Andrew McCarron

Gambling Commission backing CMA review into operator terms

The Gambling Commission is supporting a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into whether gambling operators are treating customers fairly, which has been launched this morning. Working with information supplied by the Commission and others the CMA has contacted a range of gambling operators to demand information about their use of potentially unfair terms and misleading practices. This comes in response …

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OPTIMA rises to the challenge of the Nigerian market with Nairabet

Nigerian bookmaker Nairabet has just signed a long-term deal with betting systems supplier OPTIMA to power its bookmaking operations. CEO Akin Alabi and OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez Curciel took time out to answer some questions about the deal. _____________________ SBC: How are Nairabet and OPTIMA working together? What is the extent of your partnership? Akin Alabi: OPTIMA will be powering …

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OPTIMA system helps independents compete on high street

Independent bookmakers in the UK have been praising the Spanish company OPTIMA for giving them the tools to compete with high street corporate bookmakers and backing up the product with high end customer service. OPTIMA has built a strong UK and international presence by supplying and maintaining one of the most advanced and independent electronic point of sale (EPOS) products on the …

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SBTech powers world’s first ‘sports betting adventure’

SBTech, provider of online sports betting solutions, management services and iGaming platforms, has been announced as the software provider for Betser, the new gamified sportsbook from Hero Gaming. Betser, powered by SBTech’s bespoke technology, includes a new twin-track loyalty scheme devised by the fast-growing Malta-based operator, which is also responsible for the hugely successful Casino Heroes. Inspired by the success of …

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Protecting its members from corruption is ESSA’s number one priority

Bill South, William Hill’s Director of Security and ESSA board member, is one of the many speakers at the Betting on Sports conference, which launches today. South is part of an integrity panel including Phil Suddick of the Tennis Integrity Unit and Alex Inglot from Sportradar, who will be discussing the latest trends in the battle again match fixing. South …

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SBC Podcast – A daily push on sponsorship activation

Check out the new SBC Podcast featuring the discussion at this year’s Betting on Football #bofcon conference about partnerships between football clubs and betting firms and the best ways for activation . Tony Kenny, Head of Sponsorship for William Hill, and Mark Davies, Head of New Business at Leicester City, agreed that the days of making a sponsorship deal and waiting to the end …

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SBC Podcast – pulling back on the supply chain

Check out the new SBC Podcast featuring the discussion at this year’s Betting on Football #bofcon conference about the supply chain and where innovation sits within the industry. The panel discussion features leading CEOs from the supply side of the business at Betting on Football 2016 conference. Gaming Economics’ Lee Richardson quizzes Peter Bertilsson of Metric Gaming, Jacob Lopez Curciel of Optima …

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SBC Podcast – the battle against match fixing and corruption

Check out the new SBC Podcast featuring the discussion at this year’s Betting on Football #bofcon conference about betting corruption and what more the industry has to do in order to combat match fixing. Suzanne Davies of Clifton Davies quizzes Gambling Commission Director Nick Tofiluck, Unibet’s integrity officer Eric Konings, and Perform’s Director of Integrity Matt Drew about how the …

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SBC Podcast – The kings of content

Check out the new SBC Podcast featuring the discussion at this year’s Betting on Football #bofcon conference about content marketing. Chris Duncan of Oddslife quizzes Andy Meikle, CEO at Sportlobster, Asaf Peled, Founder and CEO of 90min.com, Matt Wilson, Co-Founder of Ball Street and Jae Chalfin, Founder of GiveMeSport about how they service their audiences. Andy Meikle, CEO at Sportlobster, discussed the …

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