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MGM GVC Interactive Announces Sportradar As An Exclusive Supplier Of U.S. Sports Data

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MGM GVC Interactive Announces Sportradar As An Exclusive Supplier Of U.S. Sports Data
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Sportradar, the global leader in analyzing and leveraging the power of sports data, today announced an agreement with MGM GVC Interactive LLC, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts”) and GVC Holdings PLC (LON: GVC) (“GVC”), to be its exclusive provider within the United States of sports betting data from certain US sports leagues which Sportradar has the right to distribute. MGM GVC Interactive was formed in July 2018 to engage in the new opportunities created by the recent Supreme Court decision overturning the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA.

“MGM and GVC are leaders in the sports betting landscape, and we are proud to be their provider for US sports data,” said Neale Deeley, VP Gaming Sales, Sportradar. “We have been preparing for the opening of the US market for some time now with an across the board ramp up of our US sports betting offering and we are delighted with this endorsement from MGM and GVC that all the hard work is delivering what world class betting operators are looking for.”

The agreement covers a wide range of pre-match and live betting services along with bet stimulation content such as live match trackers. It is the latest development in a longstanding relationship which is built on trust and collaboration.

Adam Greenblatt, MGM GVC Interactive’s CEO commented, “We have a clear and simple objective; to provide our US customers with the best and broadest range of betting products in the market. Sportradar is a great partner to help us get there, enabling us to offer a huge spectrum of US sports events while leveraging off our global portfolio.”

 

ABOUT SPORTRADAR:
Sportradar is the leading global provider of sports data intelligence. The nexus between sports and entertainment, the company serves leagues, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with deep insights and a suite of strategic solutions to help grow their businesses. Sportradar is the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries and serves as the official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL and NASCAR as well as FIFA and UEFA. It is also the only provider entrusted to work with the US sports leagues in an official capacity to distribute sports data (NBA and NHL) and AV rights (MLB) around the world for betting purposes. The company monitors and delivers insights from more than 400,000 matches annually across 60 sports categories, having developed the industry’s most proficient software while setting new standards for speed and accuracy. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven ecosystem that is fair to partners, players and fans. For more information, visit www.sportradar.com.

ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 81,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

ABOUT GVC HOLDINGS:
GVC Holdings PLC is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, PartyCasino and partypoker. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. GVC acquired Ladbrokes Coral Group plc on 28 March 2018 and is now the UK’s largest high street bookmaker, with over 3,500 betting shops. The Group, incorporated in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index and has licenses in more than 20 countries, across five continents.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking” statements and “safe harbor statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties, including those described in MGM Resorts’ public filings with the SEC. MGM Resorts has based forward-looking statements on management’s current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts.  Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding any expected benefits to be achieved as a result of the agreement. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include effects of economic conditions and market conditions in the markets in which the joint venture operates and competition with other sports betting and online gaming platforms, risks relating to gaming operations, permits, licenses, financings, approvals and other contingencies in connection with growth in new or existing jurisdictions and additional risks and uncertainties described in   MGM Resorts’ Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports (including all amendments to those reports). In providing forward-looking statements, MGM Resorts is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. If MGM Resorts updates one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those other forward-looking statements.

 

Source: MGM Resorts International

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Oneida Indian Nation Opens New Entertainment Venue at YBR Casino & Sports Book

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The Oneida Indian Nation has opened a new entertainment venue at YBR Casino & Sports Book.

YBR Casino’s latest expansion includes “The Lanes,” a six-lane luxury Brunswick Bowling Centre; two high-tech Topgolf Swing Suite bays; multiple pool tables; shuffleboard; sports-betting desk; more than 65 additional slot machines; more than 20 LED screens; and an expansive full-service bar and dining area with a menu developed by an award-winning culinary team.

YBR Casino’s new entertainment amenities are the continuation of significant investments made by the Oneida Indian Nation into the property over the last year. The all-new YBR Casino & Sports Book features a brand new gaming floor with a contemporary industrial design, in honour of the region story, and The Lounge with Caesars Sports, the largest sports book in New York with VIP amenities, luxury seating and fan caves.

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Video Gambling Magnate Rick Heidner Sues Illinois Gaming Board

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Video gambling magnate Rick Heidner has filed a $4 million lawsuit against the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB).

Heidner, who was named in a federal search warrant during an FBI raid of former state Sen. Martin Sandoval’s office in September, alleges in a lawsuit filed to the Illinois Court of Claims that a gaming board employee intentionally and without authorisation disclosed sensitive financial information to three federal agencies.

“Upon information and belief, the IGB employee made these disclosures to fuel—or at least in response to—the negative media coverage the IGB helped generate against Mr. Heidner and Gold Rush,” the complaint reads.

The suit also alleges the gaming board did not immediately inform Heidner of the breach, which they are required to do under Illinois law. The leak was only discovered a month later, after Heidner filed a Freedom of Information Act request for all correspondences between the gaming board and the Tribune, according to the suit.

Heidner is requesting the maximum allowable damages of $2 million each for himself and his company over the alleged leak of personal information.

The leaked information included Heidner’s financial data, personal bank records, his Social Security number, real estate holdings, mortgages and liens and other sensitive records, according to the suit.

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PointsBet and NBA Announce Multiyear Sports Betting Partnership

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PointsBet to Receive Access to Official NBA Betting Data and League Marks, Integrate Win Probability Metric Across Select NBA Platforms

PointsBet, a top-tier global sportsbook operator, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced a new multiyear partnership, making PointsBet an Authorized Sports Betting Operator of the NBA.  The partnership marks PointsBet’s first with a professional sports league in the U.S.

As part of the partnership, PointsBet will integrate the first-ever Win Probability Metric across certain NBA platforms, including on NBA.com and NBA social media channels.  Powered by PointsBet, the Win Probability Metric will provide fans with real-time insight toward projected outcomes utilizing the same analytics and statistics that fuel the PointsBet sportsbook.

Additionally, PointsBet will have access to official NBA betting data and league marks across PointsBet digital betting platforms.

“As a tech company at heart, the PointsBet team is excited to work with a league as savvy and forward-thinking as the NBA,” noted Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA. “We’re certainly aligned in looking to present fans with the best experience possible, and we look forward to enhancing the sports betting aspect via the Win Probability Metric Powered by PointsBet.”

“We are thrilled to partner with PointsBet on its first U.S. sports league betting partnership, as they continue to grow their business throughout the U.S.,” said Scott Kaufman-Ross, Senior Vice President, Head of Fantasy & Gaming, NBA. “PointsBet has a unique offering in the marketplace and we are excited to find new ways to engage with fans together.”

PointsBet and the NBA will also work together on best-in-class practices to protect the integrity of NBA games.

 

About PointsBet
Launched in the United States in January of 2019, PointsBet is one of the fastest growing online sportsbooks in the country and is rapidly expanding its U.S. footprint. Originally founded in Australia, PointsBet is a cutting-edge bookmaker that prides itself on having the quickest and most user-friendly app (iOS and Android) while also providing the best content and experience for sports bettors. PointsBet is the only U.S. online bookmaker to offer PointsBetting – a unique and innovative way to bet – and has also introduced a slew of well-received, bettor-first initiatives, including: Good Karma Payouts, Early Payouts and an exclusive $10,000 gameday guarantee for all NBA and NHL playoff games, as well as the entire MLB and NFL seasons. PointsBet offers the most markets on all four major U.S. sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) and PointsBetting in the world, including up to 1,000 markets per NBA game.

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in nearly 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2019-20 season featured 108 international players from 38 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.6 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

 

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