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Zohrab Karapetyan: How Digitain is supporting sportsbook partners for Tokyo 2020

Tokyo

From skateboarding to surfing, Digitain has ramped up the number of Olympic sports it is supporting for its sportsbook partners during Tokyo 2020. We spoke to Zohrab Karapetyan, Digitain’s Sportsbook Product Manager, about launching new initiatives to meet the growing Olympic betting appeal and mitigating the impact of time difference on turnover, particularly in Europe, before looking slightly further ahead …

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Cooperation required as sports authorities tackle the globalisation of sports corruption

With the effects of the coronavirus crisis still being felt throughout the world of sports, authorities and governing bodies are facing more pressure than ever in the fight against match-fixing and sports corruption.  Delving into the ongoing challenges that authorities face when combating the manipulation of competitions, a panel titled ‘Match-Fixing Phenomenon at the time of COVID’ at SBC Digital …

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Entain invests in enhanced protections for interactive entertainment audience

Entain Plc is planning on improving safety and support structures of its interactive entertainment projects as the company aims to implement lessons learned in other sectors to safeguard the growth of its wider customer base. Through its not-for-profit Entain Foundation, the Group plans to build on work initiated with partners in the US to help video gaming and esports players …

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SBC Digital Italia: Retail gambling faces its ‘adapt-or-die’ moment

Having observed Europe’s strictest national lockdown orders, Italy’s retail incumbents have reawakened to a myriad of new challenges, disrupting all components of their traditional business models. Day-One of the SBC Digital Italia Summit saw market experts shed light on the ‘adapt-or-die’ scenario of Italian gambling finally accepting its digital convergence as incumbents recognise that there will be no return to …

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What’s next for Spotlight Sports Group’s Superfeed?

Superfeed

Providing content for the biggest sports events is the easy bit, but the challenge for Superfeed is to deliver the same level of coverage across the board – and “make more events matter” to the player, said Spotlight Sports Group Head of Digital Will Fyler. SBC News caught up with Fyler to reflect on the first three months for the …

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How does latency and stream delay work in esports?

The relationship between latency and stream delay is pivotal to how the esports betting industry operates, writes PandaScore CEO Flavien Guillocheau. The functionality between these two elements has become increasingly pertinent as the sector continues to grow, expand live betting opportunities and become a sportsbook staple. To understand how it all fits together, it’s important to first establish the difference …

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Bojoko: Lessons learned from the European market

Bojoko: Lessons learned from the European market

Joonas Karhu, Chief Business Officer at Bojoko, talks about some of the lessons the award-winning affiliate has learned from the European market and how they can help companies targeting the US. There is no doubt about it; the US will become the largest, legal online gambling market in the world as states continue to embrace regulation and licensing and open …

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Richard Hayler: IBAS – The Ombudsman from abstract concept to a workable reality

Industry leadership, MPs and wider stakeholders are all in agreement that UK gambling requires a sector-specific ombudsman to rectify consumer concerns and reputation. Betting dispute and settlement expert Richard Hayler Managing Director of IBAS, underlines that the creation of an ombudsman will be no easy undertaking for participants who must understand and accommodate the intricacies of gambling products, practices and …

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Kindred lauds product excellence as uninterrupted H1 delivers record results 

Kindred Group Plc has registered record gains across its H1 metrics, following an ‘exceptionally strong business period’.  Publishing its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), the Stockholm listed online gambling group declared period profits of £160 million – up 575% on 2020’s corresponding H1 results of £27.8 million. Though performance comparatives were set against the peak COVID-19 impacts …

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Bigger and BETER: New sports driving more engaging Setka Cup content

Setka Cup

By adding new sports to the Setka Cup tournaments roster, BETER is now delivering even more ‘fast’ and reliable content for sportsbook operators, said BETER’s Chief Product Officer Alex Lobov. We spoke to Lobov about strengthening its foothold in the fast sports betting niche through the addition of beach volleyball, risk management and countering the threat of match fixing, as …

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