Luke Massey

Graham Martin to lead Aquarius AI

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Gambling entrepreneur Graham Martin has been named President of Aquarius AI, a customer acquisition specialist, as part of the firm’s new business model commencing with esports. Aquarius announced this week that it has repositioned its customer acquisition technology to focus on esports before moving into the wider betting environment. Leading this move into esports betting will be Martin, a founder of …

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Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification

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Golden Race has received the certification to distribute its complete suite of virtual sports products including races, football leagues and tournaments to licensed operators in Sweden.  The certification has been issued by Quinel – an internationally accredited testing lab and inspection body – in accordance with the Swedish Gambling Authority standards and regulations, reinforcing the quality and reliability of Golden …

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How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level

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Stats Perform is to exclusively collect and distribute official ultrafast data and fast player statistics for CONMEBOL competitions through its premium RunningBall and Opta services.  We sat down with the company’s LATAM sales manager Ignacio Iturraspe for more on yesterday’s announcement, made officially at the SBC Digital Summit Latinoamerica. SBC: Will this deal bring the in-play betting experience for CONMEBOL …

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Stats Perform strikes new CONMEBOL betting data deal

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Stats Perform will collect and distribute data and player statistics from CONMEBOL competitions for licensed sportsbooks, as part of a new deal which sees it become the exclusive official data provider for the South American Football Confederation. Under the multi-year agreement, Stats Perform will exclusively collect and distribute official data for CONMEBOL men, women and U20 competitions including CONMEBOL Copa …

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The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react?

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The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return tomorrow, starting with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United, but how will the ‘fanless’ aspect of ‘Project Restart’ translate to betting behaviour?  And what about the Bundesliga, the first major football league in Europe to bounce back following the COVID-19 enforced break. How can punters and traders learn from what’s happened so far?  …

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‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development

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For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we spoke to Christina Thomsen (pictured above), Head of Investor Relations (IR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Better Collective. We asked her about the sustainability strategy at Better Collective, the parent company behind the likes of bettingexpert.com and hltv.org, and a new commitment to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the …

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UKGC data finds low level gambling pick-up in lockdown

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further data revealing that the British public has engaged less in gambling during national lockdown. The data for April was collected from the UK’s biggest operators combined with YouGov‘s ongoing ‘COVID-19 tracker’ measuring public trends and habits in lockdown. Citing general consumer trends, the UKGC underlined that lockdown ‘does not appear to have …

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Cross-selling in lockdown: what have we learnt?

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The recent unforeseen hiatus in live sporting events has presented the betting and gaming industry with one of the biggest challenges it has ever had to face, yet the experience has also been a learning curve, writes Pronet Gaming CCO Bobby Longhurst (pictured). The transition of sports bettors to alternative gambling content streams provided us with unique insight into player …

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Chetan Pandya, Pragmatic Solutions: Sticking to the circle of competence

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Chetan Pandya, Chief Product Officer at Pragmatic Solutions (pictured), discusses the importance of strengthening its regulatory compliance standing in Malta, before explaining the evolution of the ‘Onboarding Hub’ resource to deliver more transparency to its partners, and why it is sticking to the “circle of competence” to avoid compromising on quality.  SBC: How would you describe the Pragmatic Solutions business …

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Dave McDowell, FSB: Hitting the bullseye during the global sports blackout

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FSB Tech CEO Dave McDowell (pictured) discusses taking the Remote Darts League (RDL) right through from concept to sourcing players and event production, how he hopes it will open the industry’s eyes to the power of FSB’s data automation platform, and why the RDL has quickly found a place within the darts community – with opportunities for both male and female …

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