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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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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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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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NHL unites with MGM for first betting partnership

The National Hockey League has confirmed its first official betting partnership, announcing  a multi-year deal with MGM Resorts International. The partnership, which was unveiled today by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren in New York City, places a key focus on the data produced by both the NHL and MGM. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman …

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IMG strengthens streaming portfolio with NHL extension

IMG has struck a new deal with the National Hockey League (NHL), extending its multi-territory streaming rights partnership with the league through the 2020-21 season. The partnership dates back to 2013 and ensures IMG’s gaming business retains a central part of its multi-sport streaming portfolio. Freddie Longe, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Gaming commented:  “The NHL has formed an …

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NHL to net big from sports betting?

A Nielsen Sports study has detailed that the annual revenue of the National Hockey League (NHL), could be increased by $216m, as the sport nets the benefits of widely available, legal, regulated sports betting in the US. The report, which was commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA) emphasised that heightened levels of fan engagement and viewership are set to …

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Odds slashed on Las Vegas Golden Knights landing Stanley Cup

The newly formed Vegas Golden Knights have gone from last to first in the betting across the season and are now one series away from the most unlikely of Stanley Cup victories. Many American sports teams go through long droughts before they achieve success, with the Chicago Cubs enduring 108 years before breaking their streak, this could be the reason …

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Domino effect… CGA wants Canada to pop next for sports betting

Canada’s pro sports betting lobby has been reinvigorated by this week’s US Supreme Court repeal of PASPA federal laws. Following Monday’s SCOTUS judgement, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) issued a fast response welcoming PASPA’s repeal, which will open the US to state-sanctioned sports betting. CGA governance will now push Canada’s governing Liberal Party, to review the nations gambling code following …

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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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