Interviews

Simon Banks: Star Sports – Delivering on talent resources amid changing industry values

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With the aim of diversifying its business portfolio, Star Sports launched its new recruitment contingent Star Recruitment back in January with the aim of providing tailored staffing solutions to the global gambling industry. SBC caught up with Simon Banks, a sector resourcing and talent development veteran, who is heading up the new vertical as its Chief Executive Officer. We asked …

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Matthew Imi: Sky Racing – The first month and adapting to industry challenges

On 1 January of this year, Sky UK launched its new channel, Sky Racing , which took Sky’s dedicated sports channel tally up to 11, has been broadcasting race fixtures from both the UK and around the world. It has been headed by the long term At the Races chief executive, Matthew Imi. SBC caught up with Imi to discuss how Sky …

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Jacob Lopez: OPTIMA – Technological innovation in the sports betting industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a growing part of business in the 21st century, with more and more industries integrating it into everyday solutions. In fact, gaming operators have started to base their choice of platform provider around the adoption of new technologies, including AI, which can ensure a  better quality of service for its customers. In an interview originally …

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Genius Sports: Power behind the Price – Why premium data should be at the heart of sports betting

Data rights may not be a subject matter that sets heart rates pumping, yet as the betting sector expands its global profile, its incumbents will face greater scrutiny with regards to sports data management, integrity and collaborations. Through betting/data subsidiary Betgenius,  Genius Sports has developed one of the world’s fastest growing data and technology enterprises, detailing to SBC why in 2019 …

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Sportradar’s Felix Geyr: Improving the efficiency of ad:s spend

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Earlier this month, Sportradar launched ad:s, the firm’s full-service marketing offer for sports betting operators. We caught up with Felix Geyr, Managing Director of Sports Media at Sportradar, for his take on the new service, how it can help operators increase their customer numbers, and why its customisable combination of automated and non-automated data-driven marketing components makes it a truly …

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Peter Woodfine: Vermantia – Why Data & Pictures present a 2019 battlefield

The provision of data and pictures to both retail and online racing betting operators has become one of the most important battlefields in the industry in recent years. As suppliers prepare to descend on London’s ExCeL conference centre to showcase their wares, SBC News caught up with Peter Woodfine, Business Development Director of leading distributor Vermantia, to find out what’s …

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Ebbe Groes, EveryMatrix: Providing operators with an unprecedented freedom to innovate

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SBC News caught up with EveryMatrix CEO Ebbe Groes, who shared his excitement over the company’s new sports betting offering, including the OddsMatrix Aggregator and the “time-tested” OddsMatrix Sports Data Feeds. This also includes a set of new sportsbook additions for EveryMatrix to ‘pitch’ in 2019 – starting at next week’s ICE exhibition – such as a Web API that …

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iovation: Stopping fraud without degrading the experience for your ‘good’ players

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As a provider of online fraud prevention and authentication solutions to eight of the top 10 gambling platform providers worldwide, iovation is well placed to combat the growth of fraud and abuse reports across the industry. SBC News caught up with Angie White, the firm’s Product Marketing Manager, to discuss the key findings from its ‘2019 Gambling Industry Report’ and …

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Carousel Group: Bringing the fun of the tracks onto the website

Carousel Group recently confirmed that it is in the final preparations of launching its first two online betting properties SportsBetting.com and RaceBook.com. SBC spoke to the firm’s Founder and CEO Daniel Graetzer who detailed how SportsBetting.com is aiming to be positioned as the ‘ultimate destination’ to bet on global sports while RaceBook.com seeks to become a dedicated platform for racing enthusiasts.   SBC: …

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Altenar: The flexibility to match customer requirements and meet operator challenges for specific markets

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Altenar is a sportsbook software and services provider, who continued a pattern of punching above its weight in 2018 by posting ‘doubled’ revenues for the third year in a row. The company powered a successful 12-month period that saw Wplay.co – the first approved licensee for the regulated market in South America – grow to become one of the early …

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