting

Canada’s pro sports betting lobby has been reinvigorated by this week’s US Supreme Court repeal of PASPA federal laws. Following Monday’s SCOTUS judgement, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) issued a fast response welcoming PASPA’s repeal, which will open the US to state-sanctioned sports betting. CGA governance will now push Canada’s governing Liberal Party, to review the nations gambling code following …

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