Tag Archives: MLB

Sportradar meets MLB data needs ahead of European debut

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Sportradar was the best positioned to meet all of the “data distribution needs” for Major League Baseball (MLB), according to the league’s EVP of Gaming and New Business Ventures Kenny Gersh. Kenny was speaking as part of a media round table alongside David Lampitt, Managing Director of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar. SBC News was given exclusive access to the round …

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Sportradar: Embracing the “next generation” for collecting sports data

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A recent recipient of re-certification from the ISO for the quality, efficiency and distribution of sports data, Sportradar has refused to rest on its laurels, particularly when it comes to embracing the “next generation” for how this data is collected. David Lampitt is the Head of Global Sports Partnerships for Sportradar, whose data collection process currently involves more than 7,000 …

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The US sets “new benchmark” for extracting value from sports betting

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As the post-PASPA revolution rolls on, the US will “set a new benchmark” for how sports leagues and rights holders try to extract value from its nascent sports betting market. That was a prediction made by David Lampitt, Managing Director of Group Operations at Sportradar, as part of last month’s Betting on Football conference. Speaking on the ‘Data – do …

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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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DAZN deepens global expansion commitment with key appointment

DAZN has strengthened its global expansion plans with the appointment of Apple’s Ben King, who takes up the role of SVP Global Distribution and Business Development. King joins DAZN in February from Apple where, over his 12-year tenure, he worked at the forefront of some of the world’s most successful digital entertainment and media services including the iTunes Store, App Store and …

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MGM caps US sports league hat-trick through MLB deal

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Major League Baseball (MLB) has followed in the footsteps of the NBA and NHL by striking a betting partnership with MGM Resorts. The two parties have announced an all-inclusive agreement that designates MGM Resorts as the first-ever ‘Official Gaming Partner of MLB’ and ‘Official Entertainment Partner of MLB’. The deal will combine the MLB brand with MGM Resorts and playMGM …

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Winning Post – CMA diagnoses unhealthy withdrawal symptoms

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. This week, the GB Gambling Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) grasped the thorny issue of account withdrawals, following an investigation into online bingo and casino providers, Jumpman Gaming and …

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Changing dynamics see NBA & MLB revise DFS investments

US news sources have reported that the NBA (basketball) and MLB (baseball) leagues will move to divest their respective stakes in daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators’ DraftKings and FanDuel. In 2015 the MLB had participated in a $300 million investment round, backing DraftKings enterprise as official ‘MLB Fantasy Sports Partner’. The NBA acquired its stake in FanDuel, supporting the DFS …

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BT maps out plans for new box office channel

BT Sport has announced that later this year it plans on launching BT Sport Box Office, a pay-per-view channel which will be available on BT TV and the Sky platform. This season, BT Sport retained the rights to Premier League football for a further three years, however, it appears unlikely for now that football coverage will be affected by the …

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AGA speaks out on illegal US sports betting industry

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) has estimated that in excess of $10bn will be wagered by Americans in the upcoming 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Of that figure, however, only $300m, representing around 3 percent, will be wagered legally through Nevada sportsbooks, with it stated that “failed federal prohibition [is] making common criminals of millions of Americans.” In addition, it …

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