Luke Massey

FSB Tech facing UKGC review after Blackbet suspension

FSB

More scrutiny is being placed on the UK’s white label operation framework after the Gambling Commission revealed that it has initiated a review into FSB Technology over one of its licensees – Blackbet.co.uk. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) said it has instigated the review of FSB’s licence under section 116 of the Gambling Act, which authorises it to take such action if it: …

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888 Holdings’ Guy Cohen on purchases, PASPA and poker

888

Guy Cohen, SVP, Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, discuss his company’s BetBright deal, operating in the newly regulated US sports betting market, and making plans to restore poker to its former glory. SBC: You have been on an acquisition spree lately. Can you explain the philosophy behind this, particularly regarding your BetBright purchase? GC: Sport was the missing link …

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Better Collective Spotlight: ‘Lead generation’ white label gamification on Betarades

Betarades

For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we returned to Betarades – a provider of sports insights and free betting tips in Greece – to look at its Tipster League product launched in February. Edward Fowler, Marketing Automation Specialist at Better Collective, shares his insights on the product which lets users guess the outcome of events and compete for attractive monthly …

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Scientific Games lands Turkey National Lottery role

Turkey

According to an industry source, Scientific Games has been selected to exclusively supply its lottery instant games, Wave retailer terminals and instant ticket validation system to the consortium selected by the Turkey Wealth Fund to run the Turkey National Lottery. A joint venture (JV) between Italy’s Sisal and Turkish media giant Demirören Holding has secured the operating rights to the …

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Sportingtech to show Pulse power in Uganda through BetOn

Uganda

Sportingtech has increased its African market share by closing a deal with MENA Sports Consulting, trading as BetOn in Uganda. BetOn will be running off Sportingtech’s multi-management platform, Pulse, which combines sports, technology, casino games and betting into a single solution.  The Sportingtech platform is available through online, mobile and retail, utilising key features such as risk analysis tools, content …

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Live or latent? Why scouts need to be in the stadiums

stadiums

Data from live scouts is the fuel that powers the sports betting business says Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE. Yet, while different levels of latency might have been accepted in years gone by, the need for the fastest and most reliable data – particularly to meet the demand for in-play wagering – means that all live scouts need …

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LeoVegas posts record Q2 revenues despite big market challenges

LeoVegas

LeoVegas said it has found a more balanced geographical mix despite finding the UK market “challenging” and delivering just satisfactory results in Sweden. The operator’s Group CEO Gustaf Hagman said that Q2 2019 was its best quarter ever, with revenues of €94.4 million (up 8 per cent from Q2 2018) contributing to “good underlying growth and profitability” for H1 2019 …

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Trustly study finds 94 per cent support for instant withdrawals

Trustly

94 per cent of players want instant access to their winnings, according to research from Trustly on nine of Europe’s leading countries for online sports betting and gaming. The online payment solutions provider was testing the hypothesis that payments, specifically fast payments, can create player value for a sample size of 1,700 across Spain, Poland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, …

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Sportradar secures US data clean sweep through NFL deal

Sportradar

Sportradar is the first industry supplier to hold data distribution deals with each of the ‘big four’ US sports leagues – the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL – after extending an existing deal with the NFL, the last of the four to approve the sale of official data to legal bookmakers. Key additions to the existing partnership include exclusive distribution …

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BetConstruct signs Andriy Shevchenko as brand ambassador

Shevchenko

AC Milan legend and 2004 Ballon d’Or winner Andriy Shevchenko has been signed as a brand ambassador for BetConstruct and its data feed subsidiary FeedConstruct. The company said that Shevchenko will be used to introduce the technological capabilities of both BetConstruct and FeedConstruct, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) enhanced feed solution for live scouting data. The Ukrainian, …

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