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Innovative approach to sports products and tournaments drives surge in coverage despite lack of traditional sports
Sportradar, the global provider of sports content and intelligence, today released figures showing that they had sustained their delivery of sports content and coverage despite the lack of live sports globally due to COVID-19, even managing to increase the overall coverage levels compared to the same period last year .
So far in the month of April, there has been an 11% increase in its available sports content compared to April 2019, with coverage of approximately 24,000 matches in total worldwide. In a typical month, Sportradar provides live coverage for approximately 20,000 matches. As a result, Sportradar’s Live Odds coverage is up 30%, while Live Data is up 20% compared to this time last year.
This significant achievement reflects Sportradar’s rapid response to the current absence of live sports and increased appetite for alternative content from customers. The company has pivoted its business to focus on developing a range of innovative and non-traditional sports products, in addition to continuing to partner with leagues around the world.
Sportradar’s Chief Executive Officer, Carsten Koerl said: “Innovation is the cornerstone of our company. During this time, we have been able to quickly adapt to change and constantly evaluate and re-evaluate the products and services we are offering. We’re pleased to have been able to utilise our technological expertise, comprehensive sports data and sports partnerships across the world quickly to continue to help our customers deliver entertainment and engagement with additional live content and coverage.
New products and content include:
The first completely AI driven product simulating the event data from major professional sports matches which the company delivered from concept to live in 10 days. Simulated Reality taps into Sportradar’s AI and machine learning capabilities to create and deliver a sports betting experience which is as close to real life as possible.
On the first day of its launch, Sportradar saw approximately 250 clients sign up to the soccer service. Cricket has since been released with other sports, including tennis, to follow soon.
Sportradar recently added to its Gaming Solutions portfolio with the release of the Euro Cup 2020. Euro Cup 2020 has been built using motion capture technology, allowing fans to experience the sights and sounds of this virtual football tournament creating a fan and betting experience as close to real-life as possible.
Innovative live sports tournaments
Through its partnerships with leagues and federations across the world, Sportradar has supported the creation and curation of a number of live tournaments. This includes darts, tennis and table tennis events, such as the International Tennis Series Presented by SportsEdTv, Brazil Autumn Cup Table Tennis and PDC Darts at Home. Sportradar is also providing coverage for live sports events that are still currently going ahead and will resume its comprehensive coverage of live sports globally as they return.
Through its network of partnerships, Sportradar has added three high profile properties to its electronic leagues offering. The events include the Brazilian Confederation of esports (CBES) Pro Player Cup, Uruguayan Federation of Virtual Football (FEFV) Pro Club League, and the Russian Premier League (RPL) Cyberleague Pro Series.
Outside of sports, Sportradar also provides the most comprehensive pre-match lottery betting solution on the market. The product offers coverage around the clock, with more than 10,400 draws per week from over 165 real State Lotteries worldwide.
FanDuel Casino Announces Updated Marketing Campaign and Continued Game Enhancement
FanDuel Casino announced the second installment of its “Winning is Undefeated” ad campaign across TV, social, and contextual OOH. FanDuel Casino is also premiering a new exclusive game, Fort Knox Cleopatra. The base game, IGT’s Cleopatra, is one of the casino industry’s most recognizable slot titles and ranks among FanDuel Casino’s top performers. IGT PlayDigital’s Fort Knox Cleopatra will soon be available exclusively on FanDuel Casino.
The new creative campaign, developed in partnership with agency Mischief @ No Fixed Address, ranks the amazing feelings of life’s tiny wins while reminding us that the ultimate feeling is winning, with FanDuel Casino. The new spots will air in key FanDuel Casino markets including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. To help offer players more ways to win, new FanDuel Casino customers will get 50 bonus spins when signing up and making their first deposit. FanDuel Casino’s Free-to-Play Reward Machine will give players the chance to bring home the #1 feeling…winning.
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Along with the campaign, FanDuel Casino will be the exclusive home of the Fort Knox Cleopatra game. Fort Knox Cleopatra adds a new progressive jackpot mechanic that triggers bigger prizes to the existing classic game features. The game offers players multiple ways to win, via The Cleopatra Bonus and the new Fort Knox Bonus. Players can trigger the Cleopatra Bonus by collecting three Sphinx Scatter symbols, offering them 15 free spins where all wins are tripled. The Fort Knox Bonus, which can trigger randomly on any base game spin, features open safes full of cash and coins that can unlock a progressive jackpot win.
“Offering our players the ultimate choice of games is a top priority for us, and bringing IGT PlayDigital’s Fort Knox Cleopatra to FanDuel Casino helps us continue to provide the best iGaming product experience on the market. As we continue to introduce new players to FanDuel Casino, we are excited to bring a game users know and love with a new spin and more prizes, an ideal combination to engage all players,” Asaf Noifeld, Managing Director at FanDuel Casino, said.
“We’re thrilled to bring one of IGT PlayDigital’s most popular games exclusively to FanDuel Casino with the new Fort Knox Cleopatra, featuring graphics and sound effects we know users will love. As FanDuel Casino continues to grow, we look forward to bringing Fort Knox Cleopatra to new and existing players,” Gil Rotem, IGT President of iGaming, said.
Holland Casino Identifies New Groningen Casino Site
Holland Casino has chosen Business Park Ter Borch as the new location for its Groningen casino. Holland Casino selected the location at the gateway to Groningen for its accessibility and construction opportunities. Business park Ter Borch, on the edge of the municipality of Tynaarlo, offers Holland Casino the best opportunities to build a casino that meets the company’s architectural and sustainability requirements. Moreover, the location at the gateway to Groningen is easily accessible for guests and there is ample parking.
CEO Petra de Ruiter said: “We are happy that the decision has now been made. If the Tynaarlo municipal council is as enthusiastic as the board of Holland Casino, we can enter the period of planning and construction. I’m looking forward to that and especially to the moment when the new Holland Casino Groningen is open. That is not only good news for our guests, but also for our employees.
“They will soon be able to optimally welcome guests from a new building and offer the hospitality that can be expected from us.”
Spatial planning councilor Jurryt Vellinga of the municipality of Tynaarlo said: “The location makes sense because of the good accessibility and the space that the business park offers. For us it is a sign that the municipality of Tynaarlo and the region are still popular for companies. This location offers employment opportunities and is a great boost for tourism in our municipality.”
Attention has also been paid to the former Holland Casino location on Gedempte Kattendiep in Groningen. The casino was destroyed in a fire in 2017, with Holland Casino operating a temporary facility since 2018.
“Holland Casino offers the municipality of Groningen every cooperation to ensure that something beautiful comes back to the city center. We are grateful to everyone involved for all the cooperation and support we have received in recent years. We are very grateful to Groningen and Tynaarlo for the efforts made to find a suitable location,” Ms. de Ruiter said.
The new branch of Holland Casino, Holland Casino Groningen, is expected to open in 2027.
Maria’s Room Rebrands into Maria Ozawa Casino, Marking Third Year Anniversary Partnership with M88 Mansion
Renowned international celebrity and businesswoman, Maria Ozawa, is commemorating a significant milestone in her partnership with Asia’s leading online gaming platform, M88 Mansion, as she celebrates her third year as Celebrity Partner.
A highlight of this celebration is the transformation of “Maria’s Room” into “Maria Ozawa Casino,” showcasing her growing influence within the M88 Mansion community and promising an enhanced and thrilling gaming experience for players, with Maria’s personal touch. The rebranding reflects Maria’s lasting impact and the exciting evolution of this partnership over the past three years.
Alan Wafer, Head of Commercial at M88 Mansion, said: “Maria Ozawa has been an integral part of the M88 Mansion family for three incredible years.”
Maria Ozawa said: “Being a part of M88 Mansion has been an amazing experience. I’m thrilled to see Maria Ozawa Casino succeed, as we offer players an enhanced gaming experience. It’s been a fantastic three years, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
In line with her ongoing collaboration with M88 Mansion, Maria Ozawa will participate in the upcoming M88 Mansion-sponsored event, IT’S THE SHIP, Asia’s Largest Festival at Sea, from November 1-3, 2023, enhancing the event with her star presence.
Beyond the virtual realm, Maria Ozawa’s role as a Celebrity Partner extends to a tour across several countries, accompanied by press conferences, allowing the public and media to connect with her.
Maria Ozawa’s three-year journey with M88 Mansion has seen exceptional growth and collaboration. With the transformation of Maria’s Room into Maria Ozawa Casino and her engagement with players, the future of this partnership looks promising.
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