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Sportradar to market CEV Tokyo Volleyball European Qualification media rights

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Sportradar, the global leader in sports data intelligence, today announced it is to sell the media rights for the upcoming CEV Tokyo Volleyball European Qualification 2020 on behalf of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV).

The agreement is part of an existing collaboration between the CEV and Sportradar that has run since 2007, which also includes the exclusive global marketing of media rights for the CEV Champions League and the OTT video platform EuroVolley.tv.

The media rights are for both the men’s and women’s competitions, which run from January 5th – January 12th 2020, with both events deciding the final European teams for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Sportradar’s Senior Director, Audiovisual Broadcast, Lutz Tigges, said: “Tokyo 2020 is set to be the standout sporting event of next year and is a major milestone moment for athletes, sports fans and broadcasters. To participate in the Olympics is the pinnacle for European volleyball teams, so these qualifiers are primed to guarantee thrilling moments, fantastic competition and big audiences.”

While the men’s qualifier will take place in Berlin, Germany, the women’s will be held in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Both competitions include an eight-team group stage, split into two pools, before the semi-finals and the final, with the winner ensuring a spot at the Olympic Games next year.

In total there are 30 matches, which will feature EuroVolley2019 finalists Serbia and Slovenia in the men’s competition and 2019 women’s runners-up Turkey. All matches will be produced in full HD to an international high-end standard with at least 9+1 cameras and international match graphics.

A three-minute highlight package will be produced shortly after each match and made available to broadcasters, news channels and social media platforms.

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Betsson Becomes Largest Stakeholder in Suaposta

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Online gambling and betting operator Betsson has acquired a 75% stake in Suaposta and become the single largest stakeholder in the Brazilian race betting operator.

According to the deal, despite Betsson now becoming the largest stakeholder, Suaposta’s founders André Gelfi and Fernando Corrêa would be in charge of the brand’s local online operations.

Gelfi said that the increased involvement of Betsson will put them in “an interesting position to contribute to the development of the onshore sports betting market in Brazil.”

Brazil is about to legalise gambling and Betsson’s deal with Suaposta will strategically benefit the company when the gambling market opens up in Latin America’s largest country.

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Department of Veterans Affairs Opens Gambling Addiction Treatment Centre in Las Vegas

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has opened a new in-patient gambling addiction recovery centre in Las Vegas.

The facility is the second of its kind in nearly 50 years at VA: the department’s first gambling addiction centre – a trailblazing treatment facility that was the first of its kind in the country for addressing compulsive gambling – opened at the Brecksville, Ohio, VA Medical Centre in 1972.

Now part of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Centre, it was the sole inpatient treatment centre for gambling addiction, drawing more than 100 veterans annually from around the country for care.

Tim Jobin, chief of behavioural health at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, said the new gambling addiction centre “fills a gap in our mental health continuum of care.”

“The staff has dedicated countless hours of planning, mindfulness and reviews to make this happen here today,” Jobin said.

The new gambling addiction centre has 20 beds, including a separate wing with five beds for women veterans, and will focus on individual treatment plans using a “whole health approach” geared to emotional, physical and mental healing.

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Booming Games partners with Luckydays

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Malta-based slot supplier Booming Games have launched their slots on Lucky Days Casino. Booming Games’ slot portfolio comprises of more than 60 HTML5 slot games including popular titles like Booming Seven Deluxe, VIP Filthy Riches, Gold Vein and latest release Dragon’s Chest. Booming Games release up to two new games per month. Soon to be released are Chicken Party, Hooked and Wild Energy.

“We are delighted to partner with Lucky Days Casino” said Frederik Niehusen, Chief Commercial Officer at Booming Games. “Lucky Days Casino is the next valuable addition to our constantly growing network of operators. 2019 has been a very successful year for Booming Games with even more to come in 2020. We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with Lucky Days”, he added.

Booming Games was an obvious partner to include in our mission to build a wide range game offer suitable to new and experienced players. Look and feel is key in today’s competitive market of game studios and we are looking forward to adding their content to our existing portfolio of +1,000 titles. Andre Swedberg, CPO”

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