#Editorial: Voters Will Need Much Convincing

first_imgFLORIDA – As the cycle towards the 2020 U.S. general election gathers momentum, Americans are bombarded with frequent polls, which seem to indicate a high interest in this very divisive political climate. However, this may not translate into the massive voter turnout many are expecting, as the current environment is discouraging many voters, especially those under 35.Information gleaned from conversations among various groups in the community, including students at a recent focus group held at a Miami-Dade college, is that turnout could be low, particularly among the youth.There’s a growing sense that the extremely lengthy electioneering process is taking its toll on Caribbean-Americans accustomed to short election campaigns.The consensus from the college focus group was that these general elections are a waste of time. The participants believe that for two-year periods, during the past several presidential campaigns, candidates compete aggressively, spending massive amounts of money and making lofty promises, but once elected are unable or unwilling to follow through. As one student said, “We are persuaded to vote to elect a president, who we later realize has limited power to fulfill campaign promises.”People are seeing what they regard as the impotence of American presidents and their failed relationship with members on both sides of the U.S. Congress in the continued impasse on issues that affect the community most—immigration, healthcare and gun control reform.Except for success achieved by President Barack Obama in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and President Lyndon Johnson in establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs in 1965, most presidents have failed to provide the majority of Americans with affordable healthcare.Over the past 20 years, at least, every president has been frustrated in his attempt to get legislation passed to provide the nation with an immigration policy that addresses the status of millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.The last time the federal government passed laws that controlled the sale and use of guns was in 1994 under President Bill Clinton. No president, including Obama, despite their attempts, succeeded in persuading Congress to pass new legislation amidst repeated tragic incidents of gun violence over the past 25 years.Its apparent voters are not only weary of voting for presidents, but also for members of the U.S. Congress and the Florida Legislature. “These people are worse. They come after our votes aggressively, but when they get elected, they forget we put them into office, and also forget our concerns.” For example, in the 2018 midterm elections,  Florida voters approved restoring voting rights to ex-felons. Now they are in a battle with the Republican-controlled Legislature, who is requiring that ex-felons pay all outstanding court fines to be eligible to vote. Many see this as an attempt to override the will of the voters.It’s also apparent the current divisions in Washington—among people representing the same party, between the U.S. House and the Senate and between the president and Congress—are major demotivators to voters.“Nothing is being done for the majority of people even when the people’s needs are staring elected officials in the face. So why bother to vote again?” was a comment repeated in the student focus group.This sense of lack of confidence and frustration in elected officials also extends to the mainstream media.People are making frequent reference to media coverage of the recent Democratic Party debates. Many believe that the mainstream media is pushing their preferred candidates based on the coverage they provide.In a three-hour debate where several minutes were spent on crucial issues like health care reform, people are disappointed that for days, the media’s overwhelming focus was Julian Castro’s attack of former Vice President Joe Biden for what Castro implied was an age-related memory lapse. “The media is more concerned to highlight ‘gotcha’ moments than the issues put forward by the candidates,” was one comment.The perceived mood among voters in the Caribbean community, particularly the youth, is indicative that candidates from whichever political party could have their biggest challenge convincing voters to turn out next year.People are frustrated and becoming increasingly apathetic at what they regard as lack of meaningful action by federal, state and local governments.With all the media hype currently on the 2020 general elections, there’s a risk that the hopes of several potentially worthy candidates could be thwarted by low voter turnout.To realize the sea-change America expects in 2020, candidates, especially those seeking the presidency and seats in Congress, must work diligently to convince voters more than ever.last_img read more

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Broward County Chiefs of Police Association Issues Statement Regarding Minneapolis In-custody…

first_imgMiramar Police Chief Dexter Williams, in his capacity as the president of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association (BCCPA) issued a position statement addressing the civil unrest resulting from the death of George Floyd. “The social platforms are presently fluid with information regarding protest in Broward County and all platforms are being monitored by each municipality including the Sheriff’s Office. All agencies will begin preparations for field force operations if an incident in Broward County requires that level of mutual aide.” As police executives, we must do what is necessary to maintain the quality of life within our communities. The video viewed by millions of people displayed a blatant disregard for life and far exceeded the force necessary to effect the arrest of George Floyd. Minneapolis Police Chief Arradondo made strides to quell any civil unrest by immediately terminating the four officers involved in this incident. Unfortunately, the community’s pain resultant from this incident was too great to bear as they stood in protest. Below is his letter to Miramar and the entire Broward community: As protests erupt across the United States, Chief Williams said that police officers stand ready to deal with potential civil unrest. center_img It is our responsibility as leaders in Public Safety to safeguard the community’s trust as we render aide and uphold the laws of the great State of Florida. As we work hard to hold true to this oath, incidents such as the Minneapolis in-custody death degrades the trust of our collective communities, the dignity of the badge and the respect that has been earned by the honorable men and women that serve across this great nation. As an association, we shall not stand by idle and allow the mistreatment of our black and brown communities. The badge should not be used as a tool to protect rude and disrespectful behavior. The badge represents, HONOR, INTEGRITY and RESPECT. It is the position of the BCCPA to stand with our communities as we attempt to anchor our public safety professionals in this region to their ethics, their values and preservation of the integrity of the badge. We believe transparency of the justice process will prevail and root out injustices that exist in our society. It is a sad time for the family and friends of George Floyd, a sad moment for our profession and the nation. We ask all stakeholders, community leaders and the general public to bring forth viable solutions to prevent future atrocities of this nature. The BCCPA membership extends their heartfelt sympathies to the State of Minnesota and the Minneapolis community.” “On May 25th, 2020, the Minneapolis Police Department placed into its custody George Floyd and subsequent to the detainment, died in custody of the officers. Understanding that the sequence of events leading to his death has sparked nationwide protests. The City of Minneapolis is experiencing catastrophic destruction in its communities due to property damage, defiance of public safety, civil unrest and the degradation of trust for the police. The Broward County Chiefs of Police Association (BCCPA) takes these incidents extremely serious and we are standing in solidarity with the Minneapolis communities for peaceful protest.last_img read more

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OAS Urges GECOM to Conclude Guyana’s Electoral Process

first_imgCMC “In response to your request for guidance on which the results of the march 2,2020 Elections can be declared, you are accordingly advised that my letter dated July 9, 2020 stands,” Singh responded, informing Lowenfield “you are therefore required to submit your report by 11.00 hrs on 11th July 2020”. Lowenfield had earlier written to Singh indicating that he needed guidance as to whether the report should be premised on Section 18 of the Election Laws or on Article 177 (2) (b) of the Constitution. “Regrettably, developments over the last two days suggest that efforts continue to avoid compliance with these obligations and to further prolong the term of the current government,” it added. WASHINGTON – The Organization of American States (OAS) has reiterated its call for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to move forward in concluding the country’s disputed March 2 regional and general elections “based on the results of the national recount, and in accordance with the will of the majority of the electorate”. Singh, Friday informed the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, he should use revisit her letter of July 9 to prepare his report that would start the process of releasing the official results of the disputed March 2 regional and general election In reiterating its statement on the national recount, the OAS said “GECOM should exclude from the current electoral process, and indeed from all future electoral processes, those persons whose actions display clear partisan bias, and who apply this bias unreservedly in hindering the natural unfolding of the democratic process in Guyana. “A credible conclusion of the 2020 elections is essential if Guyana is to remain a democracy,” the OAS said. “The OAS will continue to support the efforts of the people of Guyana towards this end.” “The OAS notes and commends the instructions of the GECOM Chair, retired justice Claudette Singh issued on July 9 and reiterated on July 10, that the Chief Elections Officer should prepare and submit his report using the results generated by the national recount,” the statement said. The OAS said that one of the principal obstacles to completing Guyana’s current electoral process is “a person whose duty it is to defend Guyana’s democracy through ensuring respect for the results of elections.” The OAS said that the decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday confirmed that GECOM has the final authority to declare these elections and that the Chief Elections Officer is required to comply with the Commission’s directives in this regard.last_img read more

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Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Beats Ronaldo, Messi To Win Golden Foot Award

first_imgA legendary Spain international goalkeeper has become the 15th winner of the Golden Foot Award and has left his mark in Monaco as a result.Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been presented with the 2017 Golden Foot award at a ceremony at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco.The award, which is designed to recognize the long-standing achievements of players in terms of both their skills and personality, began in 2003, when Roberto Baggio, then of Brescia, picked up the prize.Winners, who must be at least 28 and still playing, have the honour of leaving a permanent footprint – or in Casillas’ case handprint – on Monaco’s ‘Champions Promenade’ along the seafront.Reacting to his win, which came after he was voted for by fans after being placed on a shortlist by journalists, Casillas tweeted, “Very happy with the #GoldenFoot2017. Thank you for all the support.”The 36-year-old beat off competition from nine other players, including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez to claim the award.Casillas has a lengthy list of honours to his name after a glorious playing career that has seen him win three Champions Leagues, five Spanish league titles, as well as the World Cup and two European Championships with Spain.After picking up the award, the ex-Madrid goalkeeper, who currently plies his trade for Porto, said, “The Champions League that we won in 2000, the club’s eighth European Cup, is one of the most special moments in my career.”“Then there was also the World Cup in South Africa. What’s more, during my time at Real Madrid, I was fortunate enough to play alongside Zidane, a player with tremendous class, everyone enjoyed the way he played the game. Watching him on the ball was a thing of beauty.”While Casillas received recognition off the field this week, on the field, he faces a battle to regain his starting berth with Porto after head coach Sergio Conceicao admitted that he had been dropped due to his poor attitude in training.RelatedIker Casillas: LaLiga Legend Hangs Up His GlovesAugust 5, 2020In “Featured”Best FIFA Football Awards 2019: Messi, Rapinoe Win Best Player of The YearSeptember 23, 2019In “FIFA”Iker Casillas To Contest Spanish FA Presidency – ReportsFebruary 12, 2020In “Spain”last_img read more

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African Star Suspended For Disciplinary Reasons

first_imgRelatedGerman Bundesliga: Aubameyang Is The New African Goal KingDecember 11, 2017In “Africa”German Bundesliga Review: Aubameyang-less Dortmund Falter Again As Cologne Secure Late Win Against GladbachJanuary 15, 2018In “Europe”Dortmund CEO Watzke Slams Milan Over Aubameyang PursuitJuly 20, 2017In “Europe” This is not the first time Aubameyang would be suspended by his club. He was also suspended last year for an unsanctioned trip to Italy.This latest setback for the team is coming after a a run of poor results for former league leaders Dortmund. They have lost three of their past four league games to drop to third place and six points off leaders Bayern Munich on the table. Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been suspended from the team for disciplinary reasons.Aubameyang won’t be considered for selection due to the suspension as the Signa Iduna Park outfit face VfB Stuttgart in a German Bundesliga clash on FridayThe Gabon striker’s suspension was confirmed by the club’s Twitter handle in response to a supporter’s question on Twitter though what led to his suspension was not revealed.last_img read more

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Isle of Man GSC announces changes to e-Gaming licensing structure

first_imgShare StumbleUpon IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead  July 22, 2020 Sub-Licences: A full licence holder is now able to broaden the services that it offers to its sub-licensee. A full licence holder may now offer a complete back office system to its sub-licensee as well as the provision of games and lottery products.Updating stakeholders, Daphne Caine MHK, Member of the Department of Economic Development with responsibility for e-Gaming commented:“The Isle of Man offers a highly supportive environment for e-Gaming and e-Business companies. The Island continues to cut a path at the forefront of legislative developments and has succeeded in anticipating the future needs of industry on a number of occasions. e-Gaming remains a tremendous area of growth for our economy and the Department will continue to work to support the sector to maintain this momentum.” Share Related Articles Digital Currencies: Recent changes in law mean that operators may now offer customers the ability to deposit, gamble or play using convertible digital currencies, such as Bitcoin or virtual goods such as skins.center_img Test Certificates: The Isle of Man has played a pivotal role in developing cooperation between jurisdictions to promote common testing standards. The GSC introduced regulatory changes that will allow it to be able to accept test certificates issued to other gambling regulators (if they have a Memorandum of Understanding with the GSC). Steve BrennanUpdating the market, the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) has announced a series of changes to its licensing structure following consultation and feedback from the Island’s sector stakeholders.The regulatory changes have been backed by Steve Brennan, Chief Executive Officer at the GSC who detailed to stakeholders: “These new regulations respond to the changing regulatory environment both locally and internationally.  With the removal of fees for network partners, a simplified test certificate procedure, a broadening of the services licence holders can offer to sub-licensees and the recognition of digital currency payments we have reduced unnecessary regulatory burdens and responded to technological advancements.”The GSC licensing changes include the following provisions:Network Licences: There will no longer be additional charges raised for network partners. A network services licence holder will now only pay for the network services licences not additional network partners. Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 Submit Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020last_img read more

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Epsom Downs confirms Unibet as betting partner of The Investec Derby

first_img StumbleUpon Ed NicholsonEuropean online bookmaker Unibet (Kindred Group), has been announced as the official betting partner of The Investec Derby Festival. The bookmaker forms a three-year (2017-2019) partnership between the bookmaker and Epsom Downs Racecourse.On the first weekend of June (Friday 2-Saturday 3) Epsom Downs Racecourse will welcome many thousands of racegoers to witness two days of top-class flat racing, attracting best-thoroughbred racehorses in Europe.The Investec Derby (Saturday 3 June), renowned as the greatest flat race in the world, this year boasts a record minimum total prize fund of £1.5 million. Unibet estimates that there will in excess of  £60 million wagered across the industry on this year’s Investec Derby, while the 2017’s renewal will see more people betting via their mobile phone than ever before.Ed Nicholson, Head of Racing Communications and Sponsorship at Kindred Group, said: “The Investec Derby remains the most prestigious flat race in the world. It is a British institution whose history and tradition resonates around the globe, and Unibet are honoured to be associated with such an iconic race as official betting partner.”Tony Langenegger, Sponsorship Manager for The Jockey Club’s London region, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Unibet as the new official betting partner for the Investec Derby Festival in this three-year deal. This year’s Investec Derby promises to deliver another great contest, with 129 horses currently entered for the £1.5m contest.” Related Articles Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Submit Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020last_img read more

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Simon Trim: Sporting Group – Delivering on new risk dynamics

first_img The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react? June 16, 2020 How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level June 17, 2020 Simon Trim CEO of Sporting Group gives an in-depth product breakdown of Sporting Solutions new Risk Management Services (RMS). A key product launch for 2018, Trim details to SBC readers Sporting Solutions fresh approach to industry risk management dynamics, seeking to develop operationally smart functions for all stakeholders…_______________SBC: Simon, thanks for the interview. Why is Risk Management Services such an important project/product launch for Sporting Solutions and Sporting Group? Simon Trim: RMS is truly unique to the industry in the combination of functions it allows operators to outsource: price coverage, risk management, analytics and back-office operations. It’s unmatched in its flexibility and scalability, giving lotteries and private operators access to best of breed outsourced sportsbook solutions and freeing valuable resource to trade sports and competitions where their local expertise allows them to deliver the greatest value.A key component of RMS is our automated “Risk-Adjusted Pricing”, which is a product of combining the market making the expertise of Touchbet with one of Sporting Group’s core competencies – namely a 25-year heritage of trading the most sophisticated and volatile form of sports risk.  It represents a significant, but natural, next step for the business based on our core competitive advantages.SBC: As an industry technology and leadership veteran, how has Risk Management evolved as an industry discipline? What do operators want, and what have suppliers delivered to date? ST: To date, the supply chain for sports betting has centred around additional content for operators trying to expand topline revenue.  Sporting Group’s skills in pricing and trading has obviously been central to that growth but the management of the resultant risk on those prices has largely resided with the operator.  As a result, risk management as a service has remained a relatively nascent part of the industry, and the processes in place in many operations are often heavily manual, subjective and reactive.However, it is well documented that the industry landscape has become harder for many market incumbents, driven by the increase in POC type-regimes, escalating cost pressure and the ever-spiralling complexity of operations.  Sportsbooks are looking to find further efficiencies in their business, whilst at the same time trying to maximise customer experience and optimise their margins, rather than just reduce costs.To satisfy this operator demand requires a much more skilled sports betting supplier than someone who can only provide additional data and content.  Whilst sportsbooks have a need and desire to outsource further, the business processes that they are looking to move are the ones that require deep sportsbook expertise and domain knowledge, so previous operational experience is essential.Neither operators or lotteries are going to outsource specialist business functions (like risk management) to suppliers that have never run a book, taken a bet or managed customers directly themselves.  Similarly, for lotteries especially, they aren’t going to outsource these functions to a competitor already operating in their domestic market and targeting the same customer base.  It is for this reason that we feel our RMS service fills an important gap in the supply chain that no one else can fill.SBC: Sporting Solutions has focused RMS on developing ‘operationally smart’ functions for its clients. How have these sought-after dynamics, influenced your firm’s approach to developing and building its RMS tools?  ST: RMS leverages several tools developed in-house by both Sporting Solutions and Touchbet, and brings them together to service the industry in a new and pioneering way.In terms of combined experience the Group is the global leader in sports spread betting since 1992, has successfully automated market making and risk management since 2006, delivered a best-of-breed B2B sports betting content and liquidity proposition for over a decade and, in recent years, built customer analytics tools capable of deciphering valuable “skill signals” from anonymised datasets.Putting these aspects together means we have the unique capability and expertise in understanding how to deliver a market leading, differentiated, objective, efficient and scalable sportsbook offering.  Coming back to the previous point, this satisfies our partners’ demands for an improvement in their customers’ experience whilst generating improvements in topline revenue and providing greater cost efficiency.We have built this sophisticated trading proposition around a proprietary technology stack and, because it is designed in a modular fashion, means various elements can be deployed alongside operators’ existing technology with a very simple integration and no technical “switching risk”.SBC: Risk Management is now a core dynamic in bookmaker’s day-to-day operations; retention, player evaluation, marketing, etc. Will this emphasis on RM test industry  ‘legacy values’ or make them redundant? ST: We feel that the risk management we are now making available as a service has the potential to fundamentally change the way that operators manage their exposure going forward.  This is due to three core component factors of RMS – the combination of expert modelling and trading skills to generate initial prices; an overlay of automated price adjustment based both on actual exposure & predicted macro market movements, and price refinement on a per-operator basis according to a microanalysis of the client base.As a basis, we are rigorous in our approach to building and iterating highly accurate, statistical sports algorithms for a wide range of sports, based on over a quarter of a century of in-play data – more than any other operator or provider anywhere in the world.  Additional expertise is overlaid where necessary by utilising traders that have been educated through our accredited “Trading School of Excellence” training scheme.As exposure is generated on the operators’ book, prices are adjusted for risk using the methodology largely developed by Touchbet.  This has evolved from the market making expertise they have derived from handling an average betting volume of approximately €4bn per year almost entirely through automation.The use of Profile – an existing Sporting Solutions customer analytics tool – means the operator is trading fully-optimised prices tuned on the specific information that can be derived from their own customers’ activity, rather than a proxy of information derived from market monitoring.  This means that our partners now have access to an objective, bespoke, volume-based risk management service for the first time.The outcome is that RMS is both a cost-saver and margin-driver for operators.  As it is agnostic to the incumbent technology stack the service is available to both legacy operators and more technologically agile ones.  In addition, as we make our range of pricing algorithms available through our “self-trade” service, operators can maintain pricing and trading control of the local expertise they’ve worked hard to develop, rather than cannibalising it. SBC: In 2017 we have seen a set of new pressures placed on bookmakers with regards to social responsibility, cost and margin control. What part does RM play in controlling or adjusting to these factors? ST: Part of the Sporting Group, Sporting Index is one of the most regulated firms in the industry and is based in the UK – one of the most regulated markets in the world.  As such, we recognise the commitment and requirement that our partners have in relation to their TCF and AML responsibilities because we have them ourselves.  However, whilst social responsibility and customer care is always the most important priority for us and our partners, businesses still need to generate returns for their stakeholders.As a result, operators are having to carefully balance their regulatory and care requirements with maximising revenues when embarking on product developments and marketing campaigns.  Within Profile is a “Welfare” rating, specifically aimed at flagging customers who may be at risk of harm according to the type of betting behaviour they are exhibiting.  This is a feature that we continue to develop and improve and is aimed at giving our partners the information required to fulfil their social and regulatory obligations.SBC: Finally Simon, you have delivered RMS, how do you see this service growing in 2018 and beyond…What is next for Sporting Solutions’ products?ST: We are very proud to partner with Danske Spil for our RMS service, especially as they are a market leader and one of the world’s most forward-facing lotteries that offer sports betting.  First and foremost, we are looking forward to going live with them in early 2018 and continuing our conversations with other interested parties for RMS.For the reasons outlined earlier, now that there is a supplier that can deliver specialist trading functions to the market we would expect an evolution towards wider business process outsourcing, rather than just outsourced content.  We will utilise the latest technology to build on RMS functionality, continuing to take the heavy-lifting off operators’ back-ends and empowering them to direct resources towards their brand proposition where they will be of most benefit to them.We have some exciting next steps in the pipeline for building out our risk management and liquidity provision services for operators, and delivering these will be the focus for us in 2018 – watch this space!______________Simon Trim – CEO @ Sporting Group Industry innovation & operational stragtegy will be discussed and debated at the will be discussed at the upcoming ‘Betting of Football Conference’ (#bofcon2018 – Stamford Bridge London -20-23 March 2018). 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Ladbrokes becomes official betting partner of Monumental May

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Mark Moisley joins GBGB as Executive Commercial Director August 6, 2020 The Vanarama National League Play-offs, or ‘Monumental May,’ has received British based betting and gambling firm Ladbrokes as its official betting partner.The partnership coincides with a brand new play-off format across The National League’s competition, which it states is “excited about the exposure it will bring.”Michael Tattersall, Chief Executive Officer of The National League, said: “We are proud to have Ladbrokes on board for what is set to be a significant time in the history of The National League.“This partnership will provide fantastic exposure for our competition, and we look forward to working with Ladbrokes during this time.”The play-off format features six sides, and Monumental May gets underway with the clash between Aldershot Town and Ebbsfleet United on Wednesday May 2, with all five play-off matches set to be televised live on BT Sport.The winner of the clash will face Tranmere Rovers in the semi-finals, with Sutton United facing the victors of Boreham Wood and AFC Fylde in the other semi-final showdown.Wembley Stadium awaits the successful pair of the semi-final ties at the Vanarama Big Day Out on Saturday May 12, which will see one lucky side take their place in the English Football League’s third tier – League Two.“As Britain’s biggest multi-channel betting operator we are very excited to be sponsoring The National League play-offs.“It’s a very exciting time for clubs as they embark on their mission for promotion and we would like to wish the clubs and fans the very best of luck,” said Jessica Bridge, Ladbrokes Head of PR.last_img read more

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Sportech strengthens US betting muscle with Sportradar

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Andrew Gaughan – SportechLondon-listed racing/betting systems provider Sportech Plc will bolster its US trading provisions, utilising Sportradar sports betting solutions and risk management services.Updating the market, Sportech governance confirms that it will utilise Sportradar’s comprehensive sports betting technology systems, to service its US enterprise post-PASPA’s federal repeal.The commercial agreement will see Sportech significantly expand its sports betting inventory, risk management resources and data tracking provisions across its existing network of 90 US licensed gambling premises.Confirming the US-centric partnership Andrew Gaughan, Group CEO of Sportech Plc said:“We are pleased to expand Sportech’s product line to include Sportradar’s globally recognised sports betting capability.  We are now well placed to deliver a world-class sports betting experience to our business clients across the US as well as to our retail customers in Connecticut through our online and mobile channels when legislation permits.Sportradar is a leader in sports event data, monitoring, and integrity and is an official partner for the NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR amongst others and we are pleased to have forged this strategic agreement.”In its latest industry update, Sportech governance stated that it would concentrate its entire business resources and strategy on developing and furthering its US market propositions.Sportech is set to initially deploy Sportradar’s turnkey sports betting platform across its retail business in Connecticut when legislation permits.Neale Deeley – SportradarBacking Sportech as a US partner, Neale Deeley VP Gaming Sales for Sportradar, said:“We are excited to partner with Sportech, who share our vision of how the US sports betting market will unfold and who are well positioned to capitalise on that market with their existing gaming licenses and strong customer base.  Sportradar’s turnkey solutions and market leading bookmaker services will accelerate their sportsbook offering and provide them with a strong advantage as other states pass sports betting legislation.”last_img read more

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