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Betting on Football: the Vegas experience

Exclusively for today’s Betting on Football Conference, Don Best‘s Todd Fuhrman interviews Jay Kornegay, VP of Race & Sports Operations at The LVH, about the role football plays in Las Vegas sportsbooks. Don Best Sports, with offices in Las Vegas, United States and Vancouver, Canada, is the leading provider of US sports information to the sports betting industry. Don Best …

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BOF Blog – How can you make a betting shop more football friendly and football stadia more betting friendly

Ian Wright Managing Director of Rufus Retail Anthropolgy, is a designer with 30 years experience in creating retail commerce stores. Wright has helped redesign many retail bookmakers, with an emphasis on optimizing in-store experiences and improving customer sales. Wright discusses how retail operators can improve customer experience and  how they should look to integrate new technologies within their in-store designs. …

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Betfair promotes Sylvie McDermott to Product Management Director

Betfair announced the promotion of  Sylvie McDermott to the newly created role of Product Management Director. McDermott will be responsible of Product management operations for across all Betfair product inventory, including product delivery and maintenance. McDermott will report to new Chief Operating Office Mark Brooker, who joined Betfair in April 2014. McDermott has been promoted from her position as Head …

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William Hill in search of new Australia CEO as Sullivan leaves

William Hill has confirmed the departure of its Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Sullivan, who agreed to leave the company on Monday. William Hill announced that Group of Director of Operatins James Henderson would take temporary charge of the regions operations, while it looked for Sullivan’s replacement. Sullivan retained his position as CEO of William Hill Australia, following the operator …

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Spain’s DGOJ to allow online slots & betting exchanges

Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), are set to add new amendments to the current Spanish online gambling bill which will see online slots and sports betting exchanges allowed to be serviced by licensed online gambling operators. The DGOJ are finalising amendments to current  Spanish online gambling regulations, which may see the integration of slots and betting …

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Nick ‘The Moose’ Batsford -Tip TV bringing trading & tipping to life

With the recent launch of new financial trading and sports betting programme- Tip TV, Team SBC caught up with the Tip TV founder and CEO Nick ‘The Moose’ Batsford to discuss the programmes format, content and future growth strategy. Nick Batsford has enjoyed a 25-year career in the financial markets, specializing in short-term trading signals.  He has applied his skills both …

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Betting on Football to provide update on advertising rules

Operators unsure of how the latest changes to point of consumption licensing and taxation regimes in the UK will affect their ability to advertise are advised to get down to Stamford Bridge on 8 May for the latest news. Yesterday the government added to the uncertainty over the issue by announcing it was re-examining the existing gambling advertising controls via …

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EveryMatrix’s Alexandru Teodorescu on B2B providers changing dynamics

Team SBC catches up with  Alexandru Teodorescu Senior Sales Manager for EveryMatrix, to discuss the changing role of software providers in igaming. Ahead of the upcoming Betting on Football Conference (8 May Stamford Bridge) Alexandru discusses current impacts, player habits and future trends that will effect software and gaming provisions for the sector. Alexandru Teodorescu has nine years of experience within the …

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Has gambling advertising reached its watershed?

Today Helen Grant MP described gambling advertising as ‘pervasive’ while announcing a set of measures clamping down on the betting industry, put together as much for enhanced player protection as they have with one eye on next’s year’s General Election. While it obviously isn’t a good sign for the gambling industry (or indeed the TV companies), the government has actually …

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Strong casino performance helps Playtech post strong opening to 2014

Igaming software provider Playtech posted a strong start to 2014 (period up to 31st of March 2014), reporting increased revenues of 17%. Casino proved to be the software providers main performance driver, posting a 25.5% year on year uplift of €55.4 million / £ 45.6 million (2013 – €44.1 million). Playtech management stated that its strong casino performance had been …

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