Luke Massey

The future for retail: Could ‘staff-less’ shops become a reality?

retail

It is widely accepted that we are entering a new era for retail betting, ushered in by the fast-tracked fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) legislation and an increased expectation of technology amongst customers – for so many of whom digital is now king. Yet will this new era include the advent of ‘staff-less’ betting shops? Are bookmakers likely to respond …

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Alik Harutyunyan, BetConstruct: Sharing large bet risk across the BetCloud network

BetCloud

Industry software provider BetConstruct has addressed one of the biggest challenges for a sportsbook – accepting “unlimited” bets without risk – through the development of its BetCloud solution. Based on a “principle of synergy” for BetConstruct’s growing stable of operators, BetCloud is part of a global network in which each of these operators can share risks with each other. We …

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Argentina: Paving the way for exponential iGaming growth

Argentina is regarded by igaming experts as a country with huge potential, writes BtoBet CEO Alessandro Fried. In fact, big recent strides to regulatory laws have cemented its igaming credentials. From a regulatory point of view there remain provinces yet to allow online betting, but it seems that the country as a whole is keen on regularizing the industry – albeit …

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OpenSports hits 35,000 bets per minute high for Melbourne Cup

Melbourne

OpenSports hit a peak of 35,000 bets per minute for a single operator during last week’s Melbourne Cup – Australia’s most famous annual thoroughbred horse race. At peak betting times, the maximum number of bets per minute was 35 per cent higher than the previous record across 21 years of taking bets on the race. OpenSports, said parent company SG …

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Boyan & Tzvetomir Naydenov, efbet: For the love of sports

efbet

Close-knit brothers Boyan and Tzvetomir Naydenov founded the efbet sportsbook back in 2006 alongside their father Stefan. We sat down with both of them to discuss how a ‘love of sports’ has driven the development of the family-owned business ever since. Keep reading to find out how the efbet launch came about, why it quickly became apparent that online betting …

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Indiana marks sixth US state launch for SBTech

Indiana

SBTech has entered its sixth US state in less than 18 months by launching an on-property sportsbook at Rising Star Casino in Indiana under the BetAmerica brand. The new 3,000 sq. ft sportsbook, operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), is located one hour from Cincinnati and within two hours of Indianapolis and Louisville. It features more than 30 television screens …

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Betinvest: The provider’s part in the personalised player experience push

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There is so much talk about sportsbook personalisation for the B2C market. In fact, according to Betinvest COO Max Dubossarsky it represents the “horn of plenty” for operators wanting to get as close as they can to their players. But what is the role of the provider? Dubossarsky thinks that it is primarily to provide the tools which help “operators …

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Ganguly rejects conflict of interest claim over My11Circle tweet

Ganguly

Former India captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said there was no “conflict of interest” in a tweet he made about fantasy cricket brand My11Circle during his country’s T20 international against Bangladesh. Before the third T20 between the two sides in Nagpur on Sunday, he tweeted his support for My11Circle – a …

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LeoVegas shows support for RG Week through Tigers shorts swap

Tigers

LeoVegas will show its support for Responsible Gambling Week by replacing the LeoVegas logo on the Leicester Tigers shorts for this weekend’s Premiership match against London Irish with the Responsible Gambling banner. Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, is a cross-industry initiative to promote safer gambling in the UK and Ireland. It has been set up to create …

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Strong Q3 trading sees Scientific Games return to black

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has reported that growth across all core business segments – including its sports betting vertical (SG digital division) but with the exception of gaming operations (sequential loss of $1m) – is growing on “both the top and bottom line”, which CEO Barry Cottle said puts the company on a “path to 5.5x net debt leverage by …

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