Tag Archives: MLB

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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New York seeking sports leagues integrity fee compromise

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Another state in the USA has introduced a new bill seeking the introduction of sports betting, ahead of the potentially landmark decision by the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in the New Jersey v NCAA case. Put forward by Senator John J Bonacic, chairman of the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, bill S7900 would amend the current racing, pari-mutuel wagering and …

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Winning Post – British gambling industry undergoes structural changes

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: 2017 Participation statistics – profound structural change continues The latest Gambling Commission Participation Data demonstrates a GB sector continuing to evolve along relatively established lines. There are few …

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Sports betting USA: American history and “deplorable” leagues

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Sports betting within the USA is an issue that has been long debated, and will continue to be done so until the culmination of the ongoing Christie v NCAA case, and most likely well beyond. It was no surprise to see it debated in varying degrees at last weeks ICE London, with Dan Wallach, shareholder at Becker and Poliakoff, getting …

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