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Ups & Downs…2016’s biggest wins & most frustrating losses’s Ignacio del Valle Ruiz reviews 2016 biggest football wins, in what was a year full of thrills, surprises, underdog and comeback stories.    ______________________ Let’s face it – we all love lists, and there’s always some betting mishaps or fortunes that become viral and everyone talks about them. I gathered some during the year and would love to share ... Read More »

People Power – Crowdfunding in igaming

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Ahead of the GamCrowd Pitch ICE competition for start-ups at ICE next month we got to thinking about crowdfunding in igaming.  Companies from the world of igaming such as Football Index and Premier Punt have run successful campaigns in the past year. In fact, both of these overfunded on Seedrs. With this avenue for generating capital becoming ever more popular ... Read More »

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Not only changed licensing fees but also a new type of licence

In his January 3rd posting “Gambling Commission justifies remote licence fee increases” Andy McCarron MD of SBC referred to the changes to the Commission’s annual fee structure that will come into effect from April this year. Those changes were announced in the DCMS “Proposals for Gambling Commission fees from April 2017 – consultation response” document that was published just prior ... Read More »

Element Wave: Data-Driven Trends for iGaming sector in 2017

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Betting and gaming brands can look towards innovative uses of technology for huge rewards on mobile over the coming 12 months. Developments across automation, big data and real-time processing have left marketers with a level of flexibility and control like never before. Here, Element Wave looks ahead at how data-driven mobile trends will dominate the iGaming space in 2017. Automation Automation ... Read More »

Global Reviews – Tips to optimise conversions in the online casino market

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In November 2016, Global Reviews tracked and surveyed 200 consumers to better understand their processes when it comes to finding an online casino site to play on. Before gamers conduct any research into the best site for them, as many as 75% have a preferred brand in mind. This is typically driven by having used them before in some capacity ... Read More »

Bettingpro – Festive Thinking…getting serious about SPOTY 2016.

The Christmas break should not signal a market slowdown for bookmakers. editor Neil Roarty takes a look at the BBC’s 2016 ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award and why this ‘festive market’ should be taken seriously by betting stakeholders. __________________________ The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is one of the highlights of the festive TV calendar as it ... Read More »

David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Affiliates (and operators) in the ICO’s firing line

Although they may not fully appreciate it, under British gambling laws, affiliates presently occupy a privileged position. Despite them providing marketing services designed to drive customer traffic to licensed betting websites, the Gambling Commission does not regard them as falling within the statutory definition of a betting intermediary, ie “a person who provides a service designed to facilitate the making ... Read More »

Vincent van ‘t Riet: NL Kansspel – Dutch Gaming Authority tightens enforcement measures

Vincent van ‘t Riet Co-Founder of Dutch gambling consultancy NL Kansspel (NL Gambling), breaks down the latest update of KSA provisions as the Netherlands heads towards a strict online gambling industry framework. van ‘t Riet details how international operators should best prepare for stricter demands by the KSA… ____________________________________ The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) has recently announced stricter measures against illegal online ... Read More »

In-play & in court…betting on the Supreme decision

It’s been quite a year for political betting junkies. From Brexit to Trump, and via some tasty markets on who, variously, would be the next leader of the Tory party, the Labour Party and UKIP, those with an eye on the front pages have been enjoying a year to remember. But it’ not over yet. Those hoping for one last ... Read More »

Ivan Klaric: Score Alarm – Crucial Gains…developing engaging products in a changing marketplace

Ivan Klaric Founder & CEO of all-in-one industry betting app Score Alarm details to SBC readers how research, data and development should aid industry stakeholders into creating to more enticing end products. Following a year of growth for Score Alarm services, Klaric details the competencies and capabilities learnt from his firm’s development journey. _____________________ As giants overtake every market, they ... Read More »