Tag Archives: Scott Longley

John O’Reilly to deliver keynote for Reputation Matters’ 2021 return

John O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Rank Group Plc, will deliver the keynote speech of the ‘Reputation Matters’ 2021 conference – a dedicated event focused on UK gambling and its evolving relationships with regulatory and political stakeholders.    Hosted on Tuesday 2 November at the Iron Mongers Hall in the City of London – Reputation Matters will focus on ‘UK Gambling’s future …

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Why prohibiting betting markets ties the hands of the licensed market

As countries around the world were plunged into lockdown, punters turned towards the more niche betting markets such as Belarussian football, table tennis and lower-league Swedish football. But one issue that arose, in the case of the Swedish market, was the growing concern that the lower tiers of football may be more susceptible to match-fixing and betting corruption – which …

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Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal

Scott Longley breaks down Football DataCo’s decision to split its data rights distribution package for English and Scottish football between two separate vendors for betting services. Recognised as betting’s most valuable data rights, appeasing distributor dynamics would always be a complex matter… __________________ It is some feat to conclude two exclusive global deals for what would appear to be the …

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Scott Longley – Dispelling the myths of sports data rights…

Sports leagues and governing bodies have emphasised the distribution of their data rights through ‘official partnerships’, sanctioned by chosen tech partners. Adjusting to digital disruptions across all media and entertainment verticals, the debate on sports data rights should not be handled as a black-or-white matter… ________________ Arguments over sports data – who owns it, who distributes it, who uses it …

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Scott Longley: Health Scare… Politics & Problem Gambling

Can betting and its wider stakeholders, find unity and clarity on the urgent matter of defining ‘problem gambling as a public health issue’, or does sector leadership simply face an all too familiar political fallout? _____________________ The debate around problem gambling is an evolving one and the arguments are becoming ever more political. In particularly, the move towards viewing gambling …

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Reputation Matters: The Gambling Sector in The Spotlight

A new conference will look at the negative perception of the gambling industry. ‘Reputation Matters: The Gambling Sector in The Spotlight’ will take place in London on the afternoon of Thursday 7 November at the Soho Hotel, W1.  The half-day event, organised by Clear Concise Media, will discuss the key issues linked to corporate and social responsibility, lobbying and public positioning for …

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“Culture Clashes & Blurred Lines” – M&A in a post-PASPA environment

Dominating the industry’s agenda and context, the liberalisation of the US betting market post-PASPA has changed all working dynamics of the betting sector. Following three-years of mass sector consolidation, European leaders believed that the betting industry had finally settled. On 14 May 2018, SCOTUS would announce its supreme drop of federal PASPA laws…Facing new realities, has a further US-centric round …

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Scott Longley: UKGC stats provide virtual insight & vision

Following last May’s publication of the UKGC’s statistics on gambling trends, Virtual Sports sits third amongst bookmaker’s revenue channels. As industry technology providers seek to optimise data and in-play dynamics of Virtual Sports content, what now lies ahead for this once niche betting vertical…   ____________________ The spotlight rarely falls on virtual sports, one of the least talked about yet increasingly significant …

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Scott Longley: The end of the chewed pencil… trading & automation

As the betting industry transitions further towards automated trading functions, how will this dynamic impact the make-up of sector enterprises and their decision making…   ____________________ “We come not to bury trading, but to enhance it,” says Einar Knobel, chief executive and founder at odds-feed provider TXODDS. He is talking how the automation of sports-betting trading rooms has advanced to …

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