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Horseracing prize money facing cuts as levy drops £17m

British horseracing stakeholders have had to urgently initiate a plan of action following the recent Horserace Betting Levy Board’s (HBLB) announcement that estimated Levy income for the year ended 31st March 2019 will be some £78m, a fall of £17m from last year. News of the fall in yield were presented to racing’s HBLB representatives, Andy Clifton from the Racecourse …

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Gbet: Where KYC is a self-imposed standard not a regulatory obligation

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‘Know your customer’ is a phrase that almost always applies in the betting space to the person at the sharp end of the betting equation, namely the punter placing the bet. But it has equal if not greater importance further up the supply chain, especially if you’re a bespoke software supplier to those wanting to establish or enhance their sports …

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SBC Bookies Corner: European Elections – A Strange Affair…

Brexit delays see the UK electorate participate in next Thursday’s European Elections (23 May). With Conservative and Labour parties damaged by their handling of Brexit, does this ‘last UK-EU election’ point towards a new dawn for UK politics? Furthermore, what are the implications of any UK-EU election results – SBC gets the bookies lowdown… ______________ SBC: Both Conservative and Labour …

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Sportradar: Embracing the “next generation” for collecting sports data

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A recent recipient of re-certification from the ISO for the quality, efficiency and distribution of sports data, Sportradar has refused to rest on its laurels, particularly when it comes to embracing the “next generation” for how this data is collected. David Lampitt is the Head of Global Sports Partnerships for Sportradar, whose data collection process currently involves more than 7,000 …

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SG Digital: The tech tools and knowledge to “win” in the US sports betting market

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SG Digital’s Keith O’Loughlin said that the technology behind the recent OpenSports rebrand is “underpinned” by an OpenAccelerate program that helps an operator get to market quickly, run its day-to-day operations, and “win” in the market. Speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference, O’Loughlin said that OpenAccelerate provides vital support to the “four key pillars” of this new …

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Stian Hornsletten: EveryMatrix will revive mybet as a German player

Speaking to SBC, EveryMatrix Co-founder and Executive Director Stian Hornsletten has detailed further insight into his firm’s technology agreement with Rhinoceros Group, as it moves to relaunch and revive the prospects of German legacy online betting brand mybet. Announced last week, EveryMatrix will act as lead software services provider for mybet, the German sportsbook property issued a lifeline by igaming investment …

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Winning Post – Industry finds its cost of virtue

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners reviews a week of industry ‘virtue signalling’, as debate on the need of a ‘safer gambling levy’ is now finely balanced… ___________ UK: Regulation – GVC learns that there’s no pleasing some folk. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most virtuous one of all? Could it be Kenny, could it be Phil? Or …

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Sportradar prepares for Brazil’s online betting boom

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Lorenzo Caci, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Sportradar, admitted that “retail is still king” for sports betting in Latin America (LatAm), but suggested that the potential for online penetration – particularly in countries such as Brazil – could end up tilting the balance. Caci said that while users generally have more trust in the idea of going to …

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SBC Spotlight: UK & US partnerships point towards gambling’s new frontier

The eyes of gambling leadership in the UK are increasingly on the market of the United States, as opportunities are likely to knock following last year’s repeal of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), after a challenge by New Jersey enabled states to allow sports betting. In recent years there has been a steady trail of merger …

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The US sets “new benchmark” for extracting value from sports betting

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As the post-PASPA revolution rolls on, the US will “set a new benchmark” for how sports leagues and rights holders try to extract value from its nascent sports betting market. That was a prediction made by David Lampitt, Managing Director of Group Operations at Sportradar, as part of last month’s Betting on Football conference. Speaking on the ‘Data – do …

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