Luke Massey

BetConstruct’s Live Casino games get MGA approval

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Soft Construct (Malta) Limited, trading as BetConstruct, has secured approval from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) to supply Live Casino games to MGA licensed operators and B2C customers.  Malta, said BetConstruct, is one of the key jurisdictions for gaming. It explained that the latest certification “powers the company to extend its scope of operation by offering a unique live casino …

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Keith O’Loughlin: The four pillars supporting state lottery success for Scientific Games

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Scientific Games is now serving seven lotteries with sports betting solutions in Canada, Europe and Asia after a second half of 2019 littered with lottery contract wins. After closing the summer by finalising a fresh deal with Milli Piyango (Turkey’s National Lottery), Scientific Games has celebrated an autumnal double by extending its player account management (PAM) and instant games partnership …

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Dinos Stranomitis: Altenar’s successful start-up checklist

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As a gambling industry journalist, we are pitched so many innovative new ideas and accompanying business plans as companies target start-up success in the sector. According to Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis it is the fragmentation of the gambling market due to legal restrictions, as well as the successful birth of so many specialist turnkey providers, which has created such an …

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Altenar extends sports betting reach through Finnplay

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Altenar will be providing the sports betting services to a new set of customers in territories covered by a Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence after “long-standing partner” Finnplay – a Nordic-based open gaming platform provider – picked up its Type 2 licence. Stanislav Silin, CEO of Altenar, said: “Finnplay is a long-standing partner and customer of Altenar, and we are …

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Keir Adams, SBTech: Pricing betting’s most unpredictable market

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Bookmakers will have their political credentials put under the spotlight once again, as the UK prepares for a general election on Thursday 12 December. Following year-on-year political upsets since 2015, Keir Adams, Head of UK Sports at SBTech, spoke to SBC News about pricing betting’s most unpredictable market. SBC: How do you price an election? And how do you price in …

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Schmitt joins Schmeichel for STS ‘Bet with the leaders’ campaign

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Three-time Olympic ski jump medallist Martin Schmitt has joined Peter Schmeichel as part of the STS ‘Bet with the Leaders’ campaign.  Together with the legendary former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper, Schmitt – who won ski jumping gold for Germany in 2002 – will help to drive the STS international expansion through TV and digital platforms in all markets in which …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Early signs of success for first Greek Bookmaker Awards

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This month’s Better Collective Spotlight explores the “excellent opportunity” for Better Collective to build on the relationship it has with online bettors in Greece through launching the Greek Bookmaker Awards in partnership with Betarades. The 12-category awards night (23 January 2020) will be hosted by Betarades, a Better Collective-owned provider of sports insights and free betting tips in Greece. Better …

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EPG boosts money transfer options for countries in Africa

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Euro Payment Group (EPG) has integrated a number of new payments solutions for emerging markets across Africa.  This is after EPG secured global partnerships which also enable the repatriation, or settlement of funds processed in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ghana to a European bank account. “Working with leading local partners is fundamental for us to facilitate domestic …

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Keith Galea promoted to Helio Gaming CEO

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Lottery games provider Helio Gaming has promoted Keith Galea from Chief Operating Officer (COO) to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Having joined the company in June, Galea has impressed sufficiently to convince Richard Mifsud, the previous CEO, to move himself to a consultancy role focusing on “promising new markets” in growth areas such as Asia and Africa. “We are making in-roads …

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Trustly celebrates 100 live brands for Pay N Play

Trustly is celebrating a huge company milestone after Pay N Play, the company’s innovative player registration and verification product, reached 100 live gaming brands. Introduced in 2015, Pay N Play allows customers to register and get verified to start playing on a gaming site simply by making a deposit. The KYC data for the customer is collected by Trustly during …

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