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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin: Market sustainability is ANJ’s first unified goal

In 2021, industry eyes have shifted to French market developments, where top legal scholar Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin serves as the first leader of new regulatory agency L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). Speaking exclusively to SBC, Falque-Pierrotin shares ANJ’s objectives to develop a ‘unified era’ for French gambling by modernising its laws whilst balancing enterprise needs with social responsibility duties… Can the ANJ deliver …

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WATCH: ‘FSB Meets…’ Rasmus Sojmark and his vision for SBC

WATCH: 'FSB Meets...' Rasmus Sojmark's vision for SBC

Following the inaugural “FSB Meets…” with Mark Blandford late last year, the series continues with Chris Graham – Head of Marketing at FSB – speaking to SBC’s very own CEO & Founder, Rasmus Sojmark. In a fascinating discussion, Sojmark looks back at his Danish roots, reveals his inspiration for setting up SBC and touches on the proudest moments in his …

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Coexistence of physical and digital: NSoft reflects on betting business in 2020

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Ivan Rozić (pictured), SVP of Global Sales and Business Development at NSoft, reflects on the lessons learned during 2020, before predicting a more successful coexistence for online and land-based betting when retail is back to full strength. In November 1956, Isaac Asimov published a science fiction short story called “The Last Question” which beautifully describes an overlapping relationship between physical …

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Alex Kornilov, Betegy: The future of marketing is automated

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Automation, personalisation and that all important Netflix-style experience are hot topics on this year’s operator agenda. With that in mind, we sat down with Alex Kornilov (pictured), Managing Director for Parimatch’s new global innovation partner, Betegy, to talk through how his company is bringing the latest in tech to the B2C marketing space. SBC: Your recent landmark ‘global innovation’ deal with …

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‘Bricks, Clicks, and Mobile Wallets’: OKTO CEO Filippos Antonopoulos on the future for retail

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It’s human nature to err towards trying again, as opposed to trying different. It’s tempting to think that retail will return to normal if we just simply “try hard enough” to provide a necessary sense of safety, all the while not materially changing much else. This, to me, fails to take stock of what the pandemic really did – what …

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Inside Edge: Why Kyoung-Hoon Lee is poised to contend at Riviera

Inside Edge: Why Kyoung-Hoon Lee could be the underdog for the Genesis Invitational

Before the PGA Tour heads over to Florida, we have a fitting finale on the West Coast as the world’s best regroup in Los Angeles for the Genesis Invitational, writes Joe Mellor and Nick Haynes at Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic. Scoring can often be extremely difficult here with small greens akin to that of Pebble Beach, where …

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George Shamugia: A holistic value chain is the way forward for sports betting operations

George Shamugia: A holistic value chain is the way forward for sports betting operations

With the pandemic continuing to disrupt the retail betting sector across the world, the possibility of things returning to ‘normal’ in 2021 might still appear to be a distant hope. But according to George Shamugia (pictured below), CEO of Singular, this presents new opportunities for operators to make the shift towards online betting. Speaking to SBC, Shamugia looks at why, …

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An expanding alternative – the rise of virtual sports in Italy and across the world

An expanding alternative - the rise of virtual sports in Italy and across the world

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in the popularity of virtual sports as a betting commodity throughout 2020 and into 2021, as real world competitions moved behind closed doors or were postponed altogether. This has occurred globally, but some national markets in particular have seen a significant spike in virtual sports viewership and associated betting activity. Hosting a …

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How MuchBetter’s Ricarica is shaking up Italy’s deposit processes

How MuchBetter’s Ricarica is shaking up Italy’s deposit processes

iGaming operators risk losing out on the wealth of potential within Italy’s gaming industry if they fail to introduce secure, reliable payment options for players.  That’s according to Mark Sperring, Head of Sales and Account Management at MuchBetter, who – during a presentation at today’s SBC Digital Italy – broke down the reasons why cash vouchers are revolutionising player deposits. …

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Horses for courses: Should operators pick their platform provider on a case-by-case basis?

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In the early days of iGaming, a handful of platform providers held sway, dominating the market and limiting the choice of operators. However, a new breed of supplier has now emerged and is offering valid alternatives, particularly in emerging markets.  With that in mind, as regulation is passed for more of these new markets around the world, are operators still …

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