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Stats Perform To Help Drive Global Best Practice Model For Sports Event Data

George Miller

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The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) called on all parties engaged in the supply chain of sports event data that facilitates betting markets, to come together to adhere to a global best practice model.

As an Affiliate Member of the IBIA and a trusted supplier of data to the sports and betting industries, Stats Perform, the revolutionary leader in sports AI and data, has consistently advocated for best practice standards when it comes to the event data that drives betting markets. The need for global standards in event data is something we have been discussing with the IBIA for some time now, and we fully support and commend them and its members for leading the call in this area. We will work with them on establishing a global best practice model for sports event data.

Risk management and the protection of data quality and integrity are of paramount importance to Stats Perform and these areas are the subject of continual heavy investment. This is reflected in the company’s betting data services being widely acknowledged as the premium product in the marketplace. Whilst investment in quality and integrity to this extent also results in the product carrying a premium price point, Stats Performs clients and partners appreciate the trust they can attribute to our data given the common interest in the integrity of sport.

Andrew Ashenden, Chief Betting Officer, commented: “As a truly global sports entity, with considerable business across the media and professional sports sectors as well as betting, trust in sport is paramount to us, as well as being vital for all our customers and the sports industry itself. Over many years we have invested in an unparalleled integrity and quality control infrastructure and that investment continues to be at the heart of our operations. Data integrity issues wherever they originate are harmful for the industry and we are looking forward to contributing our expertise via the IBIA and its members on the development of global best practice. We have always maintained that collaboration in this space across sporting federations, governing bodies, third party integrity providers, regulators, operators and data suppliers is vital.”

Jake Marsh, Head of Integrity, stated: “At Stats Perform, we have the strongest quality assurance and integrity processes in place across the whole data supply chain and have a long-standing collaborative approach with the sport and betting industry, which is reflected by our many partnerships, including our affiliate membership of the IBIA. We look forward to working with all their members and other stakeholders on best practices in order to help protect the integrity of sport and betting.”

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Why You Need A VPN When Gaming Online In 2020

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There’s no doubt that 2020 has been an eventful year so far. So much has happened that, amid it all, a lot of serious news has been glossed over. One of the big news stories happening in the background of everything else is the increased awareness of online risks. In the US, the focus has been on China and its access to data gathered by the TikTok app. But that is far from its only manifestation.

The problem with focusing the surveillance issue on China is it disregards the fact that this is going on in the US and many European countries. Democratic governments have justified surveillance for the sake of security, but it is exactly this which has left us open to the threat of other countries doing the same.

If you are gambling online in 2020, you should definitely be aware of all the potential issues. You are doing online financial transactions all the time, and your online activity can be tracked legally and illegally.

A virtual private network (VPN) is the first line of defense against surveillance and other cyberthreats. Here is why you need a VPN when gaming online in 2020.

Avoid pattern recognition

All good online gaming platforms have regulations against pattern recognition through their systems. After all, pattern recognition can be used to cheat you out of your money. However, it is better to be safe than to be sorry, especially if you like trying out new platforms.

With a VPN active, your activity cannot be traced to your IP address. Therefore, pattern recognition breaks down. Of course, this will not help you on sites which you should know by now to avoid. If a site does not implement strict protocols that prevent it from tracking you based on your user profile, it needs to be avoided at all costs.

Data and identity theft

Another issue that can occur when you are gaming online regularly is that any hacker who is able to view your activity can make conclusions about your financial situation. They can use this, along with other data they have gotten from your online activity, to steal your identity and get away with whatever you have in your bank accounts.

A VPN is the best defense we have against data and identity theft. Click here for more info about the best VPN that works with all Apple devices. You should be covered whether you are using a PC or mobile.

Keep the government out

While you may not be as wary of your government as you are of hackers, they do have a lot more power. If we’ve learned anything from twenty-first century politics, it is that our rights to privacy and independence are not as set in stone as we thought, no matter where in the world we are.

Ideally, no one should be vulnerable to surveillance. We have become desensitized to our data being gathered by anyone with financial or other interests, but it is past time that we stop simply giving into it.

A VPN is more necessary than ever in 2020, especially if you are gaming. Get the right VPN now to protect yourself from online threats.

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OPAP Acquires Majority Stakes in Stoiximan

Niji Narayan

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OPAP Group, the major gaming operator in Greece, has completed the formalities of a 51% stake acquisition in Stoiximan Group’s Greek and Cypriot operations. The deal was initially announced about 18 months before.

As per the terms of the deal, Stoiximan will get an OPAP stake worth €90.2m (£81.5m/$106.1m) plus net cash of €3.0m, in addition to the earnout payments based on performance.

OPAP’s Invest arm will also buy the stake from GML Interactive, a subsidiary of Stoiximan parent company TCB Holdings, for grabbing joint control of the business alongside other two shareholders.

With this, OPAP  now has a 69% stake in Stoiximan’s Greek and Cypriot business. The company plans to increase its share to 84.49% in the near future so that the company can take full control of Greek and Cypriot operations.

 

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EGT Joins Club de Convergentes

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Euro Games Technology, a Bulgaria-based gaming manufacturer, has become a member of Club de Convergentes, the Spanish organization comprising the manufacturers and developers of gaming machines and systems. The organization is the official representative body of the local gaming industry, which protects the rights and interests of the companies in the sector and takes steps to ensure a transparent and competitive business environment.

Kristian Kostovski, director of EGT Spain, commented: “We are pleased to become a member of such a prestigious organisation that unites manufacturers like us to work together for the growth and improvement of the industry. We hope that our international experience and reputation will contribute to the effectiveness of the association in finding adequate solutions to everyday problems in the sector and to support its members, especially during these demanding times.“

Club de Convergentes welcomes the membership of EGT and added that the new membership further enhanced the organization’s profile.

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