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PointsBet successfully tests live in-game betting during WC matchup

By Dominic Massimino, SportTechie

Online sportsbook PointsBet says it successfully tested a live in-game betting option during Saturday’s Raiders-Bengals Wild Card game that aired on NBC. PointsBet app users were able to view live odds to make spread and moneyline wagers without any suspensions that prevented bets from being placed. PointsBet’s "Always On" in-play wagering was powered by Banach Technology, a gambling software provider that was acquired by PointsBet for $43M in '20. PointsBet has an existing partnership with NBC, which included the media giant buying a minority equity stake in the sportsbook in '20. “During NBC's Saturday Playoff Game, our customers experienced 100% uptime and no suspensions on in-game spread and moneyline bets, which we believe to be the first ever result of this kind in the U.S,” PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken said in a statement. PointsBet joins other betting operators such as BetMGM and DraftKings to embrace in-play sports betting in the U.S. For the '22 NFL season, PointsBet plans to expand its live betting options and improve the customer experience. In December, PointsBet signed a multiyear deal with sports data firm Sportradar to grows its live betting and in-app sports streaming offerings.

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