Tag Archives: USA

Marc Pedersen – Fantasy the star at GIGSE and iGNA

Marc Pedersen, SBC News Affiliate Correspondent and Head of Sales at Better Collective, recently attended the industry’s two igaming shows in the US – Igaming North America and GIGSE. Here’s what he found out. What did you discover about the potential, or not, for sports betting in the US market going forward? Two major topics came to mind. One is …

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Sportech secures two new US racing services deals

Sports wagering technology developer Sportech has expanded its presence in US racing with the announcement of two new pari-mutuel technology provision services deals with Emerald Downs and Eldorado Resorts. Sportech will undertake an upgrade of wagering services and track betting provisions for both operators. The developer outlined that it would further service Emerald Downs racing track with an entirely new …

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Webis Holdings MD Garry Knowles steps down

Garry Knowles is to leave Webis Holdings after 10 years at the Isle of Man firm. The group, which until recently operated Betinternet.com, announced his departure yesterday, with almost immediate effect. In an announcement to investors, it said: “The board of Webis announce that by mutual agreement, Garry Knowles will step down as Group Managing Director and terminate his employment …

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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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NFL enters stats distribution partnership with Sportradar US

The National Football League (NFL )announced today a new multi-year agreement with Sportradar US to be its exclusive distributor of comprehensive statistics to digital outlets beginning with the 2015 NFL Season. Sportradar US will become the NFL’s exclusive distributor for official real-time scores, player statistics and play-by-play data (Game Statistics and Information System/ “GSIS”) as well as the NFL’s proprietary …

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Scott Longley – Disney shows Daily Fantasy Sports is no Mickey Mouse market

Scott Longley, Editorial Director of Regulus Partners, examines the upheaval in the fantasy sports industry caused by last week’s arrival of Disney.  No sooner had Amaya announced last week its intention to enter the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) market in the US, than DraftKings dramatically – and appropriately given the provenance of the competition – raised the stakes. News reports …

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Longitude hits $1bn milestone

Longitude LLC, the inventor and distributor of the Longitude Enhanced Pari-Mutuel System, has announced that it had reached the important milestone of US$1 Billion in customer wagers calculated using the patented Longitude software. Deployed for the calculation of odds on both horse racing and sports, Longitude allows operators that license its software an unprecedented degree of flexibility in the delivery …

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iGaming North America launches awards

iGaming North America, one of the main conferences and exhibitions for the emerging North American iGaming market, has announced it will be running the inaugural iGaming North America Awards during their upcoming event in Las Vegas in April. The awards will be organized in partnership with iGaming Business, The Innovation Group, eGaming Brokerage, Lewis Roca Rothberger and Bola-Verde as well …

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Politics holding up PokerStars in New Jersey

PokerStars’ attempts to get licensed in New Jersey have seemingly come a cropper because of the political ambitions of Governor Chris Christie and the might of anti-online gambling campaigner Sheldon Adelson. Christie has designs on the Republican nomination for the White House and the general consensus is that major donor and Las Vegas Sands owner Adelson will have a huge …

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500.com growth not matching the market

500.com Ltd, the NYSE-listed online sports-lottery operator in China, has reported a 44% drop in operating profit and warning that ticket purchases may decline further this quarter. Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Man San Law commented: “We finished the year on a strong note with net revenues increasing 52.1% year-over-year. Total purchase amount during the quarter increased 63.7% from …

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