Interviews

Kim Mouridsen: Combatting problem gambling with automated player profiling

Kim Mouridsen, Professor and Founder of Mindway AI, explains how they are using scientifically based automated player profiling and monitoring to combat problem gambling and better understand player behaviours. SBC: Identifying problem gambling behaviour is getting easier with technology, but how can that translate to effective outreach to customers who may not want to accept that? KM: Problem gambling is …

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Si14Bet: P2P betting is a driving force for the future

As operators slowly return to normality with live sporting events beginning to resume and global regulations gradually relaxing, the betting landscape has shifted dramatically with new avenues, such as esports, booming whilst other markets have faced an up-hill battle.  With new horizons starting to open, there is also the opportunity for firms to branch out and create a new platform …

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Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment

The treatment of problem gambling requires a programme which has been tailored to each individual, explained Christopher Metcalf, co-founder of Anonymind and Leon House. Opened in June 2019, Manchester-based Leon House Health & Wellbeing is a 23-bed purpose-built facility, focused on the treatment of problematic gamblers which prides itself on taking a different approach to more traditional treatment centres. Metcalf …

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David Pope: HooYu – Betting needs to stay alert on temporary KYC actions

The four months of global lockdown has seen several regulators place temporary player restrictions across licensed gambling marketplaces.    Facing further regulatory scrutiny, David Pope Marketing Director of digital customer identification solutions provider HooYu tells SBC that betting would be foolish to think of new KYC demands as pandemic stopgap measures.  _____________________ SBC: Hi David, great to catch-up. Are you …

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How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level

CONMEBOL - Marcos Guilherme of Internacional celebrates his goal in the 71th minute 3-0 during the match Internacional v Universidad de Chile, of Copa Libertadores 2020, date 1. Beira Rio Stadium. Porto Alegre, Brazil, 4 Mar 2020. (Photo by pressinphoto/Sipa USA)

Stats Perform is to exclusively collect and distribute official ultrafast data and fast player statistics for CONMEBOL competitions through its premium RunningBall and Opta services.  We sat down with the company’s LATAM sales manager Ignacio Iturraspe for more on yesterday’s announcement, made officially at the SBC Digital Summit Latinoamerica. SBC: Will this deal bring the in-play betting experience for CONMEBOL …

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The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react?

Premier League - File photo dated 11-01-2020 of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return tomorrow, starting with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United, but how will the ‘fanless’ aspect of ‘Project Restart’ translate to betting behaviour?  And what about the Bundesliga, the first major football league in Europe to bounce back following the COVID-19 enforced break. How can punters and traders learn from what’s happened so far?  …

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‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development

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For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we spoke to Christina Thomsen (pictured above), Head of Investor Relations (IR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Better Collective. We asked her about the sustainability strategy at Better Collective, the parent company behind the likes of bettingexpert.com and hltv.org, and a new commitment to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the …

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Oddin.gg: The importance of live betting in esports

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Esports betting has enjoyed a well-documented rise to prominence over the last few months, partly due to global restrictions and the postponement of live sporting events.  However, the challenge now for esports is to cement itself as a major player in the overall sports betting landscape, avoiding a situation where audiences just ‘revert to type’ as the sports action returns. …

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Chetan Pandya, Pragmatic Solutions: Sticking to the circle of competence

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Chetan Pandya, Chief Product Officer at Pragmatic Solutions (pictured), discusses the importance of strengthening its regulatory compliance standing in Malta, before explaining the evolution of the ‘Onboarding Hub’ resource to deliver more transparency to its partners, and why it is sticking to the “circle of competence” to avoid compromising on quality.  SBC: How would you describe the Pragmatic Solutions business …

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Dave McDowell, FSB: Hitting the bullseye during the global sports blackout

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FSB Tech CEO Dave McDowell (pictured) discusses taking the Remote Darts League (RDL) right through from concept to sourcing players and event production, how he hopes it will open the industry’s eyes to the power of FSB’s data automation platform, and why the RDL has quickly found a place within the darts community – with opportunities for both male and female …

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