Europe

Bacta launches campaign to ‘re-energise British seaside communities’

Bacta, the trade association for the UK amusement/arcade sector, has launched its ‘Siding with the Seaside’ campaign to ‘re-energise Britain’s coastal communities, who in recent years have faced increasingly challenging economic conditions’. The campaign sees Bacta champion coastal communities, by driving greater awareness of the unique business and economic challenges faced by British coastal towns. Bacta governance highlights that at …

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Round table – Kambi: The future of sportsbook personalisation

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Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry offered their insights into the future for sportsbook personalisation based on automated customer segmentation, advanced behavioural analysis and predictive AI-driven models. The next round table participant was Kambi, represented by its Head of Data Analytics, David Warder. SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the differentiation …

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Betting on Sports presents ‘biggest and most comprehensive agenda’

‘Our biggest and most comprehensive agenda yet’ is how SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron describes the fourth edition of the Betting on Sports conference and exhibition. There will be eight bumper tracks held across the two days of SBC’s flagship conference, which takes place at Olympia London from 17-20 September, including the second running of the PaymentExpert Forum. Betting on …

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Irish gaming bill advances to the next stage

Ireland’s temporary legislation for the betting and gaming industry, the Gaming and Lotteries Bill 2019, has been given the green light to advance to the committee stage in the Dáil Éireann. The legislation seeks to enforce an age restriction of 18 years old on all betting and gaming products across Ireland, as well as limit gaming machine stakes and prizes …

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Lord Goldsmith QC to head up new commission on ‘crime and problem gambling’

UK prison reform charity, the ‘Howard League for Penal Reform’ has launched a new commission investigating links between problem gambling and criminal behaviours. The Howard League has disclosed that the first meeting of its ‘Commission on Crime & Problem Gambling’ took place in London on 20 June, kick-starting a three-year research project led by Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith QC …

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TruNarrative security appoints Adam Doyle as gaming lead 

TruNarrative supplier of global financial crime protection services has confirmed the appointment Adam Doyle as its new head of gaming, strengthening the firm’s commercial development for gambling sector incumbents. TruNarrative provides a real-time processing platform that supports gambling firms and operators to comply with multiple jurisdictional regulations. TruNarrative’s CEO and founder, John Lord, commented: “We have experienced rapid growth since …

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6 of the Best – Mark Jarvis Racing’s Paul Graham

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Graham, Managing Director of Mark Jarvis. In the latest edition we discover which album is a timeless classic, what technology Paul Graham can’t live without and what sporting experience was the Best of British. Best Holiday Just after Christmas until early in the New Year we embarked on what we called the …

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HockeyAllsvenskan sponsorship sees Unibet continue Swedish sports mission

Kindred Group Plc’s flagship sports betting brand Unibet has stated its ongoing commitment to ‘investing in Swedish sports’, confirming that it has become ‘main sponsor’ of the HockeyAllsvenskan league. HockeyAllsvenskan represents the second highest level of Swedish professional ice hockey, maintaining a 14-club league with an audience of ‘over one million people’. Mirroring Unibet’s ‘record-breaking’ sponsorship of Swedish football’s Elitfotboll …

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Svenska Spel appoints trusted hand Mikael Franzén as Group IT lead

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has confirmed the promotion of Mikael Franzén to the position of Group IT Director. Franzén currently serves as Vice President of Svenska Spel’s B2B sports & casino division and will assume his new role on 1 September 2019, reporting directly to Svenska Spel Group CEO Patrik Hofbauer. An expert in the development of gambling systems …

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Mediacle expands affiliate services for Nektan Plc

Industry full-service marketing agency and software developer Mediacle AB has extended its existing partnership with London AIM-listed mobile gaming group Nektan Plc,  to include the supply of affiliate software and services. The partnership will see Nektan utilise Mediacle’s ‘MAP’ igaming-specific affiliate marketing software across a number of its online casino brands including  Cheeky Win and Love Reels. Mediacle’s MAP operates as an …

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