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Why prohibiting betting markets ties the hands of the licensed market

As countries around the world were plunged into lockdown, punters turned towards the more niche betting markets such as Belarussian football, table tennis and lower-league Swedish football. But one issue that arose, in the case of the Swedish market, was the growing concern that the lower tiers of football may be more susceptible to match-fixing and betting corruption – which …

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Michelle Evans: We can’t underestimate the impact of lived experiences in tackling problem gambling

When it comes to raising awareness of problem gambling and issues associated with sporting integrity among athletes, the only way to ensure that players understand the implications is through education and hearing from those with lived experience. That’s according to Michelle Evans, Head of Communications and Wellbeing at PFA Scotland, who was speaking on a panel entitled ‘The Link Between …

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How Euro 2020’s postponement is challenging the industry to adapt

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UEFA Euro 2020 summer football tournament was postponed and rescheduled for next year. Although this was frustrating for many betting companies, it also provided them with an opportunity to improve their offerings. On a Stats Perform sponsored panel titled The Challenges with Euro 2020 on day two of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital …

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BOSE Digital: Oddschecker breaks down ‘record-breaking’ Premier League campaign

‘Unexpected’ is arguably one of the buzzwords that comes to mind when discussing the 2019/20 Premier League season, with bookmakers and fans surprised at league outcomes, the length of the season and the performance of some of the league’s biggest teams. Delivering a keynote speech on day two of the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital, James Tippett, Commercial Executive …

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BOSE: Seismic shift in perception will force operators to halt problem gamblers

Assessing Gen Z and Millennial behaviour, Jamie Mitchell of Low6 has predicted a ‘seismic shift’ from traditional ‘hard’ gambling, stating that the industry, regulators and the public perception will ‘force’ people and sportsbooks to ‘not welcome’ problem gamblers onto their platforms. In the New entrants – new angles panel at Betting on Sport Europe – Digital, panellists discussed changing customer …

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William Woodhams: Racing is the perfect product for gambling on

Racing has come up against a number of challenges in recent months, with cuts to levy contributions, racecourse closures and – most recently – a complete halt of the sport due to the pandemic.  Yet, Wiliam Woodhams, CEO of Fitzdares believes that now is the perfect time to re-engage with those punters which may have drifted away from the sport. …

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BOSE Digital: Separating product from service for multi-jurisdictional success

It’s important to distinguish product from service, said Microgame’s Marco Castaldo, as a collection of CEOs for leading sports betting and gaming suppliers discussed the best way of working with operators on a multi-jurisdictional basis.  Speaking at Betting on Sports Europe – Digital in the ‘Market fragmentation – Supplier CEO Panel’, sponsored by Altenar, Castaldo was replying to an opening …

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Fabio Schiavolin: Resilience in a time of uncertainty

COVID has undoubtedly had far-reaching implications for the betting industry across the world, putting a halt on live sporting events and – according to Fabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive of Snaitech – accelerating the migration of customers from retail to online betting. Delivering his keynote speech on day one of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital 2020, Schiavolin touched on a …

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Betting on Sports Europe – Digital to provide 2020’s best learning opportunity for industry executives

Betting on Sports Europe - Digital

This week’s Betting on Sports Europe – Digital conference and expo is set to be 2020’s best opportunity for the senior management teams of sports betting operators, affiliates, suppliers, and regulators to learn from each other about the issues shaping the future of the industry.   The free-to-attend virtual event on 21 – 22 October features an agenda with more than …

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Agenda unveiled for debut edition of SBC Digital Summit CIS

SBC Digital Summit CIS Agenda Preview

SBC Digital Summit CIS, the new virtual event dedicated to the betting and gaming industry in the CIS, has unveiled an agenda full of essential content for both businesses already working in markets in the region and those considering launching there. The virtual conference and exhibition on 4 – 5 November 2020 will feature 75 expert speakers – comprising senior …

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