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Chris Nikolopoulos, Betby: Striking out with a slicker sportsbook product

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Betby is a new challenger in the sportsbook supply market having launched in late 2018. Fast forward just a year, and the company’s fully managed sportsbook service is already live with 16 brands, each offering odds on more than 400,000 sporting events across 60+ sports. We caught up with Chris Nikolopoulos, Commercial Director at Betby, to discuss the challenge of …

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Joe Asher: William Hill US – Live streaming can unlock US market’s true capacity

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Joe Asher, CEO at William Hill US, told SBC Magazine that he is a “big believer” in the power of live streaming. He also explained how US success is key for the popularity of sports outside of the ‘big four’, before confirming that the company’s core Nevada business will continue to fund its investment in other states. SBC: What is …

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CheckdMedia CEO Jamie Knowlson on the opportunity for growth and US expansion

SBC spoke to CheckdMedia CEO Jamie Knowlson on how new appointments are positioning the firm for significant growth, also highlighting the ‘once in a generation opportunity’ presented by US regulation. SBC: CheckdMedia is now part of CheckdGroup, what does this mean for the future plans of the business? Jamie Knowlson: We want CheckdGroup to be the leading full-service agency within the …

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Winning Post: What Google giveth, it can taketh away

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners breaks down a week in which Google wades into sports betting advertising in the US, and the scrutiny of safer gambling initiatives in the UK shows no signs of slowing down.  ________________ US: sports betting – still searching for the answer? This year’s G2E set out the stall for sports betting in the US. Optimism …

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Sports and betting: Can the two ‘buddies’ learn from each other?

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Sports and betting are buddies that can’t do without each other thinks STATSCORE’s Jakub Myszkorowski. Yet have we got so used to the way they get on, that we’ve stopped trying to learn from one another?  Myszkorowski explains how betting organisations can boost their own businesses by looking at how sports teams analyse their opponents, optimise performance and integrate new …

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Betting plays a guessing game on Buenos Aires outcomes

As Argentina heads for General Election polls on 27 October, circumstances appear less favourable for its Buenos Aires (BA) province to progress with an online gambling agenda. Abiding by the tender rules sanctioned by the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC), nine international operators have formed local partnerships with BA gambling entities, who since June have had no …

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6 of the Best: Square in the Air’s Romilly Evans

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In this week’s 6 of the Best, we hear from Square in the Air’s Romilly Evans who tells us about which book makes you question everything you ever knew, to the story behind why Romilly backed Miinnehoma to win the 1994 Grand National. Best Book My bookshelves are worryingly light when it comes to decent novels, but Animal Farm is very …

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Tom Mitchell: RISQ – Helping sportsbook platforms to deliver guaranteed margin solutions to clients

In partnership with sportsbook platform supplier Amelco, RISQ specialist in betting insurance, risk management and liquidity solutions, has announced the launch of its ‘fixed % trading models’. Allowing betting incumbents the option to operate markets on a fixed % of sports betting turnover over standard GGR models, SBC speaks to RISQ Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Tom Mitchell on the benefits …

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Optima’s Jacob Lopez and Sportradar’s Carsten Koerl: Combining to deliver the strongest one-stop-shop for sports betting

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We learned late last week that Sportradar, a global leader in delivering sports data and content, had completed the acquisition of sports betting and gaming omnichannel platform provider Optima in a deal effective immediately. Just a few days on we caught up with Optima CEO Jacob Lopez and Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl for their reaction to forming this new one-stop-shop …

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Trustly Live: Bringing instant cashless payments to land-based gaming

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Land-based casinos can now offer cashless payments for casino chips in under a minute through Trustly Live, a brand new solution for land-based operators launched at this week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. We spoke to Samuel Barrett, Trustly’s Director of Gaming, to find out more.  SBC Can you give us a brief bit of history behind the …

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