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Continent 8: The impact of the Cloud for sports betting operators

Continent 8

Cloud technology comes in many forms. The most well-known are the ultra-scale cloud providers like Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s Azure. The benefits of cloud from these providers are clear, writes Justin Cosnett, Head of Solution Architecture at Continent 8 Technologies. Unlimited compute and storage capability charged on a usage (OPEX) basis. Arguably it’s “cheap” too – I’ll come back to that. …

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Bookies Corner – Crunch Time! RWC Japan 2019

Bookmakers face a bruising time as the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 (RWC Japan 2019) kicks-off this Friday 20 September. Facing a raft of inbound patriotic bets placed on ‘home nations’, can bookmakers trust the formbook in what could become betting’s most unpredictable market of the year… SBC gets the bookies lowdown! _____________ SBC: Featuring six market leaders that have all …

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BtoBet’s Alessandro Fried: Tackling the compliance conundrum for European operators

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The concept of a tournament hosted by multiple countries across Europe bodes well for the sports betting industry, writes BtoBet Chairman Alessandro Fried. However, bookmakers are facing significant challenges, primarily in terms of compliance.  Compliance was a key focus in our recent industry report ‘The Euro 2020 Challenge: Retaining your market share’, as well as the unique opportunity to increase …

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How sports betting is influencing the tools of success in affiliate marketing

Few things inspire more passion from the masses than the draw of athletic competition, writes Erica Anderson, Marketing Director at Paysafe’s Income Access. It pushes athletes at all levels to live up to the motto: “higher, faster and stronger”.  It also entices fans to make pilgrimages that span thousands of miles, even crossing oceans, to support a beloved team. The …

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Xtremepush: Why real-time messaging is key to maximising revenue from live betting

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Xtremepush will emphasise the importance of real-time, personalised and automated messaging to maximise revenue from live betting at this week’s Betting on Sports. The firm’s multichannel engagement and analytics platform has been driving conversion during live events for sports betting and gaming clients such as Paddy Power Betfair, Oddschecker, Fortuna Entertainment, NetBet, Rush Street Interactive, 888 Holdings, SportPesa and Parimatch. Commenting ahead …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Regulatory scrutiny sees White Labels lose their shine

The Gambling Commission has recently announced that it is reviewing the operating licences of (a) FSB Technology (UK) Limited (who voluntarily suspended activities on their Blackbet white label website) and (b) EveryMatrix Software Limited (in relation to which the Commission also suspended their ability to offer B2C remote betting and casino gaming, including pursuant to white label arrangements). Following on, as they …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Can DP make sense of Italian gambling

“Action against problem gambling will be reinforced” – proclaims the new program of the ‘centrist left’ coalition cabinet led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, formed by the 5Star Movement and Italy’s Democratic Party (DP). Following intense debate and opposition by former coalition incumbent Lega, Italy avoids thus far a further constitutional crisis, as Rome’s lower house approves the formation of yet another …

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Martin Lycka: Sixteen kings trapped in a gambling Gordian knot

In the third of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka ruminates on the development of the online gambling market in Germany. __________________ Once upon a time, there were sixteen kings in a land in the heart of Europe. The land’s credo was thou shalt not gamble online. Nevertheless, the kings’ subjects …

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Winning Post: Is South Africa set to become racing’s next dodo?

Back from its summer break, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners addresses the immediate challenges currently facing the racing industry in South Africa, which from the outset appears to be following a similar pattern to racing in the UK, France, US and (to an extent) New Zealand. South Africa’s Flamingo Park racecourse, known to South African and International bettors alike for …

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Dr Laila Mintas – Stakeholder implications of the NFL’s big bet on Sportradar

The NFL’s partnership with Sportradar sees all four major US pro-leagues establish official sports betting data partnerships. Although the value and length of the NFL deal have not been disclosed, the exclusive Sportradar agreement will have significant implications for the post-PASPA US sports betting landscape. With NFL matchday 1 kicking-off this weekend, Dr Laila Mintas, Chair of the Advisory Board at …

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