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Betting CTOs – Tech leadership faces tough choices to accommodate a brave new world 

Adjusting business operations and core systems for unprecedented working conditions, no other betting c-level position has felt more pressure and scrutiny than the CTO. Opening the ‘Innovation and Technology’ track on day two of SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, tech experts and leading betting operators underlined that following an adjustment period, the industry faces a myriad of new variables beyond …

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Yiannis Stathis, SG Digital: The costly pursuit of one-to-one relationships

OpenMarket

SG Digital’s Yiannis Stathis believes that OpenMarket can spell an end to the complex working environment for sports betting operators and suppliers, adding that both sides are losing too much time – and “leaving too much money on the table” – by trying to manage one-to-one relationships. Stathis was delivering a presentation at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, where …

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Paddy Power – No Deal Brexit more likely than ever

Paddy Power states that the ‘dreaded B-word is back in British politics agenda’, as the bookmaker prices a No Deal Brexit as the likeliest outcome of the ongoing trade talks between the UK government and its EU counterparts. A week which began with The Financial Times reporting that PM Boris Johnson plans to override key conditions of Parliament’s approved EU …

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Matt Scarrott: Alternative markets will struggle to compete with the bigger sports

Alternative markets have increasingly come to the fore over the last few months as bookmakers sought to offer new betting opportunities for punters during the global pandemic. While these markets have proven popular, Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor, stated that they will never provide the same allure as the big sports that we are used to. Speaking at …

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Barcelona Summit: Betting in the midst of changing technology and social cycles

A captivating discussion on the generational change that sports betting is currently witnessing opened the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital conference agenda. Two executives locked in the eye of the storm are Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings, and Sportradar founder Carsten Koerl, who were both on hand to debate 2020’s sweeping reform of betting’s global landscape and standard operating norms.   …

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Ralph Topping – ‘UK could be world leader in safer gambling’

The UK gambling industry could export its safer gambling expertise across the world if the Government were to have some vision for the sector, according to Ralph Topping, the former Group CEO of the William Hill Plc who has been inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame this week. In an interview for SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, the …

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BetVictor agrees Fulham front-of-shirt sponsorship

Fulham FC has confirmed that Gibraltar betting group BetVictor will serve as its ‘main team sponsor until the summer of 2022’. Agreeing terms on a two-year sponsorship, the BetVictor brand will be displayed on the front of Fulham’s first team and women’s playing kits.In addition, the bookmaker will be named as the club’s main team partner, with its logo also …

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Footstock announces UK launch to add a ‘fantasy edge to football trading’ 

New football trading platform Footstock has announced its UK launch ahead of this weekend’s start of the 2020/2021 Premier League season (Saturday 12 September). Spearheading its UK debut, Footstock announced ‘trading first’ as it launched a ‘£100K freeroll contest’ which will be open to all EPL fans that register with its player trading exchange.    The freeroll contest will run throughout …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Gambling advertising moves to its next chapter

Not that long ago, gambling advertising was far from the highly controversial subject it has become in more recent times. Re-reading findings from 2014 research into “public perceptions of gambling advertising in the UK”, commissioned by the Advertising Standards Authority, makes me realise just how much both public sentiment and the regulatory mood have changed since then. Six years ago, …

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GamCare launches dedicated chatroom for women affected by gambling harms

Expanding its problem-gambling support resources, GamCare has announced that it will launch a dedicated online chat room session for women who are affected by gambling-related harms on Saturday 12 September (19:00-20:00 hrs).  The chatroom, which will be open to ‘those who identify as female’, forms part of GamCare’s ‘daily support sessions’ – a resource made available via the charity’s website …

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