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Suren Khachatryan – Digitain – World Cup expansion and beyond

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Multi-channel sports betting platform and technology provider Digitain has enjoyed a successful 2017, expanding into a number of new markets in addition to strengthening its sportsbook offering. With 2017 quickly drawing to a close however, Suren Khachatryan, CEO of the Armenian based firm, who are set to appear at both Betting on Football and Betting on Sports in 2018, has …

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Pinnacle – Content & Social Media Manager Benjamin Cronin – Standing out at Russia 2018

This Summer’s World Cup in Russia will provide an unrivalled opportunity for sportsbooks to attract new customers, therefore for both established and growing operators fully capitalising on the event is vital.   As an operator that takes immense pride in its high quality sportsbook offering, giving high limits and not restricting successful bettors. Pinnacle’s Content & Social Media Manager Benjamin Cronin detailed to …

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Andreas Bardun: Getting mobile ready for Russia and beyond #bofcon2018

Setting up a Malta-based industry ‘mobile-centric’ development, strategy and technology hub, Andreas Bardun, former Head of Sportsbook for LeoVegas, speaks to SBC on creating effective and enhanced mobile betting propositions for Russia 2018 and beyond… A sixteen-year industry veteran, Bardun has worked and consulted for a number of major betting operators. Bardun breaks down new user mobile trends and why …

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Riku Jokela – LeoVegas – A World Cup winning strategy

For betting operators, the countdown to next Summer’s showpiece event, the World Cup in Russia is well and truly underway. The 2014 tournament in Brazil saw a 750% increase in mobile bets compared to the World Cup in South Africa four years previous. Therefore, for LeoVegas, an operator that takes pride in its efficient and engaging mobile service, the World Cup …

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Betting hots up in race for Scottish football’s top job

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Gordon Strachan has inevitably been relieved of his duties as Scotland manager following the disappointing 2-2 draw with Slovenia in Ljubljana five days ago. That result ended any hopes of a second placed finish in Group F and a playoff berth, with the 2018 Russia World Cup now a mere pipe dream, one that will mark twenty years since the …

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Fox’s $200 million World Cup gamble

Tuesday’s dismal defeat at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago, meant that the United States Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Whilst the poor performances of Bruce Arena’s side will have caused widespread disappointment amongst US Soccer fans, the devastation will be elevated for executives at 21st Century Fox, who …

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Argentina’s qualification hopes hang in the balance

As the enduring South American World Cup qualifying process draws to a close, football fans are left contemplating the possibility of a World Cup without Lionel Messi and Argentina. A disparaging draw with Peru last week has left La Albiceleste desperately needing a victory over Ecuador tonight if they want to save their dwindling World Cup hopes. Although Argentina have …

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#boscon2017: Additional data will lead to innovative player bets ahead of the World Cup

Group director of E-Commerce at Romanian bookmaker Superbet, Jamie Hart identified how he believes bookmakers will innovate ahead of next Summer’s World Cup. As part of a panel at Betting on Sports 2017, Hart discussed how the World Cup can help provide bookmakers with the perfect opportunity to engage with a wider audience. Hart said: “Everyone uses the world cup …

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Paddy Power prematurely pays Irish fans for optimistic World Cup bet

Paddy Power has rewarded the faith of one optimistic Irish fan, who despite seeing his nation’s hopes of qualifying next Summer’s World Cup dampened, backed Ireland to lift the Jules Rimet trophy in Russia. A defeat at the hands of Serbia left Ireland’s qualification hopes hanging in the balance, however this didn’t stop one plucky Irishman taking a gamble on his …

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Roskomnadzor demands Russian search engines delist & deny ‘unlicensed’ bookmakers

The Russian government continues to enforce stringent measures in order to block its national consumers from accessing unlicensed international betting operator services. Last week, the government authorised media regulator Roskomnadzor to demand all leading Russian search engines including Yandex, Mail.ru, Ultika and Sputnik to delist and deny access to remote operators deemed to be ‘blacklisted’.   At present, it remains …

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