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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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Delegates give overwhelming support to Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports

More than 90% of visitors to last month’s biggest ever Betting on Sports conference rated its networking opportunities as either very good or excellent. This came from a survey made available to the 2,500 registered delegates for #bosweek, which also found considerable praise for the party locations, speaker lineup and conference app, as well as the presence of so many …

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Betting on Sports Week welcomes 250 expert speakers to Olympia London

Betting on Sports Week will present no fewer than 250 thought leaders, innovators and decision makers gathered from the sports betting, esports, casino, affiliates, media and sports sectors. The speakers will all play an integral role in making this year’s Betting on Sports conference the biggest and best on record, with the event taking place from 18-21 September at London’s …

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DraftKings soft launches NJ mobile sportsbook product

Accelerating its US sports betting proposition, DraftKings has launched its New Jersey mobile app, bringing digital wagering to the Garden State. The fantasy sports operator has soft-launched its ‘DraftKings Sportsbook’ app, syndicated through its New Jersey licensing agreement with Resorts Casino () and developed in partnership with betting technology group Kambi Plc. The initial launch sees DraftKings operate an ‘invite …

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DraftKings seeks + $150m funding round to drive new betting vision

US news source Axios has reported that DFS operator DraftKings targets a further $150-200 million funding round, seeking to accelerate its US sports betting proposition. The news of DraftKings’ planned funding round, comes as the Boston-based enterprise, today confirms that it has officially filed its application for a New Jersey state sports betting license. Furthermore, this June saw DraftKings announce …

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Rumour Mill: Kindred Group eyes DraftKings for instant US entry

Seeking to gain an instant foothold within the US sports betting market, Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc is reported to be eyeing DraftKings as its next acquisition target. This weekend, US betting news source LegalSportsReport.com (LSR) reported Kindred governance’s interest in acquiring ‘big 2’ daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. Kindred’s rumoured interest in DraftKings, follows last month’s …

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DraftKings gears up for full Australia launch

Leading daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has launched its Australian enterprise, continuing its corporate expansion beyond its home US marketplace. Planning to fully launch its Australian DFS product during Q2 2018, DraftKings will operate under a Northern Territory Racing Commission – NTRC license. At present, DraftKings leadership remains quiet with regards to its upcoming Australian DFS proposition, and what sports …

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DraftKings hires Sean Hurley to deliver first sportsbook property

Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has signalled its intent to diversify its services by hiring Sean Hurley as its first-ever Head of Sportsbook. Hurley joins DraftKings from betting and trading platform provider Amelco Ltd, where he most recently served as Head of Commercial operations (2017-2018), and will be tasked with delivering DraftKings’ initial online sportsbook property. Hurley will join …

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DraftKings steps into the World of live sports streaming

Sports-tech and media company, DraftKings has announced it is venturing into the world of live sports streaming through its newly-formed partnership with Euroleague Basketball. As a result of the deal, customers will be able to stream selected Turkish Airlines EuroLeague basketball games directly through their DraftKings mobile app, as well as utilising both fantasy contests and live content. The announcement …

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DraftKings appoints R. Stanton Dodge as legal lead

US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings continues its executive team restructure, confirming the appointment of R. Stanton Dodge as its new Chief Legal Officer (CLO). A seasoned US media legal expert, Dodge joins DraftKings leadership team from telecommunications services provider DISH Networks where he serves as Group General Counsel. Dodge joins DraftKings, as the DFS operator seeks to bring new …

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