B2B fantasy sports supplier Scout Gaming announced it will launch a follow-on from last year’s Premier League season-long fantasy contest, The Quarter Million, by offering a guaranteed prize pool of €1m for the 2020-21 season.
Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has expanded its horse racing portfolio through agreements with Czech racetrack operator LAB, and Kincsem Park, the home of Hungarian racing. The deals see SIS become the exclusive distributor of live pictures and data of horse racing in the two countries.
North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have joined forces with Highlight Games to develop the first virtual sports betting game based on the US league.
The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, revealed that 198 alerts were generated in the first quarter of 2019, of which 33 were flagged to its partners.
Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.
The Danish delegation to the Council of Europe has called upon European Union member states to address contentious elements of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions to ensure it can be implemented across the bloc.
The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, is finally set to enter into force from September 1, though concerns remain over its definition of illegal sports betting.
London-listed Sportech has described 2018 as a challenging year for the business, which resulted in revenue declining 3.9%, though highlighted the success of cost control efforts that helped the business cut losses for the period.