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Costello: ‘Swedish limits aren’t for player protection, they’re just pure politics’

Recognised as one of igaming’s most lucrative marketplaces, conditions in Sweden have been drastically altered following the government enforcing a series of wagering and deposit restrictions. The safer gambling measures were instantly criticised by licensed operators as well as the country’s regulator. The panel discussing ‘the fallout from Sweden’ at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital weighed in on developments. …

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Jon Duffy: Evidence-based decisions are needed to fix the ‘broken’ system

Growing concerns on ‘consumer rights’ have been thrust into the political and media spotlight in recent years, a new reality facing all business leaders entering a new decade of disruption reshaping all-levels of consumerism. Across the political spectrum, calls have widened for the creation of an independent gambling ombudsman. Jon Duffy, SVP for Corporate Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Genting …

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Nigerian superstar Yakubu to open SBC Digital Summit Africa

Yakubu at SBC Digital Summit Africa

SBC Digital Summit Africa is to open with an exclusive interview with Yakubu Ayegbeni, the Nigerian football legend and Interwetten brand ambassador.  The interview on 6 October 2020, the opening day of the virtual event for the African betting and gaming industry, will see the former striker discuss his playing career and his work with Interwetten’s recently-launched Nigerian sportsbook. Delegates …

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Online casino and safer gambling under the spotlight on SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital’s final day

SBC Summit Barcelona - Day Four Preview

SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital will draw to a close on Friday 11 September with a roster of senior executive speakers sharing their vision for the future of the online casino sector and on working together to develop ideas to improve player protection.  Delegates attending the final day of the betting & gaming industry’s largest ever virtual conference and exhibition …

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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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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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Marketing, lotteries and North America take centre stage on SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital day three

SBC Summit Barcelona - Day Three Preview

Affiliates, lotteries and the US market take centre stage on day three of SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, with a line-up of senior executives ready to share their insights on the future direction of these key areas of the betting & gaming industry.  Following on from the first two days of in-depth insights and high-level discussions at the industry’s largest …

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Tyrone Dobbin: Local partnerships are key to understanding complexities in African markets

Establishing a brand in an African market requires a level of local expertise and knowledge, explained Tyrone Dobbin, Managing Director – Africa at Sportingbet at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital.  Speaking on SBC’s ‘Africa – the market of the future’ panel, Dobbin emphasised that betting companies must not take a holistic approach to the African market when trying to …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: Innovating user experience is crucial for fixed odds

Innovation in the betting industry remains a prominent discussion, however, since the start of the global health pandemic the topic has risen in significance to ensure that new solutions keep customers engaged. On day two of SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital trading experts sat down to discuss what new innovations are being created for fixed odds solutions. A variety of …

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Yiannis Stathis, SG Digital: The costly pursuit of one-to-one relationships

OpenMarket

SG Digital’s Yiannis Stathis believes that OpenMarket can spell an end to the complex working environment for sports betting operators and suppliers, adding that both sides are losing too much time – and “leaving too much money on the table” – by trying to manage one-to-one relationships. Stathis was delivering a presentation at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, where …

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