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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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Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Sweden faces new realities following first stage of re-regulation

Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS), speaks to SBC on the early challenges and criticisms that a re-regulated Swedish market place has faced. _________________________ SBC: Gustaf, thanks for this interview. Leading BOS, can you detail your impressions on Sweden’s first quarter as a re-regulated online gambling marketplace?  Gustaf Hoffstedt: The re-regulation has been a …

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Keith O’Loughlin, SG Digital: Bringing five key modules under the OpenSports umbrella

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SG Digital has reorganised its set of sports betting products into five OpenSports modules that can be “mixed and matched” to meet the specific needs of a customer. We spoke to Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, to find out more about the new set up, how it benefits the company’s existing partners, and why it …

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Richard Mifsud, Helio Gaming: The lottery cross-sell opportunity for sports betting operators

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Malta-based lottery provider Helio Gaming is gearing up for another busy period after a hectic first quarter in 2019. SBC caught up with CEO Richard Mifsud (pictured) to see what’s happening in the world of lotteries, and how other operators are getting in on the act. SBC: Can you give us a quick summary of where the world of lotteries is …

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Ross Haselhurst, Bede Gaming: Rising above the noise in fast-growing Spanish market

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Having received full licensing from the Spanish gambling regulator (DGOJ), Bede Gaming kick-started 2019 with a concerted expansion in the country. We caught up with Ross Haselhurst, Commercial Director at Bede Gaming, to discuss why Spain is “well primed” to provide players with a richer gaming experience, positioning Bede as the “safest place to play”, and strengthening its market presence …

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Winning Post – PASPA… One year on

A year following PASPA’s downfall, Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners details why the US market has delivered in value and expectations for all betting incumbents… ________________ A year on from the Supreme Court’s historic overturning of PASPA and there are no suggestions so far that expectations will be disappointed. On a run rate basis, the US sports betting market has …

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