Category Archives: Betting

Genius Sports boosts Polish market presence via STS deal

Genius Sports has struck a partnership with Polish operator STS, focusing around driving the expansion of the latter’s in-play offering via the leveraging of data. As a result of the agreement, STS will gain access to the NYSE-registered sports data and technology firm’s LiveData and LiveTrading solutions to deliver official data across thousands of sporting …

DAZN appoints Ian Turnbull to oversee sports betting operations

Subscription sports streaming service DAZN has appointed former Entain executive Ian Turnbull as its new EVP of Betting and Gaming, as the firm looks to increase its engagement with the sector.  Turnbull’s career in the betting and gaming space saw him work as Microgaming’s Services Director, and most prominently as Head of B2B at Entain …

Hancock calls on government to fix betting levy ‘loopholes’

Matt Hancock MP has called on the government to address ‘loopholes’ in the UK’s horse racing betting levy, warning that the British racing scene could fall behind other countries.  As reported by the Racing Post, the former DCMS minister and ex-Health Secretary made the remarks while addressing parliament yesterday, and identified what he believed were …

Oddschecker boosts US presence with Mayweather Jr linkup

Oddschecker has bolstered its marketing and foothold in the burgeoning US sports betting space, linking with Floyd Mayweather Jr for the National Football League (NFL) 2021 kick-off. The Bruin Capital-owned odds comparison site plans to offer Super Bowl odds via its channels, enabling US sports fans to view and analyse predictions on NFL games, as …

888’s SI Sportsbook ‘powers consumer deposits’ in Nuvei partnership

888 has announced its partnership with Nuvei, a payment processing company, which will provide a payment solution for the betting company’s recently launched SI Sportsbook. In alliance, Nuvei is to supply it’s instant bank payment solution to 888 in order to ‘power consumer deposits’ to the sportsbook platform, ‘providing seamless, real-time’ bank account funding. Yaniv …

Bolton Wanderers severe betting ties as industry reacts to sponsor ban

Following reports that the DCMS is moving to ban sponsorship arrangements between betting companies and Premier League football clubs, Bolton Wanderers has moved to sever its ties to the industry. In place of its links with the betting and gaming industry, Bolton will instead seek to form partnerships with charities and organisations specialising in betting …

Better Collective bolsters Dutch foothold ahead of online market launch

Better Collective has moved to strengthen its position in the Dutch betting and gaming market via two acquisitions, ahead of next month’s online launch.  Separate transactions consisting of upfront payments of €5.9 million and €3.75 million has seen Better Collective acquire sports media website Soccernews.nl and ‘well established’ online sports betting community Voetbalwedden.net. Although Better …

EU Lotto fined £760k by UKGC for AML and social responsibility failings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken regulatory action against Lottoland operator EU Lotto, fining the firm £760,000 for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.  An investigation by the regulator concluded on 2 September that the company had failed to properly implement Commission’s formal customer interaction guidance, such as neglecting to recognise frequently changing deposit …

Novibet unites with GBG to boost seamless player journey

Novibet has strengthened its digital identity capabilities through a new partnership with GBG.  The collaboration will seek to optimise the brand’s overall customer onboarding experience, for the UK market – as Novibet deploys GBG’s ID3Glbal technology to onboard players. Nikos Katsaros, Legal & Compliance Director, Novibet commented on the link: “We chose GBG based on …

Carsten Koerl: Legacy systems hinder betting’s global opportunity

Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl has warned industry leadership to prepare for seismic changes across all components of betting’s value-chain, transforming how incumbents engage with global sports audiences. Day-2 of the SBC Barcelona Summit provided a dissect of the pioneer’s technology perspectives, fresh from guiding Sportradar through its $8 billion public listing on the US NASDAQ  …