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Martin Lycka: Supreme Court’s (sports betting) punt return and beyond

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In the second of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the current activity around sports betting in the US and tracks how the industry has arrived there and where it should go next. It is 14 May 14 2018, which may be the US football offseason, yet …

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NFL wants data rights but is coy on expanding a Federal Framework

The governance of the NFL has called on Congress to install required mandatory directives/standards on US sports betting, which all industry stakeholders should adhere to. Safeguarding the image and integrity of US professional sports, the NFL has revealed its desired US betting requirements, as Capitol Hill’s Judiciary Committee begins its examination of whether a ‘federal sports betting regulatory framework or …

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All-in Diversity appoints ‘Tribal pro’ Holly Crook Macarro as new advisor

Industry diversity, inclusion and equality program ‘The All-in Diversity Project’ (All-in) has moved to strengthen its strategic governance, appointing Holly Crook Macarro as a member of its Advisory Board. A US veteran in gambling policy and public affairs, Macarro is a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting LLC and has consulted and lobbied on behalf of industry American Indian Tribal clients …

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Data hungry bet365 saves bankrupt Basho Technologies

Seeking to boost its operational database provisions, independent sports betting operator bet365 has agreed to acquire bankrupt Basho Technologies assets (deal undisclosed). Confirming the acquisition last week, bet365 Chief Technology Officer Martin Davies posted an update on Basho’s online community detailing that ‘an agreement had been reached, to buy all remaining Basho assets’. Founded in 2008, Washington-based Basho is a …

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AGA boosts public affairs arm with Erik Balsbaugh VP appointment

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has confirmed the appointment of Erik Balsbaugh as its new Vice President of Public Affairs. Balsbaugh a former Democrat advisor to Hilary Clinton and John Kerry will play a central role in spearheading US political focus towards changing federal laws relating to gambling and sports betting. The Washington veteran joins the AGA from Boston-based corporate …

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DraftKings secures $150 million in new funding ahead of NFL 2016/17

US tech news sources have revealed that Boston-based fantasy sports operator DraftKings has raised circa $150 million (£115 million), in its latest funding round. The $150 million round is reported to be led by Revolution Capital, the investment firm of AOL founder Steve Case, who is joined by US pro-sports franchise mogul Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Capitals …

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Betfair – Punters dump Trump as Hillary hits lowest price!

Just two weeks after being officially sworn in as Republican Party Presidential Nominee at the RNC Convention, Donald Trump’s Presidency campaign has suffered a series of public and internal setbacks. Betfair who had priced the controversial candidate at 2/1 following the RNC Convention have now placed Trump at 9/2, giving the brash New Yorker an 18% chance of winning the …

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Genius Sports’ Mark Locke discusses sports integrity with Washington Congress

Genius Sports CEO Mark Locke has been invited to discuss how advancements in technology can help to protect the integrity of sports at a Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC on May 11, 2016. The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (CMT) fact-finding hearing, entitled “Daily Fantasy Sports: Issues and Perspectives,” will receive testimony from industry experts on …

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