Tag Archives: DraftKings

Hollywood duo Sagansky & Sloan monitoring DraftKings’ options

Top Hollywood financiers Jeff Sagansky and Harry E Sloan are reported to be engaged in a takeover of DraftKings Inc, through their LA-based sports entertainment fund ‘Diamond Eagle Corp’. This morning, Bloomberg reports that the media and finance duo have entered negotiations to buyout Boston-based DFS and sports betting operator DraftKings – with Bloomberg reporting that ‘no transaction has been …

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US drive helps Kambi record ‘successful’ Q3

Kambi

Publishing its Q3 2019 trading update (period ending 30 September), Kambi Group has detailed strong progress on its regulated market agenda combined with the strengthening of its US commercial pipeline. Despite trading on a ‘quiet sporting calendar’ competing against World Cup 2018 comparatives, Kambi has recorded a 12% increase in Q3 2019 revenues to €23.million, up from €20.5m in Q3 2018, and …

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Meadowlands maintains NJ edge in record month for betting

Meadowlands

Online sports betting sites licensed through Resorts and the Meadowlands combined for more than $24 million of the $29.4 million in revenues made in New Jersey (NJ) last month, as the state smashed its previous record for total wagers. The state fell just short of $375 million for online sports betting handle in September, beating the previous best of $298.3 …

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Richest ever speaker line-up makes Betting on Sports the must-attend gambling industry event

Betting on Sports 2019 Final Agenda

Over 70 hours of expertise from nearly 300 speakers await visitors to this month’s Betting on Sports conference, making it the must-attend event for everyone in the sports betting and igaming sectors. Industry leaders sharing their invaluable knowledge as part of a packed programme for the event at Olympia London on 17 – 20 September include no less than 70 …

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Kambi-Draftkings partnership poised for further expansion in US

Global sports betting provider Kambi has finalised a multi-state contract extension agreement alongside the sports-tech and media entertainment company, DraftKings.  Under the terms of the new extension, provisions have been outlined for the extension of the Kambi-DraftKings partnership into a further eight states, including: Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia. Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén explained: …

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DraftKings debuts ‘Flash Bet’ tool for Wimbledon 2019

DraftKings’ has upped its ‘live betting and instant win’ capacities for sportsbook customers after launching its ‘Flash Bet’ tool. The US bookmaker, which at present operates mobile and retail sportsbook services for the states of New Jersey and Mississippi, will make ‘Flash Bet’ wagering available for Wimbledon 2019 markets. The new wagering tool allows DraftKings sportsbook customers to ‘place live, …

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Tech hungry DraftKings reported to be eyeing SBTech takeover

Published as a ‘developing news story’, US industry news source LegalSportsReport.com (LSR) informs that DraftKings is on the ‘cusp of acquiring’ online gambling platform provider SBTech in a deal that will have global ramifications for multiple industry stakeholders. In its update, LSR reports that multiple sources have confirmed negotiations between the two parties, but as yet no information has been …

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Industry leaders headline Betting on Sports 2019 conference

Betting on Sports

Jason Robins (DraftKings), Paris Smith (Pinnacle), Jose Duarte (BetCris), Dominik Beier (Interwetten), Lahcene Merzoug (ComeOn!), Jesper Svensson (Betsson), Carmelo Mazza (Betaland), Sergey Portnov (Parimatch) and Stan Reoutt (Fonbet) represent just a small selection of the industry CEOs taking to the stage at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. Organiser SBC Events has released the full agenda for the fourth edition of …

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Nathan Rothschild: GTG – Take your shot on Super Bowl LIII engagement

A year on from PASPA’s federal repeal, liberalising the US sports betting market. Nathan Rothschild, co-founder & partner at Genius Tech Group details that Super Bowl LIII presents the industry’s first test at proving its audience engagement credentials… _______________ The usual level of excitement generated at this time of year by the Super Bowl has been compounded within the gambling …

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DraftKings are hip to be square with Genius Tech Group for Super Bowl LIII

Seeking to enhance this Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl LIII viewing experience and audience participation, DraftKings has teamed up with sports data specialist Genius Tech Group (GTG) to deliver ‘the world’s largest-ever Squares game’. A ‘squares game’ is a familiar concept to American football fans, who play in groups/parties and with its playing format requiring no prior betting knowledge. Contestants pick …

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