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Content and speed key to sports betting growth in 2021

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Nikos Konstakis (pictured), VP Sportsbook at SG Digital, explains why the sports betting industry is well positioned for growth in the months ahead and how content will drive the user experience to new heights. As we enter a huge year for the betting industry with major sporting events providing real growth opportunities for operators, there is finally cause for optimism …

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Simon Johnson to lead Scientific Games’ EMEA growth

Simon Johnson to lead Scientific Games’ EMEA growth

Simon Johnson will oversee the gaming teams for Scientific Games in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after being promoted to Senior Vice President and Managing Director EMEA. In his new role, Johnson will now assume responsibility for the company’s ‘course of strategic direction’ across the EMEA as the company seeks new growth opportunities in the region. Johnson initially joined …

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Scientific Games appoints Glen Saville as global trading lead

Scientific Games has appointed Glen Saville as its new Senior Director, Global Trading, taking over from Benjie Cherniak. Based in Las Vegas, he will be responsible for growing Scientific Games’ global trading business overseeing Don Best Sports and SG’s European operations to offer a seamless, industry-leading service. With a wealth of operator experience within the global sports betting industry, Saville’s arrival adds strength to the …

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OtherLevels enters the OpenArena with Scientific Games

Scientific Games has expanded the capacity of its sports betting aggregation platform OpenArena (formerly OpenMarket) by providing its partners with access to OtherLevels’ customer engagement solution. Launched in 2020, OpenArena is a ‘one-stop marketplace’ providing access to products from Scientific Games and its portfolio of partners, including those focused on sports betting intelligence, as well as data feeds and trading …

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Larry Pelzer and Mike Van Ermen join FSB’s US team

Larry Pelzer and Mike Van Ermen join FSB’s US team

FSB has strengthened its team ahead of its US entry after confirming the appointments of Larry Pelzer and Mike Van Ermen as the company’s new VP of Sales for North America and VP of Pre-Sales respectively. Pelzer will be based stateside, with his new role focusing on driving brand awareness and the introduction of FSB’s retail and online product portfolio …

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SG offers Highlight Games content via OpenArena

SG offers Highlight Games content via OpenArena

Scientific Games (SG) has agreed to distribute video virtual sports and instant win products from Highlight Games via its OpenArena platform. Through the agreement, games including NBA Last 60, NBA Winning Hoops, IIHF World Championships Ice Hockey as well as English, Italian variants of Highlight Games’ Soccerbet product will be made available to SG’s network of clients. “Scientific Games prides …

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Scientific Games expands SISAL contract to cover Morocco

Scientific Games has announced it will supply and deploy lottery instant games, e-instant digital games and WAVE lottery retailer terminals to Italian gambling group SISAL SPA‘s Moroccan business subsidiary starting this month. This deal represents an important step in the company’s objective of dramatically growing its footprint in the rapidly developing African lottery market. Scientific Games will provide e-instant games …

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Genius secures official data and trading coverage on OpenSports platform

Scientific Games (SG) and Genius Sports have significantly expanded their existing sportsbook services agreement, allowing Betgenius’ live data and trading solutions to be made fully available across SG’s ‘OpenSports’ platform.  The new partnership arrangement will see all OpenSports customers directly serviced with Genius’ in-game content and officially sourced sports data (excluding US pro-leagues), allowing SG clients to secure and optimise …

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Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert has been selected as the new Chief People Officer for Scientific Games’ Digital team, joining the company from WPP where she served as VP Talent. Confirming her appointment, SG praised Probert’s wealth of experience in delivering ‘successful’ People and Culture strategies. As the new CPO, she is expected to place an increased focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion …

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OpenSports processes record Melbourne Cup betting numbers

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SG Digital processed a record-breaking number of bets for its OpenSports customers during yesterday’s Melbourne Cup, despite Australia’s most famous annual thoroughbred horse race taking place behind closed doors. OpenSports is the full package sportsbook solution for SG Digital, the digital division of Scientific Games, with wagers processed through the OpenBet betting engine. Compared with the 2019 event, there were …

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