Daily Archives: May 19, 2023

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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Novibet pens deal with Irish Guineas Festival

Novibet has signed a deal to become the official betting partner of the 2023 Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival at The Curragh Racecourse in Ireland.

The GameTech operator will be the named sponsor of six races across three days including the Novibet Emerald Mile and the Novibet Guineas Festival Premier Handicap.

“We are delighted to be named as the Official Betting Partner of this year’s Irish Guineas Festival in what is the biggest horse racing sponsorship we’ve been involved with so far,” said Novibet’s Ireland country manager Karl Riley.

“The Irish Guineas is a meeting which is one of the biggest in Irish flat racing and we are very excited to be increasing our presence in this area.”

The deal follows the business’ recent news that it is to sponsor Brazilian football team Fortaleza Esporte Clube.

Racing and sponsorship manager at the Curragh, Evan Arkwright, added: “We are very excited that Novibet has selected the Curragh to launch their biggest horse racing partnership to da..

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Genius Sports and CFL launch CFL Live Stats

Genius Sports and the Canadian Football League (CFL) have launched a new data collection system, CFL LiveStats.

The system will deliver to-the-minute updates on every CFL game throughout the preseason, which will feed into live betting solutions, augmented broadcasts and CFL’s Game Zone platform.

CFL LiveStats will also provide post-game statistics, and will allow data related to betting, teams and players to be shared for all CFL contests.

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DC sports betting revenue and handle down in April

Sports wagering revenue and handle in Washington DC both declined year-on-year in April, while the market also experienced a month-on-month drop.

Players spent $14.5m betting on sports during the month, down 21.2% from $18.4m in April 2022 and also 19.9% lower than the $18.1m wagered in March this year.

Turning to gross gaming revenue and this reached $1.3m, down 7.1% year-on-year and a drop of 43.4% from April’s total.

Breaking down performance by operator, Gambet, run by the DC Lottery and powered by Intralot, moved back into top spot with $626,273 in revenue from a $5.7m handle.

Caesars Entertainment placed second with $524,245 in revenue from $4.6m in total wagers. BetMGM followed with $138,784 in revenue from $2.5m in bets.

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BetVictor scores partnership with CEBL

Online gambling operator BetVictor has entered into a partnership with the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), the top tier of basketball in the country.

Under the deal, BetVictor will serve as the league’s official sports betting partner for the 2023 campaign.

The agreement will cover activities and campaigns across the CEBL’s broadcasts and media platforms throughout the season.

BetVictor is licensed in Ontario, having secured approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) in June 2022.

“This partnership with BetVictor will not only offer cutting-edge online gaming experience to users but also an increased awareness of the CEBL brand globally,” CEBL co-founder and chief executive Mike Morreale said.

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Lithuania gambling revenue jumps 26.1% in Q1

Gambling revenue in Lithuania increased 26.1% year-on-year during the first quarter, with growth across both the online and land-based segments.

Total revenue in Lithuania during the three months to 31 March amounted to €55.3m (£48.0m/$59.7m), up from €43.9m in the same period last year.

Some €36.6m came from online gambling, a 36.0% year-on-year rise. The majority of this came from Category A online slots, with these games generating €23.1m in revenue from €306.8m in player bets.

A further €979,987 came from Category B slots after consumers spent €6.3m betting.

Lithuania’s remote sports betting revenue reached €9.6m, after players wagered €151.2m, while online table games activity resulted in €2.9m in revenue from €31.3m in spend for the quarter.

Turning to land-based gambling and revenue was 10.0% higher at €18.7m. Category B slot machines were the primary source of revenue, generating €8.0m in revenue after players bet €50.7m.

Category A slot machine revenue reached €3.8m from..

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Soft2Bet lands betting and casino licences in Greece

Software solutions provider Soft2Bet has secured betting events and casino games remote gaming licences in Greece.

Issued by the Hellenic Gaming Commission’s Gaming Supervision and Control Commission (EEEP), the licences will enable Soft2Bet to roll out its online betting and casino products in the country.

The Greek licences follow recent approvals in Ireland, Denmark and Sweden, and form part of the provider’s wider growth plans in Europe.

Soft2Bet also said the approvals support its ongoing focus of operating in more regulated markets around the world.

“The issuance of our betting events and casino games remote gaming licences in Greece is a terrific step forward for us,” Soft2Bet’s group general counsel, David Yatom, said. “We view this as a springboard for further growth and are excited to pursue additional licence opportunities in the near future.

“Soft2Bet remains focused on and committed to expanding its operation and bringing our exceptional gaming experience to even fur..

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