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Winning Post: Belgium serves as Europe’s unwitting guinea pig on spending limits

As regulatory evaluations appear on the agenda of multiple European gambling marketplaces during the second half of 2021. Regulus Partners warns stakeholders to pay close attention to Belgium proceedings, where online gambling’s strictest spending limits have been approved. It is perhaps fitting that the first identified remains of a guinea pig in Europe can be traced to Mons in Belgium, …

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BETER: Why Euro 2020 has sparked new interest in e-football

BETER's Chief Product Officer Alex Lobov revealed that the recent Euro 2020 tournament has sparked an elevated interest in e-football.

Traditional sports will always drive the esports industry, but there will soon be real competition in the popularity stakes, said BETER‘s Chief Product Officer Alex Lobov who revealed that the recent Euro 2020 tournament has sparked an elevated interest in e-football.  Speaking to SBC News, Lobov explained that BETER currently provides its clients with live streaming and monthly data and …

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Alina Yakirevich, Fonbet: Euro 2020 and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic

Alina Yakirevich, Fonbet: Euro 2020 and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic

New measures brought in by the Russian government will undoubtedly protect bettors while also increasing traffic for licensed operators “who pay taxes, support athletics with targeted deductions and sponsorship contracts” according to Alina Yakirevich,  Marketing Director at Fonbet. Speaking to SBC News, Yakirevich drew attention to the fight against the black market, explaining that measures brought in by the Russian …

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Zohrab Karapetyan: How Digitain is supporting sportsbook partners for Tokyo 2020

Tokyo

From skateboarding to surfing, Digitain has ramped up the number of Olympic sports it is supporting for its sportsbook partners during Tokyo 2020. We spoke to Zohrab Karapetyan, Digitain’s Sportsbook Product Manager, about launching new initiatives to meet the growing Olympic betting appeal and mitigating the impact of time difference on turnover, particularly in Europe, before looking slightly further ahead …

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SBC Digital Italia: Retail gambling faces its ‘adapt-or-die’ moment

Having observed Europe’s strictest national lockdown orders, Italy’s retail incumbents have reawakened to a myriad of new challenges, disrupting all components of their traditional business models. Day-One of the SBC Digital Italia Summit saw market experts shed light on the ‘adapt-or-die’ scenario of Italian gambling finally accepting its digital convergence as incumbents recognise that there will be no return to …

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How does latency and stream delay work in esports?

The relationship between latency and stream delay is pivotal to how the esports betting industry operates, writes PandaScore CEO Flavien Guillocheau. The functionality between these two elements has become increasingly pertinent as the sector continues to grow, expand live betting opportunities and become a sportsbook staple. To understand how it all fits together, it’s important to first establish the difference …

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Richard Hayler: IBAS – The Ombudsman from abstract concept to a workable reality

Industry leadership, MPs and wider stakeholders are all in agreement that UK gambling requires a sector-specific ombudsman to rectify consumer concerns and reputation. Betting dispute and settlement expert Richard Hayler Managing Director of IBAS, underlines that the creation of an ombudsman will be no easy undertaking for participants who must understand and accommodate the intricacies of gambling products, practices and …

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Bigger and BETER: New sports driving more engaging Setka Cup content

Setka Cup

By adding new sports to the Setka Cup tournaments roster, BETER is now delivering even more ‘fast’ and reliable content for sportsbook operators, said BETER’s Chief Product Officer Alex Lobov. We spoke to Lobov about strengthening its foothold in the fast sports betting niche through the addition of beach volleyball, risk management and countering the threat of match fixing, as …

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