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Be there or be square: 3 key threats to your betting business

The future is not now. There are so many factors that influence the success of a betting website. So how can you plan ahead? Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE, takes us through three main threats that should not be left ‘uncared’ for, before highlighting a couple of solutions to keep you in the game.  How big is the …

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Keith O’Loughlin, SG Digital: Reimagining Scoreboards

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SG Digital SVP Keith O’Loughlin explores the importance of streamlined visualized data for sports bettors.  As sports betting continues its growth, both in established markets and in the rapidly expanding U.S. space, focus shifts from launches and go-lives to providing unparalleled player experiences. The entertainment landscape is constantly evolving, and with the upward trajectory of the U.S. sports ecosystem, player-centric …

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On-course bookmakers ‘concerned’ about age-verification failures

Following the announcement that seven UK on-course bookmakers would be having their licences reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), representatives from the racing sector have called for further information on age verification measures to address under-age gambling.  The seven bookmakers had reportedly allowed a 16-year old to place a bet at this year’s Royal Ascot, which took place in …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Spotlight on upcoming customer interaction changes

The UK Gambling Commission has recently announced forthcoming changes to its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) intended to: raise standards for alternative dispute resolution – coming into force on 31 October 2019, strengthen requirements on how licensees identify and interact with customers who may be at risk of or experiencing gambling harms – also coming into force on 31 October 2019 …

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Live or latent? Why scouts need to be in the stadiums

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Data from live scouts is the fuel that powers the sports betting business says Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE. Yet, while different levels of latency might have been accepted in years gone by, the need for the fastest and most reliable data – particularly to meet the demand for in-play wagering – means that all live scouts need …

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Stuart Godfree: mkodo – Relax! Apple guidelines won’t trigger industry’s ‘Appexit’

Stuart Godfree, Managing Director & Co-founder of mobile development and innovation studio mkodo, tells industry tech stakeholders to pay no attention to the hysteria generated by Apple’s stricter enforcement of non-native apps… ______________________ On 3 June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines, imposing restrictions on real-money apps. It followed stricter enforcement of guidelines clamping down on non-native applications …

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Martin Lycka: Supreme Court’s (sports betting) punt return and beyond

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In the second of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the current activity around sports betting in the US and tracks how the industry has arrived there and where it should go next. It is 14 May 14 2018, which may be the US football offseason, yet …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Premier League predictions & narratives

The Premier League returns to action this weekend, so SBC demands that bookmakers put their necks on the line and predict which storylines and narratives will dominate EPL season 2019/2020.  ___________________ SBC: What is the bookies’ script for EPL Season 2019/2020, are we in for a thriller or is this another repeat season of Manchester City?   Amy Jones (PR & …

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Peter Mares: Going Native… How Playtech is helping the industry stay ahead of the Apple curb

Apple’s June 2019 app guidelines update has thrown a spanner in the works for industry development teams, as the tech giant states that only ‘native IOS’ apps will be allowed to index on its App Store. Peter Mares CTO of Playtech Games Innovation Labs details how the technology group has developed operating structures and functions to help its clients overcome Apple constraints …

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AgiproNews Italian View: AGCOM faces coalition collision over Decree criticism

AGCOM, Italy’s communications and media authority has written a letter to the Lega-5Star coalition government stating that the Dignity Decree ban on gambling advertising should be formally reviewed. As the regulatory department tasked with monitoring licensed incumbents advertising behaviour under the Decree’s regime, AGCOM governance has warned Lega-5Star that its ban on gambling advertising is ‘unconstitutional and incompatible’ with Italian …

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