Europe

KaFe Rocks: COVID-19 allowed us to reflect for the future

The global health pandemic has caused shockwaves across the entire gambling industry, with widespread restrictions imposed on retail operations forcing companies to shift their focuses towards other avenues, albeit temporarily, to sustain themselves during this tumultuous year. But as live sport starts to resume and retail bookmakers start opening up their stores, the discussion has turned towards how the industry …

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Robert Griffin, MIRACL: Don’t Gamble With Passwords!

Robert Griffin, CEO of MIRACL, has urged betting leadership to move beyond its out-dated assumption that passwords can be considered as an effective security measure protecting customers. Presenting a case study at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, Griffin detailed that betting operators are still “gambling with passwords” which have become an obsolete security tool, no longer protecting player data and further hindering vital …

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Sportradar appoints VC figurehead Chuck Robel to lead Audit Committee

Sportradar has strengthened its corporate governance team by confirming the appointment of Chuck Robel as Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Board of Directors. Robel, the current Chairman of GoDaddy, is recognised as one of big tech’s leading corporate stewards having served as a board member and audit chair for McAfee, Informatica, Palo Alto Networks, Borland, Adaptec, Jive Software and …

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Mazza: Betting sponsorships are still relevant no matter what the restrictions are

The start of the 2020/2021 European football season, will see a drastic altering in the relationship between football clubs and betting operators.  Once recognised as the leading marketing channel for targeting betting audiences and amplifying brand exposure, in the era of ‘responsible gaming’, European operators have had to rethink their sponsorship strategies under heightened regulatory scrutiny.      Speaking on the ‘Future …

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EPIC achieves Investors in People gold standard

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has received a Gold Level accreditation from Investors in People in recognition of their ‘commitment to high performance through strong people management and development’. EPIC was commended for its ‘culture of development’, with Investors in People recognising ‘how there was clearly documented evidence of people policies and development meetings’. Commenting on the accolade, …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: Industry marketing awaits its ‘age-gated test’

A deep dive on evolving social media, content and influencer marketing strategies to drive mass audience engagements opened SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital’s day three Marketing & Affiliation track.  An expert panels featuring representatives of media giants Google, Twitter and LadBible underlined that social media content has shown its true depth in reaching audiences during the COVID-19 lockdown, as all …

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Ilya Machavariani: Best international practices a priority for CIS region

Best international practices are high on the agenda for the CIS countries looking to legalise sports betting, according to Ilya Machavariani, head of Russian and CIS gambling and gaming practice at Dentons. Speaking as part of the ‘CIS & the Balkans – The next big thing?’ panel on day two of the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, Machavariani gave an …

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M88 strikes multi-year La Liga regional betting partnership

M88 has been named as La Liga’s regional betting partner in Asia after signing a multi-year partnership with the Spanish football competition. The commercial agreement will run until the end of 2024 and will see the online betting platform collaborate with La Liga to produce exclusive content to grow the competition’s reputation in Asia, while also increasing fan engagement opportunities …

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Martin Lycka – Torn souls of the great regulatory game

GVC Holdings’ Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka offers an insight into the lives of the gambling industry’s regulatory experts.  _________  ‘Hic sunt leones’ –  here are lions, is a phrase used in times gone by to denote unknown territories on maps. At the time of its first visionaries, there would have been no easier task than drawing a regulatory …

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YGAM and Betknowmore team up to launch Safer Gambling Training

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with Betknowmore to launch Safer Gambling Training.  The programme, which was launched at this week’s SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, will provide gambling industry employees with specialist online training to strengthen play protection standards and effectively safeguard consumers from gambling-related harm. Lee Willows, Chief Executive of YGAM said: “Our journey …

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