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DCMS: UK gambling divided on COVID-19 business resilience

A business survey carried out by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has revealed that UK gambling firms have been divided in their response to Coronavirus restrictions, with only one-third of corresponding companies accessing government support. DCMS’ survey, entitled The Coronavirus Impact Business Survey, suggested that the majority of gambling companies were land-based, however the specific details of …

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Betinvest: Esports is crucial to the betting industry

Esports is one of the fastest growing entertainment sectors in the world today, with industry revenues set to grow to over £930m this year, according to a report by market intelligence firm Newzoo. With the industry starting to take shape, it is imperative that the betting industry conforms to the scene in order to fully maximise the sector’s huge potential.  …

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Sports and betting: Can the two ‘buddies’ learn from each other?


Sports and betting are buddies that can’t do without each other thinks STATSCORE’s Jakub Myszkorowski. Yet have we got so used to the way they get on, that we’ve stopped trying to learn from one another?  Myszkorowski explains how betting organisations can boost their own businesses by looking at how sports teams analyse their opponents, optimise performance and integrate new …

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UKGC outlines tougher sanctions for betting operators

Coming into force on 31 October 2018, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has outlined that strengthened sanctions against gambling companies that break advertising rules or breach consumer law. The new regulations come after the UKGC went through an open consultation period and are the latest step as the industry trade body looks to implement its vision for the market, with …

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The FA Cup – Any magic for the bookies?

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The third round of the FA Cup gets underway at the weekend and whilst this means a shot at glory for those outside the Premier League, it means something different for the bookmakers. Does an FA Cup weekend mean more or less betting volume these days? How do you promote a weekend of games to a bettor who doesn’t know …

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Barton’s betting holds up Burnley move

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Midfielder Joey Barton has been charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to betting’ with the allegation that the Englishman placed over 1200 bets in the past decade. This is a familiar territory for Barton as it was only in November that the former Rangers man was charged by the Scottish FA for breaching its betting rules. In this instance …

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Thomas Hogenhaven – Better Collective – A SmartBets 2016

Thomas Hogenhaven is the Chief Product Officer at Better Collective. In another of our end of the year series, we spoke to Hogenhaven about the launch of SmartBets, big data, esports and innovation in betting.   SBC: Having launched in June in time for the Euros, how has the latter part of the year been for SmartBets, and what has …

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Rob Dyche – Esport Gaming – Standing alone

Rob Dyche is the Cofounder and CEO of Esport Gaming, an esports focused betting platform licenced in Curacao.  At the recent Esports Betting Summit, one of the points of discussion was whether esports is more suited to a dedicated platform or whether it should be integrated into a traditional sportsbook like any other new market. SBC readers can hear the thoughts …

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Bookies’ Corner: Brexit – Will we stay or will we go?

This, the second in SBC’s new Bookies’ Corner series, sees the experts from the world of betting hash out the EU Referendum and whether there’ll be a Brexit.  It has been speculated that Brexit may become the biggest political betting event in history. Political betting has been gaining popularity in recent times with the Scottish Referendum breaking records, and this …

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Pinnacle Sports unleashes new and improved Pinnacle Sports Mobile

Pinnacle Sports, an online bookmaker licensed in Malta and Curaçao, has launched an exciting new look to its mobile site. With mobile betting now something huge numbers of customers enjoy, Pinnacle has amended its product to ensure that it is now notably faster and easier to bet on the move with its betting product.  As speed is just as crucial as betting value, …

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