Tag Archives: MLB

Digital Sports Tech describes breaking into Nordic market as a ‘landmark moment’

Provider of next generation sports betting solutions Digital Sports Tech (DST) has entered the Nordic sports betting market with its player props and quick pick accumulator products after agreeing a partnership with Coolbet. The new product, branded as “Build Your Bet”, allows Nordic players to create and customise their own performance or proposition bets on any player and statistic for matches …

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Betting on Esports 2017 dissected

“There is no ‘esports consumer.’  It’s much wider than that, with there being CS:GO consumers, DOTA consumers and so on” stated Adam Savinson of Win Technologies – Betway Group as Betting on Esports 2017 got underway. Discussing who an esport consumer is Mr Savinson added:  “You need to know to cater for their own communities, with esports being different to …

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Rob Manfred…’MLB is rethinking stance on US betting laws’

Speaking at the ‘All Markets Summit’ in New York, Major League Baseball (MLB) Chief Commissioner Rob Manfred has stated that MLB governance is currently ‘re-examining its stance on gambling’. For a number years, MLB governance has been the most ardent supporter of the ‘Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act’ (PASPA) provisions, banning any form of wagering on US sports. While the governances …

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Trump boosts prospect of legalised sports betting in the US

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The President of the American Gaming Association (AGA) has expressed his belief that Donald Trump taking office could lead to a repeal of federal law barring sports betting in most US states. Speaking in his year-end conference call, Geoff Freeman referenced Trump’s appearance on the Fox Sports show a year ago, in which the incoming US president made the following comments …

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Live from the USA…Perform Group launches OptaUS

Sports data and media right supplier Perform Group (Perform) has announced the launch of OptaUS, its specialised content division for the US market. Opening commercial offices in New York with the support of data facilities in Charlotte, OptaUS will aim to collect, package, analyse and distribute live data and content for all major US sports. Perform governance detailed that OptaUS …

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Unibet secures American Sports Podcast sponsorship

Online Bookmakers Unibet have agreed to sponsor the popular ‘Americarnage’ American Sports Podcast, launching in time for America’s biggest sporting event of the year: Super Bowl 50. The sports podcast at americanage.co.uk, which boasts over 200 episodes and a highly loyal audience of fans, is anchored by notable broadcasters Nat Coombs and Mike Carlson, both recognisable faces from American sports shows …

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Federal Appeal Court says No to New Jersey sports betting

US pro sports betting advocates heard the expected news that a federal appeals panel had upheld the ban of sports betting in New Jersey. The Third Court of Appeals in Philadelphia denied New Jersey’s appeal by a majority decision of 2-1, denying New Jersey the right to bypass the 1992 Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The New Jersey …

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Silver gains sports betting support from NBA owners

Having stated his support for opening US sports betting markets and allowing betting wagers on professional sports, NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silver appears to have gained support on the subject matter from several NBA franchise governance and owners. In a recent interview with online sports portal Bleacher Report Radio, La Lakers President Jeanie Buss stated approval for Adam Silvers pro-stance …

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MLB prohibits athletes from playing fantasy sports

Major League Baseball (MLB) governance has confirmed that it will not allow its associated players to participate in any daily fantasy sports play. The governing body’s actions have been approved by the Baseball players association in order to uphold the sports integrity. MLB governance stated that it saw a clear distinction between daily fantasy sports and sports betting, a subject …

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DraftKings extends partnership with MLB

Having confirmed a $250 million investment venture by Walt Disney Co, daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has further announced that it has extended and expanded its partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB). The expansion of services and promotion sees DraftKings host co-branded exclusive daily fantasy games. MLB will further boost its association with the operator by offering players exclusive prizes …

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