ICE 2016

ICE 2016 – Betting integrity and match fixing

All of the panellists in the Betting Integrity Betmarkets Session at ICE 2016 agreed that the only way the current situation will improve is if the Gambling Commission, sports governing bodies, betting operators and law enforcement align with each other and work collaboratively in the fight against match fixing. Betting integrity and match fixing at the highest level of sport …

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ICE 2016 – Esports dissected

The Betmarkets agenda boasted an impressive collection of speakers dissecting esports across three separate talks at ICE on Wednesday morning. Unikrn Founder Rahul Sood skyped from Seattle, whilst Newzoo’s Peter Warman, Fnatic CEO Wouter Sleijffers and other notable figures discussed the growing industry at length with a focus on how it is vastly dissimilar to traditional sports, and the importance of appreciating this …

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Microgaming receives Guinness World Records certificate

On 6 October 2015, Mega Moolah set a Guinness World Records® title for the ‘Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’ when Betway UK player Jon Heywood won the GBP equivalent of €17,879,645.12 from a 25p spin. Yesterday, on Microgaming’s stand at ICE Totally Gaming, joint record-holders Microgaming, Betway and Jon received their official certificates from a Guinness World Records adjudicator. …

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Beñardo Elorz – Kirolbet – Think Local, Act Local and Go Global

Spanish-licensed bookmaker Kirolbet has made a quick start to 2016, by adding La Liga football club Real Sociedad to its growing list of partners. Starting today in London, they will be exhibiting at ICE stands N1-130 and N1-132. We caught up with Kirolbet Marketing Manager Beñardo Elorz to discuss the new partnership with Real Sociedad, existing deals with other Spanish …

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ICE 2016 – Impact of 4th money laundering directive

A panel of speakers in a Cybercrime, Security and Regulatory Compliance session at ICE 2016 have expressed concern about the revised customer verification and enhanced due diligence (DD) as part of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The European Union 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was officially published in June 2015 as a review on the 2007 regulations, covering all gambling services. …

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ICE 2016 – Virtual Reality vs Perception

Virtual/augmented reality and its potential was a key theme with two of the speakers at one of the first panel discussions of the day at ICE on Tuesday. Amitabh Ghatak Head of Product Development at William Hill, Founder of Winistry Gerard Cunningham and Playtech’s VP of Product Strategy Liron Snir spoke on the topic of device innovation, and new devices that’ll transform …

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ICE 2016 – Responsible Gambling Focus

Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gambling Association has insisted the gambling industry is on the right road with self-exclusion policy, and cited the complexity of the issue for those expecting a quick fix. This came in response to Wanda Goldwag, Chair and Independent Standards Commissioner of the Senet Group, claiming that we are a long way from establishing effective policy. Self-exclusion …

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Peter Warman – Newzoo – Esports market intelligence is key

Newzoo is a global market research and predictive analytics firm which focuses first and foremost on gaming. Headquartered in Amsterdam, it releases regular reports and predictions on esports amongst many other topics. SBC caught up with CEO and Co-Founder Peter Warman ahead of his talk on esports at ICE Totally Gaming. Warman will be a speaker at the ‘Fireside Chat: …

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OpenBet unveils omni-channel racing campaign for ICE 2016

OpenBet will demonstrate the continuing development of its omni-channel product offering at ICE 2016. The sports betting and gaming industry software provider will launch its in-venue companion app, which takes omni-channel betting to the next level with the industry’s equivalent of ‘click and collect’. ‪Through the app players can see the full range of betting options available with live odds …

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Inspired releases first on demand Virtual Reality football product

Inspired, provider of Virtual Sports, Mobile Games and SBG Video Lottery, has announced the release of its premium all-new on demand and in-play Virtual Sports product, Rush Football 2 Live. Rush Football 2 Live is being showcased for the first time at ICE Totally Gaming 2016. Players will experience the a life-like virtual football betting experience and be able to watch non-stop matches …

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