iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 1.22.20 – Deal Pricing Upended As Regulatory Threats Hit Gambling M&A (subscription paywall)
    • A deal announced in December between DraftKings and SBTech is the latest piece of gambling M&A to highlight the extent to which regulatory considerations are now intrinsic to all potential transactions.

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  • Gambling Compliance, 1.22.20 – AI And Facial Recognition Can Be Tools For Casino Security, Player Engagement (subscription paywall)
    • The ability of a casino to use artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition to welcome patrons to a property and welcome them with their favorite cocktails already exists, but operators, regulators and customers are not ready to accept it yet.

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Sports League News:

  • Axios, 1.22.20 – The NBA’s Engagement Problem
    • Look for leagues to continue experimenting with digital partners on new ways to reach and monetize fans, while investing in new sectors like sports betting as they prepare for the future of sports consumption.
  • SBC Americas, 1.22.20 – SportsGrid Network Extends Fantasy Content Agreement With NBA
    • SportsGrid, the self-claimed nation’s first and only 24-hour sports, fantasy and wagering video network, has extended its agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to continue providing NBA fantasy content across NBA.com, SportsGrid Network and the SportsGrid syndication publisher platform.