Asia

Asian news

GLMS reappoints Calvi as President in Executive Committee election

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has appointed Ludovico Calvi as its Chair and President in its most recent Executive Committee election. Calvi will serve his third mandate as President until the next election in 2023, whilst Gilles Maillet, Sport Integrity Director at La Française des Jeux (FDJ), will replace Rupert Bolingbroke of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) in …

Read More »

Alexandr Iaroshenko, Betbazar: Turning esports growth into retention

esports

Esports grew exponentially during the pandemic with fewer other betting options available, but will it retain its player base as more traditional sports return? Alex Iaroshenko, CEO at Betbazar, helps us deep dive into last year’s esports performance, before suggesting that those operators not yet onboard can still enjoy ‘the rest of the party’. He also covers Counter Strike’s continued …

Read More »

Simon Westbury: Preparing the Digitain team for international expansion

international

“To me, the team that sits out there is my product.” A clear message for the growing sales team at Digitain from Simon Westbury, as he spoke exclusively from the igaming software provider’s head office in Armenia.  Westbury, Digitain’s Chief Business Officer, caught up with SBC News to discuss preparing for Euro 2020 and longer-term plans for international expansion. He …

Read More »

BETER to provide pin-point esports odds through Bayes deal

Bayes

BETER, a provider of fast sports and esports content for sportsbook operators, has struck a new deal with esports data specialist Bayes Esports. Described by BETER as a ‘landmark deal’, it provides significant impetus to the growth of its esports department while allowing the company to supply odds with ‘pin-point’ accuracy. Bayes Esports will supply real-time data for popular esports …

Read More »

Jason Spiller, Dire Wolves: Neosurf more than just a sponsor for esports

Dire Wolves

Jason Spiller, owner of New Zealand-based esports team Dire Wolves, explains why corporate partners such as Neosurf should not be seen as just financial sponsors, but more as responsible contributors to the whole esports ecosystem. Given that nearly two thirds of New Zealand parents use gaming to supplement their childrens’ education, as revealed in the 2020 Digital New Zealand Report, …

Read More »

IBIA finds ‘no corruption issues’ across 99.96% of regulated markets

Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has released its ‘optimum’ study into betting regulation, assessing 20 jurisdictions across six continents, finding no evidence of corruption across the vast majority of surveyed markets. Covering ‘a range of licencing models,’ the study collected fiscal and integrity data from multiple regulated betting operators – representing almost 50% of all commercial online betting activity …

Read More »

HKJC enhances football betting offering with ‘GoalX’ app launch

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has expanded into football via the launch of its ‘GoalX’ mobile app, providing information on football matches, live statistics, betting and live game watch along. Only available to bettors in Hong Kong over the age of 18, the app aims to offer a ‘personalised journey’ and a ‘brand-new digital experience for customers’ via enabling …

Read More »

NSoft’s STARK enters Turkish market via DOKA BILISIM partnership

NSoft has further expanded its presence in Turkey by launching its STARK hardware unit into the market, following a distribution arrangement secured with DOKA BILISIM. Reached following ‘extensive and constructive negotiation’ finalised during Q1 2021, the deal with DOKA BILISIM will see STARK become the first-choice Self-Service Betting Terminal (SSBT) partner for the Turkish betting and gaming sector. “I am …

Read More »

H2 – Gambling maintains its growth profile, as sector prepares for critical summer trading

Q1 analysis undertaken by H2 Gambling Capital has observed that the industry has maintained B2C and B2B growth despite continued trading against volatile lockdown conditions and regulatory headwinds in Germany and the Nordics.   Recording a year-on-year revenue increase of 42%, global gambling tracked a ‘weighted average EBITDA’ growth of 119%, as H2 noted that the sector’s primary growth driver was …

Read More »

SoftSwiss launches new sportsbook project for CricketBet

CricketBet

SoftSwiss has confirmed the launch of a new client for the Indian market, CricketBet, running off its new sportsbook platform.  Officially launched in May 2021, CricketBet is now set for a ‘summer of large-scale events’ including the rescheduled Olympic Games and European Championships. However, the second SoftSwiss sportsbook client for the Indian market after Betjungle will also receive a premium …

Read More »