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Swiping in 2021: Zorica Smallwood eyes ‘new era’ for ESA Gaming

Smallwood

SBC News sat down with Zorica Smallwood, Director at ESA Gaming, to discuss the highlights of the year for the company and some predictions for 2021.  One of the high points in 2020 for ESA Gaming, she said, has been the launch of cross-selling games, EasySwipe™, alongside the consolidation of its content aggregator system and poker network. EasySwipe is a …

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SBC Leaders launches to bring together the cream of the betting and gaming industry

SBC Leaders

SBC is bringing together the most influential companies in the betting and gaming industry with the launch of the exclusive SBC Leaders operators association. The group has been formed to provide a forum for the leadership teams of the premier operators to share ideas, promote innovation in the sector, collaborate on major issues, and work to enhance the industry’s reputation. …

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SBC Leaders: Adapting to Covid and Italy’s unexpected digital payments push

SBC Leaders

“Covid has taught us to think flexibly and react quickly using all the possible tools in a creative way,” said Snaitech CEO Fabio Schiavolin, as he told SBC Leaders about adapting his approach to leading the Italian multichannel operator through the pandemic. The exclusive interview with Schiavolin kicks off the final 2020 issue of the publication, formerly known as SBC …

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BetInvest: Putting Ukraine’s ‘grey’ betting industry into a legal spotlight

BetInvest: Putting the Ukraine ‘grey’ betting industry into a legal spotlight

Following a series of successful examples which demonstrated that a regulated betting industry could be embedded into a national economy, Ukraine opted to repeal its 11-year prohibition on gambling activity. After months of pitfalls and legislative dramas, the decision to open its doors to a regulated betting and gaming market was brought about by President Volodymyr Zelensky. So what opportunities …

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Petr Cech, Kirsty Gallacher and Vinnie Jones confirmed for star-studded SBC Awards 2020

SBC Awards 2020 hosts - Petr Cech, Kirsty Gallacher and Vinnie Jones

Goalkeeping legend Petr Cech and sports broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher have been confirmed as the hosts of the SBC Awards 2020 on 9 December, while Premier League footballer turned Hollywood star Vinnie Jones is set to make a special guest appearance. This year’s prestigious betting and gaming industry awards will be broadcast live from Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge home, with an …

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Inside Edge: Man City ‘too short’ for the title and the impact of fans on home advantage

fans - Chelsea’s Mason Mount is consoled by Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane after his missed penalty in the shoot out leads to them losing the Carabao Cup fourth round match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

With confirmation that a limited number of fans will be able to return to live sporting events across parts of England, it looks like we could soon be enjoying that matchday experience once more. Nick Haynes from Form Labs explains why the lack of fans has also been a detriment to the home team advantage. We’re already a quarter of …

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“Clear rules and market stability” – What regulation means for operators and affiliates in Greece

Greece has welcomed a new era which paves the way for strong market development and long-term investment, explained Kyriakos Fourniadis (pictured), Managing Director for Better Collective Greece and Romania – the division behind Betarades.gr. In the latest edition of the Better Collective Spotlight series, Fourniadis looks into his crystal ball to discuss how the new market structure might lead to …

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Trustly Scan N Play: Dethroning the cash king, by Samuel Barrett

Scan N Play

2020 has been a big year for Trustly, as my colleague Ciaran O’Malley recently shared with the readers on SBC News. In addition to debuting a new logo and brand identity, this year saw the launch of Scan N Play – a revolutionary cashless solution for land-based casinos and retail gaming shops. With instant player verification, instant deposits and instant …

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Getting to the heart of horse racing: PA Betting Services joins forces with Racing and Sports

PA Betting Services

SBC News caught up with PA Betting Services (PA) duo Richard Duncan (Head of Business Development) and Kyle Brady (Racing Operations Services Manager), as well as Brent Dolan, Commercial Director for UK and Europe at Racing and Sports (RAS), to discuss the significance of the recent PA and RAS deal. SBC: Can you tell us more about the thinking behind …

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The new normal: How NetShop ISP’s [email protected] is changing the workplace 

The new normal: How NetShop ISP’s Work@Home is changing the workplace

Having the right systems and platforms in place is fundamental to ensuring that companies can adapt to the remote working culture adopted by so many during the global pandemic, explained Stefano Sordini, CEO of NetShop ISP.  Discussing how NetShop ISP was one of the first companies to offer relief packages for those forced into working remotely, Sordini gave his insights …

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