Luke Massey

PE Forum: The payout partner challenge in emerging markets

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The pursuit of the perfect payout process for a gaming operator can “stutter” if the payment service provider (PSP) struggles to adapt to new markets. That’s according to Paloma González Mascaraque, Head of Payments at BetConstruct, who joined a panel on ‘Payments in emerging markets’ at this year’s PaymentExpert Forum (18 September) – held as part of the Betting on …

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Optima’s Jacob Lopez and Sportradar’s Carsten Koerl: Combining to deliver the strongest one-stop-shop for sports betting

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We learned late last week that Sportradar, a global leader in delivering sports data and content, had completed the acquisition of sports betting and gaming omnichannel platform provider Optima in a deal effective immediately. Just a few days on we caught up with Optima CEO Jacob Lopez and Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl for their reaction to forming this new one-stop-shop …

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Trustly Live: Bringing instant cashless payments to land-based gaming

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Land-based casinos can now offer cashless payments for casino chips in under a minute through Trustly Live, a brand new solution for land-based operators launched at this week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. We spoke to Samuel Barrett, Trustly’s Director of Gaming, to find out more.  SBC Can you give us a brief bit of history behind the …

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Meadowlands maintains NJ edge in record month for betting

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Online sports betting sites licensed through Resorts and the Meadowlands combined for more than $24 million of the $29.4 million in revenues made in New Jersey (NJ) last month, as the state smashed its previous record for total wagers. The state fell just short of $375 million for online sports betting handle in September, beating the previous best of $298.3 …

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From Niš to 150: Better Collective’s Serbian growth continues

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Better Collective has set a target of 150 employees in Serbia by the end of 2020 after opening new offices in downtown Niš. In the presence of the Ambassador of Denmark, H.E. Mr. Anders Christian Hougård, and the Mayor of Niš Darko Bulatovic, as well as numerous associates and friends, Better Collective opened the door to a new 2000 m2 office …

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Trustly Live to help land-based casinos go cashless

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Online payments specialist Trustly has launched Trustly Live, a brand new solution bringing instant cashless payments to land-based casinos and sportsbooks. Now that consumers are increasingly using less cash in their everyday lives, Trustly Live – the company’s first product built specifically for land-based gaming – is there to help operators keep up with this changing behaviour. For example, only …

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Nigeria’s SureBet247 to integrate BtoBet’s Neuron platform

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Nigerian bookmaker SureBet247 will deliver a complete local and international sports betting experience including live sports events, online and live casino, jackpots, special bets and virtuals after striking a long-term multi-channel deal with BtoBet. The deal will see the Nigerian licensee integrate BtoBet’s Neuron platform to all its channels, which also encompass circa 1500 betting facilities in the country, making …

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Andrew Cochrane, SBTech: Helping lotteries to keep pace with the sportsbook competition

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Lotteries are “turning to SBTech” for sportsbook services when their market share comes under pressure. That’s according to the firm’s Chief Development Officer Andrew Cochrane, who spoke on a panel about replicating the European Lotteries experience at this year’s Betting on Sports America (BOSA). Why is SBTech well placed to join the debate around lotteries providing sports betting in the …

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Scientific Games adds sports betting to Dutch Lottery deal

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Scientific Games will deliver the Dutch Lottery’s players with a full sports betting solution across mobile and desktop after extending its partnership with Nederlandse Loterij. Having previously provided Nederlandse Loterij – the largest gaming company in the Netherlands – with OpenPlatform player account technology and lottery instant games, Scientific Games has added the sports offering through OpenSports. OpenSports is the …

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SBC launches Spanish-language website

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Sports betting event organiser and media company SBC has launched a dedicated news portal for the Spanish-speaking gaming industry, www.sbcnoticias.com. The new website will cover sports betting, igaming, casino and other global gaming news in Spanish, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Latin America, as well as Spain. It marks the first time SBC has launched a website …

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