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Gal Ehrlich, BETER: Fast betting content is complementary to traditional sports and esports events

Gal Ehrlich, CEO of BETER

2020 was a tipping point for the fast-betting and commercial sports performance in the absence of a regular sports schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite seeing strong rates of growth throughout the pandemic, fast betting within the esports sector has continued to grow throughout 2021 as highlighted by Gal Ehrlich, CEO of BETER. Giving a presentation at the recent …

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Martin Lycka: Brazil is the crown jewel for Latin American industry

SBC Summit Latinoamerica

Martin Lycka, Entain’s SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, is set to be part of the high-level speaker line-up for this month’s SBC Summit Latinoamérica conference and trade show in Miami. Ahead of the event, he talked to SBC Noticias about Entain’s operations in Latin America and the importance to international operators of local partnerships when entering newly-regulated …

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MGA updates requirements for ‘key functions’ positions, integrity and auditing

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has made substantial changes to its key functions requirements by updating standards for licence applications, resignations, appointments and player accounts, among other areas. Having come into force on 20 October, the update means that new licence applicants must inform the authority of the identity of persons at the company who hold the role of CEO, …

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Joris Dekkers: Capitalising on the Dutch opportunity for Better Collective

Jorris Dekkers: Capitalising on the Dutch opportunity for Better Collective

All eyes have been on the Netherlands since it opened its doors to online gambling at the start of this month, and for Joris Dekkers (pictured below) – Managing Director of Better Collective Netherlands – the Dutch market presents a “great opportunity” for growth.  As part of this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, the “highly digitalised” nature of the Dutch market …

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Oren Cohen Shwartz: Personalisation and the paradox of choice

Personalising the player experience can help boost player loyalty and longevity, writes Delasport CEO Oren Cohen Shwartz, who explains why iGaming could learn a few lessons from companies such as Netflix when it comes to offering “a more contextual and relevant catalogue”. iGaming as a form of eCommerce is still falling behind other eCommerce companies like Amazon, Booking, Netflix, and …

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Crypto-betting: Transparency and traceability against compliance challenges

As an emerging sector, cryptocurrency has caught the attention of numerous actors across a wide range of industries, and the prospect of crypto-betting has not gone unnoticed in the gaming sector. In a similar vein to other sectors of the global economy – with interested parties ranging from payments platforms, financial organisations, governments and operators – the adoption of crypto …

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Pinnacle Solution: Establishing a standalone esports betting destination

The Esports Hub, developed by Pinnacle Solution, will enable operators to engage with esports fans on a new level by creating a standalone esports betting destination. Designed as an extension of Pinnacle Solution’s existing esports trading product, the Esports Hub encapsulates the company’s market-leading esports content in one place – something Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith hopes will promote esports betting …

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SBC Summit CIS: Sports sponsorship shows consumers operators ‘are not the bad guys’

A key objective for any betting operator when entering a new regional market is to raise brand awareness and promote its business, which can see sports sponsorship deals play a key role – and the CIS region is no exception to this. Discussing the topic at the SBC Summit CIS event, a group of industry experts engaged each other on …

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Digital Transformation: why you can’t risk getting left behind

Historically, it was innovative for casinos to have a digital transformation strategy; in today’s world it’s crucial for survival, writes Ashley-Christian Hardy – Director of Product & Design at Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Not to get into a history lesson, but the online gaming industry has been going through digital transformation for a while. Ever since the first online casino …

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Winter judgements to re-shape Ukraine’s gambling marketplace

A make-or-break end of year beckons for Ukraine’s nascent gambling sector, as the definitive tax framework and technical amendments of the Gambling Law are scrutinised by the Verkhovna Rada.  Though sanctioned last August, the Rada’s failure to settle on the Gambling Law’s tax, licensing and technical arrangements has frustrated domestic incumbents, whilst leaving international operators in limbo with regards to …

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