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Operator CEOs and independent experts put regulatory changes under the spotlight at Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports 2019, Regulation in Focus

The crucial legal and operational issues facing the sports betting industry will be under the spotlight when decision makers, including Alexis Murphy (CEO, betFIRST), Tom Hardman (COO, Smarkets) and Martin Lycka (Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC) join representatives of trade bodies, advertising regulators and independent experts for the Regulation in Focus track at Betting on Sports 2019. Taking place on …

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Stephen Baumohl: Redzone.bet – Unique approach to NFL markets proving popular

2019 NFL Season

With the 2019 NFL season about to kick-off, Redzone.bet’s Co-Founder Stephen Baumohl tells SBC how taking a very different approach to the sport from other UK operators has proved successful. An avid fan of the sport, he also names his rising stars to watch and offers his predictions for the new campaign, which opens with Green Bay Packers at Chicago …

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The data crunch: Battle lines being drawn over live sports data

live data

The roster of major sports properties entering into official data partnerships to commercialise their live data has attracted plenty of attention in recent months, not least because of the arrival of the major US sports leagues into this arena writes David Lampitt, MD of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar. These data deals have been growing in number, value and geographic reach, …

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Jeremy Taylor on Genting’s industry-leading approach to safer gambling

Jeremy Taylor, the Managing Director of Genting’s interactive division, tells SBC about the company’s approach to safer gambling, how it became the first operator to achieve GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard – Advanced Level 3, and why the industry should work together on the issue. Genting will also be sharing insights on its commitment to creating a safe environment for players …

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Valentyn Kyrylenko: Nigeria passes key criteria test for Betinvest

Nigeria

Having passed the five criteria against which it assesses new target markets, Betinvest is ready to make its move in Nigeria – by far Africa’s most populous country. However, while upwards of $5 million is spent on sports betting each day, the market is still under-prepared on the online side – only 46 per cent are mobile internet users despite recent …

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SBC announces new inductees for Sports Betting Hall of Fame

Sports Betting Hall of Fame 2019

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will add six new industry pioneers to its roster next month at the Betting on Sports conference. Former Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint, Bet365 CEO Denise Coates, Boylesports Founder & CEO John Boyle, former 888 CEO John Anderson, and Playtech PBS CEO Armin Sageder will all be inducted into the Hall of …

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EPG: Why working with exemptions could offset SCA setbacks

SCA

Businesses operating in a “tricky industry such as gaming” could see conversion rates significantly drop once Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is enforced next month, but it is not all doom and gloom writes Christian Diegelmann, CEO of Euro Payment Group (EPG) in Frankfurt and Malta. Here, he provides a quick rundown of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and associated …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Bury, Bolton and Matthew McConaughey

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at the plight of Bury, the saving Bolton and MLS expansions. Austin lands Oscar-winning investor  Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise Austin FC has unveiled academy award winning actor Matthew McConaughey as a minority owner. …

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Bookmaker efficiencies key to Wager’s success

The use of certain bookmaker efficiencies is the key to conquering betting’s ‘social wagering conundrum’ according to Elliot Robinson, co-founder of London-based social betting start-up Wager. Having launched its newest product on 9 August, the mobile-based betting app has continued its development by introducing new features. This has in turn reportedly led to an organic usership growth from an initial …

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Be there or be square: 3 key threats to your betting business

The future is not now. There are so many factors that influence the success of a betting website. So how can you plan ahead? Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE, takes us through three main threats that should not be left ‘uncared’ for, before highlighting a couple of solutions to keep you in the game.  How big is the …

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