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Betgenius: AFCON delivers ‘European summer’ boost for African sportsbooks

AFCON

Starting in Egypt this week, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will take place in Europe’s summer for the first time, having been moved from its traditional January/February slot. We caught up with Will Westcott, Head of Business Development – Africa at Betgenius, to discuss what impact this change might have on African sportsbooks, what betting behaviour to expect across …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Moving into DFS through RotoGrinders deal

RotoGrinders

Late last month, leading igaming affiliate Better Collective acquired a 60 per cent stake in RotoGrinders – the operator of news and information portals rotogrinders.com, pocketfives.com, sportshandle.com, usbets.com and pennbets.com – for a fee of $21m. We caught up with Tomás Vaz de Carvalho, Project Manager of Global Operations at Better Collective – who also confirmed that it will acquire …

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6 of the Best – Gamban’s Daniel Umfleet

Blonk 6OTB

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Daniel Umfleet, Managing Director of Gamban. Continue reading to discover an expensive World Series escapade, an album and movie crossover and how betting on yourself can really pay off. Best Holiday  This is a hard one to pin down. I’ve been very lucky in my travels with Gamban thus far, and have seen some …

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Why Sportradar believes technology and human expertise is key for sports trading

trading

For years, people have been breaking down sports mathematically based on the probabilities of various outcomes. It’s a popular topic amongst fans keen to discuss, engage and predict elements of their favourite sport. Thanks to technology, the ability for bookmakers to serve this interest by providing as many betting markets as possible has become a lot more efficient. As Artificial …

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Wes Himes: RGA – An effective responsible gambling message starts with awareness

Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders gathered in May to discuss whether ‘the gambling industry is giving players enough control?’ at the most recent meeting of the Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group  –APBGG – (7 May 2019). The subject matter was discussed by Sarah Hanratty, Chief Executive Officer at the Senet Group; Damon De Ionno, Managing …

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Round table – SG Digital: The future of sportsbook personalisation

SG Digital

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 sixth round table participant was SG Digital, represented by its VP Sportsbook Product, Nikos Konstakis. SBC: What role does pricing and risk play in the differentiation of a …

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Industry leaders headline Betting on Sports 2019 conference

Betting on Sports

Jason Robins (DraftKings), Paris Smith (Pinnacle), Jose Duarte (BetCris), Dominik Beier (Interwetten), Lahcene Merzoug (ComeOn!), Jesper Svensson (Betsson), Carmelo Mazza (Betaland), Sergey Portnov (Parimatch) and Stan Reoutt (Fonbet) represent just a small selection of the industry CEOs taking to the stage at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. Organiser SBC Events has released the full agenda for the fourth edition of …

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Paul Graham, Mark Jarvis: The FOBT ruling has been tough for independent bookmakers

With the FOBT ruling coming into play earlier this year, the effect upon retail-focused bookmakers has been tough, with some having to close their doors for good. In a chat with Paul Graham from Mark Jarvis Racing, he told SBC that the FOBT ruling has been tough on independent bookmakers, but that he hopes the new partnership with FSB will …

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Round table – BetConstruct: The future of sportsbook personalisation

BetConstruct

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 fifth round table participant was BetConstruct, represented by its Group Director of Sportsbook Product, Stuart Baker. SBC: What role does pricing and risk play in the differentiation of …

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Round table – Amelco: The future of sportsbook personalisation

Amelco

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 fourth round table participant was Amelco, represented by Trading Director Sam Foulkes. SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the differentiation of a sportsbook …

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