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888 Holdings

888 shareholders approve proposed William Hill International acquisition

Shareholders in 888 Holdings have unanimously approved the company’s proposed acquisition of William Hill’s non-US business.

At an Extraordinary General Meeting held in London earlier Monday, a resolution to approve the purchase under the terms set out in the Sale and Purchase Agreement was approved by 99.73 per cent of the [...]

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Ice Hockey

Sportradar partners Australian Ice Hockey league

New York-listed Sportradar has agreed a major data and audio-visual distribution partnership with The Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).

The partnership gives Sportradar worldwide data and AV distribution rights, excluding Australia and New Zealand, through to the end of the 2024 season. 

Sportradar will also deliver a range of technological solutions to [...]

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BetMakers launches fixed odds horse race betting in New Jersey

Betting solutions provider BetMakers Technology Group has launched fixed odds betting on thoroughbred horse racing in New Jersey.

The launch comes two years after BetMakers secured an agreement to bring its fixed odds horse racing solution to the United States through a partnership with Monmouth Park owner the New Jersey Thoroughbred [...]

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DAZN agrees global, multi-year deal to broadcast Red Bull TV

Sports entertainment group DAZN has agreed a distribution deal with Red Bull Media House to stream the Red Bull TV linear channel on the DAZN platform globally.

The multi-year agreement sees DAZN expand its offering into live extreme sports, including coverage of the Crankworx World Tour, the Red Bull Cliff Diving [...]

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IMG Arena

NBL Canada agrees multi-year sports betting partnership with IMG ARENA

Endeavour Group’s sports subsidiary IMG Arena has been selected as the official sports betting data supplier of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada).

The exclusive audio-visual sports betting and data rights deal begins at the start of the 2022/23 season with distribution to IMG Arena’s network of sportsbook operators [...]

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Flutter Entertainment

Flutter Entertainment benefits from US growth in Q1

Flutter Entertainment’s first quarter revenue increased by 5 per cent year-on-year to £1.57bn, with growth across gaming and sports betting.

Sports revenue climbed by 4 per cent to £930.0m in the first quarter of 2022, with Gaming revenue 8 per cent higher than the same period a year ago at £636.0m.

The [...]

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Australian Capital Territory to cut stake limits on poker machines

The state government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) plans to introduce a central monitoring system and lower stake limits on poker machines in a bid to reduce gambling harm. 

The ACT government plans to introduce a AUD$5 bet limit and $100 credit limit for poker machines, with minister for gaming [...]

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BlueBet reports strong growth ahead of US sports betting launch

Sydney-listed online sports betting operator BlueBet Holdings has reported a 63.4 per cent increase in gross win for its financial third quarter ended March 31.

Total wagering with the operator increased by 44.5 per cent year-on-year to AUD$120.7m (€81.5m), with gross win climbing 63.4 per cent to $17.0m (€11.5m).

After allowing for [...]

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BlueBet strengthens US executive team ahead of ClutchBet debut

Sydney-listed sportsbook operator BlueBet Holdings has strengthened its senior executive team in the United States with the appointments of Jake Francis as senior vice president of operations and Sean Phinney as SVP of marketing.

The senior appointments bolster BlueBet’s ranks in the US as the company prepares to launch its new [...]

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Kindred Group

Kindred Group sees Q1 revenue fall 30 per cent to £246.7m

Kindred Group’s revenue in the first quarter of 2022 fell by 30 per cent year-on-year to £246.7m, primarily due to the company’s temporary withdrawal from the Netherlands.

Total revenue from both B2B and B2C operations fell from £352.6m a year ago to £246.7m in Q1 2022, with B2C gross winnings revenue [...]

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Tekkorp Capital

Tekkorp adds Steve Schrier to growing team

Tekkorp Capital has added experienced former Ash Gaming and Playtech executive Steve Schrier to its swelling ranks.

Schrier, who also had a spell as chief commercial officer of SG Digital, was running his own consultancy before joining up with Matt Davey’s team at Tekkorp.

"If Tekkorp Capital is to fully realise its [...]

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BlueBet secures Louisiana market access

Sydney-listed online sports betting operator BlueBet Holdings has secured a ten-year market access agreement with Louisiana-based casino and racetrack operator Louisiana Downs.

Subject to regulatory approval and licensing, the agreement will allow BlueBet to enter Louisiana's regulated online sports betting market, marking its third US market access deal.

BlueBet expects to go [...]

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