Michael Lawson

Winning Post: Gambling regulation – more haste than dignity (on both sides)

Italian gambling licensees have been seeking clarification on the Dignity Decree, which was signed in July, for the last few weeks. As we have reported over the last few months, the decree bans the use of sponsorship and advertising through all media for real money gaming from 1 January 2019. This week the Customs and Monopolies Agency was asked to …

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Stickyeyes: Industry SEO specialist gears up for #bosweek

In the digital era, the complex world of SEO and algorithms is becoming increasingly crucial for driving traffic and creating business. The sports betting industry is no different, and a number of marketing firms have formed to provide guidance on these very topics. Digital and content marketing agency Stickeyes talks us through the best way to drive traffic, spend efficiently and …

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Algosport announces BetBuilder extension ahead of #bosweek

Industry algorithm specialist Algosport has extended its BetBuilder product to accommodate in-play, cash-out and edit-your-bet functionality. As well as football, it will also be available on the new tennis, snooker and handball products. BetBuilder seeks to automate the ‘Request-a-Bet’ functionality that is manually operated by bookmakers via Twitter. Proving to be a hit over the World Cup, Algosport is now extending this …

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The Silk Series braces itself for Doncaster finale

A field of nineteen is set to contest The Silk Series Final on Thursday 13 September at Doncaster Racecourse. Currently top of The Silk Series leader-board on 80 points, reigning champion Megan Nicholls is in pole position to retain her crown, with a top three finish guaranteeing her victory.  Hot on her heels, however, are Jane Elliott (72 points) and …

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“Last Untapped Market”: Will India reach its betting potential?

India - Copyright: corund / 123RF Stock Photo

With a population of 1.3 billion and a GDP of $2.4 trillion (dwarfing that of Brazil, Canada and Russia amongst others), describing India as an ‘emerging market’ is something of an understatement. As things stand, gambling in the vast South Asian nation is heavily restricted, other than selective categories such as lotteries and horse racing. The model is similar to …

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Bethard links up with responsible gaming expert Magnus Rydeving

Bethard.com has announced Magnus Rydeving, one of Sweden’s most influential experts in gaming and gaming responsibilities, as its latest acquisition. Rydeving is currently running Spelnykter.se, where he lectures and educates about issues related to gambling addiction, as well as coaching people with gambling problems alongside their relatives. Through his role as external expert, it is hoped he will help Bethard become a …

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OPTIMA strikes compliance partnership with GLI

OPTIMA

OPTIMA has signed an agreement with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) for ongoing compliance testing, security services and technical consultancy of its OPTIMAMGS platform. As part of the agreement, GLI will independently evaluate OPTIMAMGS’ individual setups for every customer, and partner ahead of the systems going live. Jacob López, OPTIMA CEO, said: “With this agreement, we will ensure that OPTIMA customers and …

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Matchbook Betting Podcast unveils three new hosts

With the Premier League firmly upon us, the NFL season returning on Thursday, and the Champions League a mere two weeks away, the Matchbook Betting Podcast has announced a new roster of hosts. Ali Maxwell (Premier League), Nat Coombs (NFL) and Phil Kitromilides (Champions League) will be delivering weekly focused previews and insights for sports fans. Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan …

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Dunder and Wunderino named as latest AffiliateFEST sponsors

AffiliateFEST

Popular online casino brands Dunder and Wunderino have become the latest operators to sponsor the fourth annual AffiliateFEST, which takes place in London on Wednesday 19th September at the Hilton Hotel, Olympia. They join previously announced sponsors Novibet, Videoslots, Intertops, Buffalo Partners, Income Access, VBet, Wag.io and YourFreeBet.com in supporting the event which offers accelerated digital learnings for igaming affiliate …

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Winning Post – CMA diagnoses unhealthy withdrawal symptoms

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. This week, the GB Gambling Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) grasped the thorny issue of account withdrawals, following an investigation into online bingo and casino providers, Jumpman Gaming and …

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