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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Time to start a constructive gambling marketing & advertising debate?

The UK Gambling Commission’s Programme Director for Consumer Protection & Empowerment, Ian Angus, has recently made a speech in which he called for “a proper and constructive debate about gambling marketing and advertising, including sponsorship arrangements in sport”. His speech included the following stark message to holders of operating licences granted by the Commission: “My advice to you is this: a storm is gathering, …

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Winning Post – Assessing tax hikes in Ireland

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Ireland: betting duty – they never had it so good…. On Tuesday the Irish government announced a doubling of betting duty to 2% of turnover in its 2019 Budget (with exchange duty …

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Andrew Dagnall: Bettorlogic – What Netflix & Spotify can teach betting incumbents…

As Industry platform and software developers seek to deliver the next level of betting consumers engagement and functionalities, seasoned sector technology veteran Andrew Dagnall (CEO – Bettorlogic) believes that betting’s product journey should begin with entertainment giants – Spotify and Netflix… __________________ SBC: Andrew, thanks for the catch-up. As a tech consumer, why are Netflix and Spotify recommendation engines so …

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John Hagan: “Responsible Gambling Week is the biggest ever national conversation with our customers”

John Hagan, Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, looks ahead to the second annual Responsible Gambling Week, kicking off at the start of next month. Responsible Gambling Week is taking place from November 1-7th and is an industry-wide event supported by every gambling sector. The event is in its second year and this year it is taking place …

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Winning Post – Online regulation: Mispricing access?

This week one of each of the three categories of online gaming licences in Pennsylvania became available as Rivers Casino withdrew its applications (slots, table and poker); these can be added to seven further licences still unclaimed, applications for which close at the end of the month. So far, therefore, only 74% of the available supply in PA has been …

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No Skins Please! US players must deliver ‘full entertainment’ packages

SCOTUS repeal of PASPA federal laws has triggered a frenzy for European enterprises seeking to enter and develop initial services for the liberalised US sports betting market. However, in its current context, US gambling remains a segregated and protectionist market for new incumbents. Presenting the ‘US Opportunities Panel’  at the 2018 Betting on Sports Conference, moderator David Sargeant (iGaming Ideas) …

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Paul Fox – LeTou: Changing Times require Changing Perceptions…

In order to continue its UK growth, the betting sector must adjust to growing regulatory demands and social pressures. Looking forward, Paul Fox Chief Executive of LeTou details why stakeholders have to broaden their values and agendas for 2019 and beyond. .. _____________________ The gambling industry consistently generates headlines in this country. Whether it is television advertisements, sports sponsorships, fixed-odds …

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Experts call for thought-out approach to sports betting regulation in the US

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Jake Williams, head of legal for the US at Sportradar, said that alignment with the major US sports leagues was a good idea for sports betting stakeholders, but stopped short of taking sides in a hot debate over the presence or absence of an integrity fee and official data. Speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports conference, Williams defended the …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Sprechen Sie Brexit?

With just six months left for the UK to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union, the country appears divided and rudderless with regards to its future. Whilst political rumours are rife with regards to negotiations and career manoeuvres, critical Brexit questions remain unanswered…SBC gets the bookies lowdown as the UK enters crunch time Brexit! ______________________ SBC: With under six …

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Paddy McDermott: SportCaller – Racing coming out on top for retention

SportCaller’s Paddy McDermott (Digital Performance Director) unpacks the rapid rise of free-to-play games, explaining how horse racing is reducing client churn levels and boosting customer value. _____________  The free-to-play value proposition for bookmakers is happily a clear and provable one. Chiefly, the general perception is that they provide the mechanism to acquire players in great numbers at a low cost. …

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