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SoftSwiss sportsbook makes Africa entry with N1Bet.ng launch

SoftSwiss sportsbook makes Africa entry with N1Bet.ng launch

The SoftSwiss sportsbook platform has made its first foray into the African market after launching N1Bet.ng in partnership with N1 Group. The platform will launch under a local licence in Nigeria, which SoftSwiss received in February 2021. The launch of N1Bet.ng, it says, will be a “natural step” in the development of its sportsbook brand.  “We have been working on …

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Betsson seeks new CEO as Lindwall completes turnaround objectives 

The board of Betsson AB has informed that it has begun an executive search to find a replacement for Group Chief Executive Pontus Lindwall. The leadership succession has been authorised as Betsson’s board concludes that Lindwall has achieved all objectives of the group’s ‘Back on Track’ strategy under his stewardship. In September 2017, Lindwall re-took leadership of Betsson as the …

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William Lövqvist: Parlaybay is going beyond gamification for sports betting

William Lövqvist: Parlaybay is going beyond gamification for sports betting

ParlayBay will fill a gap in the market by going ‘beyond basic gamification’ and delivering a ‘game designed’ sports betting product, the company’s Commercial Manager William Lövqvist told SBC News. Ahead of SBC Summit Barcelona, Lövqvist (pictured, below) spoke with Rasmus Sojmark – CEO of SBC – about the brand’s launch, creating an engaging experience for players and how ParlayBay plans …

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beBettor launches new ‘V-Check’ Financial Vulnerability Check in response to latest UKGC guidance

beBettor

In response to the UKGC’s latest Customer Interaction Consultation Update, the new beBettor ‘V-Check’ assesses customer’s Financial Vulnerability, enabling operators to identify potential risk earlier in the customer journey. To help operators stay ahead of changing affordability regulation, independent UK technology and data science company beBettor has developed a new check designed to take place earlier in operator workflows that …

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Whittingdale exits DCMS as gambling awaits Ministerial re-assignment

John Whittingdale, the DCMS minister overseeing the review of the 2005 Gambling Act, has been removed from his position in PM Boris Johnson’s latest cabinet reshuffle. The minister will be returning the backbenches, and will allegedly be replaced by former Cabinet Office Parliamentary Secretary Julia Lopez, MP for the Greater London constituency of Hornchurch and Upminster. Despite her promotion to …

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SIS takes A McLean partnership digital with online racing content

SIS will support A McLean Bookmakers’ digital expansion after agreeing to supply its horse and greyhound racing content to the operator’s online brand, BetMcLean. By building on its long-standing relationship with the Northern Irish operator, SIS will help increase engagement and deliver ‘incremental revenues’ via the supply of live pictures and data of racing footage delivered in a Watch and …

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SBC Summit Barcelona to mark return of major betting and igaming industry events

SBC Summit Barcelona

Next week’s SBC Summit Barcelona will mark the long-awaited return of major international business events for the sports betting and igaming industry with a high-level conference and exhibition attended by the sector’s major players.  With Barcelona open for large-scale events and free from quarantine requirements for visitors, the 2021 edition of the Global Betting and iGaming Show will go ahead …

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Raketech amplifies sports inventory with €16m QM Media buyout 

Raketech Plc has agreed to acquire QM Media, finalising a deal valued at €16 million, to boost the sports media inventory of its publishing network. This afternoon, Raketech confirmed that it had agreed to acquire QM Media and its P&P Vegas North American subsidiary outright.   Deal terms will see Raketech pay €9 million in cash upfront, with the remainder of …

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BetVictor links with Quantum Metric to ‘drive product and UX evolution’

BetVictor has enlisted Continuous Product Design (CPD) provider Quantum Metric to assist with driving its customer-focused product development. The partnership will see Quantum work to capture data on customer experiences and behaviour across BetVictor’s platforms, enabling the Gibraltar-based operator’s team to evolve its product in-line with player needs. Additionally, the Quantum Metric will be incorporated into the operator’s marketing and …

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William Hill’s Evoke ordered to re-verify its Swedish customer base  

William Hill records further Swedish compliance struggles, as its Evoke Gaming subsidiary is demanded to re-verify player accounts registered during 2019 by gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen. An investigation by Spelinspektionen outlined a number of verification discrepancies related to customers registered by Evoke brands during the period of January-to-July 2019. Spelinspektionen’s investigation focused on Evoke’s management of its licensing duties, in which …

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