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Australia geared for “the race that stops a nation”

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A crowd of 100,000 people are expected to descend on Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. ‘The race that stops a nation’ is the most prosperous handicap race in the world, with prize money of $6.2m available this year, and a rich history dating back over 150 years. Ahead of the race, at 4am tomorrow (Tuesday 7th November) …

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Gaming and Sports Attorney Daniel Wallach: Embracing a legal sports betting environment in the U.S. at #boscon2017

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Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September) will debate the changing sports betting landscape in the U.S., just a few months after the Supreme Court agreed to hear New Jersey’s challenge against PASPA. We spoke to panellist Daniel Wallach, a Gaming and Sports Attorney at Becker & Poliakoff, about what he’s looking forward to at #boscon2017, why it’s important for him …

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Facebook to stream UEFA Champions League content for US market

Tech giant Facebook has furthered its position within live sports content by brokering a deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches in partnership with US broadcaster Fox Sports. The Champions League content will be only available to United States Facebook users. At present, Facebook has agreed to stream two live matches per group match day, four round of sixteen and …

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OtherLevels – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

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OtherLevels is a sponsor for Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge. Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to OtherLevels’ Katie Corcoran (Digital Marketing Consultant) and Lance Standing (EMEA General Manager) about how OtherLevels can stand out from the competition, engage with its users …

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Clarion confirms 91 first time exhibitors for ICE 2017

Clarion Events has confirmed that a total of 91 gaming organisations from across 34 nations will be exhibiting at ICE for the first time in February 2017. Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion’s gaming division, has described the large number of first time exhibitors as the ‘X Factor’ in the success story of the industry’s biggest B2B gaming event. For first …

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Sportech reports operational progress ahead of Court decision

Sportech PLC has revealed that its football pools business is performing to expectations, despite the uncertainty caused by the recent failed takeover bid by Burlywood Capital. In a trading update, Sportech said that The Football Pools continues to trade in line with management expectations, and is demonstrating the move to stability that we have been striving for in 2016. It …

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South Korean pitcher charged with manipulating baseball games

South Korean prosecutors have charged Lee Tae Yang, a pitcher for NC Dinos in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), with manipulating games for gambling purposes. He is facing a lifetime ban from the KBO, which would also prevent him from playing professionally in the US, Japan or Taiwan. It has been alleged that Yang deliberately allowed first-innings walks and runs …

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Rich Roberts resigns from Sportech PLC Board

Sportech has announced that Rich Roberts, President of Digital and US Corporate Affairs, has stepped down from the PLC Board. He had been a Member of the Board of Directors since December 2013. Roberts’ resignation comes after a reorganisation of responsibilities for Sportech in North America, following the company’s withdrawal from business obligations with Draft Day Daily Fantasy Sports. However, …

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Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market on course to break political records

Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market has exploded into life this week with just under £4m matched between customers in the last seven days, bringing the total traded in the market to £8m. ‘Remain’ has been backed into a heavy 2/5 favourite, with odds implying a 71% chance to win, whereas Brexit has weakened to a 12/5 outsider representing a 29% chance to win. …

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Genius Sports officially launches following merger

Genius Sports, a brand created from the merger of SportingPulse and Betgenius, has been officially launched into the sports and betting data sector. The company already employs more than 750 staff in 10 locations worldwide. SportingPulse, founded in 1999 in Melbourne, is well known for its sports administration, management software and basketball data collection. Since 2004 the company has worked …

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