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George Fotopoulos, Vermantia: Streaming’s shift from commodity to necessity


Advancements to technology in recent years mean that the low latency streaming of live events is now both achievable and cost effective even for betting operators with a huge network of retail shops.  And this is why Vermantia reacted quickly to build out its streaming service, focused on both online and offline delivery, but crucially tailored to the needs of …

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Jan Möller: How Oddspedia 2.0 caters for all sports fans


Oddspedia has concluded an 18-month project to relaunch its flagship odds comparison portal in “good time” for the return of major global sports events from COVID-19 disruption. Originally launched in 2014, the revamped online portal – localised to languages including German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, as well as English – went live on 4 August, less than two weeks before …

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SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO

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We check in on the international expansion journey for the rebranded Kaizen Gaming, formerly Stoiximan/Betano, to kick off Issue 10 of SBC Magazine. Now present in six countries, and with a strong footprint in Europe, CEO George Daskalakis expands on the company’s symbolic name change, before assessing new opportunities in Latin America (LatAm) and sharing his disappointment over Germany’s failure …

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Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch

Brazil has moved forward with its plans to establish a regulated sports betting marketplace after the government appointed a designated agency to take charge of finalising the market’s legislative and regulatory frameworks. The publishing of this week’s federal gazette confirmed that President Jair Bolsonaro had signed ‘Decree 10,467’, appointing Brazilian social development bank BNDES to work alongside the Ministry of …

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IMG Arena nets major media extension with Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete

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Global sports betting content hub and innovation studio, IMG ARENA has confirmed that it has secured a six-season extension to its global live-streaming partnership with  Liga Nacional de Basquete (LNB), Brazil’s highest tier of professional basketball. The new deal covers an increased number of NBB matches and the Copa Super 8. Launched in December 2008, the LNB brought together the …

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Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates with the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

Figures coming out of both the UK and Germany have shown positive signs of recovery for the sports betting industry, while the return of top level football in both of these countries produced an immediate upturn in betting-based traffic across the world. That’s according to betting affiliate Leadstar Media, which oversees several products across a variety of global markets including …

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Brazil to issue initial plans on Caixa Loterias sale

Brazil’s federal bank Caixa Economica Federal (Caixa) is expected to disclose its initial plans to privatise ‘non-core’ business subsidiaries this week, as part of the government’s efforts to restructure the financial institution. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here ‘Caixa Seguradora’, the federal bank’s insurance unit, is reported to be first in-line …

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BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal

Igaming platform provider BtoBet will bolster its virtual sports portfolio across emerging markets after it entered into a new partnership with virtual sports content firm Global Bet. Under the terms of the agreement, GlobalBet’s Pro-Series content will be used to bolster BtoBet’s virtual sports portfolio in markets including Latin America. Sabrina Soldà, BtoBet’s Chief Marketing Officer, highlighted that Global Bet’s …

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SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal

Sports Information Services (SIS) has extended its reach across the Latin American market after entering into a new agreement with Betcris. Under the partnership, Betcris has agreed to launch SIS’s 24/7 Live Mixed Racing Channel across its online sportsbook to help provide ‘profitable short-form betting content’ and drive engagement for its growing customer base. Paul Witten, Commercial Director at SIS, …

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AstroPay sells B2B payment gateway to focus on end user

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AstroPay has completed the sale of its B2B payment gateway to focus on B2C solutions headlined by the AstroPay Card. The ‘flagship’ prepaid virtual card solution, AstroPay Card, gives merchants the ability to receive deposits and process withdrawals from a single integration. Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, explained: “The recently completed sale of our B2B payment gateway indicates a new …

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