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SBC’s Year In Review: June’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This sixth edition looks at June and more specifically at the AFCON boost for African sportsbooks, how data changed sports leagues, the importance of both technology and human expertise and Campeón Gaming Partners’ move to …

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SBC’s Year In Review: May’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This fifth edition looks at May and more specifically at key improvements needed in horseracing, the mobile betting preference of customers, 1xBet’s entry into the US market and Golden Race’s African success.  HBF survey highlights …

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SBC’s Year In Review: April 2019’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world. This fourth edition looks at April and more specifically at horseracing’s shortcomings, Sportradar’s Brazilian preparation, how gambling companies can do more than just support a club’s performance on the pitch and the challenges faced in …

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SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This third edition looks at March and more specifically at VAR, the relationship between betting sponsorship and football, sports betting in India, and the expected innovations for 2019. Joe Petyt, Sky Bet: Taking a step …

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SBC’s Year In Review: February 2019’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This second edition looks at February and more specifically at the data breakdown behind sports betting, the evolution of SIS’ product to meet the needs of bettors, Sky Racing’s first month of operation, and Optima’s …

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SBC’s Year In Review: January 2019’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close, SBC looks back on the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This inaugural edition looks at January and more specifically at Insider Sport’s take on football’s 3pm blackout, GambleAware’s backing of self-exclusion, David Clifton’s sports betting predictions for the year and the UK high-street bank …

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Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka pens a letter to the Santa of Gambling and hopes that, for a change. the industry is on the ‘good’ list.  Dear Gambling Santa, My name is Martin and I am probably a little too old to write to you. …

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Mark Bird, GBGB: The closure of Belle Vue ‘would be a huge loss for the sport’

The future of Manchester’s Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium is to be decided today, which could see the track demolished and the site redeveloped to build 247 houses. The proposals made by Countryside Properties were recommended for approval by the local officer at Manchester’s Planning and Highways Committee earlier this week after a consultation report highlighted the track’s decline in revenues …

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Khalid Ali, IBIA: Tackling sports betting corruption

Tackling issues such as match-fixing and betting corruption has been a priority for regulators and betting operators alike, with more and more operators signing up to global monitoring and alert platforms such as those offered by the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Speaking to Khalid Ali, CEO of the IBIA, at Betting on Sports he explained that regulators have identified …

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Paris Smith, Pinnacle: Working both sides of the betting business

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“We know better than to stand still in the betting industry,” said Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, as she reflected on a year of big changes for the company on both the B2B and B2C side. As 2019 draws to a close, we spoke to her about Pinnacle’s B2B market entry and the key benefits of this new ‘Pinnacle Solution’ – …

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