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Trustly Scan N Play: Dethroning the cash king, by Samuel Barrett

Scan N Play

2020 has been a big year for Trustly, as my colleague Ciaran O’Malley recently shared with the readers on SBC News. In addition to debuting a new logo and brand identity, this year saw the launch of Scan N Play – a revolutionary cashless solution for land-based casinos and retail gaming shops. With instant player verification, instant deposits and instant …

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Campeón Gaming Partners: A year of changes…but how many will stick?

tech changes

If the pace of the pre-coronavirus world was already fast, the luxury of time has now completely disappeared for iGaming operators trying to keep pace with the gambling industry’s digital and technological transformation. Avraam Tosounidis, CFO and Co-Founder at Campeón Gaming Partners (CGP), looked at some of the new strategies and tech upgrades brought in by CGP this year, before …

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Scott Longley: Betting faces generational challenge in esports

The global pandemic has shown the value of esports as a wagering discipline. Yet beyond Covid circumstances, can betting break with tradition and develop real esports propositions engaging with a new generation of customers?  Scott Longley analyses the cultural and technological adjustments that betting incumbents will face in their next multi-billion £/$/€ field of play… Traditional sport has come rushing …

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Winning Post: NHS self-isolates during Safer Gambling Week

Industry leadership and social responsibility advocates should be concerned at the NHS’ cold stance on Safer Gambling Week. Regulus Partners acknowledges the safer gambling initiative’s obvious flaws but states that it should not be discounted as virtue signalling by betting operators.  _________________ The NHS’s decision to criticise ‘Safer Gambling Week’ reveals much about the challenges facing the National Strategy to …

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Inside Edge: Do international breaks disrupt momentum?

Inside Edge: Do international breaks disrupt momentum?

Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – rounds off the week with a breakdown of the week’s sporting activity. He assesses whether there’s any truth to the idea that international breaks have a negative impact on domestic football and how Tottenham may fare against Manchester City. The international break can be perceived in different ways by …

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The sportsbook of 2030: ‘Clever money’ and more accurate data

2030

The world of trading and risk management has come on leaps and bounds in recent years thanks to advances in technology, but how does that shape the sportsbook of 2030? Fast forward 10 years to 2030 and Dinos Stranomitis, Director and COO at Altenar, thinks that the future for sports betting lies in the development of software that can independently …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Affordability takes centre stage

In the Gambling Commission’s March 2018 Online Gambling Review, published very shortly after Neil McArthur took over as its Chief Executive, the view was expressed that “overall, progress by the online industry to minimise harm has been significantly slower than we expected and required”. That set in motion a chain of events that has reached its zenith in the last …

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Winning Post: Sweden shows why black and white never works

Swedish operators have appealed for the government to reject a further six-month extension for the ‘temporary’ online casino restrictions. Regulus Partners observes a near-total collapse in reasoned debate and policy development between all market stakeholders. ___________________ The Swedish government has proposed a six-month extension of the temporary restrictions to online casino (SEK5,000 /€485 weekly deposit limit; mandatory time limits; initial …

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Inside Edge: Can Solskjaer avoid tripping in the Premier League sack race?

Premier League - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer walks off the pitch at half time of the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.

The international break gives us time to reflect on how the Premier League season has panned out so far, writes Nick Haynes from Form Labs, but it also shines a light on those managers which may not be living up to expectations. While the rate of goals has dropped sharply after the early season surge, penalties have remained high and …

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Martin Lycka – O Canada when will you revamp sports betting?

Despite all the sports betting regulatory action in the US following last week’s votes, GVC Holdings Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka is looking at the reaction further north. The fearless men who stand on guard at the Ontario border, through snow, wind and sleet, noticed something rapidly whirling through the plains of Michigan …

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