Daily Archives: May 4, 2023

Genius strikes deal with Chinese Taipei Football Association

Genius Sports has entered into a long-term data, streaming and integrity partnership with the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA), which is the official data rights holder of Taiwan football.

The partnership will cover the CTFA’s premier competitions, including the Taiwan Football Premier League, the Taiwan Mulan Football League and the Second Division Taiwan Football League.

As part of the partnership Genius will provide its data insights and technology to the CTFA with the aim of bolstering fan experiences. Genius will also help the CTFA to commercialise its sports data and promote their streaming content.

“We’re proud to enter this wide-ranging partnership with the Chinese Taipei Football Association, providing our proven official data, streaming, competition management and integrity solutions,” said Jagdish Singh, head of customer success, APAC at Genius. “Our technology will be central to their strategy to drive new revenues, engage fans and protect their competitions.”
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New York greenlights $455m racing Belmont development

On 2 May, New York State lawmakers approved the FY2024 budget, which included funding for a $455m (£362.0m/€412.2m) loan to renovate and upgrade the Belmont Park race track.

Non-for-profit racetrack operator the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is charged with developing the project to build the new thoroughbred racing facility at Belmont Park.

The NYRA said that the “significant” construction development would have no cost to tax payers, due to being funded through loans that the operator is obliged to pay back to the state government.

Belmont Park’s existing grandstand and clubhouse are to be replaced with a new building, designed to “reflect the evolution” of racing and wagering since the site was last redeveloped in 1968.

In keeping with the declining popularity of racing in New York, the new construction is to be smaller, with the current 1.25 million square foot facility set to be replaced with a 275,000 square foot structure.

According to the NYRA, the new building is to..

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Buying and selling the future of US sports betting

WagerWire is taking the simple concept of buying and selling bets and aiming to disrupt the US sports betting industry. As it looks to do away with transactional sportsbook experiences, and operators buy into the vision, chief experience officer Travis Geiger tells iGB there’s a new breed of executives ready to take charge.

“From the bettor’s point of view, it’s like StockX or Coinbase,” chief experience officer Travis Geiger says of WagerWire’s core proposition. “We want to be your central hub for all things sports betting. We’re not just trying to sign you up; we’re trying to be a part of your betting journey.”

It’s a big claim, but WagerWire is entirely different from any other US sportsbook. It holds affiliate vendor licences in 16 US states as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico and Ontario. Not to mention affiliate partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry – but the core product feels unique to that sector as well.

Want to understand WagerWire? Think StockX, ..

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