Genius Sports to Analyze Spanish Basketball

Genius Sports has revealed that it has entered into a data partnership with Asociacion de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB), the governing body that oversees the top division of men’s basketball in Spain.

In terms of the partnership Genius Sports will provide a complete range of services to ACB under its Sports Management Platform. This includes harnessing Genius Sports’ LiveStats service to capture live game statistics as well as offering live webcast publishing and reporting to coaches and media.

Genius Sports will also grant ACB access to its Competition Management technology and APIs for statistics distribution.

Commenting on the partnership, Joan Manuel Carreras, Director of Business Development at ACB, said that this agreement is a very important step for ACB in order to guarantee the utmost data information value for the Liga Endesa.

Carreras went on to say that Genius Sports’ solution will allow them to keep their technological growth and to effectively share competition information with their clubs and sponsors.

The Director of International Operations at Genius Sports, Ben Turner, added that the ACB is among the leading basketball leagues globally and they are thrilled to be playing a major role in their technological growth.

Turner also said that by unlocking the value of data and boosting fan, coach and player engagement is a vital component for helping sports to grow. He added that Genius Sports is quickly becoming the data technology partner of choice for leagues and federations across the globe.

ABC was founded in 1982 and is the governing body of the Liga Endesa – the top professional men’s basketball league in Spain.

Digitain rolls out new online and retail sportsbook with Xlivebet

In the rainy season of mergers and associations between the sportsbooks to enter into a new market, Digitain is the next to enter into the Bosnia online sports betting market, in association with Xlive, with its new sportsbook offering

Like other markets where it has a leading space, here too, its customers will have an access to betting services across 65 different sports and they can take part in 7,500 leagues in more than 3,000 markets, covering 28,000 live events each month which happens to be a big portfolio of offerings to sport betting geeks and this is being taken as the most promising step taken by the multi-channel sports betting and casino platform provider since it can now lure aspiring bettors to sign up with it with mouthwatering promotional advantages along with hosts of specialty features.

According to the latest announcement, Digitain will also provide its sportsbook solutions to Xlive’s retail operations in Bosnia along with online offerings; although such integration would be powered to the land-based betting terminals of Xlive’s sister company EEP Casino. Talking about the deal and how prosperous it could be in future, Xlive chief executive Dean Todorovic, said, “It is great to be working with Digitain who have a lot of experience in offering retail sportsbook and online casino customers like ours an excellent online alternative when it comes to enjoying sports betting.

“The ability to have a proper multi-channel offering will not only provide our players with more choice, but will give us an advantage over our competitors.”

Likewise, Suren Khachatryan, chief executive of Digitain, also added: “We have been working hard to forge new partnerships in different parts of the world, and we are very pleased to have teamed up with and EEP in Bosnia. We are also really excited to be heading to EiG for the first time, and to welcome visitors and fellow exhibitors to our stand. It’s a great chance to show off our amazing products, and to chat with our peers about the latest trends that will shape our industry in the coming months.”

Paddy Power Betfair Signs up to The Racing Partnership

The Paddy Power Betfair land and online betting group is pleased to announce that it has signed a long term racing media rights deal with The Racing Partnership which is due to commence early next year.

In terms of the agreement, The Racing Partnership content will be distributed via Paddy Power Betfair’s Paddy Power retail betting estates. Included in the deal is UK all-weather racing from Lingfield Park, Wolverhampton and Southwell tracks as well as broadcasts of all 15 Arena Racing Company owned racecourses and seven independent racecourses from January 2018.

Dan Taylor, the Managing Director for Retail at Paddy Power Betfair commented on the new deal by saying that it will ensure that Paddy Power Betfair customers in all of the company’s betting shops across the United Kingdom and Ireland will continue to see fixtures from The Racing Partnership racecourses, as well as racing from South Africa.

Mark Kingston, a Director at The Racing Partnership added that this is a significant step for The Racing Partnership as it continues to establish itself in the market. Kingston went on to say that as one of the leading operators in the United Kingdom and Ireland, they are extremely delighted to have agreed a deal with Paddy Power Betfair.

The deal between The Racing Partnership and Paddy Power Betfair brings the total number of Irish and UK betting shops that have signed up to The Racing Partnership to more than 1,800 shops.

Larger independent LBO’s taking the service include Stan James, Boylesports and Jenningsbet while more recent signings include Toal’s bookmakers, McLeans and Mark Jarvis.

Metric Gaming to provide sportsbook content to Sportbet

The market of online sports betting is so wide that there will possibly be no place on Blue Planet where this form of money rolling is not being taken place and if we talk about top most continents of the world, betting is as popular as any other form of entertainment could be including of course Russia which is slowly but steadily becoming second biggest sport betting hub after Europe.

And to secure a leading space in this highly profitable betting market, its sportsbooks always try to sharpen their offerings so more and more bettors could come and join them. Russia-based Sportbet is one such operator who has now tied up with sports betting technology and services specialist Metric Gamin to add all its traditional pre-game sportsbook content along with Metric’s SuperLive in its gaming portfolio. This could be a big addition to its portfolio since Metric Gaming has some of the all-time best gaming products and after this deal most of them will be made available to the Russian sportsbook.

Initially, the new gaming range would be made available only through Sportbet’s retail shops that would possibly be live by the end of the year. Later, once legal climate inside Russia favors online sports betting, its online launch will also follow. Talking about it, Sportbet chief operating officer Alexander Astapov said, “This is an exciting period for Sportbet; we are soon entering the online betting space thanks to Russia’s new regulations, and naturally wanted the best technology for this new venture.

“Metric was the right partner to ensure we provide our customers a first class betting experience.”

Likewise, Metric chairman Peter Bertilsson also added about how prosperous this could be for both the partners and said, “Sportbet is an important partner for Metric as we continue to expand into regulated markets; we are proud to have been recognised for the broad appeal of our platform technology, and look forward to bringing the latest in betting entertainment to a new jurisdiction with such a well-established name in Russian gaming.”

New Jersey Horsemen Leading the Charge against Sports Betting Ban

Reports in a local media reveal that the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is leading the charge in appealing to the US Supreme Court for sports betting to be made legal in New Jersey as it feels that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act puts the state at a significant disadvantage to states that may accept sports wagers.

This follows a years-long struggle by the Garden State to secure the right to permit sports wagering.

A “writ of certiorari” has been filed with the Court by the horsemen in a 24-page submission asking the highest court in the land to consider –

“Does a federal statute that prohibits adjustment or repeal of state-law prohibitions on private conduct impermissibly commandeer the regulatory power of States in contravention of New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992), and Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898 (1997)?”

The submission lays out the economic impact to the horse racing industry of the current situation in which only four US states are allowed to offer sports betting.

According to the horsemen, the NJTHA feels that sports betting is an important component of the NJTHA’s plan to make Monmouth Park an economically self-sustaining Thoroughbred Racetrack that is better able to compete with racetracks in surrounding States that are bolstered by casino revenues.

The horsemen commented that while Monmouth Park suffers this injury, the Leagues continue to reap enormous profits on daily fantasy sports that are now authorized by law in a number of states despite the fact that PASPA may prohibit daily fantasy wagering.