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The sportsbook of 2030: ‘Clever money’ and more accurate data

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The world of trading and risk management has come on leaps and bounds in recent years thanks to advances in technology, but how does that shape the sportsbook of 2030? Fast forward 10 years to 2030 and Dinos Stranomitis, Director and COO at Altenar, thinks that the future for sports betting lies in the development of software that can independently …

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Listen: ‘FSB Meets…’ How Mark Blandford built up Sportingbet

Earlier this month, omnichannel sports betting platform provider FSB launched its brand new podcast series ‘FSB Meets…’ with sports betting veteran Mark Blandford as the inaugural guest. The new series will see FSB’s Head of Marketing Chris Graham speak to some of the industry’s most engaging people. As you can hear below, the series got off to a flyer with …

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Soft2Bet launches MGA-licensed casino brand Cadabrus

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Soft2Bet has launched its MGA-licensed operator brand Cadabrus, where players are welcomed by a rabbit with a love for magic tricks (click here or watch the video above). Cadabrus is the latest addition to Soft2Bet’s portfolio of more than 20 operator brands and follows on from the hugely successful launch of its first gamified online casino, jungle-themed Wazamba. As well …

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DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting

Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer at DraftKings, believes there are still big things to come from the US market when it comes to sports betting and told audiences at the SBC Digital Summit North America that the industry can play a huge role in fan engagement for US sports while they are unable to allow spectators at games. “What is …

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WATCH: Scientific Games delivers sports betting aggregation first with OpenMarket

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Scientific Games is now ready to deliver “rapid innovation” to its customers through OpenMarket, a first aggregation platform for sports betting “anywhere on the planet”. Launched at this month’s ICE London (see video above), OpenMarket has become the sixth component of the OpenSports sportsbook solution for the online arm of Scientific Games. Keith O’Loughlin, SVP for Sportsbook, Digital for Scientific …

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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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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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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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Watch: Joe Lee on the importance of collaboration

Head of GB&I at Paddy Power Betfair, Joe Lee has emphasized the importance of developing a collaborative relationship between the betting industry and sports governing bodies when it comes to maintaining integrity in US sports. Lee also discussed the importance of public trust, both in the industry as well as in governing sports bodies. In an interview at the recent Betting on Sports Conference, …

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Mikel López de Torre: Promoting core values through sponsorship agreements

Sponsoring a major sports league such as La Liga can allow betting operators to promote core values such as betting integrity and responsible gambling initiatives. Speaking to Mikel López de Torre, chairman of Jdigital, at September’s Betting on Sports, he explained some of the advantages associated with the Jdigital sponsorship of La Liga, and how events such as the upcoming …

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