Tag Archives: NBA

Romain Vez hired as Genius Sports’ global basketball lead

Genius Sports has appointed Romain Vez to head up the company’s global basketball strategy, significantly enhancing the data supplier’s senior team. Vez will be tasked with overseeing the management and expansion of Genius Sports’ partnerships with over 250 basketball leagues and federations worldwide. Commenting on his new position, Vez stressed: “Genius Sports has an unrivalled reputation for delivering major digital …

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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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Codere becomes NBA’s first official games partner in Mexico

Spanish gaming operator Codere has been unveiled as the NBA’s first official games partner in Mexico. The partnership will be promoted in retail stores across the country, on the website platform of Codere and the NBA, including NBA.com, the NBA app, and social media platforms for NBA Mexico. Angel Fernandez, Director of Marketing at Codere, commented on the new partnership: …

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NBA nets first LATAM betting partnership with Supermatch Uruguay

US Basketball’s NBA has moved to strengthen its Latin American profile,  confirming it has secured a multi-year partnership with Uruguay-licensed gambling operator La Banca’s ‘Supermatch’ sportsbook property, which becomes the first ‘official gaming partner‘ of the NBA for Latin America. The new partnership will be promoted across the 6,000 Supermatch Uruguayan retail betting points, with the sportsbook brand further securing exclusive coverage on …

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NBA confirms data deals with Genius Sports and Sportradar

Sportradar and Genius Sports have become the NBA’s first betting data partners in the US, with both gaining non-exclusive rights to distribute official NBA betting data to the country’s licensed sports betting operators. Commencing at the start of the upcoming NBA season, Genius Sports and Sportradar will work closely with the NBA to ensure those who choose to bet on sports legally have …

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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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MGM-GVC’s ‘broad vision’ sees Sportradar confirmed as lead US data supplier

MGM-GVC Interactive LLC, the new US strategic joint venture developed by MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has confirmed that it will utilise Sportradar as exclusive data supplier for its US sports betting provisions. The agreement sees Sportradar become the lead data provider for MGM-GVC interactive’s new and existing land-based and digital properties. Updating the market, MGM GVC Interactive’s new Chief …

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SBTech first to deliver Betbuilder Basketball inventory

Seeking to enhance its NBA season 2018/19 inventory and engagement, sportsbook platform and betting services provider SBTech announces that it has expanded its ‘Yourbet Betbuilder’ tool to incorporate basketball markets. As an industry stakeholder, SBTech declares a ‘market first’, extending popular Betbuilder provisions to incorporate basketball betting, a tool which to date has focused its engagement on football markets. Greg …

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NBA betting increases as Sky signs new broadcasting partnership

The NBA season got underway this week, as the much fancied Boston Celtics picked up an entertaining 105-87 victory against the 76ers. With the liberalisation of sports betting in the US, this NBA season will inevitably attract exponential interest from the betting sector. Additionally, Oddschecker revealed that the UK gambling sector has seen interest in the NBA increase, after Sky …

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