Monthly Archives: May 2023

BettorEdge pens deal with Betting Ladies

Sports betting exchange and social media platform BettorEdge announced that it has signed a content distribution deal with female-orientated affiliate Betting Ladies.

Under the terms of the deal, Betting Ladies will provide the BettorEdge community with access to the business’ suite of training videos, tips and content.

BettorEdge’s users will be able to follow Betting Ladies directly on the platform to receive content and picks from the affiliate’s Lady Locks series. The businesses noted that a transparent betting exchange shows a user’s betting history to support risk management.

Betting Ladies founder Val Martinez said that her organisation provides a community for women bettors to discuss sports and sports betting. She described BettorEdge as a “great extension” of that community.

“The future of sports betting is enabling communities to connect and learn from each other’s experiences to make more educated decisions,” said Martinez.

“Through this partnership, we’re placing Bet..

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RI sports betting handle slips to eight-month low in April

Player spending on sports betting in Rhode Island fell to an eight-month low in April, but the state was still able to report a year-on-year increase in revenue.

Handle for the month amounted to $37.5m, down 6.7% from $40.2m in April 2022, and also 9.6% lower than the $41.5m wagered in March this year.

Of this total $27.5m was spent betting online, while the remaining $10.0m was wagered at retail sportsbooks. This included $5.8m at Twin River casino’s sportsbook and $4.2m at the Tiverton Casino.

Revenue for the month reached $3.0m, which was 25.0% ahead of $2.4m in April last year but 25.0% lower than $4.0m in March 2023.

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FL highlights “solid” Betclic growth in stable Q1

FL Entertainment highlighted the “solid” 16% revenue growth of its gaming subsidiary Betclic in a stable Q1.

Overall FL’s online sports betting and gaming revenue rose to €244m in Q1, up 14.5% from the previous year.

Chief executive François Riahi said the business’ betting and gaming divisions continued to “perform well” during the quarter. He added that the business was carried by the positive impacts of the 2022 Fifa World Cup “which resulted in double-digit revenue growth across all activities”, he said.

the business said it was “carried” by the positive impact of the world cup

The company also pointed to the high level of new active players, which increased 55% year-on-year. FL said that this resulted from the football tournament, as well as “successful cross selling strategies” across the business’ other products.

FL Q1 segment growth

All of the verticals experienced growth during the period. The company’s sportsbook revenue rose 11.3% to €194.8. Casino increased 31.6% to ..

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SiS extends German Tote content deal

Sports Information Services (SIS) has enhanced its international content offering by striking a new long-term deal with the German Tote.

SiS said the extension with Germany’s leading horse racing betting broker provides it with continued access to premium content from across retail and online channels.

Major German races, including Hamburg’s famous Deutsches Derby, will be made available to SiS’ partners worldwide.

Conall McSorley, SiS’ head of international horse racing, said: “We have established a strong relationship with the German Tote and we are delighted to extend our partnership over the long-term.

“Our racing portfolio is of the highest quality and we believe that our customers will enjoy the top-quality action we can continue to provide them with from Germany.”

The extension with German Tote adds to SiS’ content from over 170 racecourses and tracks from five continents, including meetings from Europe, Africa, Latin America and the US.

Riko Luiking, managing director at..

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International growth offsets NA decline in Super Group Q1

Growth in Betway-operator Super Group’s African, Middle Eastern and European operations partially offset the decline in revenue experienced in the company’s North American division.

Super Group chief executive Neal Menashe praised the “solid” result in Q1 and emphasised that the company remained focused on profit and revenue growth.

“During the month of March, net gaming revenue was a record high, along with the operational EBITDA margin of over 20% and this is a strong reminder of the value of operating leverage in our business,” he said.

“We are confident that we will continue to build on another strong quarter across igaming and sports betting across the world.”

Regulation in Ontario throttles North American segment

Super Group reported €338.5m for the first three months of 2023, a 1% rise from the €334.5m the company achieved in the same period of the previous year.

Overall, Super Group’s Betway sports betting and gaming business generated €198.2m of the total, while the op..

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Fanatics’ Matt King brings new thinking to US sports betting

As CEO of FanDuel, Matt King took a daily fantasy sports brand to the top of the US sports betting industry, and in the top job at Fanatics Betting and Gaming he’s looking to do it all over again. Not that he’s looking to emulate his former employers in leading the ecommerce giant; it’s Spotify that inspires him.

For Fanatics Betting and Gaming chief executive Matt King, the challenge he is taking on isn’t building a market leader. He’s already done that during his tenure at FanDuel, which is currently sitting with a seemingly unassailable market share across the US. Revenue there grew from $200m to over $1bn on his watch.

And his core goal isn’t to build an entity capable of taking on a behemoth he created. Instead the billion-dollar question is: how do you create something capable of providing a genuine alternative to consumers?

In a market dominated by iTunes, he’s looking to build Spotify.

Fanatics: Officially licensed everything

What separates Fanatics Betting and Gaming f..

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Bet365’s Hillside rolls out new Platform Innovation Hub

The Hillside Technology business of Bet365 has announced the launch of a new Platform Innovation Hub to develop new technologies.

The department will explore new technologies and identify whether they can contribute to the Bet365 platform. The hub will collaborate with technology teams to establish ways in which processes can be integrated across its departments.

Platform Innovation will provide insight, guidance, tools and benchmarks. It will also connect people across the organisation and provide a space to experiment with new technologies and approaches.

The new hub will launch with a team of technology specialists recruited from both inside and outside of the Bet365 business.

“The strength of our product and the creativity of the people who engineer it, has ensured we’ve continued to lead the market,” head of Platform Innovation, Alan Reed, said.

“Looking forward, we want to take the next quantum leap. Doing so will require looking outward and exploring the new technologies an..

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MA regulator “frustrated” by DraftKings betting violations

Commissioners from state gambling regulator, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), said they were “frustrated” by DraftKings' betting violations.

DraftKings reported itself to the Commission after discovering it had offered bets on the tennis UTR pro-series, which is not an approved betting event in the state.

The MGC’s Investigations and Enforcement Bureau (IEB) looked into the case. The wagering took place over a 12-day period from 10 March to 22 March.

During this time, players placed 864 bets on three events for a total handle of $7,867. DraftKings said the reason the error took place was because of a “miscommunication” between its trading and trading compliance teams.

The fault occurred after the operator copied a list of tennis offerings from a different jurisdiction without verifying if the event was approved in Massachusetts.

After discovering the issue, the DraftKings returned stakes to the players who had placed a bet, as well as removed any winnings and return..

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Inspired extends virtual sports deal with Paddy Power

Inspired has signed an agreement to extend its existing virtual sports provider contract with Flutter-owned Paddy Power.

The extension will allow Inspired to continue providing Paddy Power’s retail venues across the UK and Ireland with its products.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Paddy Power in supporting their retail venues across the UK and Ireland, as we have done for the past 12 years,” said Brooks Pierce, president and chief executive officer of Inspired. “We will continue to provide Paddy Power with our latest products and technology giving them the advantage of our leading content for their virtual sports offerings.”

Vince Bateson, head of retail gaming at Paddy Power, said the deal would allow Paddy Power to continue offering quality virtual sports products.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Inspired for virtual sports products in all our retail betting shops in the UK and Ireland,” said Bateson. “Our customers enjoy virtual products and our o..

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Underdog pens North America deal with GeoComply

Fantasy sports operator Underdog has selected fraud prevention solutions provider GeoComply as its geolocation supplier for North America.

Previously, Xpoint served as Underdog’s geolocation provider.

Under the terms of the deal, Underdog will access GeoComply’s Core suite and Solus product for its fantasy sports offering, as well as its planned sports betting operations.

GeoComply’s Core product is the supplier’s flagship geolocation service. Customers who have the licence to operate this product can also access the business’ range of fraud prevention tools to protect their operations from bonus abuse, identity theft and chargeback fraud.

The business’ Solus solution is a fantasy sports geolocation solution for web-based players. The system runs on HTML5 browsers, removing the need for players to download additional apps or plug-ins.

GeoComply praise deal

GeoComply vice-president of business development and licensing, Sam Basile, said the business was “thrilled” to be working wi..

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NH sports betting revenue up in April despite handle drop

The New Hampshire Lottery reported year-on-year and month-on-month increases in sports betting revenue despite a drop in handle.

Players spent $65.1m during the month, down 10.9% from $73.1m in April 2022 and 37.0% lower than the record $103.4m bet in March this year.

Online spend for April reached $56.8m, while a further $8.3m was bet at retail sportsbooks.

In contrast, revenue from sports wagering in April amounted to $6.7m. This was up 97.1% on 2022 and 39.6% more than in March.

Internet betting accounted for $6.1m of monthly revenue, with retail betting at $586,755.

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SIS and MST partner to bring Italian Gallop Derby to UK & Ireland

Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed to a partnership with Media System Technologies (MST), which will see it broadcast the 140th Italian Gallop Derby to operators in the UK and Ireland.

This will be the first time that operators in both regions will be able to accept fixed-odds wagers on the event.

Bettors will be able to wager on the Italian Gallop Derby’s nine races, including three group contests – the Italian Gallop Derby, the President of the Republic Grand Prix and the Carlo D’Alessio Grand Prix.

“The Italian Derby is one of the premier contests in Europe, and we are delighted to bring the 140th renewal to bettors in the UK and Ireland and around the world through our partnership with Media System Technologies,” said Conall McSorley, head of international horse racing at SIS. “With a rich history, the race resonates with racing fans in Italy and globally.

“We are sure that the increased global audience will enjoy the high-quality action from Italy’s most valuable rac..

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