Andrew McCarron

Limiting FOBT stakes not the answer to problem gambling

One of the key partners on the recently published research on FOBTs has said that limiting the size of stakes is not the way to deal with problem gambling issues. Featurespace, the Cambridge-based technology firm commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to conduct the most thorough investigation into problem gambling yet undertaken, analysed almost seven billion interactions between gambling customers …

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App tracker launched after Apple’s betting u-turn

Income Access, a turnkey provider of innovative technology and digital marketing solutions for the iGaming, social gaming and land-based casino sectors, has announced that the company’s mobile app-tracking solution is now being actively used to track player acquisitions for the apps of a leading UK-based online casino and bingo operator. The integration follows months of beta testing and the recent …

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Job of the Week: Sports Trading Integrity Analyst

LOCATION: Sydney, AU JOB TYPE: Permanent The Sporting Integrity Trading Analyst will be part of Sportradar’s expanding Security Services team. Since 2004, Sportradar has provided its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to sports federations across the world in order to monitor the global betting market for signs of corruption and match-fixing. The FDS now monitors in excess of 65,000 matches each …

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Cream of the riding crop helps Tucker to 550% yield

Stefano Saccani, Bet Advisor Affiliate & Business Development Manager, reviews BetAdvisor.com’s tipsters form and betting highlights: Week 7 James Tucker – Tipster of the Week Already mentioned before in these posts, James has proven himself to everyone who has ever followed him. This is why his followers are some of the most loyal in the business – they know he …

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Scoreradar rebrands to Sportradar Media Services

Sportradar has launched a new brand which sees all of the market-leading sports data services that Sportradar has previously provided to the media industry under the brand Scoreradar will now be aggregated under the new brand ‘Sportradar Media Services’. Launched in 2007, the Scoreradar suite of services and products has grown to the point where today, the brand is a …

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FOBT research claims it is possible to ‘distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour’

The Responsible Gambling Trust has published what it describes as ‘world-leading and independently conducted research’ into gaming machines in licensed betting offices that shows it is possible to distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour. The programme of research was commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to build the knowledge base available to identify harmful machine play and to understand …

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Racing Post finally secures official racing data

The dispute over official data from sport of horseracing and The Racing Post has finally been settled after the newspaper’s owner Centurycomm managed to agree a deal with the relatively new Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The heads of terms contract over the licensing and distribution of pre-race data (PRD) ends the fractious relationship between the sport and its main newspaper …

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Continent 8 gets company of the year award

Continent 8 Technologies, which over the last 15 years has established itself as the leading provider of managed hosting and network solutions to many of the world’s largest online businesses, has been named ‘Company of the Year’ in the 2014 Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence. The panel of judges remarked that the privately owned Isle of Man-headquartered company …

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