ICE Totally Gaming 2018

Aussie snooker star Neil Robertson joins SingleShot

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Nevada-registered entertainment content firm SingleShot Entertainment (SSE) has appointed Australian snooker ace Neil Robertson to its board of directors. 2010 World Snooker Champion Robertson is also Brand Ambassador for SSE’s 7BallRun cue sport product. Robertson, who won the Hong Kong Master’s and Scottish Open this season, said: “The list of possibilities for SSE’s products is endless. “Vinnie has shown me …

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BetConstruct unveils Vbet virtual casino product

Technology provider BetConstruct has opened a virtual casino product in the German capital of Berlin, known as Vbet, in what is an industry first. Located on Schillerstraße in the city’s affluent Charlottenburg district, the store utilises advanced VR technology to teleport bettors into a virtual casino world. The Vbet store was unveiled at a grand opening on Saturday, and will …

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ICE London confirms double digit attendance increase

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An independent audit has declared 2018’s ICE London as the biggest on record, with visitor numbers confirmed as 33,536, an 11 percent increase on 2017s figure. The seventh consecutive year of growth for the event also saw a 17 percent rise in the average number of visitors per stand, and a 12 percent increase in the visitor numbers per square …

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Custom Spa – Alessandro Mastropasqua – Augmenting Reality

Italian technology firm Custom Spa aims to bring more innovation and high-tech solutions into the world of sports betting. They offer a wide range of multi-platform terminals for retail betting, that combine the latest printing and scanning solutions with software intended to improve both customer satisfaction and the general gaming experience. The firm’s most recent innovation is ‘augmented reality’, introduced …

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1xBet takes two stand approach to successful ICE exhibition

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1xBet showcased its B2B product for the first time at last month’s ICE exhibition, before introducing its one-year old affiliate program to markets across Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Having hosted two stands at ICE (6-8 February), one for B2C and one for B2B, the European operator said the outcome of the exhibition had “exceeded all expectations”. The 1xBet …

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Nigel Quadros – Supabet – “Africa is the new frontier of business”

It’s no secret that Africa, as a continent, encompasses a number of the world’s fastest-growing economies. With that in mind, it’s little wonder that companies from across the globe have identified it as a region to focus on. The sports betting industry is no different, and at last week’s ICE Totally Gaming conference, a panel entitled “Localising your African expansion …

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ICE 2018: Encouraging respectful representation of females

The controversy around the portrayal of women at last week’s ICE London exhibition is rumbling on with Kate Chambers, Managing Director of  show organiser Clarion Gaming responding to the negative press by emphasising that Clarion’s priority has always been “to encourage respectful representation of women.” It was just the night before ICE 2018 that the Gambling Commission’s chief executive Sarah Harrison described the way …

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Winning Post – Concern rises over blame game as regulator aims to clean up ICE

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. It is likely that this year’s ICE will be chiefly remembered for the Gambling Commission’s attacks on the use of promotional girls at the expo – and follow-up …

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Playtech launches sports star-themed gaming suite

Leading omni-channel supplier Playtech has launched a new casino games suite, linked to a series of timed jackpots with guaranteed daily wins. The suite, created to celebrate the champions of the global sporting world, will be launched alongside high-profile events such as the Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National and the World Cup. In an industry first, each game in the …

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The state of Indian sports betting and ramifications of legalisation

ICE London tentatively got underway yesterday (Monday 5), with the World Regulatory Briefing featuring several hot topics up for discussion. One such example was its ‘India Briefing,’ coming after recent news from the nations sports ministry seeming to lay the groundwork for legalised sports betting across the vast market. Vaibhav Gaggar, Managing Partner of Gaggar Partners Solicitors, discussed the current …

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