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    Sports data and analytics company Stats Perform has signed a five-year contract renewal with sporting event promotion company Matchroom Sports, in a deal which will see the existing partnership exceed twenty years in its total length.

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    William Hill’s US business has announced the launch of its online and mobile sportsbook in Colorado, while the bookmaker has also rolled out the first selection of content and products through its new partnership with CBS Sports.

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    Danish gaming operator Danske Spil saw revenue decline 7.8% year-on-year to DKK2.30bn (£281.1m/€309.1m/$365.2m) for the six months to 30 June, though like-for-like profit fell by just 2.9% thanks to a strong period for its lottery division and lower costs.

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    Atlanta, Georgia-based fantasy sports operator, PrizePicks has sealed a new partnership with local Major League Baseball (MLB) team, Atlanta Braves, for the remainder of the 2020 season.

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    Basketball icon Michael Jordan is to take an equity interest in DraftKings, in exchange for becoming a special advisor to the operator’s board of directors.

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    Puerto Rico has taken a step towards launching legal sports betting over a year after legalizing the vertical, beginning a 30-day consultation on sports betting regulations developed in partnership with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).

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    Yahoo Sports has agreed a deal to become an official marketing partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and will work with the league on a range of fantasy and sports betting initiatives.

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    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.

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    Sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has announced details of a new initiative, where it will distribute more than $80m in site credits to its customers to celebrate the return of professional sport in the US.

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    Australian sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator PlayUp has named Dr Laila Mintas as chief executive of its new US division as it prepares to enter the market.

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    DraftKings has extended its partnership with data provider Stats Perform for its daily fantasy sports and live fantasy products.

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    Digital sports media group Futbol Sites Network Group (FSN) has joined forces with highly experienced gaming executives Jordan Gnat, Robin Chhabra and Andy Clerkson, in a bid to expand the network’s global reach.

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    FanDuel Group announced a multi-year partnership with the Denver Broncos, becoming an official sports betting and daily fantasy partner of the National Football League (NFL) team.

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    Yesterday (4 June) the National Basketball Association's Board of Governors approved a competitive format for the restart of the 2019-20 season.

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    New York-based free-to-play and fantasy sports developer and technology provider Boom Sports its to move into B2C sports betting after striking a market access agreement with Penn National Gaming (PNG).

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    Flutter Entertainment reported a 16% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, though growth slowed as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic suspending sports and closing of venues.

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    Flutter Entertainment has reported a 14.3% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2019, with growth in the US and Australia offsetting declines in its online sports betting and retail businesses.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported a 16.9% year-on-year rise in gambling revenue for January, aided by growing contributions from igaming and sports betting. 

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    DraftKings has signed new partnership agreements with a trio of National Basketball Association (NBA) teams.

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    Sports betting operator Fox Bet and Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel have both agreed partnerships with the XFL, the new football league that will begin its inaugural season this weekend.

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