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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 11/10/2021

Sports betting embraced in Nigeria, Saudi Arabian consortium takeover of Newcastle United, and the comeback of the NHL – here’s the fresh Review! 

  1. Sports betting is gaining traction in Nigeria
  2. Saudi Arabian consortium takes over Newcastle United
  3. Bally’s Corporation finalizes merger with Gamesys Group
  4. Premier League managers call on their players to get vaccinated
  5. NHL is back. Who are the favourites to win it?

 

Sports betting is gaining traction in Nigeria

Sports betting is being embraced by millions of Nigerians who can easily access it both online and offline.

The increasing rate at which sports betting companies emerge in the country clearly indicates that sports betting and gambling are fast becoming an acceptable norm among Nigerians despite being detested in the past. Read more

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Saudi Arabian consortium takes over Newcastle United

English Premier League club has been sold to a three-party consortium, which includes the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), venture capital and private equity company PCP Capital Partners, and RB Sports and Media.

The controversial takeover has been confirmed in an official statement from the Premier League. “Following the completion of the Premier League’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test, the club has been sold to the consortium with immediate effect,” said the statement. Read more

Bally’s Corporation Finalizes Merger with Gamesys Group

Bally’s Corporation has completed its previously announced combination with Gamesys Group plc, a UK-based leading, global, online gaming operator.

Under the deal, Bally’s agreed to pay approximately $2.7 billion to Gamesys Group. This represents approximately $25 per company share in cash. Read more

Premier League managers call on their players to get vaccinated

It is not clear how many footballers of the English Premier League have taken a Covid-19 vaccine.

Premier League managers have previously called on their players to get immunised, including Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta, Nuno Espirito Santo, Steve Bruce and Graham Potter.

The manager of England’s national team Gareth Southgate has also reiterated his support for vaccination.

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NHL is back. Who are the favourites to win it?

The NHL returns to action on October 12 for the 105th season in its history. The league has expanded to 32 teams with the addition of the Seattle Kraken.

The defending back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on the opening day of the new season.

Meanwhile, experts have been trying to predict the possible outcomes of this fresh campaign. Read more

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