Events

AffiliateFEST – Creating a trade body for the affiliate sector

The ‘compliance panel’ at last month’s AffiliateFEST event was one that stoked up a lot of interesting debate from panelists and audience members alike. One intriguing talking point to emerge from it was that of creating an affiliate trade body. Is there room for such a body in an industry that’s so competitive? And what would it actually do? Nick …

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Industry giants headline shortlists for SBC Awards 2018

SBC Awards

Industry giant bet365 will be hunting a famous fifth consecutive Bookmaker of the Year title at this year’s SBC Awards, but an array of big hitters are ready to steal the show in front of more than 700 attendees at a stunning London venue – The Artillery Garden at the HAC. The shortlists for the 38 prizes were confirmed this …

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BetConstruct’s sportsbook software gets South African stage

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Armed with a Manufacturer’s Licence for the South African market, BetConstruct is ready to present its “most complete multi-channel sportsbook software for the region”. Having obtained the licence from the National Gambling Board for South Africa in November of last year, the developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions is ready for the first extension of ICE away …

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New Oddslife MD heads to Vegas to drive American push

Oddslife

Oddslife has promoted Alexandru Teodorescu to the role of Managing Director as the sports fan engagement platform extends the scope of its prediction games to cover the US market. Teodorescu will be representing Oddslife at next week’s G2E in Las Vegas (8-11 October) in his new role to explain how the tech company’s range of products have been tailored to …

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Experts call for thought-out approach to sports betting regulation in the US

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Jake Williams, head of legal for the US at Sportradar, said that alignment with the major US sports leagues was a good idea for sports betting stakeholders, but stopped short of taking sides in a hot debate over the presence or absence of an integrity fee and official data. Speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports conference, Williams defended the …

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Next stop New York after record Betting on Sports returns

Betting on Sports

SBC Events reached new heights after welcoming a record number of delegates, exhibitors and top-level industry speakers to last week’s Betting on Sports Week in London. There were 2,500 registrations across the week, a significant increase on the 1,300 for the event’s second running in 2017, with more than 270 of those speaking across the Betting on Sports conference tracks, …

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BetConstruct puts live betting education at the heart of US plans

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BetConstruct will be using its “huge library of live match betting choices” to educate the US market about why in-play betting has become so popular across the world. The gaming solutions provider will be at this year’s G2E in Las Vegas, the first edition of the event since PASPA repeal opened the doors for online sports wagering in the country. …

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Hall of Fame ‘perfect finish’ to successful Betting on Sports

Hall of Fame

The third Sports Betting Hall of Fame evening at the spectacular Natural History Museum has been hailed as the perfect conclusion to last week’s hugely successful Betting on Sports 2018. Set against the stunning backdrop of London’s Natural History Museum and hosted by former Sky Sports favourite Kirsty Gallacher, the awards saw five industry legends recognised for their tremendous contributions to the world of …

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Industry should expect ‘No Rationale’ in quid pro quo tax game

Amid the hopes and expectations of the industry’s future, deliberated at the Betting on Sports 2018 conference, was the hard reality of the ‘UK Tax Hike’ on online gambling services awaiting industry leaders. “Its seems a long distance now, the days of Tessa Jowell, the former Minister of Culture, Media & Sports under Tony Blair, stating that the UK would …

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BetterBetting’s Brink: Taking the BETR platform to the next level

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SBC spoke to BetterBetting Founder and CEO Adriaan Brink, who spoke about the success of the firm’s BETR platform, as well as its progression plans for the coming year. SBC: What has happened with BETR since the launch of the product in July? AB: Since launching the product in July, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, we have made significant improvements …

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