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OPTIMA – the choice for those who want to lead and be different

OPTIMA & BTC Partnership

Sports betting and gaming solutions provider OPTIMA enjoyed a frantic end to 2017, completing two key deals in addition to scooping the SBC Award for Standalone Platform Provider of the Year. Beginning the new year where they left off the old, Jacob Lopez, OPTIMA Chief Executive Officer, spoke to SBC at last week’s ICE Totally Gaming held at the ExCeL …

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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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Peter Ivanov – UltraPlay – Betting patterns in esports

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It’s important to remember when looking at esports as a whole that it’s just an umbrella term. Under the sports term there’s cricket, rugby, football and a plethora of other disciplines and each will have unique and independent betting markets. The same applies, too, for esports. Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends are the three biggest titles …

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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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Sports betting USA: American history and “deplorable” leagues

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Sports betting within the USA is an issue that has been long debated, and will continue to be done so until the culmination of the ongoing Christie v NCAA case, and most likely well beyond. It was no surprise to see it debated in varying degrees at last weeks ICE London, with Dan Wallach, shareholder at Becker and Poliakoff, getting …

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Duncan Keene – ContentSquare – Big Bet… rethinking & re-evaluating user-experience

Entering 2018, next-generation digital insights platform ContentSquare has secured £30 million in series B funding. ContentSquare seeks to become the leading user insights technology for all businesses, developing profitable UX actions that increase engagement, reduce operational costs and maximise conversion rates. SBC speaks to UK Managing Director Duncan Keene, on ContentSquare’s platform dynamics and UX vision for the saturated gaming/betting …

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Bodog – Expanding its global presence with unique sponsorships

International online gaming brand Bodog recently signed to be a master sponsor of the Copa do Brasil in a seven figure dollar deal. The competition is the most significant club competition in the region – similar to the FA Cup in the UK. Bodog already has a long history of major sponsorships in Europe with English Premier League clubs like …

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World Cup diary – Learning to let go to achieve BetRegal growth

World Cup BetRegal

BetRegal.com, a new sportsbook created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices, is on the road to Russia for this summer’s FIFA World Cup. In the second diary of this World Cup series, Aly Lalani is talking about building up the company’s Malta office and “learning to let go”, as he packs his bags for London. …

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Martin Wester: Kambi – It’s time to modernise the retail betting experience

Kambi’s head of retail product development Martin Wester believes smartphone adoption among older generations means the day of betting slips and pens could be numbered… _____________________ Whatever the result of the UK Triennial Review, which could see the maximum stake on FOBTs to cut to £2 per spin, the very public debate which engulfed the issue has certainly brought 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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