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The new betting ecosystem: sharks, fish, whales and the trawlermen part 1

On the 10th anniversary of Betfair’s ‘premium charge’, fixed odds bookmakers are competing on minimum bet guarantees within shark-infested waters. It all begs the question of whether winners really are welcome – or should be? From severe restrictions to winners-sort-of- tolerated, maybe we’ve all shifted, or been corralled, into a tacit acceptance that the betting ecosystem has changed for good. …

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BetterBetting’s Brink: Taking the BETR platform to the next level

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SBC spoke to BetterBetting Founder and CEO Adriaan Brink, who spoke about the success of the firm’s BETR platform, as well as its progression plans for the coming year. SBC: What has happened with BETR since the launch of the product in July? Adriaan Brink: Since launching the product in July, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, we have made significant …

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Winning Post: Gambling regulation – more haste than dignity (on both sides)

Italian gambling licensees have been seeking clarification on the Dignity Decree, which was signed in July, for the last few weeks. As we have reported over the last few months, the decree bans the use of sponsorship and advertising through all media for real money gaming from 1 January 2019. This week the Customs and Monopolies Agency was asked to …

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Conall McSorley – gbet – Dispelling the ‘devil you know’ mentality amongst dissatisfied operators

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Conall McSorley, Business Development Director at gbet, talks to SBC News about rebranding from GBE Technologies, the challenge to allay migration concerns amongst sportsbook operators and how gbet aims to build on its successful partnership with NYRA in the US market. SBC: Can you give the readers on SBC News a brief rundown of the gbet business? CM: Most of …

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Formula 1 MD to reveal details of $100m live betting deal at Betting on Sports

Formula 1, the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, has announced a ground-breaking sponsorship and data rights commercial partnership with Interregional Sports Group (ISG) to produce a F1 betting offering and give fans new ways to get closer to the sport they love. In a first-of-its-kind partnership for the sport, Formula 1, ISG and Sportradar will work with data taken …

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All-in Translations: One Flew Over the Football’s Nest

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They are known for localizing online casino content. Now they’re pleading football mania. All-in Translations CEO Roy Pedersen sums up 1,000 days at the football and betting crossroads to highlight the lessons learned. When I launched All-in Translations in Malta back in 2008, the company’s mission was to solve a very obvious problem: many of the people doing language localization …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: Leadership tries to convince coalition of maintaining betting reforms

Italy’s betting market continues to grow, despite facing a number of future obstacles combined with further regulatory uncertainties under the governance of the Lega-5Star coalition government. During August, Italian betting recorded total gross-gaming-revenues (GGR) of €111 million, representing a 34% increase on corresponding 2017 results. A breakdown of August GGR figures sees growth in retail betting to €61 million (+41%), …

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Stickyeyes: Industry SEO specialist gears up for #bosweek

In the digital era, the complex world of SEO and algorithms is becoming increasingly crucial for driving traffic and creating business. The sports betting industry is no different, and a number of marketing firms have formed to provide guidance on these very topics. Digital and content marketing agency Stickeyes talks us through the best way to drive traffic, spend efficiently and …

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Work Hard / Play Hard! Mkodo and HiPay to sponsor official #bosweek networking party!

Mkodo and HiPay have been confirmed as the headline sponsors for the official networking party in #bosweek (18-21 September), held at the stunning Altitude 360 on Wednesday 19 September. Altitude 360, located on the 29th floor of Westminster’s tallest building – Millbank Tower, has been selected by SBC Events for its 360-degree view of the UK’s capital city, renowned party …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Who are you & how old are you?

We all knew it was coming. Back in March, the Gambling Commission published its “Review of Online Gambling”, expressing the clear opinion that “progress by the online industry to minimise harm has been significantly slower than we expected and required”. I wrote about it in my “No surprises from UKGC’s review of online gambling” article for SBC  that month. So …

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