Conor Porter

Disney CEO admits ‘very significant’ sports betting opportunity

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has acknowledged that its sports broadcasting platform ESPN is the ‘perfect’ place for sports betting and as such the corporation has a ‘very significant opportunity’ in the gambling market. Speaking on Disney’s fourth quarter results call for the period ended 30 September, Chapek stated that the company will expand into the sports betting market through its …

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GambleAware publishes report and guide for financial services to help prevent gambling harm

GambleAware has published a new report analysing behavioural datasets, in order to understand if this method could be used to build a more precise picture of how people gamble, identify signs of harm, and eventually inform prevention, treatment, and support responses. Conducted by the charity’s Behavioural Insights Team, the new research examined bank transactional data from Monzo and HSBC to …

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BOSE Digital: The growth of esports demands a better standard of product

As the game and data standards become more robust, it is becoming much safer for bookmakers to take bets on the esports market. On a W2-sponsored panel titled ‘Esports – A Safer Bet?’ on day two of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital 2020, panellists discussed whether bookmakers are becoming more comfortable with taking bets on esports. Paris Smith, CEO …

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How Euro 2020’s postponement is challenging the industry to adapt

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UEFA Euro 2020 summer football tournament was postponed and rescheduled for next year. Although this was frustrating for many betting companies, it also provided them with an opportunity to improve their offerings. On a Stats Perform sponsored panel titled The Challenges with Euro 2020 on day two of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital …

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BOSE Digital: Betting searches for its new collaborative approach with football

Sponsorship works as a mutually beneficial funding mechanism between betting companies and football. However, if such partnerships are outlawed, new paths must be discovered for co-operation in the future. That was the general consensus during a panel titled Funding of Football on day one of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital 2020.  Moderated by CMS Partner David Zeffman, the panel …

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