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Sportradar adds the Eastern European Championship 2020 to its tennis portfolio

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Sportradar’s latest partnership in the sport creates a bumper content offering covering 352 live tennis matches  

As part of its ongoing support for tennis around the world, Sportradar, the global provider of sports content and intelligence, has announced a partnership with the Tipsarevic Tennis Academy for the duration of the Eastern European Championship 2020, which is taking place in Belgrade, Serbia.

Throughout the pandemic Sportradar has worked closely with its partners to bring back live tennis and its involvement in the Eastern European Championship follows recent successes with the likes of the Tennis Point Exhibition Series, the Austrian and German Pro Series featuring world No.3 Dominic Thiem and the International Tennis Series.

With 352 matches scheduled to take place over a six week period, the Eastern European Championship is a substantial addition to Sportradar’s portfolio of tennis events. The data company will provide a range of live tennis content solutions directly from the event including the data production for all matches, using data collection software which the umpire will use to score matches and transmit data back to Sportradar.

Following ATP and WTA rules, the event will feature players from both the men’s and women’s tours. Forty-eight players are set to take compete in the men’s draw including Milomir Kecmanovic, currently ranked No.47 with the ATP, and Aljaz Bedene, who sits at No.61.

The women’s event will feature 42 players from the WTA including Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann and the Netherlands Arantxa Rus, ranked 63 and 70 respectively.

Additional live content from the tournament includes a state-of-the-art audio visual offering. As well as its live AV feed, Sportradar is distributing the event for television worldwide and providing coverage of  four matches each day of the week with play scheduled to take place between 14.00 and 22.00 CEST.

David Lampitt, Managing Director Sport Partnerships at Sportradar said: “This past few months have proved challenging for everyone in the industry. We’ve drawn on the full breadth of our resources in order to support our partners within tennis and to ensure the sport is brought back safely for everyone to enjoy.

“We’re delighted to be involved in an event of this size and profile as we continue to facilitate the return of live sport. And we’re particularly pleased to have the chance to be involved in a combined event involving top players from both the men’s and women’s Tours. The scale of it is truly unique in the current circumstances.”

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Romania Bans Gambling Venues in Small Towns and Villages

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Romania has announced a ban on gambling venues in small towns and villages with populations of less than 15,000 residents.

What’s known as the “law of slot machines” was passed by deputies in the lower house of parliament. “It is the first law adopted in Parliament in 30 years against this mafia that has controlled the political world until now,” said Alfred Simonis, the leader of the Social Democrats.

“Right now we are fighting an industry that has a total turnover of €10-12 billion.”

Industry figures complain they were not consulted, and hope that the authorities will control the black market as they promised.

Despite the unanimous vote, there was some dissent within the chamber. Two opposition parties that want to ban the “scourge” of gambling outright accuse the government of collusion with the gaming sector for not taking a stronger position.

On another front Ionut Mosteanu, the leader of the opposition USR, questioned how lawmakers had set the threshold.

“They thought that slot machines only damage 15,000 people,” he said. “There was not even a debate to see how many townships qualify for this 15,000. Why not 16, 17, why not two million and you would ban them definitively?”

Gambling venues have become ubiquitous across Romania over the last few decades. The National Gaming Office, the state body that monitors and approves the sector, has registered 12,000 sports betting, bingo, casino, lottery rooms.

The state collects taxes from gambling venue licenses and online ticket sales as from the amount betting houses spend on advertising.

There are no recent data to indicate how many people in Romania are addicted to gambling. The last survey was conducted in 2016, and found that there could be around 100,000 addicted people across the country. The number today could be much higher.

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Altenar becomes General Sponsor of EEGS 2024

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The acclaimed Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) gladly welcomes Altenar, a leading sports betting software provider, as a General Sponsor for this year’s edition of the event. The conference will be held on 27th and 28th of November at the IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria. For another consecutive year Altenar joins the event as a major sponsor with total commitment for fostering innovation and growth in the gaming and entertainment industry, as a whole. This enduring long standing partnership has brought significant mutual benefits and opportunities for both parties and all event participants over the years.

Altenar is delivering best-in-class solutions for licensed operators around the world. Ranging from a standalone sportsbook product to the provision of a turnkey sportsbook solution, Altenar offers proven stability coupled with a flexible and personalised service.

Launched in 2011, Altenar powers hundreds of online sports betting sites, while their self-service betting terminals and mobile app help ensure they meet all operator needs, with an exponentially growing client base in more than 30 countries.

Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis said: “In Altenar we consider EEGS and BEGE as a key event to establish connection with East and Southeast Europe. Considering that Bulgaria is playing a key role in that region, our presence is a must. See you in Sofia.”

Altenar is an invaluable partner, thus contributing to the success and vibrancy of EEGS itself. The continued support highlights a shared commitment to excellence and progress within the industry, making this year’s event an essential platform for associated industry luminaries and entrepreneurs to explore the latest trends and opportunities in gaming, entertainment and hospitality in general.

The Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS), the premier conference of the region, provides a dynamic platform for industry leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and explore the latest trends and opportunities shaping the gaming and entertainment landscape.

No doubt you wish to position your company alongside the Conference and exploit our expertise.

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Booming Games secures Romanian B2B license

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Booming Games, a fast-growing provider of iGaming content, has proudly obtained an Oficiul National Pentru Jocuri De Noroc (ONJN) license, a significant milestone that allows the company to extend its reach across Europe.

Booming Games recently received official confirmation of its B2B gaming license from the Romanian gambling authority (ONJN). With this license in hand, the company is now empowered to supply its content to licensed gambling operators throughout Romania. As a result, Romanian players can look forward to accessing beloved titles like Burning Classics, TNT Bonanza, Cash Pig, Buffalo Hold and Win, and Gold Gold Gold.

Booming Games’ acquisition of the ONJN license represents a strategic move towards expanding its European footprint. This milestone not only solidifies the company’s position as a leading provider of iGaming content but also opens doors to new opportunities in the broader European market. With the Romanian B2B gaming license complementing its existing licenses, Booming Games is well-positioned to continue delivering exceptional gaming experiences to players across Europe.

Frederik Niehusen, Chief Commercial Officer at Booming Games, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve obtained a full Romanian B2B gaming license. This exciting development allows us to expand our presence in the rapidly growing Romanian market. With this achievement, we’re well-equipped to build on our strengths and enhance our product offerings to better serve the needs of our customers.

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