Craig Davies

Craig Davies is a writing enthusiast who joined SBC in September 2017, following years spent in the news and sport sectors of Journalism, in addition to a significant period of time travelling. During his time at the University of Central Lancashire, Craig grasped every opportunity he could to gain experience writing on a plethora of sports. Culminating in a year spent working for The Lancashire Telegraph at Blackburn Rovers during the, then Premier League side’s, 2009/10 season. Upon graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism, he began working for the Tameside Reporter, a regional title, where his primary duty was news, however, it quickly turned into something of a joint role with sports incorporated into the mix. After the newspaper entered administration Craig began doing freelance work for a number of websites in several different fields, before donning a backpack for a two year stay in Australia and South Eastern Asia. Short story writing as he ambled from place to place. Eventually all roads led to home, and his position as a Journalist for SBC.

Ethical Gambling Forum: Are operators already behind the curve?

SBC News Ethical Gambling Forum: Are operators already behind the curve?

“ESG is all that makes us feel good, isn’t it?” Andrew Lyman, Gambling Commissioner and Executive Director at Government of Gibraltar, began in a keynote address at this week’s Ethical Gambling Forum. Picking up where Nigel Feetham, Minister for Justice, Trade and Industry, left off, Lyman took to the stage following a plea from event Co-Founder Adrian Sladdin to those …

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Gibraltar: Industry must control its own ESG destiny

SBC News Gibraltar: Industry must control its own ESG destiny

Set against the backdrop of the glorious Gibraltar sunshine, the third iteration of the Ethical Gambling Forum sprung into action this week aboard a superyacht whose name will be familiar to many across the industry – the sublime Sunborn. Beginning proceedings, Co-Founder Adrian Sladdin promised “something a little bit different”, before a tentative “be prepared” word of warning was offered …

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Unravelling the enigma of personalised markets in esports betting

SBC News Unravelling the enigma of personalised markets in esports betting

In the expanding world of betting, where bookmakers accept wagers on an array of events, the scarcity of personalised markets for players, especially within the realm of esports, stands out as an intriguing anomaly.  In conversation with SBC News, Yurii Lysenko, Lead Data Scientist at DATA.BET, reveals the potential and challenges of personalised markets, shedding light on why bookmakers hesitate …

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Bayes Esports: navigating game patches and the impact they have on betting

SBC News Bayes Esports: navigating game patches and the impact they have on betting

In conversation with SBC News, Ben Steenhuisen, a Senior Software Architect at Bayes Esports, with 11 years of professional software development experience, elaborates on the impact game patches could have on wagering. Navigating game patches and the impact they have on betting  In esports, we see teams from all over the world battle it out for victory. The electrifying atmosphere …

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Digital challenges: the dual threat of the black market and illegal gaming platforms

SBC News Digital challenges: the dual threat of the black market and illegal gaming platforms

The digital world has profoundly transformed consumption patterns across various economic sectors.  This phenomenon is evident to all through our relationship with digital technology and certain well-known platforms that are ubiquitous in our daily lives (GAFAM, Shein, Zalando, Uber, Booking, e-banking, etc.).  However, as highlighted by Gaming1 CEO Emmanuel Mewissen below, this evolution has also led to new consumer behaviours …

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Beyond automation: supercharging third-party systems with Flows’ no-code innovation

SBC News Beyond automation: supercharging third-party systems with Flows' no-code innovation

In an era where technological agility and efficiency are paramount, Flows emerges as a game-changer for businesses seeking to amplify their existing third-party systems’ capabilities. Spearheaded by CEO James King, Flows provides a revolutionary no-code automation platform that enables customers to build products, features, and much more without the need for coding. This platform enhances operational processes and seamlessly integrates …

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Winning the game: how localisation and advanced tech are shaping sportsbooks in LatAm

SBC News Winning the game: how localisation and advanced tech are shaping sportsbooks in LatAm

What does it take for a sportsbook operator to succeed in the dynamic and diverse markets of Latin America? Drawing on insights from current market leaders, overarching trends, and extensive experience on the operator side of the business, the answer, according to GR8 Tech’s Senior Business Development Manager Thomas Carvalhaes, centres around one pivotal element: localisation. In a region as …

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Bayes Esports: stakeholders must have a clear strategy to ensure esports success

SBC News Bayes Esports: stakeholders must have a clear strategy to ensure esports success

Ahilleas Papantos, Director of Partnerships at Bayes Esports, speaks to SBC News regarding the importance of correctly managing and developing the group’s portfolio of data partnerships across the global esports ecosystem to make further waves in the sector. SBC News: Complacency doesn’t light a path to success in business. Could you briefly touch upon how Bayes Esports is plotting to continue …

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Igor Kaufman, GR8 Tech: iFrame product value is a significant differentiator

SBC News Igor Kaufman, GR8 Tech: iFrame product value is a significant differentiator

Differentiation and personalisation. A pair of concepts that the industry is more than all too familiar with, but which will retain a central focus as solutions providers constantly jockey to enable clients to rise head and shoulders above the competition in an increasingly tightly packed field. To achieve this vision, GR8 Tech has introduced its iFrame product, which aims to …

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What’s the game plan for sportsbooks in a post-regulated, challenge-packed Brazilian market?

SBC News What's the game plan for sportsbooks in a post-regulated, challenge-packed Brazilian market?

In the aftermath of a successful SBC Summit Rio, Dotan Lázar, CEO of LSports, assesses the challenges facing sportsbooks within Brazil following a landmark development last year. On December 30, 2023, Brazil witnessed a historic moment as President Lula sanctioned Law 14790, marking the finalisation of sports betting regulation. According to reports, over 100 businesses have shown interest in applying …

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