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The complexity and expense of gathering enhanced betting data at golf tournaments has to date limited the amount of in-play betting on the sport. IMG Arena’s senior vice-president, commercial, Max Wright, explains how the company’s acquisition of betting rights to both the PGA and European Tours will attempt to change this.

The National Hockey League has been swift to capitalise on the repeal of PASPA and the subsequent legalisation of gambling in some US states. Starting next season, the organisation will introduce puck and player tracking to create more in-play betting markets around its content. SportBusiness speaks to the league’s chief revenue officer and executive vice-president, global partnerships, Keith Wachtel.

Disney has taken an equity stake in daily fantasy and sports betting company DraftKings. The stake was acquired as part of the Disney's $71

UK racecourse owner and operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has purchased a 45-per-cent stake in i-neda Limited, a provider of technology to the global para-mutuel betting industry, as it steps up its…

Agreement includes ESPN-branded studio in Las Vegas, data integrations, and marketing activations

Iowa has become the latest US state to introduce legalised sports betting after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that allows gambling on professional, collegiate and international sports

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Betting sponsorships have proliferated in English football, but how are clubs activating these partnerships and building fruitful relationships in an evolving sector? We talk with two speakers from Sports Betting Community’s Betting on Football 2019 conference to find out.

'Predict the Game’ telecasts on NBC Sports Washington aim to engage fans and gamblers Broadcasts are also pilots for 'totally synchronised' sports betting programming

MLS team's commercial prospects given ‘dramatic overhaul’ by move to $400m stadium Mixed-use development with sportsbook planned to capitalise on sports betting legislation E

Drop in advertising against football unlikely to impact media-rights income Value of shirt and LED inventory could increase Exemption likely to drive horse racing media-rights revenue

Wearable devices will enable biometric data to be used in-game  and  in real time for  wagering   App  has been created  that will allow gamblers to simultaneously watch a game and bet on it   Bonus structu

Caesars Entertainment has announced a multi-year partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center

What impact has the sports betting repeal had on you? It's had a major impact in the sense that it's really spearheaded a lot of our efforts with regard to our entire interactive platform

Jamie Shea is head of digital sportsbook for DraftKings, the first company to operate a mobile sportsbook in the state of New Jersey after it legalised betting. She spoks at the recent SportBusiness Summit about the company’s experiences in the state.

Sportradar is well-positioned to take advantage of the legalisation of sports betting in the USA and has advised gaming operators, regulators and leagues about the repeal of PASPA. Ben Cronin talks to Matteo Monteverdi, president at Sportradar USA, about the opportunities for rights-holders.

Angela Ruggiero, chief executive and founder of the Sports Innovation Lab, and former Olympic gold medallist spoke at the recent SportBusiness Summit in Miami about the impact of sports betting on athletes and the technology sector.

Data-sharing deal is first between a major US sports league and  sports betting operator   Partnership – worth $25m over three years – serves as model for other stakeholders to follow   NBA ensur

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Tepper wins race to take over Carolina Panthers; Supreme Court rules in favour of sports betting; and NBA play-off ratings continue to soar.

With technology that can now identify suspicious activity, and the potential for increased viewing figures and greater fan engagement, supporters of sports betting in the US believe they may soon be able to overturn prohibitive legislation that dates back 25 years. SportBusiness International finds out more.

Gamification may no longer be the next big thing, but it still offers rights-holders the chance to build their brand, increase engagement and even improve standards. Andy Fry speaks to organisations that are getting it right.