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Winning Post – Collaboration & Segregation in Harm Prevention

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at UK stakeholder dynamics on collaborations for tackling problem gambling and addiction.  _________________ Collaboration is a rather subjective word; used variously to describe the very best and the very worst of human endeavour. In business, being collaborative is generally held to be a positive attribute; …

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Gavin Isaacs: Helping SBTech to navigate key regulated markets

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Having joined SBTech just three weeks ago, Gavin Isaacs has already set about using his 20 years of high-level gaming experience to bolster the company’s US presence. We spoke to Isaacs about how his experience with Scientific Games, Bally and SHFL Entertainment can be translated into success for his new employers, what convinced him to join the SBTech project, and …

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Peter Woodfine: Vermantia – Servicing a cashless wonderland

Omni-channel content provider Vermantia picked up the SBC award for Best Virtual Sport Product last month. Entering 2019, Business Development Director Peter Woodfine has his eye on the efficient delivery of live content and how customers will prefer to make transactions and collect their winnings… _______________________ When I was over in the UK recently, I saw a story on the …

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SBC moves at ICE London to brand new stand location S3-206

SBC (Sports Betting Community) will be in a new location at this year’s ICE London exhibition at the ExCeL Centre from 5-7 February, moving into the main south hall itself at stand S3-206. The SBC team will be on hand throughout all three days to showcase upcoming events in 2019, including Betting on Football (19-22 March), Betting on Sports America …

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Black Type COO, Stephen Davison: Maximising racing’s expansion

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Black Type is looking to build on a positive 2018 and benefit from a rejuvenated digital approach in the year ahead. We spoke to the operator’s new COO, Stephen Davison on how the brand is looking to elevate its digital offering in 2019, as well as what the changes in racing broadcasting mean for Black Type. SBC: Can you detail …

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Ani Atabekyan: Expanding Vbet’s European presence through French market entry

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Ani Atabekyan, Vbet Regional Manager for France, has been speaking to SBC News about the “strategic importance” of its operations in France, a market for which it has held an online sports betting licence since September 2017. Atabekyan also explained the importance of working with affiliates to build trust among players in the region, while sharing her excitement over the …

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Max Meltzer: Kambi – Respect the legacy… Delivering fresh prospects for ATG Sweden

Max Meltzer Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of leading sports betting technology firm Kambi Group Plc, details his firm’s comprehensive partnership with Swedish legacy racing operator ATG. A key stakeholder in the delivery of new ATG systems and platforms, Meltzer details to SBC the complexities of servicing  Swedish betting’s legacy incumbent, as it faces sweeping changes within its home market… _______________ …

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InsiderSport: Is it time to eradicate football’s ‘3pm blackout’?

This season’s transformation of UK football broadcasting has led to the resurfacing of a television coverage issue that has been taken at face value for over 60 years now. InsiderSport details why the ‘3pm blackout’ was introduced, as well as what its role is in the modern game. Does it simply represent a broadcasting hindrance, or is it an imperative …

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GambleAware backs Self Exclusion amid political reprieve

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Industry charity GambleAware has reaffirmed its support of the nationwide self-exclusion scheme GamStop amid reports that the scheme had been breached by problem gamblers. Entering 2019, the betting industry got off to a rocky start after BBC five live reports revealed that gamblers registered with the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter details provided at registration, allowing the continuation of …

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Winning Post – Safer gambling banks on blocking

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Poland: betting market – poles apart? Betting turnover attributed to domestically licensed operators is reported to have grown 55% to PLZ5.1bn (€1.17bn) in 2018, taking the officially estimated market share to 48% …

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