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Winning Post: US regulation… Signs of Old World problems?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners begins the week by detailing three US states in which the realities of regulating sportsbooks and betting market dynamics have taken on a familiar narrative for industry stakeholders… _____________________________ Three completely unrelated issues in three different US states have caught our attention this week, issues which demonstrate that expansion can go hand-in-hand with potential backlash …

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Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming

Over recent years, the UK racing sector has faced a number of difficulties including cuts to funding, concerns over age-verification measures and engagement with a wider audience. Speaking to Ben Keith, Owner of Star Sports, at Betting on Sports he explained that the on-course sector is doing everything it can to prevent under-aged gambling. He said: “I don’t really think …

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How sports betting operators can attract slot players with TVBET games

Sports betting operators now exist in a world where the player has the freedom to select from hundreds of online options, writes Peter Korpusenko, CEO at TVBET.  This choice might be based on the odds attached to betting selections, the layout of the site, proprietary features, or even the IT capacity behind the whole operation. However you look at it, …

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Scott Longley – Betting makes the right call on Tennis Integrity

Scott Longley details that stakeholder cooperation, combined with an understanding of big picture dynamics at stake, have seen betting progress on its support of tennis integrity, avoiding a further 2020 banana skin for industry incumbents… The move announced in December by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) confirming the continued collection and distribution of in-play …

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

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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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Winning Post: UK gambling faces its inevitable credit clean-up

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts of the week by looking at the ban on credit cards for betting activity, and further additions to the safer gambling agenda in the UK. UK: regulation – taking credit? Gambling with credit cards, or through wallets funded directly from credit cards, will be banned in GB from April 2020. The consultation responses largely …

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Innovation, regulation and new markets: what to expect in 2020

Speaking at the SBC Awards 2019, a number of key figures in the industry gave their thoughts on what they believed would be the biggest trends, challenges, and opportunities in 2020. With new markets beginning to open up, a number of the awards winners pointed out that the industry should be keeping a close eye on a post-PASPA US market. …

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Regulus Partners: Britain’s gambling review signals time for industry to go high

Following the confirmation of the UKGC’s anticipated credit card ban, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners focuses on how the gambling industry should embrace diversity of outlook when it comes to the imposition of new policies, while at the same time insisting on intellectual rigour and honesty.  The subject of independence and the need to exclude bias from vested interest are …

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Bingo: Why diversification is key to breaking from the crowd

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It’s undeniable that in a market as competitive as iGaming, diversification is paramount when attracting new customers writes Claire McDaid, VP of Bingo at Pragmatic Play. Ever-increasing competition from new suppliers rapidly entering the market has led operators to undertake more streamlined relationships with their providers. The higher level of competition has also forced these operators to focus their resources …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Changes loom on the horizon

As I write this, we are just two weeks into the new year – or indeed the new decade, as some would have us believe. Either way, what a start it’s been for the UK gambling industry! We ended 2019 with confirmation that the newly elected Conservative Party government intends to act speedily to fulfil its General Election manifesto promise …

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