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gbet’s dos and don’ts for ICE 2019

ICE - Do's and don'ts written on a chalkboard at the office

The ICE exhibition can be a daunting place for even the most battle hardened of industry conference-goers. So, how do you go about best managing your time and getting the most out of the annual industry pilgrimage to the ExCeL? As this year’s ICE moves into focus, we caught up with Conall McSorley, Business Development Director for gbet – a …

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DraftKings are hip to be square with Genius Tech Group for Super Bowl LIII

Seeking to enhance this Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl LIII viewing experience and audience participation, DraftKings has teamed up with sports data specialist Genius Tech Group (GTG) to deliver ‘the world’s largest-ever Squares game’. A ‘squares game’ is a familiar concept to American football fans, who play in groups/parties and with its playing format requiring no prior betting knowledge. Contestants pick …

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Post-PASPA Kambi navigates the changing regulatory landscape

Kambi

Last year, Kambi, together with its partner DraftKings, secured the first transactional waiver which enabled the operator to accept the “first legal online bet in a post-PASPA world”. Fast-forward six months, and Kambi Chief Legal Officer Chris Fox has shared his thoughts (see video above) on an “exciting time” in which the company has strengthened its processes and technology to …

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Oregon Racing revamps totalizator network with Colossus Bets

Colossus Bets, the supplier of next-generation pool betting markets, has announced that it will significantly boost its active US profile, having secured a totalizator licence granted by the Oregon Racing Commission (ORC). The licence will allow Colossus Bets software to be integrated within the ORC totalizator network, making Colossus’ lotto-sized pools jackpots inventory available to ORC syndicated betting operators. Updating …

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GeoComply’s Anna Sainsbury appointed to AGA board of directors

BetBright

GeoComply’s Chairman, Anna Sainsbury, has been appointed to the board of directors for the American Gaming Association (AGA)  as a bid to support “understanding of regulated gaming” in a post-PASPA America. The compliance grade geo-location technology supplier has become a board-level member of the AGA, the national trade group which represents the $261bn casino industry in the US. Sainsbury praised …

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Eilers & Krejcik confirmed as Supporting Partner for Betting on Sports America

Eilers

Eilers & Krejcik, a boutique research firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, sports, and interactive gaming sectors within the global gaming industry, has been named as a Supporting Partner for this year’s Betting on Sports America conference and exhibition. Organised by SBC Events, the event taking place at Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey from 23-25 April is expected …

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iovation: Stopping fraud without degrading the experience for your ‘good’ players

iovation - Business, Technology, Internet and network concept. Young businessman working on a virtual screen of the future and sees the inscription: Fraud prevention

As a provider of online fraud prevention and authentication solutions to eight of the top 10 gambling platform providers worldwide, iovation is well placed to combat the growth of fraud and abuse reports across the industry. SBC News caught up with Angie White, the firm’s Product Marketing Manager, to discuss the key findings from its ‘2019 Gambling Industry Report’ and …

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Changing global dynamics see Paddy Power Betfair & Stars Group discuss giant merger plans

The Sunday Times has this weekend reported that the governances of Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) and The Stars Group Inc held mutual talks in late 2018, discussing a ground-breaking merger. The two enterprises, which are competing to dominate global gambling’s new landscape disrupted by the repeal of US PASPA federal laws, multiple changes in European regulatory frameworks and the UK’s enforced …

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SBC’s On The Ball: QPR, Reddit and Chicago Fire

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered, this week’s edition looks at a controversial new sponsorship for West Ham, as well as an innovative new initiative between QPR and Ticketmaster. FA to investigate West Ham Sponsorship  The Football Association (FA) will carry out inquiries into …

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Bet.works continues recruitment drive with Marc Brody appointment

New US technology incumbent Bet.Works, has undertaken a further leadership appointment, hiring experienced executive Marc Brody as new Senior Vice President of Business Development. Brody’s duties in the new post will include identifying and acting upon opportunities for US growth, as well as overseeing the business development and account management teams for Bet.Works. David Wang, Bet.Works CEO, said: “We are …

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