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AgiproNews Italian View: SKS365 new Counsel paints grim Italian picture

Speaking to Italian business news sources, Bepi Pezzulli, the new General Counsel of SKS365, Italy’s leading bookmaker, has detailed insights of the stark realities facing all gambling incumbents, under the governance of the Lega-5Star coalition government. Pezzulli forms part of a new SKS365 leadership team, who took control of the bookmaker in January, following a number of high-profile executive departures. …

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Daniel Grabher: Global Bet – Strong prospects for virtuals post-FOBT reduction

As all betting incumbents make tough adjustments to their operating frameworks post the FOBT stake reduction, Daniel Grabher – Founder & Chief Executive of Global Bet – details that bookmaker virtual inventories are more important than ever at driving much needed retail engagements.   ______________ SBC: Can you tell us more about what sets Global Bet’s virtual offering ahead of other …

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Affiliate Marketing Masterclass confirmed for Betting on Sports America

Masterclass

Delegates attending the upcoming Betting on Sports America conference (23-25 April) will be given the chance to learn about how affiliate marketing will shape up in the newly open US market as part of the Affiliate Marketing Masterclass on 24 April. The Masterclass is free to attend and delivered in partnership with AffiliateINSIDER through the organisation’s Founder and CEO Lee-Ann …

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Winning Post: Is horseracing + slots a cold turkey?

Have global racing stakeholders, hidden the sport’s structural shortcomings through a dependence on gaming machines to generate revenues. Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners investigates this complex dependence partnership… ____________________ Horseracing and gaming machines have a curiously intertwined history on both sides of the pond. In the UK, the reduction in LBO gaming machine stakes from this week is already causing a …

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Neil McArthur: UKGC expects highest standards post FOBTs

From today (Monday 1 April), UK gambling will enforce its £2 stake limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs – B2 Machines). Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership, reminding all stakeholders of their responsibilities in ensuring consumers are protected. The UKGC Chief Executive, warns leadership that safer gambling enforcement will be …

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Unrivalled lineup of betting expertise at Betting on Sports America

Betting

A fast start to the first morning of Betting on Sports America (23-25 April) will see New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy make a keynote address to the industry, before former US sports stars Ryan Howard and Brian Westbrook explain the increased crossover between sports, sports betting and venture capital. These two sessions were just a small part of the full …

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£1bn cost of FOBT stake slash to bookmakers and horseracing

Warwick Bartlett and Lorien Pilling from the Global Betting & Gaming Consultancy (GBGC) have been looking at the implications of the reduction in Cat B2 gaming machine maximum stake from £100 to £2.  It doesn’t make pretty reading for retail bookmakers or the sector’s associated stakeholders. From 1 April 2019 the maximum stakes on FOBTs will be drastically reduced to …

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Why realistic odds and outcomes trump top graphics for virtuals

Golden Race - Mobile

Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter told delegates at the Betting on Football conference that “what works in real betting doesn’t always work in virtuals”, while more realistic odds and outcomes is more important to the customer than the best graphics. Speaking on the ‘Let’s get digital: where now for virtual sports’ panel at last week’s event, he explained how Golden …

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G2E and SBC sign event partnership deal

Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the world’s premier international gaming trade show and educational event, is partnering with sports betting trade event specialists SBC (Sports Betting Community) to copromote each other’s industry leading events. SBC organises the world’s biggest dedicated sports betting events in London (Betting on Football and Betting on Sports) and has launched Betting on Sports America (23-25 April) …

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Why March Madness captures the imagination of the US public

March Madness

At this year’s Betting on Football at Stamford Bridge, SBC caught up with Benjie Cherniak from Don Best, now part of Scientific Games. NCAA’s March Madness has always captured the attention and imagination of large portions of the US audience, which has only been amplified by the spread of legislated wagering across the country. Cherniak told SBC: “It is embedded in …

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