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Three years of BETER – creating fast ‘beterable’ content for the betting industry


Alex Barkar, founder and CEO of BETER, provides a timeline for the company’s journey from sports content startup to established provider targeting maximum reach for its solutions, including both live streams and odds for the Setka Cup and ESportsBattle tournaments, as well as worldwide esports events coverage.  2018 – what BETER time to start? The ...

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Catena expands US market presence with Lineups acquisition


Catena Media has strengthened its position in the US sports betting market via an acquisition of online affiliation company Lineups, a firm specialising in analytics, betting prediction and tools. The total purchase price amounted to $39.6 million and will be paid in cash in three instalments over a two-year period – $25 million will be ...

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Caesars initiates bidding contest for William Hill’s UK and European assets


Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will begin the bidding contest for the European and UK home assets of WIlliam Hill, formally completing its takeover of the heritage bookmaker last month.  Reported in The Telegraph, the sale will include all of William Hill’s high street shops – which number around 1,400 in the UK and ...

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Better Collective powers up US vision with $240m buyout of Action Network


Better Collective AS stated that it has secured the ‘outright leader’s position’ in US sports betting’s media and affiliate landscape, having reached ‘definitive terms’ to acquire the Action Network.  This Monday, Better Collective announced its biggest M&A transaction to date, acquiring all assets of US sports betting publisher Action Network for $240 million (€198m) on ...

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Genius Sports acquires FanHub to bulk-up its fan engagement muscle


Genius Sports has agreed to acquire free-to-play (FTP) games developer and fan engagement studio FanHub Media, undertaking its first corporate acquisition as an NYSE-listed enterprise. The deal will see, Genius add an FTP games offering to its existing sports betting technology unit, whilst FanHub’s fan engagement solutions will be merged with Genius media division. Dealmakers ...

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SAZKA counts costs of volatile 2020 trading


SAZKA Group said that it will demonstrate the corporate benefits of its transformed group strategy, which saw its enlarged company units interrupted by the unprecedented events of a volatile 2020.   Publishing its full-year 2020 results, SAZKA group recorded ‘consolidated group revenues’ of €2 billion – up 6% on FY2019 corresponding results of €1.9 billion. However, ...

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EveryMatrix enhances social responsibility with Kids Academy expansion


EveryMatrix has enhanced its social responsibility credentials via the establishment of two educational hubs for Romanian children as part of its wider Kids Academy initiative. The Malta-based iGaming supplier intends to utilise the two centres to provide high-quality educational programmes to children at social risk, with full-time teachers offering courses in COmputer Science, English and ...

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Horse racing announces support for social media boycott


The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will join other sporting organisations in this weekend’s social media boycott to highlight awareness of online racism and abuse. Horse racing will join the boycott from 9pm today (30 April), following a commemoration for Lorma Brooke, the amateur jockey who passed away of injuries from a ...

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Lithuania states zero tolerance on unlicensed operators


The Gaming Control Authority of Lithuania, which serves under the country’s Ministry of Finance, has hardened its stance against unlicensed online operators deemed to be targeting national consumers.  The Authority has issued a warning to non-compliant businesses, reiterating that only licensed operators with special permission for online gambling are authorised to offer online gambling services.  ...

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BT weighing up sale of sports broadcasting unit


BT has confirmed it is holding discussions ‘with a number of strategic partners’ over the sale of its sports broadcasting unit, BT Sport. The broadcaster has enlisted investment bank Lazard to explore the partial sale, according to The Telegraph, with Amazon, Disney and DAZN all having held discussions with BT, although an anonymous British broadcaster ...

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SBC Digital North America

9 - 10 June 2021

SBC Digital North America focuses on the burgeoning North American sports betting and igaming industry, providing an industry-leading platform where all the industry’s key players come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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SBC Digital Italia

28 - 29 July 2021

SBC Digital Italia will have an exclusive focus on one of Europe’s main betting & gaming markets. Home to many of the industry’s strongest and most innovative companies, the Italian market has often developed new approaches to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape, most recently with the introduction of the strict limitations placed on advertisement and promotion of betting and gaming operators.

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SBC Summit Barcelona

21 - 24 September 2021

SBC Summit Barcelona is the global betting & gaming show, representing the absolute top in terms of networking, learning and getting business done. It offers a unique opportunity to reach and network with a global audience of key decision makers from the betting and gaming industries.

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