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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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All-in Diversity: Inclusivity is a core dynamic in gambling’s new decade

Industry non-profit All-In Diversity Group (AIDP) will celebrate its third year in operations at ICE 2020. Founders Christina Thakor-Rankin and Kelly Kehn told SBC how workplace diversity and inclusivity has risen in significance amongst industry governance ranks, whilst All-In research has disclosed vital findings on corporate culture and industry peculiarities.  ___________________ SBC: One of the industry’s younger organisations AIDP was …

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on DAZN acquiring the majority of UCL rights in Germany, BeIN’s acquiring of Euro 2020 French broadcasting rights, LFC’s Nike partnership announcement and an interview with FootballMedia CEO Dean Akinjobi. ___________________ DAZN takes over …

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AgiproNews Italian View – New decade brings new tax landscape

Securing approval of its first Budget Law (passed on 24 December 2019), Italy’s new coalition government anticipates collecting a further €1.1 billion in taxes paid by gambling incumbents. A new decade begins with land-based operators adjusting to a new taxation framework, with the 5Star-DP coalition having sanctioned Italian gambling fourth set of gaming machine tax hikes in just over a …

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Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players

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Having successfully shaken up the lottery sector, betting on lottery providers have been met with several regulatory roadblocks over the last few years, particularly in mainstream markets. Yet Helio Gaming, which counts the concept as just one part of its flexible gaming engine, was well prepared for such an eventuality.  The Malta-based provider is targeting Africa and Asia as part …

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Martin Lycka: Gamblng advertising – Here be monsters!

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka dips into the rich history of Greek mythology to put the industry’s challenges this year into some sort of context. A spectre is haunting gambling Europe – the spectre of a ban on gambling related advertising. It came from Italy …

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Tommy Kearns, Xtremepush: Why multichannel player journeys are a must-have for sportsbooks

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The multichannel player journey builder has become one of the most popular features of the Xtremepush engagement and analytics platform, said the firm’s CEO Tommy Kearns.  Kearns was speaking to SBC News following last month’s SBC Awards, where Xtremepush won the award for best Marketing & Services Provider of the Year (pictured).  It currently works with industry leaders such as …

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Winning Post: online VIP reliance exposed?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kicks off the new year with a look at the use of VIPs by UK licence holders. UK: gambling regulation – online VIP reliance exposed? The Guardian newspaper has received information on the VIP concentration of some apparently leading GB licensees following a Freedom of Information request to the Gambling Commission. The expose has been …

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Simon Dorsen, Okto: ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’

In an interview with CasinoBeats.com, Simon Dorsen, director of gaming at Okto Group, has claimed that ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’ in 2020.  Discussing the importance of paying attention to the regulatory hurdles throughout the coming year, Dorsen delved into Europe’s regulatory framework, particularly to suggest how different licenses are required to limit the movement of …

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