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David Clifton – Don’t gamble on your affiliates

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In my December 2016 article for SBC News, I wrote about affiliates coming into the ICO’s firing line, which in turn leaves gambling operators facing liability for affiliates’ data protection misdemeanours – a situation that will hit home even harder when the recently announced Data Protection Bill is published by Parliament and, subsequently, when the General Data Protection Regulation comes …

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Jacob Lopez Curciel – OPTIMA – Creating the right user journey for horse racing betting

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Jacob Lopez Curciel is the Founder, Chairman and CEO for OPTIMA, a licensed B2B Software Developer of sports betting and gaming solutions with partners in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. OPTIMA has been confirmed as the Platinum event sponsor for next month’s Betting on Sports, held at the Olympia Conference Centre from 12-15 September. The company will present software platform OPTIMA …

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Gaming and Sports Attorney Daniel Wallach: Embracing a legal sports betting environment in the U.S. at #boscon2017

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Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September) will debate the changing sports betting landscape in the U.S., just a few months after the Supreme Court agreed to hear New Jersey’s challenge against PASPA. We spoke to panellist Daniel Wallach, a Gaming and Sports Attorney at Becker & Poliakoff, about what he’s looking forward to at #boscon2017, why it’s important for him …

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One to watch: Sirplay continues global expansion

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Over recent months, Sirplay has continued to expand its presence across world betting markets. Following the signing of new, high-profile deals in Africa and Latin America, SBC caught up with Bart Esposito, CEO of the Malta-based sportsbook and online gaming group, who discussed the company’s plans for the remainder of 2017 and beyond. SBC: Could you provide a brief history …

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Saving Las Vegas: Can esports be the hero casinos need?

As casinos look to counteract an aging demographic of customers and players, one industry many operators are looking to is esports. This is understandable given the typical demographic of esports fans, which in particular titles’ scenes at least, is notably older than many outsiders would (and regularly do) presume. They aren’t all kids. A recent story on Fox Business opened …

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Trustly’s Samuel Barrett: Strengthening the operator’s offering with innovative payments #boscon2017

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Ahead of Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), Trustly Director of Gaming Samuel Barrett, part of the Innovation in Payments session at next month’s event, spoke to SBC News about digital trends impacting the sector, as well as the changing relationship between bookmaker and payment provider. SBC: From an industry perspective, has payments been overlooked as a key dynamic for …

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Andrew Morgan – Independent Content Services – The local lingo

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Andrew Morgan, International Manager and Senior Editor at Independent Content Services, says proper translation is key to bookmakers succeeding in their plans for global expansion. Online bookmakers are now truly global. They operate in markets from Europe to America via Asia and Africa, with many looking to extend their reach further as new jurisdictions open their doors to online betting …

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Easy Payment Gateway CEO Alex Capurro: The evolution of the payments sector at #boscon2017

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Easy Payment Gateway CEO Alex Capurro is speaking about Innovation in Payments at next month’s Betting on Sports conference (12-15 September). We caught up with him for an interview ahead of his eagerly anticipated session, which will look at how the payments sector has been using technology to provide a smooth and safe user experience for both customers and operators. SBC: …

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Ari Lewski – Digital Sports Tech – Taking request a bet markets to the next level with QPAs

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Digital Sports Ltd Executive Director Ari Lewski spoke to SBC News about Quick Pick Accumulators (QPAs), a request a bet style accumulator product launched by Digital Sports Tech ahead of the new football season. SBC: Are you expecting QPAs to be popular with a particular demographic? AL: Our new Quick Pick Accumulators (QPAs) takes request a bet markets to the next …

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Easyodds CEO James Garmston: The who’s who of the operator and affiliate world at #boscon2017

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Ahead of Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), Easyodds CEO James Garmston, part of the ‘Improving the horseracing betting experience’ session at next month’s event, spoke to SBC News about what he’s looking forward to at #boscon2017, where operators and affiliates can work better together and what sports partnership has stood out over the last 12 months. SBC: Why is …

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