Interviews

Mark Woollard: How Pragmatic Solutions laid the foundations for landmark igaming platform deals in 2020

Pragmatic Solutions

Mark Woollard, Business Development Director at Pragmatic Solutions, reflects on some of the company’s big breakthroughs for 2019. This includes getting the UK certification for its PAM platform, as well as its GLI-19 certification – a “gold standard stamp” which covers best practice standards across a number of key regulated markets. Meanwhile, Woollard also explains how Pragmatic Solutions can minimise …

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All-in Diversity: Inclusivity is a core dynamic in gambling’s new decade

Industry non-profit All-In Diversity Group (AIDP) will celebrate its third year in operations at ICE 2020. Founders Christina Thakor-Rankin and Kelly Kehn told SBC how workplace diversity and inclusivity has risen in significance amongst industry governance ranks, whilst All-In research has disclosed vital findings on corporate culture and industry peculiarities.  ___________________ SBC: One of the industry’s younger organisations AIDP was …

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Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players

Helio

Having successfully shaken up the lottery sector, betting on lottery providers have been met with several regulatory roadblocks over the last few years, particularly in mainstream markets. Yet Helio Gaming, which counts the concept as just one part of its flexible gaming engine, was well prepared for such an eventuality.  The Malta-based provider is targeting Africa and Asia as part …

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Simon Dorsen, Okto: ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’

In an interview with CasinoBeats.com, Simon Dorsen, director of gaming at Okto Group, has claimed that ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’ in 2020.  Discussing the importance of paying attention to the regulatory hurdles throughout the coming year, Dorsen delved into Europe’s regulatory framework, particularly to suggest how different licenses are required to limit the movement of …

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SBC’s Year In Review: December’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This final edition looks at December and more specifically at an interview with BetConnect’s CEO Daniel Schreiber, the tackling of sports betting corruption, the key to customer loyalty and how sponsorships can lead to the …

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Mark Bird, GBGB: The closure of Belle Vue ‘would be a huge loss for the sport’

The future of Manchester’s Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium is to be decided today, which could see the track demolished and the site redeveloped to build 247 houses. The proposals made by Countryside Properties were recommended for approval by the local officer at Manchester’s Planning and Highways Committee earlier this week after a consultation report highlighted the track’s decline in revenues …

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Khalid Ali, IBIA: Tackling sports betting corruption

Tackling issues such as match-fixing and betting corruption has been a priority for regulators and betting operators alike, with more and more operators signing up to global monitoring and alert platforms such as those offered by the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Speaking to Khalid Ali, CEO of the IBIA, at Betting on Sports he explained that regulators have identified …

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Paris Smith, Pinnacle: Working both sides of the betting business

Pinnacle

“We know better than to stand still in the betting industry,” said Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, as she reflected on a year of big changes for the company on both the B2B and B2C side. As 2019 draws to a close, we spoke to her about Pinnacle’s B2B market entry and the key benefits of this new ‘Pinnacle Solution’ – …

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Stanislav Silin, Altenar: Defying regulatory challenges to hit 2019 high notes

Altenar

Stanislav Silin, CEO at Altenar, reflects on a successful year for the sportsbook software provider, which saw it obtain key licences with the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), and defy challenging conditions in both Italy and Sweden to launch four regulated customers across the two markets. SBC: What are the key highlights for Altenar from 2019? …

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Peter Murray, Alexem Services: Adapting to industry technological changes is key

Regulation Technology, or RegTech, is increasingly becoming an integral part in ensuring operator compliance across the gaming industry. Speaking to Peter Murray of Alexem Services, he explained that artificial intelligence will continue to grab the attention of the iGaming industry in the next few years, and that regulation is racing to try to keep up with both the demands of …

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