Joe Streeter

Phillip Wilson – Carousel Group: Utilising agility and rapid decision making as a new brand

For new operators entering the sports betting sector, providing a new and innovative football offering represents a challenging obstacle, as brands seek to compete against and take market-share of established players. Ahead of next week’s much anticipated Betting on Football Conference, SBC spoke to Carousel Group’s Chief Operations Officer, Phillip Wilson, as the firm undertakes its long term strategy to …

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Majority of GLMS suspicious betting alerts come from football

The GLMS has revealed that football received the most suspicious betting alerts in 2018, with 482 of 631 alerts coming from the sport, of which, 46 matches were reported to UEFA and 18 matches were reported to FIFA. Suspicious football alerts originated mainly from Europe, with 359 coming from the continent, compared to South America where 61 alerts were reported. …

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Betting on Football adds PaymentExpert Forum to operator-focused agenda

SBC Events has followed up January’s PaymentExpert.com launch by adding the PaymentExpert Forum to next month’s Betting on Football (19-22 March) agenda. The inaugural PaymentExpert Forum will be held on Wednesday 20 March as a standalone track at #bofcon – an event featuring more than 2,000 senior executives, 200 of which will be speaking across 40 conference sessions at Chelsea …

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12Bet strengthens ITTF partnership

The ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) has confirmed 12BET as its official international betting partner for the biggest Table Tennis event of the year: the Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Championships, taking place between 21-28 April. The partnership will see digital and social media activations carried out during the World Championships, promoting the 12BET brand globally, placing a specific emphasis on …

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Government issues racing assurances over ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Government has emphasised it will help owners to navigate the new processes for moving horses and other equine animals from the UK to EU member states, in the event event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Although, leaving the EU with a deal remains the top priority, the government is continuing with ‘no deal’ preparations to ensure the country is …

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ESSA strengthens senior team with Jon Russell appointment

International betting integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) has strengthened its senior team through the appointment of Jon Russell as its new Chair. Russell joins ESSA with a wealth of experience, as he currently also holds the position of Global Head of Trading at Betway. Commenting on his new role, he stated: “I would like to thank the previous Chair, …

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Genius Sports strengthens football focus with Gonteri appointment

Genius Sports has deepened its focus on football data, with the appointment of Daniele Gonteri as the firm’s new Head of Football. Gonteri joins from UEFA where he was responsible for driving the development and digital transformation of the 55 National Association Members. He brings over 15 years of experience to the role, having previously played a key role several vital projects including FAME, UEFA’s …

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Fincore: Enriching an operator’s offering through facial recognition technology

UK based software supplier Fincore has unveiled its new innovative facial recognition technology, aiming to increase efficiency and security for betting operators.   We spoke to Fincore’s Head of Research and Development Nenad Hernjak and B2B Commercial Director Jamie Maskey, who explained how the technology can revolutionise and strengthen the social responsibility for operators on both digital and retail platforms, as well …

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Eleven Sports hands over UK Serie A rights

Speculation over the future of Eleven Sports in the UK was elevated this week as the OTT platform handed rights to Serie A and Eredivisie over to Premier Sports. The loss of Serie A, will be viewed as a major setback for the online streaming service, with the league being one of the platform’s main attractions. A statement released by Eleven Sports said: “Regrettably, some content including Serie A and …

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SBC’s On The Ball: QPR, Reddit and Chicago Fire

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered, this week’s edition looks at a controversial new sponsorship for West Ham, as well as an innovative new initiative between QPR and Ticketmaster. FA to investigate West Ham Sponsorship  The Football Association (FA) will carry out inquiries into …

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