Tag Archives: Carsten Koerl

Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO  

Sportradar has this morning confirmed the appointment of Alex Gersh as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective immediately.  A sports betting figurehead, Gersh is recognised as a leading financial strategist for mass-market digital enterprises, having formerly served as Group CFO of Paddy Power Betfair Plc. Of distinction, alongside former CEO Breon Corcoran Gersh led the corporate turnaround of Betfair …

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SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera

SBC Magazine

The future for esports betting, the regulatory soap opera in Brazil, a new COO for LeoVegas and how online gaming can drive the industry’s comeback are just some of the key topics in Issue 9 of SBC Magazine. Available to view online HERE, we start by analysing Sergey Portnov’s “calculated risk” approach to Parimatch leadership, before reflecting on how Carsten Koerl …

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SBC Digital Summit: “Partnerships will be proved in crisis” – Carsten Koerl

Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl said that the strength of its partnerships will be “proved in crisis” after the postponement of almost all live sports events brought inevitable challenges and demanded quick changes to the company’s business strategy. Delivering the day-one keynote at this week’s SBC Digital Summit, kicking off the Leadership in Betting track, Koerl told delegates that we should see …

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Global audience gears up for opening day of SBC Digital Summit

SBC Digital Summit

The groundbreaking SBC Digital Summit gets underway on Monday 27 April, with operators, suppliers, affiliates and sports clubs from around the world flocking to take part in the betting and gaming industry’s first ever major virtual conference and exhibition. The 10,000+ delegates include a huge contingent of key staff from more than 300 leading operators from markets in Europe, North …

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Carsten Koerl, Sportradar: Adapting at speed to counter loss of ‘real’ sport

In the nearly 20 years since Sportradar was founded, I have never seen our landscape change so drastically in such a short period, writes the company’s CEO Carsten Koerl. In just a few weeks, we have gone from celebrating and looking forward to a diverse range of global sporting events, to the widespread cancellation and postponement of almost all live …

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Sportradar boosts sports coverage despite COVID-19 disruptions

Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has reported an increase in its delivery of sports content and coverage despite the lack of live sports globally due to COVID-19. Despite the global shutdown on live sports, Sportradar’s Live Odds coverage is up 30%, while Live Data is up 20% compared to this time last year, largely driven by its addition of …

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Sportradar – Quality assurance is the best metric in eliminating ghost games 

Supporting betting stakeholders and the global sports community, Sportradar has published a white-paper detailing key findings, insights and observations on ‘ghost games’. The white paper titled ‘Ghost Games: An Explanation’ has been produced by Oscar Brodkin, Sportradar Director of Intelligence & Investigation Services. The paper defines a ghost game as a match which simply does not take place as stated, and …

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Leading CEOs to shape post-pandemic future for betting industry at SBC Digital Summit

SBC Digital Summit Leadership in Betting Track

The opening day of the SBC Digital Summit will see many of the industry’s highest-profile CEOs share their vision of how sports betting operators can survive the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and bounce back stronger than ever. A selection of visionary leaders from major international operators headline the roster for the Leadership in Betting track on 27 April …

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140 Industry leaders join SBC Digital Summit speaker line-up

SBC Digital Summit speaker line-up

The SBC Digital Summit is to feature a line-up of 140 big names from the global betting and gaming sector, with speakers including Carsten Koerl (CEO & Founder, Sportradar), Jesper Svensson (CEO, Betsson Group) and Paris Smith (CEO, Pinnacle). Set to be the industry’s biggest ever online conference and exhibition, the SBC Digital Summit boasts a comprehensive agenda focused on …

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Sportradar delivers alternative betting markets with Simulated Reality launch

Addressing the shortfall in live sports, Sportradar has confirmed the launch of its AI-driven Simulated Reality, which will be made available to customers within its existing portfolio of events. Launching on 3 April, it is hoped that the Simulated Reality product will deliver ‘a sports betting experience which is as close to real life as possible’. Carsten Koerl, CEO of …

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