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Canada sports betting lobby criticises NHL on Las Vegas franchise

  Canada’s pro sports betting stakeholders have criticised the NHL (the governing body of US professional ice hockey), stating that its decision to allow a new franchise in Las Vegas was hypocritical.   The NHL’s governance has been one of the major roadblocks in allowing lawmakers to pass a single sports betting bill, on grounds of potential integrity impacts to …

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Jay Kornegay – Westgate LV Resort – NHL franchise for Vegas

On Wednesday, National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league had granted an expansion to include a franchise from Las Vegas. The new team will compete as the 31st team, starting in the 2017-18 season, and become the first expansion team since the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild in 2000-01. To mark this news, we caught …

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Pro-Sports heads to Vegas for 2017 as Foley gains NHL approval

US professional sports will come to the state of Nevada as the NHL granted approval for Las Vegas to launch a new expansion franchise aiming to join its league by the 2017/18 season.   The NHL Las Vegas franchise proposition received unanimous approval from a review conducted by its Board of Governors greenlighting the project for a Nevada-based franchise. NHL …

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New Hope? – Canada set to review new C-122 ‘single sports betting bill’

Canadian gambling stakeholders and political backers are aiming to breathe new life into the nation’s sports betting agenda, by presenting Bill C-122: ‘The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act’, to Ottawa’s House of Commons. C-122 is expected to gain a second review this Tuesday, with Canadian news sources claiming that the bill has the support of Canada’s Chamber of Commerce. …

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Sportradar – Ulrich Harmuth – US Ambitions & US Realities…

Having announced an all-star ‘US Advisory Board’, with business and sports heavyweights such as Mark Cuban and Michael Jordan guiding its initiatives. SBC caught up with Ulrich Harmuth Managing Director of Sportradar AG to discuss the company’s ambitious market plans.  Harmuth details why Sportradar set-up its ‘US Advisory Board’,  the company’s entry into the market and the core differences between US sports practices/trends at both commercial …

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Sportradar forms real time partnership with NHL

The NHL has announced a new multi-year agreement with Sportradar, provider of global sports data, to be its exclusive third-party provider of real-time game data, the partnership will commence with the start of the 2015/2015 NHL Sportradar will provide real-time play-by-play and game statistics via the League’s proprietary Hockey Information Tracking System (HITS) to media and technology companies worldwide. HITS provides critical in-game stats such as …

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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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NHL continues stance against Canadian sports betting

In response to Windsor West MP Brian Masse letter to the NHL governance asking for the support of Bill C-290, which will look to amend Canada’s Criminal Code regarding sports betting. The NHL has stated that it remains opposed to the introduction of single-sports betting in Canada. The response written by NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated “We continue to …

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ESPN poll reveals 63% of pro athletes support legalised US sports betting

A US professional sportsmen poll conducted by ESPN News has revealed that 63% of athletes believe that sports betting should be legalised. ESPN conducted a set of betting related questions to a pool of 73 NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL players. 63% of the athletes questioned believed that sports betting should be legalised in the US, taking on-board an opposite …

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