Tag Archives: Joe Saumarez Smith

Dave McDowell: Why ‘modern and modular’ technology is crucial for meeting changing customer demands

Dave McDowell: Why ‘modern and modular’ technology is crucial for meeting changing customer demands

Modern technology, content and platform stability were among the core components highlighted when it comes to considering whether or not operators should consider platform migration. As part of the webinar entitled ‘Is your platform prepared for the ultimate 18 months of sports betting?’, FSB CEO Dave McDowell explained that the company underwent a series of technology upgrades which has helped …

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FSB: When should operators contemplate platform migration?

Bookmakers are being asked whether their platform is up to the rigours of the next 18 months of high profile sporting events, or whether their current set-up will give their competitors an unwanted edge. The pandemic-enforced rescheduling of the international sporting calendar has created a programme of major events that are set to be one of the busiest periods sportsbook …

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FSB and SBC Webinars present: Is Your Platform Prepared for the Ultimate 18 Months of Sports Betting?

FSB Webinar

The SBC Webinars series continues on Tuesday 25 May when FSB hosts Is Your Platform Prepared for the Ultimate 18 Months of Sports Betting? The pandemic-enforced rescheduling of the international sporting calendar has created a programme of major events that are set to be one of the busiest periods sportsbook operators have ever experienced. Sports fans can look forward to …

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BHA welcomes government review into levy reform

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has reacted positively to the recent announcement by Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston that the government will re-evaluate the timetable for reviewing the betting levy.  Originally scheduled for 2024, racing’s Levy review has been brought forward to next year. The levy is a significant source of income for the horseracing industry, as it returns 10% of …

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UK Racing moves forward on joint approach to reform Levy

UK racing leadership has formed a ‘steering group’ which will present a ‘single set of proposals’ to reform horseracing’s Levy to the government at a critical time for all racing stakeholders. The formation of a new steering group tackling Levy reforms was agreed by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Jockey Club and The Horsemen’s Group – representing all levels of …

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Eyas Gaming to target regulated German market

Three industry veterans have teamed up to launch Eyas Gaming, a new venture which will aim to target the newly regulated German online gambling market. Eyas Gaming will be led by Joe Saumarez-Smith, Michael Brady and Adam Joseph, who have outlined plans to launch an online gaming offering in July 2021. Joe Saumarez Smith, Chairman of Eyas Gaming, stated: “The …

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Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming

German gambling conglomerate Gauselmann Group has expanded its digital presence by acquiring a ‘significant majority stake’ in Newcastle-based Bede Gaming. The acquisition will allow Gauselmann Group to create new opportunities ahead of the launch of Germany’s online gaming market in 2021. Paul Gauselmann, CEO and founder of the Gauselmann Group, commented:“Bede’s technological expertise is very impressive and its highly complex …

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Joe Saumarez Smith: Bede Gaming – “legalising and taxing sports betting is the only way forward” for India

With India on the brink of legalising sports betting, and a number of other countries around the world also mulling the idea, this year’s Betting on Football will be hosting a track focused upon the Global Markets that are considering liberalisation as well as looking at those that have legalised recently. One of the panel discussions on the track that …

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