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ESPN Bet to start in November.

Jay Snowden, president and CEO of Penn Entertainment, confirmed that ESPN Bet will go live in November this year. Penn and sports broadcaster ESPN’s transformative $1.5bn deal will consist of Penn relaunching its existing Barstool Sportsbook as ESPN Bet. Off the back of the deal Penn is divesting its Barstool Sports sportsbook brand and selling

Penn migrates Barstool Sportsbook to proprietary platform.

All Penn Entertainment’s brands are powered by proprietary technology after Barstool Sportsbook and Casino was migrated to its in-house platform. The migration took place simultaneously across 16 states where Barstool operates during Major League Baseball’s (MLB) All-Star Break, the largest-scale technology migration in North American gaming to date. Penn describes the migration as a major

Genius extends partnership with Soccer DataCo.

Sports data and technology provider Genius Sports announced that it has extended its partnership with Football DataCo, the business that licenses the data rights for the English Premier League. Under the terms of the new deal, Genius will extend its official partnership with the data rights organisation to 2025 as well as cover new areas

NeoGames to energy PlayLive! online casino in Pennsylvania.

Online gaming and lottery provider NeoGames announced today that its igaming subsidiary Aspire Global will power the Cordish Companies PlayLive online casino. Under the new agreement, PlayLive! will move to NeoGames’ suite of PAM, CRM aggregation and data analytics products by 2024.   When the site intitially launched, the business announced that California-based igaming supplier

Playtech pens fresh poker take care of Svenska Spel.

Gaming technology provider Playtech is to expand its poker presence though a new deal with Swedish state-owned gambling business Svenska Spel Sport & Casino. Svenska Spel has launched Playtech’s poker offering and ipoker network. This is part of the operator’s strategy to “modernise and improve” its poker product. The updated offering brings a number of

PointsBet launches horse racing product.

Australian-based operator PointsBet has announced the launch of its horse racing product PointsBet Racing. PointsBet Racing – which is now live in 25 states – was created in partnership with 1/ST Technology, a subsidiary of thoroughbred racing company The Stronach Group. The app will feature many famous tracks around the world, including content from each

Bet365 to debut ultra-low latency streaming service.

Bet365 is set to launch iGameMedia and THEO Technologies’ optimised sports streaming service next month. Sports broadcaster iGameMedia and THEO – which has developed High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) – will deliver ultra-low latency sports streaming to the sportsbook market as standard, phasing out HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). The two have combined with rights agency

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

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