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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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Codere revenue soars as retail recovery continues in first quarter

Spanish gaming operator Codere Group has reported a 131 per cent increase in revenue to €293.7m for the first quarter of 2022, as the company benefited from the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions across its land-based operations in Europe and Latin America.

The year-on-year revenue growth was driven by strong performances in [...]

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Caesars Sportsbook partners Indy 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Caesars Sportsbook has been named as the official sports betting partner of the Indy 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The partnership began with the GMR Grand Prix on May 14 and the opening of the Caesars Sportsbook Lounge at Pagoda Plaza, which offers race fans an elevated viewing experience, complimentary food [...]

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Minnesota House approves sports betting bill

Minnesota’s House of Representatives voted in favour of sports betting legislation Thursday, with the bill now headed to the Senate for further consideration.

The bill allows Minnesota’s 11 federally recognised Indian tribes to offer online sports betting to players in the state who are over the age of 21, subject to [...]

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Kansas Governor signs sports betting bill

Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas has signed a bill to legalise and regulate sports betting and historical horse racing machines.

The bill signed Thursday will allow the Kansas Lottery to offer sports betting to players within the state who are over the age of 21, through one or more lottery gaming [...]

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BetMGM cuts marketing budget in New York

BetMGM pulled back in its pursuit of players in New York during the first quarter of the year due to the state’s unfavourable tax environment.

Chief financial officer Gary Deutsch told analysts attending the BetMGM Investor Day that even at lower than typical promotion levels for a new market, operators in [...]

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Genius Sports clinches first deal in Primeira Liga with Benfica

Sports data and technology provider Genius Sports has struck its first tracking data and broadcast augmentation partnership in Portuguese football with Benfica.

Through its Second Spectrum division, Genius Sports will provide Benfica with tracking technology, applying machine learning and AI capabilities to capture statistical insight. This will give Benfica fans, coaches, [...]

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Rising costs offset strong revenue growth at Genius Sports

Sports data and technology provider Genius Sports has reported a 59.9 per cent increase in group revenue to $85.92m for the first quarter of 2022, although cost of revenue increased by more than double that rate during the period.

The strong revenue growth was driven by a 27.6 per cent increase [...]

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US commercial gaming grows to $14.31bn in Q1

Commercial gaming operators in the United States have enjoyed a strong start to the year as revenue in the first quarter climbed to a record $14.31bn.

The first quarter performance was just shy of the quarterly revenue record set in the fourth quarter of 2021 when revenue amounted to $14.35bn, with [...]

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Super Group appoints two new directors

New York-listed betting and gaming operator Super Group has announced the appointment of Natara Holloway and Jonathan Jossel to its Board of Directors. 

The appointments increase the number of independent directors on the company's board members and take the total number of directors to nine.

Holloway joins the Super Group Board following [...]

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New York mobile betting subsides in April

New York’s regulated online sports betting market saw handle fall to $1.39bn in April, the lowest figure since the market opened in January.

April online sportsbook handle fell by 15.2 per cent from March, with gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the month down 8.9 per cent at $104.14m.

This delivered $53.11m in [...]

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Circa Sports agrees deal to enter Illinois sports betting market

Las Vegas-based Circa Sports is expanding its operations to Illinois in collaboration with Full House Resorts’ new casino development, American Place.

The planned launch of Circa Sports in Illinois expands the sports betting operator’s reach to a fourth state after Nevada, Iowa and Colorado. 

“We are thrilled to introduce our industry-leading sports betting and hospitality [...]

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