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SBTech signs up Azerbaijan operator eTopaz to its platform

eTopaz, the exclusive sportsbook of the monopoly state lottery of Azerbaijan, part of Azerinteltek‘s Topaz brand, has announced that it will power its future growth with SBTech’s award-winning fully managed platform to benefit from SBTech’s sportsbook experience in a deal with of one of the industry’s leading providers of iGaming platform and sports betting solutions and services. EL member Azerinteltek offers ... Read More »

FOBT research suggests simple stakes drop not effective in problem gambling battle

The responsible gambling charity GambleAware (formerly the Responsible Gambling Trust) has produced research which suggests that the so-called £50 journey actually saw players increase stakes around the new limit of £50 rather than meet the restrictions imposed for those wanting to bet at the higher £100 stakes limit. The £50 journey was introduced by the government and the UK Gambling Commission ... Read More »

Betcart – attention to detail when it comes to affiliates

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Natalie Berenato,  Head of Marketing and Affiliates at operator Betcart, explains the firm’s attention to detail when it comes to customer, and affiliate, care. SBC: Hi Natalie, Can you provide SBC readers with a breakdown of Betcart services and provisions? What does this new brand bring to the betting market? Natalie Berenato: Betcart, although young, is not exactly new to the ... Read More »

Virtuals growth relies on the betting experience

Golden Race’s Jimmy Bone explains why the future of virtual sports will be about creating the perfect betting experience for players, which is completely manageable and customisable for each operator, market, and player tastes. And why the fact that Golden Race have been doing this since the beginning is what makes it the best. Virtual sports are a huge part ... Read More »

Bet.pt adds iSoftBet slots to its SBTech powered offer

SBTech-powered Portuguese sports betting operator Bet.PT has announced the launch of a range of casino slots and table games supplied by iSoftBet. Bet.PT’s journey from start-up to being the Portuguese market’s biggest sports betting operator has been driven by technology from SBTech, the first and still the only B2B provider to supply a licensed sportsbook in the Portuguese regulated market. ... Read More »

Analysts wary of Tracey Crouch comments in FOBT report

Analysts are forecasting problems for the betting industry after a report by a group of British MPs recommended that the maximum stake on the controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) found in betting shops should be reduced from £100 to £2. The bookmakers have already lambasted the report, and the MPs behind it, but the market has noticed comments by ... Read More »

Bookmakers go on the offensive ahead of FOBT report

Britain’s bookmakers are demanding an urgent inquiry into a new report by the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) All- Party Parliamentary Group which is expected to call for a £2 per spin maximum stake to be imposed on all FOBTs when it is published this morning. The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has criticised the report as ‘deeply flawed’ and said ... Read More »

Ruud Gullit joins the speaker lineup for H20 Data Seminar

European champion Ruud Gullit has joined the lineup for  H20 Data, the sports data seminar organised by SBC Events in association with BetConstruct. Gullit, who won the Ballon d’Or in 1987, was part of the now legendary AC Milan squad that won 3 Serie A titles and 2 European Cups from 1987 to 1993 and captained the Netherlands national team ... Read More »

Cause for concern on eSports betting

Susan O’Leary, Alderney’s director of eCommerce, says she is concerned by a lack of regulatory oversight for operators offering betting markets on eSports.  The rise of eSports has provided egaming operators with a raft of opportunities. Whether that be sportsbooks offering betting markets on tournaments or online casino affiliates expanding their portfolio with eSports review sites, opportunities are a plenty ... Read More »

SBC Strengthens Sales Team with Neil Judson

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News, events and media services company SBC has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of popular betting industry salesman Neil Judson, who will be taking on the role of Senior Sales Manager. Judson has 10 years experience in b2b gambling publishing after sales roles at Betting Business magazine, International Casino Review and Intergamingi, as well as experience at Scientific ... Read More »