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SBC Innovation Report: Football Player Props, Part 1

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We put the latest football player prop products under the microscope in conjunction with Stats Perform and Degree 53  The first in a three-part series for SBC News features Ladbrokes’ Five-a-Side game Click here to read part 2 of the series on Boylesports‘ Player and Team First Markets Click here to read part 3 of the series on Sky Bet‘s …

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Scan N Play: Cashless transactions in casinos and retail gaming

Scan N Play

Sam Milton, Commercial Manager at Trustly, on revolutionising the deposit and withdrawal experience for land-based gaming operators through Scan N Play. Across consumer sectors, there’s growing demand for cashless and contactless payment methods. As casinos, gaming halls and betting shops start to open back up, that same demand will apply for land-based gaming. While card-like apps have begun to fill …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Gambling can’t hide from its spotlight

Since my last “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, the stand-out issues in UK gambling regulatory terms have been (a) the circumstances giving rise to the UK Government’s 20 April announcement of an independent review into the collapse of Football Index and (b) the sudden unexpected departure of Neil McArthur from his position as Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission …

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Google takes stricter stance on privacy for gambling apps

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In the latest updates of the Google Play Terms of Services, the technology giant announced the welcome development that it will allow real money gambling apps in 15 additional jurisdictions effective from 1 March, writes Stuart Godfree, Managing Director at mkodo. With much of the industry previously restricted to Apple’s platform, this move triggered many operators to reconsider its app …

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Keep to core business: How Internet Vikings is handling hosting

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Having a physical server in a data center is not “core business”. Now, this is a stance which could be attributed to so many companies offering any sort of online service, but it definitely applies to igaming operators increasingly pressured in so many other key areas. As part of this exclusive interview for SBC, Internet Vikings founder Rickard Vikström spoke …

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Winning Post: Bishop’s crusade invites an unwarranted examination

Despite UK gambling being dragged through the political storms of a torrid March fall-out. Regulus Partners states the House of Lords should save itself from an unwarranted debate on which government department takes reign of gambling’s regulatory oversight.   This week, members of the House of Lords will attempt to revive the idea that gambling policy should be the responsibility …

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Joe McCallum: Why Sportsbet.io is taking a new approach to sponsorship

Joe McCallum: Why Sportsbet.io is taking a new approach to sponsorship

Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook at the Coingaming Group, takes a look at Sportsbet.io’s fresh approach to sponsorship agreements before explaining why creating a long-term, sustainable partnership with clubs is the key to success. Sports sponsorship has been under the spotlight recently, particularly when it comes to betting brands in the Premier League. When Sportsbet.io made its first moves into …

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STATSCORE on starting a betting business after 2020

Statscore on starting a betting business after 2020

You may have found yourself wondering – when is it a good time to start a new betting business? And if you did, the question may have come into sharper focus after 2020, a year that brought so many new challenges to our reality.  So now as we move through 2021, let’s pose that same question again. Is now the …

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Martin Lycka: The importance of being liquid

Market-by-market, regulators face critical choices in how to govern the intricacies of managing product liquidity vital for all online gambling disciplines. Martin Lycka, Entain Plc’s Senior VP of North American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling examines how regulators should approach online gambling’s complex liquidity conundrum, maintaining a balance between effective market management and commercial appeal for consumers. ____________________ Liquidity is …

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Why closing the gender gap can help igaming reach its full potential

Why closing the gender gap can help igaming reach its full potential

As with many other industries, online gambling can be considered guilty of fostering a gender imbalance, writes Jack Holmes, Affiliate & SEO Marketing Manager at Bettor Media. But while there are similar levels of females and males within many positions, certainly those in the entry and middle levels, the same cannot be said for the ‘positions of power’ higher up …

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