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What does a betting operator’s ideal customer engagement stack look like?

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What does an ideal customer engagement stack look like? A key question for operators across the betting and gaming industry that we put to Xtremepush Head of Sales for Sports Betting Victor Sevciuc, who gave the following detailed account. To start off, any stack you put together must solve specific industry challenges. That might sound obvious, but actually I’ve come …

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SBC Digital online events series launches with focus on regional markets

SBC Digital 2021 events series

SBC has announced the launch of SBC Digital, a series of online conferences and product showcases dedicated to several of the betting and gaming industry’s most attractive regional markets.  The series is the crucial third pillar of SBC’s services, sitting alongside the physical conferences and trade shows organised by SBC Events and the online news and print offerings of SBC …

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Winning Post: NY developments, counting problem gamblers and video gaming

Will sports betting come to the rescue for Ney York’s COVID-hit finances? Regulus Partners believes that Governor Andrew Cuomo has a tricky balancing act if he wants to boost coffers with deregulation. And why are regulators changing how they count problem gambling behaviour? US: sports betting regulation – Cuomo takes a bite? There has been a long history of gambling …

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Flutter to appeal Kentucky Court’s $870m TSG ruling

Flutter Entertainment is expected to appeal a $870 million ruling made by the Kentucky Supreme Court, having argued that the litigation ran contrary to modern US legal precedent. The case, which was reversed in late 2018, was initially filed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2010, approximately four years prior to The Stars Group’s (TSG) acquisition of the PokerStars business.  …

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BMM Testlabs appoints Navin Goel as COO 

BMM Testlabs, a gaming testing laboratory and product certification consultancy, has confirmed the appointment of Navin Goel as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO).  Goel will join BMM’s executive leadership team from Aristocrat Technologies Inc, where he formally led the firm’s global tech support operations for all casino management and distribution units as the company’s Senior Vice President of Technology.  …

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Carsten Koerl joined by three regional CEOs in Sportradar reorganisation

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Sportradar Group CEO Carsten Koerl will be supported by three regional CEOs in a company reorganisation, effective from 1 January 2021.  The new setup, explained Sportradar, provides it with more flexibility to support future growth, while enabling the business to operate in closer proximity to its end markets. The three new regional CEOs will be Arne Rees (North America), Werner …

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Playing the long game: Should we dream big for domain names?

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It happens from time to time. The opportunity to purchase a domain which may, or may not, shape the future direction of your business. Of course there will usually be a premium price to play for sought after names, but are we too quick to write off such opportunities on costs alone? At SBC, we are well aware of the …

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Paysafe seeks NYSE listing following Foley SPAC takeover

Paysafe Group has confirmed its intentions to re-list as a public company, following its takeover by US special purpose acquisition company ‘Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp II’ for $9 billion.    This afternoon, Paysafe published its deal prospectus under the ownership of Foley Trasimene, the ‘blank cheque company’ formed by finance and sports magnet Bill Foley, to acquire the global multichannel payment …

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Flutter orders full buyout of FanDuel shareholding

Flutter Entertainment has secured its majority shareholding in US wagering subsidiary FanDuel after agreeing to acquire the 37.2% interest held by the ‘Fastball’ consortium for $4.17 billion (£3.1bn).  The transaction will see Flutter increase its majority shareholding in FanDuel from 58% to 95% – as the FTSE100 operator triggers an early buyout clause to increase its interest in its flagship …

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Betting & broadcast marriages face a critical adjustment once the honeymoon is over…

US wagering and its blossoming relationship with broadcast entities has recorded ‘no covid downtime’ during a disrupted 2020 as, week-by-week, US incumbents forge new media partnerships.  Joint statements tell of ‘ground-breaking agreements’, which will underpin operators’ multi-state ambitions and growth strategies. Yet, with the legal US sports wagering sector still in its infancy and casino value chains disrupted by unprecedented …

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