Category: Sports Betting News

GVC Holdings, one of the world’s largest gaming and sports betting companies, has launched ‘Pitching In’, a multi-million pound investment program to promote and support grassroots sports across the UK.

‘Pitching In’ will be rolled out via a flagship partnership with the Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues which, together known as the Trident Leagues, form the seventh and eighth tiers of the English football league pyramid.

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2019-2020 Season of the Trident Leagues was declared null and void, resulting in considerable revenue loss.  In addition, GVC will promote and motivate volunteers in the community to support the leagues.

Stuart Pearce, former England international footballer who will be the official ‘Pitching In’ ambassador, commented that Grassroots football is facing huge challenges at the moment and many clubs are struggling to stay afloat.  He added that GVC’s ‘Pitching In’ investment will help make a big difference to hundreds of clubs and thousands of players across the country.

Shay Segev, Chief Executive Officer at GVC, said that in a world where local and grassroots sports are under increasing financial pressure, they believe their ‘Pitching In’ Investment Program will play a pivotal role in supporting the next generation of British sporting heroes.

Segev also said that the partnership announcement with the Trident Leagues is a hugely positive step in this direction and underlines their commitment to support both grassroots sport, and the communities in which they operate.

Isthmian Chairman Nick Robinson, Northern Premier Chairman Mark Harris and Southern League Vice Chairman Anthony Hughes agreed that Community is at the heart of non-league football, so the ‘Pitching In’ partnership is a perfect fit for them.

William Hill US, one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, is pleased to announce the launch of its online and mobile sportsbook in the state of West Virginia.

The new sportsbook website and app was built on William Hill’s proprietary platform and offers a selection of markets and bet types across professional and collegiate sports.

The app also offers players a number of deposit and withdrawal options as well as live scoring game casts and a built-in registration process.

Once players are registered, they will have the opportunity to access the William Hill sportsbook and mobile app from anywhere inside the state.

William Hill currently offers players mobile sports betting in four states.  It’s platform is also active in Nevada, Iowa and New Jersey with the bookmaker also providing trading services for the Rhode Island Lottery’s mobile app.

This latest launch comes after Williiam Hill recently finalized its acquisition of sportsbook solutions provider CG Technology, after the deal was approved by Nevada regulators.

William Hill will now take responsibility of sports betting at four additional venues on the Las Vegas Strip, including sportsbook at The Venetian, The Cosmopolitan, The Palazzo and Silverton.

DraftKings and FanDuel also operate sportsbooks in West Virginia, while BetMGM, the brand operated via the joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts, also runs a resort betting app in the state,

The DraftKings sportsbook is run in partnership with Penn National Gaming and went live in August last year, as did Fan Duel’s app, which operates through a deal with The Greenbrier in West Sulphur Springs.

DraftKings Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a deal that will see it be Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Chicago Cubs’ official partner.  

In terms of the deal, DraftKings is now the exclusive sports betting and daily fantasy partner of the team and is due to open a new retail sportsbook at Wrigley Field.

Matt Kalish, the co-Founder and President of DraftKings North America, commented on the deal by saying that the partnership is an historic moment.  He pointed out that the two organizations have a mutual passion for innovation as well as being committed to excellence.

Kalish went on to say that they look forward to working in collaboration with the Cubs, an organization steeped in tradition, and making their presence felt in and around Wrigleyville.

DraftKings has also just launched a new sportsbook in New Hampshire.  The DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester is the second retail location to open in the state and offers bettors a physical spot to place wagers on professional and college sports.

Included in the new multi-year deal between DraftKings and the Cubs is a strategy to develop an incomparable sportsbook at iconic Wrigley Field.  Players in the Wrigleyville area will gain online access and be able to place sports bets while in the area outside the stadium.

The sportsbook at Wrigley will offer a complete entertainment experience for guests.   Despite the fact that sports betting is legal in the state of Illinois, the City of Chicago must approve DraftKing’s new plan prior to offering services.

Bet.Works, a leading US sports betting technology provider, has announced that it has launched branded self-service betting terminals at the Red Dolly Casino in Blackhawk, Colorado together with its partner Elite Casino Resorts.

The provider has partnered with prominent U.S. based partners to bring appealing and comprehensible technologies for sports betting customers in casinos across the country.

Davod Wang, the Chief Executive Officer of Bet.Works, commented on the launch by saying that Bet.Works is continually innovating and leading the way in creating the best sports entertainment products available on the market. 

Wang went on to say that their self-service betting terminals featured at the Red Dolly Casino provide Colorado players with a convenient and simple platform to wager on-property.  He added that Bet.Works is very proud to add this guest service technology to their U.S. entertainment portfolio.

KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK), the leading self-service solution provider in North America, designed and built the GLI Certified kiosk platform in Colorado.  The kiosks are purpose-built for sports betting with scanning, cash acceptance and ticket-in / ticket-out components integrated for independent wagering.

KIOSK President Kim Kenny said that working with Bet.Works’ amazing team enabled their developers to tap into decades of sports betting expertise.

Kenny also said that this, combined with KIOSK’s innovative self-service solution design capabilities, enabled them to produce a first-class line of sports betting terminals deployed via Bet.Works’ exclusive relationship with ELITE Sportsbook.  He added that it is an impressive partnership solution that they are happy to have deployed live in their home state.

FanDuel, a US-based fantasy and sports betting operator, has entered into a multi-year content and marketing agreement with the PGA TOUR that will see the operator being an Official Betting Operator of the PGA TOUR and endeavoring to expand upon the increased betting momentum on professional golf markets seen in 2020.

The agreement will also see FanDuel having rights in the United States to advertise within TOUR media and TOUR partner platforms together with content and video rights enabling the operator to create pre-game and post-game betting programming and distribution of highlights to users who have placed bets. 

In addition, the PGA TOUR and FanDuel will collaborate to deliver odds-based content to fans via TOUR Digital Platforms such as PGATOUR.COM and the PGA TOUR app.

Norb Gambuzza, Senior Vice President, Media and Gaming of the PGA TOUR, commented that they have long admired FanDuel’s brand, product and marketing strategies as well as the leadership position it has taken since the legalization of sports betting in 2018.

Gambuzza went on to say that they are excited to bring FanDuel into the PGA TOUR’s Official Betting Operator program as they continue to engage new fans in this rapidly growing space.

FanDuel Sportsbook has seen considerable expansion in golf gaming, with golf having recorded the highest single event handle on FanDuel Sportsbook over nine of the last 12 Sundays.

This year FanDuel Sportsbook’s total golf handle in New Jersey has already surpassed the total golf handle from last year, even with the absence of 13 weeks of PGA TOUR competitions during the shutdown.