Interviews

Daniel Grabher: Global Bet – Strong prospects for virtuals post-FOBT reduction

As all betting incumbents make tough adjustments to their operating frameworks post the FOBT stake reduction, Daniel Grabher – Founder & Chief Executive of Global Bet – details that bookmaker virtual inventories are more important than ever at driving much needed retail engagements.   ______________ SBC: Can you tell us more about what sets Global Bet’s virtual offering ahead of other …

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Why March Madness captures the imagination of the US public

March Madness

At this year’s Betting on Football at Stamford Bridge, SBC caught up with Benjie Cherniak from Don Best, now part of Scientific Games. NCAA’s March Madness has always captured the attention and imagination of large portions of the US audience, which has only been amplified by the spread of legislated wagering across the country. Cherniak told SBC: “It is embedded in …

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Bryan Blake: Hexopay – Wire Act needs a cautious approach by all gambling stakeholders

Speaking at last week’s PaymentExpert Forum, Bryan Blake Founder & CEO of Hexopay gave SBC audiences a detailed breakdown of the current US payments landscape for gambling incumbents, and the challenges stakeholders face in interpreting and accommodating the mandate of the 1961 Wire Act… ________________ SBC: Hi Bryan thanks for speaking at SBC’s PaymentExpert Forum. As a payments industry executive, …

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Mensur Djogic: NSoft – R&D is the difference maker for Industry’s future planning

Industry bespoke software solutions provider NSoft has begun 2019 strongly winning/renewing a number of new key accounts. The Bosnian based technology group credits expanding its Research & Development unit which has aided its product quality output and all-around operational procedures. SBC speaks to NSoft R&D Director Mensur Djogic on the importance of building effective research structures which can challenge industry norms …

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SIS: Rohini Sardana – Engaging new audiences in the esports world

Back in February, racing content and sports data provider SIS (Sports Information Services) launched its new esports-focused Competitive Gaming, a betting product tailored to esports sportsbooks. In a catch up with the Head of Product Propositions at SIS, Rohini Sardana, we discussed how the first month has been for Competitive Gaming. Sardana told SBC about the decision behind the expansion …

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LC Tech: Giuseppe Lo Cascio – US expansion opens up the door to engaging with a wider audience

With more and more markets beginning to consider the idea of igaming and sports betting regulation, it is becoming increasingly important for industry stakeholders to consider operating in multiple jurisdictions across the world. This year will see SBC host its inaugural Betting on Sports America which will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Centre in New Jersey. Among those attending …

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OtherLevels: Brendan O’Kane – Customer expectations will be the driving force for innovation

Ahead of this year’s Betting on Football, we have turned our attention towards everything innovation, catching up with OtherLevels Founder and CEO, Brendan O’Kane. We spoke about the acceleration of innovation in recent years, and the importance of personalisation for a sportsbook experience. At this year’s event, Brendan will be speaking as part of our Betting on Innovation track, where …

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Scott Davies sharing experiences to help prevent problem gambling

“Some people will understand, some won’t. But there was a point when betting was the reason I was getting out of bed in the morning. Not the football, not my family, I just got up and placed bets, that was it. It was all I wanted to do.” Whether it’s the lifestyle, passion for the game or simply it’s a …

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SkillCorner: Morgan Jacquin – The industry must keep offering a betting experience that keeps players coming back

Football and technology appear to go hand-in-hand with one another, especially given the increasing use of VAR technologies across a number of UK and international fixtures. In the run up to this year’s Betting on Football, SBC caught up with Morgan Jacquin, Head of Business Development at SkillCorner, to discuss technological innovation in the world of football. Jacquin tells SBC …

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Assessing the football and betting sponsorship dynamic

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Much has been written regarding the industry’s relationship with sports, none more so than football, where criticism has suggested measures must be put in place to curb what is seen as an over saturation of marketing, sponsorships and advertising. This topic is set to fall under the microscope at the sixth annual Betting on Football, taking place this week at …

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