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SBC Spotlight: UK & US partnerships point towards gambling’s new frontier

The eyes of gambling leadership in the UK are increasingly on the market of the United States, as opportunities are likely to knock following last year’s repeal of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), after a challenge by New Jersey enabled states to allow sports betting. In recent years there has been a steady trail of merger …

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The US sets “new benchmark” for extracting value from sports betting

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As the post-PASPA revolution rolls on, the US will “set a new benchmark” for how sports leagues and rights holders try to extract value from its nascent sports betting market. That was a prediction made by David Lampitt, Managing Director of Group Operations at Sportradar, as part of last month’s Betting on Football conference. Speaking on the ‘Data – do …

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Suren Khachatryan, Digitain: Focusing development on the customer’s need for speed

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Digitain CCO Suren Khachatryan discusses the company’s new set of offices, why African operators are switching platform providers to meet new local market demands and how its own sportsbook solution stood up to the World Cup challenge, as well as why page load, scroll and click speeds remain fundamental to the success of its partners. SBC: The company is preparing to open …

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6 of the Best – PointsBet’s Seth Young

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Seth Young, Chief Innovation Officer at PointsBet. Continue reading to discover which US state almost proved to have a life changing effect during an extended stay, a very easy movie decision and a Major League Baseball love. Best Holiday A few years ago my wife and I spent a few weeks in …

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SBC Bookies Corner – What’s the story… English football glory!

Tackling Brexit UK politics maybe in the doldrums, however, English football appears stronger than ever.  Entering the final stages of the 2018/19 European football season, SBC gets the bookies lowdown in what some are calling an English football renaissance…   ___________________ SBC: This season, we are witnessing a thrilling Premier League race, with English teams dominating European tournaments and a …

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Perform’s ‘Opta Fast Player Statistics’: Strange looks in the pub, but a breakthrough second screen experience

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In the first of an irregular series road-testing new sports betting innovations, SBC News’ Luke Massey unearths a second-screen gem in Perform’s Opta Fast Player Statistics feed… The first quarter of 2019 saw Sky Bet, bet365, Ladbrokes and Coral launch new player betting experiences. The offerings combine pre-match and in-play markets like player passes and shots with new, real-time display …

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Neil Banbury: 32Red – Gambling operators can do more than just support a club’s performance on the football pitch

The English football renaissance in 2018 has been underpinned by a healthy mix of club sponsors, in which gambling companies have more than played their part, writes 32Red General Manager Neil Banbury. Just this week, 32Red renewed its term as the Principal Sponsor of Derby County Football Club. Here, Banbury tells us more about the new deal, and why gambling …

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Andrew Dagnall: Bettorlogic – Challengers survival is dependant on delivering stand-out propositions

March saw the latest instalment of  SBC’s ‘Betting on Football Conference‘ where the hottest topics and opportunities from the sports betting industry were debated extensively. One of those hot topics centred on whether economies of scale are causing market stagnation. There have been a wave of operator failures of late that has seen SunBets, 188Bet and BetBright all fall short …

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Winning Post: Industry heading towards more Euro uncertainties

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners reflects on another week of UK and European setbacks for gambling incumbents. Despite broader regulatory frameworks in-place, political relationships appear more complicated than ever before… ___________ Sweden: online regulation – losing the war… Most online gambling operators that comment on their regulatory strategy or policy tend to state that they favour growing domestically regulated markets …

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Marco Castaldo, Microgame: Why new US operators shouldn’t confuse choosing a supplier with defining a strategy

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We spoke to Marco Castaldo, who explained why uncertainty in the US path from early regulation to profitable business has dictated caution for Italy-focused gaming services provider Microgame, and what he perceives as a “fixation” on platform features, while speculating as to whether leading European operators – particularly those who drive innovation in-house – will move ahead of those who rely …

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