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Campeón Gaming Partners: Waiting for the “green light” to make Sweden and UK market moves

Campeón

Having secured a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority, igaming operator Campeón Gaming Partners has set about adding four new gaming brands in the second half of 2019, as well as finalising the deals of new licensed operations for both Sweden and the UK. We caught up with Marinos Shiapanis – the firm’s Co-Founder and CMO – to discuss the …

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Simon Stevens – Betting should pay ‘NHS tab’ on problem gambling

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens has stated that UK licensed betting operators should compulsory fund the treatment of problem gambling networks across the UK. Stevens is the latest UK public health figurehead to call for the government to implement a ‘mandatory levy’ on UK betting incumbents, stating that it would be unfair for taxpayers to ‘pick-up the huge tab for …

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Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Abelson Odds: Too Big to go Under?

Ascot

Two ‘titans’ of the sports betting industry in the UK – bet365 and Sky Bet – came under fire for refusing certain four-horse and all five-horse accumulators on Frankie Dettori’s rides for the final two days at Royal Ascot. However, restricting such bets came as little surprise to Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Head of Compilation at Abelson Odds, who believes – given …

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Bookies survive Dettori’s Ascot heroics

Frankie Dettori enjoyed yet another successful day at the Royal Ascot festival yesterday, guiding Stradivarius to a second successive Gold Cup victory, while also winning the first four races on Ladies’ Day, leaving bookmakers to breathe a slight sigh of relief. Following the four successive wins yesterday, it has been reported that the jockey was close to costing betting operators …

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Round table – Kambi: The future of sportsbook personalisation

Kambi

Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry 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 Kambi, represented by its Head of Data Analytics, David Warder. SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the differentiation …

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Lord Goldsmith QC to head up new commission on ‘crime and problem gambling’

UK prison reform charity, the ‘Howard League for Penal Reform’ has launched a new commission investigating links between problem gambling and criminal behaviours. The Howard League has disclosed that the first meeting of its ‘Commission on Crime & Problem Gambling’ took place in London on 20 June, kick-starting a three-year research project led by Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith QC …

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Mediacle expands affiliate services for Nektan Plc

Industry full-service marketing agency and software developer Mediacle AB has extended its existing partnership with London AIM-listed mobile gaming group Nektan Plc,  to include the supply of affiliate software and services. The partnership will see Nektan utilise Mediacle’s ‘MAP’ igaming-specific affiliate marketing software across a number of its online casino brands including  Cheeky Win and Love Reels. Mediacle’s MAP operates as an …

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Round table – gbet: The future of sportsbook personalisation

gbet

Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry 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 gbet, represented by its Business Development Director, Conall McSorley. SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the differentiation of …

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Industry big guns issue response on levy commitment

Five of the industry’s big guns have shed light on recent revelations that there would be a collaborative effort in improving problem gambling initiatives by boosting levy contributions from 0.1 per cent up to 1 per cent over the next five years. It was reported by the BBC yesterday that CEOs from Bet365, Flutter Entertainment, GVC Holdings, Sky Betting & …

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UK ‘Top 5’ pledge voluntary 1% commitment to tackling problem gambling

The governances of bet365, William Hill Plc, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet and GVC Holdings have pledged to the UK government that they will commit to increasing ‘voluntary contributions to 1% of gross-gaming-yield revenues’ –  helping raise funds for UK problem gambling addiction, treatment and research initiatives. This morning the BBC reports that the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has …

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