Bragg Gaming Speaks Out in Support of Canadian Legalization of Single-Event Sports Betting

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bragg Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV: BRAG, OTC: BRGGF) (“Bragg”, the “Group” or the “Company”), a Toronto-based and innovative B2B online gaming solution provider, today provides commentary on the Canadian government’s proposed federal legalization of single-event sports betting.

“We’re very supportive of the move to legalizing single-event betting,” said Rob Godfrey, Board Member at Bragg Gaming. “Jurisdictions around the world are modernizing their gaming regulations to reflect today’s global gaming market, and Canadians – and the country’s operators – should have the same ability to place bets as their international peers. The reality is that many Canadians are already placing single-event bets today, but through illegal black-market channels that make them vulnerable. This proposed legislation will move a significant portion of these activities to a safer, more regulated environment that better protects Canadians’ interests while also ensuring a level playing field for Canadian operators.”

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Could virtual reality be the future of sports?

What’s the future of sport? Virtual Reality sport is, according to four companies specializing in this field.

In time of coronavirus when it’s difficult to practice sport as we used to, and in an age where screens are an increasing part of our days while physical activity is declining, what can be a better solution than Virtual reality sport?

Four companies, Fun with Balls, Icaros, Sphery, and Valo Motion, decided to address this challenge by creating a new form of sports combining the real world with technology to make physical exercise more attractive, accessible and inclusive for everybody. 

“In sports, competition is a key driver for motivation. Using technology like virtual reality we are now able to create new forms of immersive and challenging workouts to take this motivation to a completely new level,” said Icaros treasurer Michael Schmidt, adding that “this makes physical workouts much more

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Neuroscientists use sports to study surprise — ScienceDaily

The gasp of surprise. Fans leap to their feet. Shouts ring out.

The most exciting moments in sports are often linked to surprise, an unexpected change of circumstances that abruptly shifts the anticipated outcome of the game.

Princeton neuroscientist James Antony decided to capitalize on these moments to study how human brains process surprise.

“We’re trying to figure out how people update their understanding of things that are occurring in the real world, based on how events unfold over time — how they set up these contextually-based predictions, and what happens when those are confirmed or contradicted,” said Antony, a CV Starr Fellow in Neuroscience and the first author on a paper published today in the journal Neuron.

The researchers observed 20 self-identified basketball fans as they watched the last five minutes of nine games from the 2012 men’s NCAA March Madness tournament. While they watched the games, a

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America’s Cup 2021: Team New Zealand win global recognition for sports technology, innovation

“When you think about it, maybe it is not entirely surprising, because as an organisation, if we don’t lead the wave of innovation and technology, we simply will not win the sport event on the water – it’s as simple as that.”

Among those ranked behind Team NZ are esteemed sporting brands like the NBA (basketball), Wimbledon (tennis), PGA (golf), Barcelona FC (football), Nike (sportswear) and ESPN (media).

Using pedal power to win the ‘Auld Mug’ in Bermuda three years ago, they have again tweaked the design specifications for their defence in March, launching their second-generation Te Rehutai boat last week. 

“The power list debate about inclusions and rankings was lively and enjoyable,” says Sports Technology Awards chief executive Rebecca Hopkins. “Seeing the way brands understand and embrace a tech-led approach is exciting, but more than that, the ones that do it well are clearly far more robust entities.

“Team

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Smartsheet sets sail in round-the-world race with female skipper, and its first sports sponsorship

British sailor Pip Hare and her yacht which is partially sponsored by Bellevue-based Smartsheet. (Instagram Photos via @piphareoceanracing)

In taking on its first sports sponsorship, Bellevue, Wash.-based collaborative work management company Smartsheet chose an athlete, sport and event which all key on buzzwords well suited to inspiring its own workforce and customers.

Determination. Problem-solving. Resilience.  

Pip Hare will need all of that and more as she sails around the world by herself in the non-stop Vendée Globe yacht race. She’s doing it in a boat that is partially sponsored by Smartsheet, whose name is emblazoned on the craft’s foresail.

The 24,296-mile race — billed as the greatest in the world and the “Everest of the seas” — started Nov. 8 in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. It has featured female skippers just seven times since 1989. Hare is among six women competing this year against 27 men.

“This is Smartsheet’s first

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The Latest: Iowa St women’s hoops coach in quarantine | Sports

The University at Albany women’s basketball team has postponed its first three games following a surge of the novel coronavirus in the university community.

UAlbany enacted a full campus pause on Nov. 10 and the women’s team has not been permitted to practice since.

The women’s season opener was originally scheduled for Sunday at home against Central Connecticut State. Games against crosstown rival Siena on Dec. 2 and at Marist on Dec. 5 also were postponed.

No makeup dates have been set.

Due to current New York state COVID-19 guidelines, fan attendance at sporting events is not allowed.

The Butler Bulldogs will open their men’s basketball season Wednesday night with up to 1,500 fans at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

School officials say they voluntarily decided to limit capacity to fewer than the 2,275 fans the Marion County Department of Health approved because it will be the first game played under the school’s

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The Latest: USC stops training after positive COVID test | Sports

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

No. 19 Southern California has closed its training complex for the day after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19.

The unbeaten Trojans didn’t practice Tuesday and held their meetings virtually while awaiting test results for the rest of the program.

The positive player traveled with USC to Salt Lake City for its victory over Utah last weekend before testing positive Monday. The rest of the program tested negative Monday, and the Trojans are conducting contact tracing for the unidentified player, who is symptomatic and quarantined.

USC is 3-0 heading into its visit from Colorado (2-0) on Saturday at the Coliseum.

No. 24 Tulsa’s football game Saturday at Houston has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases at Houston and the ensuing contact tracing of players.

The American Athletic Conference made the announcement Tuesday.

The league

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Sportsdigita’s software, used by major sports teams, sees growth during pandemic

Angelina Lawton

Source: John Wagner

Sportsdigita, an all-in-one cloud-based presentation software company owned by former National Hockey League executive Angelina Lawton, sees opportunity amid the pandemic as sports teams conduct business online instead of in person.

The company, which counts the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees among its clients, is raising $10 million to $25 million in Series A funding. It may use some of the money it rasies to acquire smaller firms that have been hurt financially by Covid-19.

Sportsdigita is a subscription-based software company that’s seen growth since Covid-19 halted in-person meetings. It offers customized presentations and integrates video conferencing and presentation software. It competes with other services, like Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams, both of which are included in an Office subscription.

But Sportsdigita considers itself “PowerPoint on steroids” because its Digideck software offers customized presentations for sports

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The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus | Sports

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night.

The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering intensive protocol.” The Rams were scheduled only for a light walkthrough practice Wednesday with an extra-long week of preparation for their game at Tampa Bay on Monday night.

Rams players and coaches will hold their normal meeting schedule from home. They haven’t determined their schedule for the rest of the week.

Los Angeles center Brian Allen was the first NFL player to confirm he had tested positive for coronavirus back in April. Other Rams players who have already recovered from COVID-19 infections include left tackle Andrew Whitworth and linebacker Terrell Lewis.

The Rams (6-3) beat the Seattle Seahawks 23-16 last Sunday to

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Virginia Tech football players won’t have to wear face coverings while playing at Pitt on Saturday | College Sports

The Pittsburgh-Georgia Tech game was one of 15 either canceled or postponed last week. They already have been joined by five more this week.

ACC commissioner John Swofford has said the league’s medical advisory group has found no evidence of COVID transmission during competition/practice. The virus has spread outside the sports bubble.

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The new order in Pennsylvania requires masks “outdoors with others who are not members of a person’s household and unable to maintain sustained physical distance.”

“Coaches, athletes (including cheerleaders), and spectators must wear face coverings if they cannot maintain sustained physical distance from persons outside of their household. This includes while actively engaged in workouts, competition, and on the sidelines, in the dugout, etc. If sustained six-foot distancing can be maintained, face coverings may be removed when outdoors,” according to the state’s website.

The order included an exemption

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