Tag Archives: Carsten Koerl

Becher to lead Sportradar’s US betting strategy

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Former Interwetten CEO Werner Becher has joined Sportradar as the company’s new managing director of US betting based in New York. Becher will be focused on the growth, development and execution of Sportradar’s betting strategy in the US, including the deployment of capital through “organic and inorganic investments” such as the recent acquisition of Optima. He left Interwetten in December …

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Optima’s Jacob Lopez and Sportradar’s Carsten Koerl: Combining to deliver the strongest one-stop-shop for sports betting

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We learned late last week that Sportradar, a global leader in delivering sports data and content, had completed the acquisition of sports betting and gaming omnichannel platform provider Optima in a deal effective immediately. Just a few days on we caught up with Optima CEO Jacob Lopez and Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl for their reaction to forming this new one-stop-shop …

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Sportradar secures US data clean sweep through NFL deal

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Sportradar is the first industry supplier to hold data distribution deals with each of the ‘big four’ US sports leagues – the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL – after extending an existing deal with the NFL, the last of the four to approve the sale of official data to legal bookmakers. Key additions to the existing partnership include exclusive distribution …

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Sportradar to deliver in-game edge through official MLB deal

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Sportradar will deliver a significant competitive edge to sportsbooks ‘in-game’ after securing the exclusive rights to distribute official real time game statistics from Major League Baseball (MLB) to media companies and regulated sports betting operators. Starting with the 2019 season, the new multi-year partnership encompasses media and gaming rights at both international and domestic levels. Across international markets outside of …

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Governor Chris Christie to join Sports Betting Hall of Fame at Betting on Sports America

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Governor Chris Christie is to be recognised by the sports betting industry for the pioneering role that he played in widening the scope for sports betting in the US. During his time as State Governor for New Jersey, Christie was instrumental in generating the political will to revisit and challenge the federal ban on sports betting via the PASPA, which …

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Expanded profile & responsibilities see Sportradar appoint Tony Aquila as Global Chairman

Leading sports data, content and media rights distributor Sportradar has restructured and expanded its board of governance, reflecting the firm’s ongoing international growth strategy and the broadening of its core sports stakeholder base. Updating the market, Sportradar confirms the appointment of renowned US enterprise executive Tony Aquila as new ‘Global Chairman of Sportradar Group’. A leading figurehead in technology venture …

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NBA confirms data deals with Genius Sports and Sportradar

Sportradar and Genius Sports have become the NBA’s first betting data partners in the US, with both gaining non-exclusive rights to distribute official NBA betting data to the country’s licensed sports betting operators. Commencing at the start of the upcoming NBA season, Genius Sports and Sportradar will work closely with the NBA to ensure those who choose to bet on sports legally have …

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North American investment sees Sportradar value hit $2.4Bn

Sportradar has unveiled two new strategic partnerships with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm TCV. CPPIB, through its wholly owned subsidiary, CPP Investment Board Europe S.à r.l., and TCV will together acquire a stake in Sportradar at an enterprise value of €2.1Bn ($2.4) from private equity firm EQT and certain minority shareholders. Carsten …

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Power of football utilised to drive Sportradar CSR initiative

Sportradar have partnered with streetfootballworld, an organisation utilising the power of football to change the world for good, in a bid to pool motivation and expertise to drive social change through a mutual passion of football. In line with a commitment to enhance its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), as well as corporate citizenship, Sportradar is to engage its offices …

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International Tennis Federation deepens integrity partnership

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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced an extension of its partnership with Sportradar, as it seeks to strengthen its integrity protection measures. As part of the fresh deal the sports betting solutions provider will use a fraud detection system, designed to monitor betting patterns across more than 50,000 ITF Pro Circuit tennis matches. Carsten Koerl, Sportradar Founder and CEO, …

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