Interviews

Marco Castaldo, Microgame: Growth potential remains despite Italian ad ban

Microgame

SBC News caught up with Marco Castaldo, CEO at Microgame, for his take on the much-discussed advertising ban in Italy, how it might influence Microgame’s business model, and why adapting an online platform for the country – given the current uncertainty and speed to market – “makes less sense now than before”. SBC: With Microgame’s Italian offering very diverse, including …

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Better Collective’s Jesper Søgaard: Cultivating a sustainable affiliate model

Gaining a foothold is difficult in any industry, but this rings particularly true for igaming affiliates. It’s a sector that is subject to regular upheaval, with regulatory changes and compliance focuses often forcing firms to change their whole business model at the drop of a hat. We caught up with Better Collective CEO Jesper Søgaard to find out how to …

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SBC-QT: Does football and betting go hand-in-hand?

With only a few days until the sixth edition of SBC’s Betting on Football, we have been chatting with our sponsors to chat about a handful of the topics that will be discussed in our six tracks at the event, ranging from new technologies to the way betting and football interact with one another. In this SBC’s Question Time, we honed …

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SBC-QT: What industry innovations are we looking for?

This year’s Betting on Football is fast approaching, with only five days to go before the event kicks off at Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March. We have been catching up with our event sponsors to discuss a range of topics such as industry innovations and the relationship between betting and football. In the run up to #bofcon as part of …

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Phillip Wilson – Carousel Group: Utilising agility and rapid decision making as a new brand

For new operators entering the sports betting sector, providing a new and innovative football offering represents a challenging obstacle, as brands seek to compete against and take market-share of established players. Ahead of next week’s much anticipated Betting on Football Conference, SBC spoke to Carousel Group’s Chief Operations Officer, Phillip Wilson, as the firm undertakes its long term strategy to …

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Sam Barrett: Trustly – PaymentExpert Forum will dissect betting/payment current complexities

Sam Barrett, Director of Gaming at Trustly, will chair SBC’s inaugural PaymentExpert Forum –  A special event designed to provide payment professionals working for both operators and payment suppliers with a platform to discuss opportunities and threats as part of the future of the betting and gaming industry. Facing increased regulatory scrutiny and a demand for higher standards, Barrett tells …

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Joe Saumarez Smith: Bede Gaming – “legalising and taxing sports betting is the only way forward” for India

With India on the brink of legalising sports betting, and a number of other countries around the world also mulling the idea, this year’s Betting on Football will be hosting a track focused upon the Global Markets that are considering liberalisation as well as looking at those that have legalised recently. One of the panel discussions on the track that …

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WATCH: OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez – Making up for lost time in Spain

OPTIMA

We caught up with Jacob Lopez, CEO at OPTIMA – the sports betting and gaming solutions provider confirmed as a ‘Headline Sponsor’ for next month’s Betting on Football conference. Ahead of the event, which takes place at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March, we talked all things OPTIMA, including the firm’s Betfred partnership, making up for lost time in …

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David da Silva: “EasyOdds has a natural role to fulfil”

EasyOdds CEO David da Silva believes his firm has “a natural role to fulfil as an independent body sitting between consumers, operators and the UK Gambling Commission”. The comments were made during an interview with AffiliateINSIDER, when da Silva was probed on what kind of strategy the sports betting affiliate has implemented to deal with compliance and social responsibility. “To …

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Ian Bradley: Big Bang just the start for SBTech in 2019

Big Bang

Just a few moments after the eagerly anticipated launch of Exploding Jackpots at ICE London, SBC News was there to talk to Ian Bradley, SBTech’s Chief Strategy Officer. We asked him what SBTech had learned from the successful Pulse reveal in 2018, and how the ‘Big Bang’ will bring about a new betting experience for SBTech partners. SBC: What did …

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