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James Arnold appointed CEO of The Football Pools

James Arnold appointed CEO of The Football Pools

Industry executive James Arnold has been appointed chief executive of iconic British betting business The Football Pools.

Arnold began his new role earlier this month, at the start of the business’ centenary year.

He joins from Noel Hayden’s LiveScore Group, which runs the Virgin Bet and LiveScore Bet sports betting brands, where he spent three years first as chief operating officer, then chief commercial officer.

Earlier in his career, Arnold worked for the likes of Betway, Boylesports and SportingBet, holding a number of marketing and executive roles during his tenure with each operator.

He replaces Derek Lloyd, who served as CEO of The Football Pools since July 2017.

Arnold said he was “delighted” to take charge of an iconic british brand

“I’m delighted to be joining such an iconic British brand at a time of significant change and development,” Arnold said.

“A lot of good work has already been done to reposition the company for growth and I look forward to working with ..

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Altenar expands into Belgium with Starcasino

Altenar expands into Belgium with Starcasino

Malta-headquartered sportsbook supplier Altenar has expanded into the Belgian market after securing a new partnership with Starcasino.

Belgian operator Starcasino integrated the full Altenar sportsbook solution at the end of last year and is now offering customers in the country a range of pre-match and live betting.

Other tools include full promotional suite and customer support across risk management, limits and communication, while Altenar will also act as Starcasino’s technology partner.

“Our sportsbook solution is one of the best and most flexible available, and we are thrilled to bring this to our new partner, Starcasino,” Altenar sales manager Alejandro Cazorla said.

“We want to empower our partners, helping them to achieve their goals, launching new markets and the adaptable nature of our solutions allow us to do just that.”

Starcasino board member Stefaan Maene added: “When setting out our plan for launch in Belgium, we hoped to have a partner that not only allows us to o..

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Genius Sports enters NFL data and betting deal with TSN+

Genius Sports enters NFL data and betting deal with TSN+

Genius Sports has entered into a partnership with Canadian sports channel The Sports Network (TSN), wherein Genius will supply TSN’s streaming platform TSN+ with its proprietary data feed for NFL games.

Under the terms of the agreement, Genius will deliver its real-time overlays to TSN+ which will include graphics and visualisations as well as its Next Gen Stats (NGS) data.

Since April 2021, the sports data business has been the official data partner of the league – an agreement which was expanded to include streaming options for US operators in November 2022.

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Bet365 named official betting partner of Eubank Jr-Smith fight

Bet365 named official betting partner of Eubank Jr-Smith fight

Bet365 has been announced as the official betting partner of the Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith fight on 21 January 2023.

The online sportsbook operator has entered into a partnership with Boxxer, the boxing company promoting the fight.

As the official odds partner, Bet365 branding will be visible across all pre-promotion and media activity including press conferences, open workouts and weigh-ins. The company’s logo will also have 360-degree advertising on the ring corners, ropes and toblerones at the event.

There will also be Bet365 branding on the venue’s screens, banners and boards.

Bet365 will be featured heavily on Boxxer’s social and digital content, with the operator providing exclusive in-play optimisations to the boxing promoter.

A spokesperson for Bet365 said: “Live on Sky Sports and brought to you by our partners at Boxxer, we’re thrilled to be part of this huge night of British boxing.

“It’s going to be an explosive night on 21 January, and Bet365 has you covered with ..

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World Series of Politics Episode 11: GeoComply’s Linsday Slader on Ohio

World Series of Politics Episode 11: GeoComply’s Linsday Slader on Ohio

The special guests keep coming on the World Series of Politics, with GeoComply’s Linsday Slader joining Brendan Bussmann and Brandt Iden to discuss Ohio’s sports betting launch. Also under discussion are Brazil, Macau and the US legislative session.

The geolocation specialist’s managing director of gaming says Ohio’s sports betting launch was one of the biggest market openings in the US to date.

Over the New Year weekend alone, GeoComply recorded more than 11.3 million geolocation transactions, and Slader says around 1.2 million accounts were set up in the first week of activity.

This episode also marks the World Series of Politics’ debut on Spotify! You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, and directly from this page.

Ohio betting flies out the blocks

There’s also a wider range of betting options than ever before, with 1,000 kiosks rolled out across Ohio, and it’s going to be interesting to see how this works in tandem with a widespread mobile offering. If it keeps up its early ..

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Jake Paul’s Betr launches real money offering in Ohio

Jake Paul’s Betr launches real money offering in Ohio

Influencer Jake Paul’s microbetting start-up Betr will now begin accepting real-money deposits and withdrawals in Ohio, after a “soft launch” on 1 January.

In August 2022, Paul – alongside SimpleBet founder and CEO Joey Levy – launched Betr, a microbetting offering, designed at allowing players to place bets on fast-resolving markets. Paul is president of Betr, while Levy acts as CEO.

This was followed by the September launch of Betr’s mobile app, which nationwide launched on a free-to-play basis ahead of a real money offering.

The application has a reworked interface that simplifies betting UI by presenting the bet as a multiple choice question, as well as displaying odds as payout multiples.

betr allows users to place same game parlays on sports games

Betr entered Ohio through a 10-year market access agreement with Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company.

State-by-state expansion

Levy said he was “thrilled” to be launching Betr’s real-money betting business in Ohio. “Thi..

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Virginia bill introduced capping tax deductions for bonuses

Virginia bill introduced capping tax deductions for bonuses

A bill has been introduced in the Virginia Senate limiting tax deductions for bonuses and promotions.

Senate Bill 1142 – introduced by Democratic state senator Jeremy McPike – would amend the existing code of Virginia definition of adjusted gross revenue. Under current law, “adjusted gross revenue” means gross revenue minus four specified deductions.

The proposed amendment would change the first deduction which allows for allows for operators to deduct all bonuses and promotions from gross revenue. It would seek to impose a cap on the amount that can be claimed beginning at 2.5% of the total wagered by the player in 2023-24, lowering to 1.75% by 2026.

This would have the effect of potentially raising the tax burden on sports betting operators in Virginia, since it is adjusted gross revenue, not gross revenue which is subject to the state’s 15% gaming tax.

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3et Bookie | Revolutionary New Online Sports Betting

3et Bookie | Revolutionary New Online Sports Betting

Bet365 is set to expand into Pennsylvania, having entered an online sports betting and igaming market access deal with Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) subsidiary Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

The agreement, CDI said, is consistent with its strategy to exit the online sports and casino business, with the operator seeking to monetise its online sports and igaming market access rights and focus on growing the TwinSpires online horse racing wagering business.

CDI revealed in February last year that it was to switch its approach to operations in the online casino sector but would retain retail sportsbook operations in its casinos.

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