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Stanleybet Group’s Magellan Robotech B2B division targets international growth

Stanleybet Group’s Magellan Robotech

Christian Maglia recently moved from WeAreCasino to become Chief Commercial Officer of Magellan Robotech, the B2B division of Stanleybet Group, and SBC News caught up with him to find out about his new role and plans to grow the business.  Maglia is also set to speak at Betting on Sports 2019, the leading international event for the sports betting and …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pondering the Plastic

Did you know that it is nearly 61 years since the first successful recognizably modern credit card – the BankAmericard – was introduced? It was not until 8 years later, in 1966, that Barclaycard launched in the UK the first credit card outside the USA. Credit cards have been controversial from the outset because of the potential harms that arise …

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Ladbrokes goes ‘paperless’ with Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display

Ladbrokes has confirmed that it will become the first high street bookmaker to go ‘paperless’ in its shops after launching a Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display in two retail shops in Dublin and Galway.  The launch coincided with the Galway Summer Festival, and will offer punters an interactive digital format of the odds and information of the runners and …

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Voluntary whistle-to-whistle ban comes into force

The industry-wide voluntary ‘whistle-to-whistle’ advertising ban is due to come into force today (1 August 2019), which will see bookmakers ban all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport broadcasts. The self-enforced ban, will not be applicable to horseracing and greyhound racing coverage, was suggested by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) after it received public and political criticism …

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Betting consolidation for Betdaq through fixed-odds sportsbook

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Betdaq has fulfilled a “key strategic aim” by launching a fixed-odds sportsbook to complement its 2% exchange and online casino.  The new sportsbook will be backed by a multi-channel marketing campaign that includes PR and social media activities with ex-England footballer Glen Johnson and above the line advertising starring renowned actor Ralph Ineson. The entirely new sportsbook offers a shared …

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Mansion Group announces raft of C-Level appointments

Gibraltar-based online gambling operator Mansion Group has moved to restructure its c-level management team, announcing both internal promotions and external appointments. Updating the market, Mansion confirms the appointment of David Murphy as inbound Chief Marketing Officer (COM), joining the company this September. A 12-year marketing executive, Murphy joins Mansion’s leadership team from online lottery operator Lottoland where he formerly served …

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Operator CEOs head 20/20 Vision track at Betting on Sports 2019

Betting on Sports 2019 20/20 Vision Track

Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson, and Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith are among the leaders offering their insights on the key issues shaping the betting industry as part of the 20/20 Vision – The Future In Focus track of Betting on Sports 2019.  The track, which takes place on the second full day (Thursday 19 September) of SBC’s flagship event at …

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Round table – Betinvest: The future of sportsbook personalisation

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Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry have offered their insights into the future for sportsbook personalisation based on automated customer segmentation, advanced behavioural analysis and predictive AI-driven models. The next round table participant was Betinvest, represented by its VP of Business Development Valentyn Kyrylenko. SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the …

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Rebecca Pow to oversee gambling industry following cabinet reshuffle

As part of last week’s Cabinet reshuffle following Boris Johnson’s appointment, it has been confirmed that MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow will be tasked with overseeing both the horseracing and gambling sectors rather than sports minister Nigel Adams.  Pow was re-appointed as the parliamentary under secretary of state for arts, heritage and tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, …

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Online casino ties ordered to be cut in Germany

Online sports betting operators looking to acquire a license for the federal German market have been ordered to cut ties with online casinos and other unregulated forms of gambling as the market moves towards heightened compliance measures. Earlier in July, the Regional Council of Darmstadt – which has been tasked with overseeing Germany’s transition into a regulated online betting market – …

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