Luke Massey

Catena Media pips Trustly to win SBC Championship

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Affiliate giant Catena Media beat all comers at Stamford Bridge on 22 May to be crowned champions of the third annual SBC Championship. Over 140 representatives from the sports betting industry made up 16 teams at this year’s tournament, which was sponsored by innovative payments firm Trustly. And it was the Trustly team that was pipped in the final, with …

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STATSCORE: Focusing on fully customised mobile betting services

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Treating the diversified online betting business as one misses the proper scope, writes Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE, who thinks that while it would be an “obvious truth” to highlight changes in the market since it became digital, customer preferences are now more and more specific to mobile betting – a sector firmly on the rise. Let the …

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Benjie Cherniak: Sending the right message to US college athletes

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Sending the right message from the first contact with a college athlete is key to stopping the spread of sports wagering scandals around NCAA-organised events in the US. That’s according to Benjie Cherniak, MD of Don Best Sports (Scientific Games), who spoke on a panel at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference about college sports – “the forgotten child” of sports …

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BtoBet expands African presence through Innobet

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STM Gaming, the first partner of the ‘White Label Certification Program’ from BtoBet, has struck the latest in a series of African-based partnerships with Ugandan operator Innobet. Operators across Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Chad, Guinea and Namibia, amongst other countries, are going live this year through “a lite and simplified version” of the BtoBet igaming platform. Innobet will provide its players …

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Keith O’Loughlin, SG Digital: Bringing five key modules under the OpenSports umbrella

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SG Digital has reorganised its set of sports betting products into five OpenSports modules that can be “mixed and matched” to meet the specific needs of a customer. We spoke to Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, to find out more about the new set up, how it benefits the company’s existing partners, and why it …

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Richard Mifsud, Helio Gaming: The lottery cross-sell opportunity for sports betting operators

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Malta-based lottery provider Helio Gaming is gearing up for another busy period after a hectic first quarter in 2019. SBC caught up with CEO Richard Mifsud (pictured) to see what’s happening in the world of lotteries, and how other operators are getting in on the act. SBC: Can you give us a quick summary of where the world of lotteries is …

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Jaap Kalma to bring blue chip experience to SBC commercial team

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SBC (Sports Betting Community) has confirmed the permanent appointment of Jaap Kalma as Group Chief Commercial Officer. Kalma has been working with SBC for the past four months in an interim role as Business Development Director overseeing the growth into the sports sponsorship industry, having already partnered with SBC to launch the SBC Sponsorship Forum at last year’s Betting on …

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Ross Haselhurst, Bede Gaming: Rising above the noise in fast-growing Spanish market

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Having received full licensing from the Spanish gambling regulator (DGOJ), Bede Gaming kick-started 2019 with a concerted expansion in the country. We caught up with Ross Haselhurst, Commercial Director at Bede Gaming, to discuss why Spain is “well primed” to provide players with a richer gaming experience, positioning Bede as the “safest place to play”, and strengthening its market presence …

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Technology catch up drives huge African opportunity says BtoBet

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African countries combine to form an “interesting betting market” that is marked by an “exponential growth” in technology, according to a new industry report from BtoBet. ‘Francophone Handbook: Augmenting user experience through tailored content‘, provides operators with essential data and statistics for the region’s 26 countries in regards to internet and smartphone penetration, mobile internet usage, the local population’s access …

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Gbet: Where KYC is a self-imposed standard not a regulatory obligation

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‘Know your customer’ is a phrase that almost always applies in the betting space to the person at the sharp end of the betting equation, namely the punter placing the bet. But it has equal if not greater importance further up the supply chain, especially if you’re a bespoke software supplier to those wanting to establish or enhance their sports …

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