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Black Type partners with Degree 53 to offer enhanced user experience

Software development specialists, Degree 53, have teamed up with Black Type to develop and enhance user experience (UX) and front end design for their sportsbook. As part of the new partnership, Degree 52 will integrate new features with the product for enhanced betting services, with the aim of maximising betting opportunities and easier accessibility. Keith Oliver, CEO of Black Type, …

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Lee Drabwell, PBS: Drawing in a customer base frustrated by the online experience

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Following a record-breaking Grand National weekend for self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) from Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), which saw bets placed more than double over last year, the company’s Senior Commercial Director Lee Drabwell explains the reasoning behind their surging customer popularity… SBC: SSBTs are proving to be increasingly popular with horseracing customers, why do you think this is the case? …

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The Rank Group MD Alan Morgan steps down “to pursue other opportunities”

Announced in a statement this morning, The Rank Group Managing Director Alan Morgan will be stepping down, effective as of July 21, 2019. The resignation comes as Morgan wishes “to pursue other opportunities”, with his duties set to be assumed by the Chief Executive until a successor is found, with the search set to begin immediately. John O’Reilly, chief executive …

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Peter Woodfine, Vermantia: Finding the US retail “sweet spot” through modern SSBTs

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Speaking ahead of Betting on Sports America, Peter Woodfine of Vermantia says better sports betting facilities that combine live pictures, fast and correct data, and modern self-service betting solutions are a massive opportunity for the country’s retail operators. SBC: What are you looking forward to at Betting on Sports America?   PW: We’re looking forward to speaking with U.S. operators …

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SG’s OpenBet sees Aintree traffic grow on a “monumental scale”

Betting-based transactions for Scientific Games around last week’s Randox Health Grand National more than doubled that of the world’s leading online retailer on Cyber Monday. The sportsbook platform provider saw more than 37.4 million bets placed throughout the three-day festival, with 14.5 million of those bets placed via Scientific Games’ product suite OpenBet on the showcase Grand National race. Scientific …

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UK government moves to implement new ‘duty of care’ tech policy

Working with the Home Office, The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) has today published it’s joint  ‘Online Harms White Paper’ – outlining the UK government’s intent on better monitoring and regulating all UK digital enterprises. Propositioned last May, the UK government intends to put forward a ‘duty of care mandate’ for all technology/digital incumbents ensuring consumer safety …

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Winning Post: Retail Games… a crime or a mistake?

Regulus Partners dissects a new era for UK retail betting incumbents which has begun with a very predictable opening chapter as Betfred and Paddy Power face scrutiny for circumventing gaming machine laws… This week saw the implementation of GB’s B2 ban and the rollout of some operator mitigation plans. Betfred and Paddy Power launched OTC products which used Virtual betting …

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Bet Builder: An industry game-changer fast becoming a necessity

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One of the most innovative additions to sportsbooks over the last 12 months has undoubtedly been the Bet Builder. So much so that Amazing Gaming, a fully managed sportsbook and data feed provider launched by Tain, has prioritised development of the product as part of its 2019 roadmap. Keep reading for more from the company’s Sports Betting COO Robert Wintersteller, …

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Playtech BGT Sports tops Grand National turnover record

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Self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) provided by Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) took more than double the number of bets from last year’s Grand National. This weekend, the omni-channel sports betting solutions provider enjoyed record turnover from the biggest National Hunt horse race, first held at Aintree in 1839. PBS confirmed that turnover increased by 135% when compared to 2018, highlighting the …

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Viewing figures for Grand National rise as Tiger Roll emulates Red Rum feat

This year’s Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse has continued to grab the attention of the nation, as viewing figures for the ITV-covered race have increased by 12 per cent. The broadcast, fronted by Ed Chamberlin, is reported to have hit figures of 9.6 million at peak viewing time, which is up from the 8.5 million viewers in 2018. …

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