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Bookies Corner – Tory leadership race faces a reality check

Brexit Britain faces further political drama as The Conservative Party sanctions a leadership race to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister. Preparing for political twists and turns, SBC gets the bookies lowdown on what will be this summer’s most sadistic betting market… _______________________ SBC: What is the mood of the nation telling bookmakers with regards to the Conservative Leadership race. What conclusions …

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Morten Andersen: There is a lot to gain from the NFL’s expansion

The NFL has exponentially grown in recent years, both in terms of broadcast reach and participation. At the recent Betting on Sports America conference, NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Morten Andersen spoke about how fan engagement with NFL has sky-rocketed in recent years, which can be attributed to the wide-spread roll out of social media strategies. Andersen is best known for being the all-time leader …

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Suren Khachatryan – Digitain: Staying positively demarcated from the competition is crucial

Digitain CCO Suren Khachatryan takes a glance back at last week’s G2E Asia summit, and looks forward to what it will take to succeed in emerging Asian territories in the coming months and years given the ever changing igaming landscape. The 13th instalment of Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia took to Macau last week, welcoming over 200 exhibitors from around …

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Sporting Index hopes not to be wiped out by ‘World Cup wides’ again

Twenty years on from one of their biggest ever losses, Sporting Index has returned with the infamous ‘World Cup wides market’, which saw the spread betting firm lose over half a million pounds in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. The World Cup wides market, pioneered by Sporting Index, was introduced for the first time in 1999 and has been available to …

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Governor Phil Murphy: New Jersey could overtake Nevada in the next year

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has predicted that New Jersey will overtake Nevada as the new place to “plant a flag” when it comes to sports betting in the United States. Speaking at the recent Betting on Sports America event, Murphy explained that the forty years of regulatory and customer experience in New Jersey has been the bedrock for bringing …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – UK stakeholders point towards ‘Safety First’ approach on player protections

Last week, I chaired an excellent gambling conference on the subject of “Player Protection”. The event was attended by a broad cross-section of stakeholders – licensed B2C operators (both land-based and remote and from different sectors of the industry), B2B gambling software and age/identity verification providers, gambling industry lawyers and consultants, gambling-related harm treatment providers, experts in gambling blocking and …

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RAIG to discuss affiliate specific regulations

The chair of the new Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG) trade body Clive Hawkswood is already making meetings with key stakeholders to discuss the necessity for affiliate-specific regulations, as the marketing sector looks to protect its image. In an interview with AffiliateINSIDER, Hawkswood was asked if gambling affiliates and affiliate marketing practices were misrepresented within existing UK advertising codes. “There …

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STATSCORE: Focusing on fully customised mobile betting services

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Treating the diversified online betting business as one misses the proper scope, writes Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE, who thinks that while it would be an “obvious truth” to highlight changes in the market since it became digital, customer preferences are now more and more specific to mobile betting – a sector firmly on the rise. Let the …

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Benjie Cherniak: Sending the right message to US college athletes

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Sending the right message from the first contact with a college athlete is key to stopping the spread of sports wagering scandals around NCAA-organised events in the US. That’s according to Benjie Cherniak, MD of Don Best Sports (Scientific Games), who spoke on a panel at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference about college sports – “the forgotten child” of sports …

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Boris Johnson tipped as new Tory leader as May steps down

Boris Johnson is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Theresa May confirmed she is to leave 10 Downing Street on 7 June. May made the announcement this morning after meeting Graham Brady of the 1922 Committee, the influential group of backbench MPs from May’s Conservative Party, after it became clear …

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