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German Football partners with Genius Sports to lead new comprehensive strategy against match-fixing

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DFB selects global leader in sports integrity, data and technology services

Following a competitive tender process, the German Football Association (DFB) has today selected Genius Sports to launch a new integrity programme that will monitor over 7,500 games a year to prevent match-fixing and betting-related corruption.

Beginning with the 2019/20 season, Genius Sports’ Bet Monitoring System will provide vital visibility across global betting on all Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, German internationals, women’s and youth team fixtures. By analysing global odds movements with predictive algorithms, this technology will automatically flag potentially suspicious betting activity in real-time.

The DFB integrity team will now benefit from unprecedented levels of betting intelligence, detailed reports on individual games and analysis of global betting markets that will provide key information from third-party sources and bookmakers to support any integrity investigations.

Hendrik Große Lefert, DFB Integrity Officer, said: “We look forward to working with Genius Sports as our new integrity service provider and hope to gain new impetus in the field of preventing betting-related corruption.”

Steven Burton, Managing Director at Genius Sports, said: “Being selected to safeguard the integrity and future of one of the largest football associations in the world is a huge honour for Genius Sports and is a testament to the quality of our services. Our monitoring technology, expertise in analysing real-time betting and global intelligence network will provide comprehensive protection for the DFB, ensuring their games remain transparent and unpredictable.”

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Leading Football Journalist Guillem Balague Signs For GentingBet

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GentingBet, the digital brand for global casino giant Genting, has announced respected football author and journalist Guillem Balague as their new football Ambassador for the 2019/20 season.

With more than two decades worth of experience covering the beautiful game for Europe’s top media outlets, Guillem will provide GentingBet customers with unrivalled insight and analysis on Europe’s top football competitions including the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, as well the Champions League and the European Championship qualifiers.

Over the next nine months, Guillem will feature prominently across the newly revamped GentingBet website and appear in a weekly video previews that will live on the gaming operator’s blog and the associated social media channels. Download Guillem’s unveiling video here: https://we.tl/t-D0kSKCHLaE

In addition to this, the Spaniard will host a number sit down interviews with former players exclusively for GentingBet. The interviews will take place ahead of high-profile football matches like El Classico and be hosted on the operator’s gaming platform.

GentingBet’s agreement with Guillem comes as the brand looks to establish itself in key European territories, in particular Spain where the operator has applied for a gaming licence.

Guillem Balague said: “The 2019 / 20 season is already shaping up to be a classic and I’m excited to be providing in depth analysis on a huge range of football matches for GentingBet and its customers.”

Jeremy Taylor Managing Director of Genting Online said: “Guillem has a strong reputation in football and is one of the most highly regarded pundits in the business. With a wealth of football knowledge that he’s prepared to share with our customers, Guillem is a world class addition to GentingBet’s digital and brand offering.”

Guillem’s unveiling as brand Ambassador follows the recent re-launch of Genting UK’s digital arm, with the operator’s online casino, sportsbook and ‘live from’ offering now all branded as GentingBet.

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Scientific Games Becomes First Platform to Feature IMG ARENA’s Ground-Breaking Golf Content and Betting Product

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IMG ARENA partners with Scientific Games to bring best-in-class sports betting products to new global audiences

IMG ARENA, a leading sports betting service and content hub, has signed a multi-sport, portfolio-spanning partnership with SG Digital, a division of Scientific Games.

Golf will be the first area of focus for the partnership, which will see SG Digital, via its OpenSports™ offering, become the first platform partner of IMG ARENA’s state-of-the-art Golf Event Centre from January 2020. The IMG ARENA events centre is designed to change how fans interact with the sport from both a viewing and betting perspective.

The Golf Event Centre will deliver fans and sports betting operators fast and comprehensive shot-by-shot data, live streaming and interactive course visualisations from both the PGA TOUR and European Tour. It is designed to revolutionise betting on the sport by opening more markets and truly enabling in-play betting.

SG Digital will also take IMG ARENA’s golf trading feed – its first odds property – as part of a wide-ranging deal that includes IMG ARENA’s virtual sports portfolio and best-in-class tennis and badminton data services. This deal expands the capabilities of the OpenSports™ platform, which gives sportsbook operators a streamlined, modular solution for running regulated sports betting.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook for SG Digital, said: “IMG ARENA has created a betting proposition for golf that befits its position as one of the world’s most popular global sports. The Golf Event Centre brings a new level of immersion and engagement that will positively shake up the live betting experience and the industry as a whole. We are excited to add it to OpenSports™ and continue building on our sports betting technology to bring bettors a well-rounded and content-packed experience. We’re also thrilled to enable all our customers to be early adopters of this game-changing betting solution and look forward to further collaboration with the IMG ARENA team.”

Freddie Longe, SVP of IMG ARENA, said: “SG Digital has a reputation for innovation, and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver our shared goal of evolving how fans engage with sport.

“Incorporating our official content within the OpenSports™ ecosystem will provide many of our major UK, European and US sportsbook customers with seamless access to our full suite of products, including the Golf Event Centre. With its unique set of interactive features, we believe it will quickly become an indispensable part of the global sports betting ecosystem.”

SG Digital has also signed up to IMG ARENA’s Alliance programme, which empowers operators to access IMG Arena’s full suite of official data and live streaming services.

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SBTech scores a hat-trick of WLA member wins in 2019 with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino partnership

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Trusted government supplier secures third multi-channel sportsbook platform contract in 2019

 SBTech has secured a multi-channel sportsbook partnership with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, Sweden’s leading lottery, betting and casino gaming operator– its third tier one lottery sportsbook deal of 2019, following wins with Veikkaus and The Oregon Lottery.

SBTech successfully completed a highly technical and extremely competitive procurement process, outperforming rivals across a range of criteria, including its fully configurable and localized Managed Trading Solutions, industry leading next generation API’s and commitment to responsible gaming tools. It also impressed the Svenska Spel procurement team with its secure and efficient technology stack coupled with innovative sports betting features, including Yourbet bet builder tailored specifically for the Swedish marketplace, allowing players to customize their bets across highly popular regional sports.

The agreement will form a long-term partnership within the newly regulated Swedish market that will significantly elevate and enhance the sports offering for Svenska Spel’s extensive player base, focusing on memorable and enriched experiences. Svenska Spel partners with more than 2,000 retailers in Sweden and is one of the country’s leading betting and gaming brands with 37% of the sports betting market in 2018.

Andrew Cochrane, Chief Development Officer, SBTech, said: “We are incredibly proud and excited to have been awarded this partnership with Svenska Spel Sport and Casino AB following a an extremely rigorous selection process. We look forward to completing the integration of our sportsbook solution across Svenska Spel’s retail, mobile and online channels and helping Sweden’s leading gaming company deliver the foremost sports betting experience in the market.

“To have secured one WLA member agreement this year has been a huge achievement, but to now have three large-scale government projects underway is phenomenal. It is testament to our award-winning technology, products and services, and the dedicated team we have built and continue to invest in as we grow across major regulated and newly regulating markets around the world.”

Björn Kjellsson, Product Manager Sport & Racing, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino commented “It feels fantastic to present this partnership which we are very happy is finally in place. It has been a long process to find the right partner for us which we think we have in SBTech. We are very pleased with our choice and we are convinced that our customers will appreciate our updated sportsbook when we go live.”

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