Martyn Elliott

SBC Leaders magazine: Sky Betting & Gaming still thinking big

SBC Leaders Issue 29

Sky Betting & Gaming may be sitting at the very top of the UK gambling industry, but as its Chief Commercial Officer Steve Birch tells the new issue of SBC Leaders magazine, the business still has big ambitions for further growth. In an in-depth interview – which covers the operator’s close relationship with other Flutter-owned brands, the evolution of its …

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International operators fear fallout from UK financial risk checks, research finds

Challenges in Compliance Survey

More than half of compliance professionals from the international betting and gaming industry believe the implementation of financial risk checks in the UK will have a negative impact, the SBC Media Challenges in Compliance Survey, commissioned by IDnow, has found. The study surveyed 100 senior compliance representatives from operators in Europe, North America and Latin America about existing issues and …

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Roobet thriving on diet of TikTok, crypto and rap stars

Roobet thriving on diet of TikTok, crypto and rap stars

Standing out from the crowd is difficult to do in the gambling industry, but a focus on community, social media and star appeal is working for Roobet, Co-Founder Matt Duea told Issue 27 of SBC Leaders magazine.  ——————————————————- When a story involves viral TikTok videos, cryptocurrencies, a world-famous rapper, knockout punches and a gun-toting video game, you might expect it …

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Novibet focused on international growth strategy

Novibet CEO George Athanasopoulos

There are few industry challenges that Novibet CEO George Athanasopoulos has not faced in the last two years, he told Issue 28 of SBC Leaders magazine, but the business remains on a significant growth path as it expands into new markets far away from its European base.  ——————————————————- Anyone at the head of an ambitious business can expect to be …

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Entain’s Peter Marcus: Building a protective ARC

Entain

If state-of-the-art technology and marketing expertise can be used in combination as a highly-effective player acquisition tool, they can do exactly the same for player protection, Entain’s Group Operations Director Peter Marcus told Issue 27 of SBC Leaders magazine.  ——————————————————- When a member of the Entain’s management team says that, “the board are 100% supportive of it. I would say …

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ComeOn Group’s Juergen Reutter pursuing the sporting life

ComeOn Group CEO Juergen Reutter

ComeOn Group may be best known for its casino brands but, as CEO Juergen Reutter told Issue 28 of SBC Leaders magazine, sportsbook is a central part of the operator’s growth plans.  ——————————————————- When musicians try to do something different to what made them famous, it can go very badly – think Metallica’s dalliances with orchestras and Lou Reed, or …

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Player financial risk checks a major worry for gaming operators, survey finds

Challenges in Compliance Survey

Obtaining the required personal financial information is the greatest barrier licensed betting & gaming operators face when onboarding players and the industry fears that mandatory affordability checks will make the situation worse, a new SBC study, commissioned by IDnow, has concluded. The finding emerged as part of the SBC Media Challenges in Compliance Survey, which saw senior compliance representatives from …

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Stats Perform retains WTA Tour betting rights contract

Stats Perform extends WTA Tour betting rights contract

Stats Perform has strengthened its position in the professional tennis world by extending its exclusive agreement to collect and distribute official WTA Tour data and live streams to licensed sportsbooks until the end of the decade. The extension of the long-running deal means that live scores, stats and content from the top tier of women’s tennis will be available to …

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Flutter names the date for NYSE listing

Flutter names the date for NYSE listing

Flutter Entertainment has today confirmed that it is working towards 29 January 2024 as the effective date for its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing.   The Paddy Power owner had for some time mooted the idea of a secondary listing in the US to reflect the growing importance of the market to the business, and announced in November that it …

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Digitain’s Margarita Cruz: Preparing for the LatAm opportunity

SBC News Digitain’s Margarita Cruz: Preparing for the LatAm opportunity

Latin America has emerged as one of the key growth areas for the sports betting and igaming industry, and the 2024 Copa América is likely to provide the perfect opportunity for international operators to make their mark in the region’s varied markets. Here Margarita Cruz, Senior Sales Director for platform provider Digitain, shares her expertise on what operators need to …

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