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Dean Sisun, Prophet: Bringing a new value proposition for exchange punters

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Prophet co-founder Dean Sisun told SBC News that his company’s new style of betting exchange will ‘specialise in giving something back to the consumer’.  Launched last week as the first customer-friendly ‘cashout alternative to bookmakers’, the Prophet exchange allows punters to sell their bets to interested buyers, deviating away from the cashout rates set by traditional bookmakers with the intention …

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Nick Iliffe, Stats Perform: Integrity challenges & collaboration in practice

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Collaboration amongst stakeholders in the global sports integrity landscape is universally accepted as being vital in the fight against match-fixing and corruption writes Nick Iliffe, Integrity Intelligence Manager at Stats Perform. Attend any sports integrity conference and you will probably hear someone mention the need for collaboration within the first 15 minutes of a presentation.  Yet what is often discussed …

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Chris Murphy: Americas Outlook – No drama just business as US systems are go

As US betting approaches the final straight of its first full year in operations,  SBC Americas’ Editor Chris Murphy details that coast-to-coast all critical stakeholders appear to be playing their part in progressing US betting’s agenda –  ‘No drama, just business’ the US really is a new territory for gambling… ___________________ With G2E deals still fresh on the order pad …

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Hmayak Arakelyan, Digitain: USSD / SMS betting set for a red-letter day in Africa

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In Africa, as with most emerging markets for gambling, it’s vital to get a firm handle on the complexities of this partitioned region writes Hmayak Arakelyan, Digitain’s Regional Director for Africa. For any African operators looking to make a sportsbook leap with a digital upgrade, or simply get started in a fast-moving marketplace, the most fundamental decision has to be selecting the …

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Winning Post: What Google giveth, it can taketh away

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners breaks down a week in which Google wades into sports betting advertising in the US, and the scrutiny of safer gambling initiatives in the UK shows no signs of slowing down.  ________________ US: sports betting – still searching for the answer? This year’s G2E set out the stall for sports betting in the US. Optimism …

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Sports and betting: Can the two ‘buddies’ learn from each other?

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Sports and betting are buddies that can’t do without each other thinks STATSCORE’s Jakub Myszkorowski. Yet have we got so used to the way they get on, that we’ve stopped trying to learn from one another?  Myszkorowski explains how betting organisations can boost their own businesses by looking at how sports teams analyse their opponents, optimise performance and integrate new …

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Betting plays a guessing game on Buenos Aires outcomes

As Argentina heads for General Election polls on 27 October, circumstances appear less favourable for its Buenos Aires (BA) province to progress with an online gambling agenda. Abiding by the tender rules sanctioned by the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC), nine international operators have formed local partnerships with BA gambling entities, who since June have had no …

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Adthena: Dancing in the dark… why competitive visibility is a US winner

When the legal sports betting market in the US kicked off last year, it opened up a billion-dollar industry for bookmakers and affiliates. It’s a brand new competitive landscape where everything’s up for grabs, the competitors are yet to be determined, and the first order of business is to acquire as many players as you can, as fast as you …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Betfred penalty raises multi-market concerns

The announcement by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) that Gibraltar-based Betfred.com is the most recent recipient of a hefty financial penalty for AML failings has served to raise once again the question why so many overseas-based remote operators have run into such problems with the UK regulator. In the Betfred case, it has not just been a case of concern …

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Winning Post : UK gambling… No sign of the fun ever stopping

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners breaks down a week in which UK gambling has been cross-examined by Parliament, the House of Lords, the NHS and further academic institutions… ________________ UK Parliament – no sign of the “fun” stopping in spite of Britain’s political meltdown In spite of the staccato nature of parliamentary politics right now, there was still time this …

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