Tag Archives: US

Eight out of 10 virtual bets in Africa placed through Golden Race

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Eight out of 10 bets placed on virtual sports in Africa last year were facilitated by Golden Race, through either the company’s Golden Box or Online platform. That was one of the key messages from the firm’s CEO Martin Wachter as part of an interview at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey. Wachter also spoke about …

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‘Big 5’ US sports not the only show in town says Perform

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The percentage of in-play wagers on tennis in the US, combined with the sport’s potential betting-based turnover once the market reaches maturation, continues to dispel the misconception that the biggest sports in the country are the “only show in town”. That was the view of Perform Group’s Bill Anderson, who delivered a presentation on live betting at last week’s Betting …

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Assessing the football and betting sponsorship dynamic

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Much has been written regarding the industry’s relationship with sports, none more so than football, where criticism has suggested measures must be put in place to curb what is seen as an over saturation of marketing, sponsorships and advertising. This topic is set to fall under the microscope at the sixth annual Betting on Football, taking place this week at …

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Natural Intelligence stays off the Sidelines with new acquisition

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Natural Intelligence has acquired Sidelines, a developer of technological tools for smart comparison of odds, tips and American legal sports bookies. As part of the deal, Sidelines employees will join Natural Intelligence’s 300+ employees in Tel Aviv to oversee the company’s US sports activities. Natural Intelligence operates comparison websites that drive customer acquisition, while Sidelines provides sports analysis, projections, real time odds comparison, injury …

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Sportradar to deliver in-game edge through official MLB deal

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Sportradar will deliver a significant competitive edge to sportsbooks ‘in-game’ after securing the exclusive rights to distribute official real time game statistics from Major League Baseball (MLB) to media companies and regulated sports betting operators. Starting with the 2019 season, the new multi-year partnership encompasses media and gaming rights at both international and domestic levels. Across international markets outside of …

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Bet.Works strengthens integrity commitment with GLI certificates

Bet.Works has confirmed that it has been granted one of the first concurrent Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33 / GLI-19 certifications for sportsbook operations. In gaining this certificate, the US-based igaming and sportsbook platform supplier has successfully completed pre-compliance testing of its sportsbook platform against the “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems” standard. Bet.Works Founder and CEO David Wang commented: “We are pleased …

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6 of the Best – Fort Mason Games’ Kate Gorman

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Fort Mason Games’ Founder, CEO and President Kate Gorman. In the latest edition discover a different perspective of Disneyland, a huge US rivalry and which movie is Gorman’s most watched “hands down”. Best Holiday I recently went to Disneyland for the first time in 15 years. It’s such a fascinating place from …

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Independent Content Services: Looking ahead to 2019

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Andrew Morgan, International Director at Independent Content Services, anticipates 2019 will be all about M&A, the USA and the ongoing rise of esports. It has been another incredible year for the global online gambling industry. From power-play acquisitions to new markets opening their doors to legal betting for the very first time, the past 12 months have been transformational for …

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Dave Hammond: “The SBTech culture is one of winning and driving expansion”

Earlier this month, Dave Hammond left his role as B2B Divisions Director at Paddy Power Betfair to take up the reign as COO of SBTech, charged with driving growth through 2019 and beyond. Following the appointment we spoke to Hammond regarding the transition, personal and company-wide ambitions, the future of online sports betting and much more. ____________________ SBC: Why was …

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Recruitment challenge for US gambling firms, finds Betting Jobs Salary Survey

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Betting Jobs Director Fiona Hickey said that effective recruitment has been one of the biggest challenges in the post-PASPA US market, where a lack of local talent combined with difficulties in obtaining work permits and visas for overseas candidates has caused headaches for gambling companies. Hickey spoke to SBC News shortly after publishing the firm’s free-to-access Salary Survey, which found …

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