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Quick Sports: How BetInvest is creating a ‘new level’ of sports events

Quick Sports: How BetInvest is creating a ‘new level’ of sports events

Lockdown left many bettors craving new forms of entertainment as major sporting leagues ground to a halt. And for some, that came in the form of quick sports such as table tennis. BetInvest, which is targeting both renewal and modernisation, strives to hold up modern sports and explained that ‘now is the perfect time to focus on its Quick Sports …

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Sports and slots: How ESA Gaming is combining the best of both worlds

Sports and slots: How ESA Gaming is combining the best of both worlds

With a spring and summer full of major sporting events approaching, Maria Luisa Malfasi (pictured below) – Business Development Manager of ESA Gaming – believes that now is the right time to combine ‘elements that sport fans know’ with its quick-fire casino titles. Bookmakers are preparing for the flurry of activity that comes with some of the prime calendar events …

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Winning Post: Coming out of lockdown… Here comes the tricky part!

As UK business and society have been provided with their pathways out of lockdown in H2 2021. Regulus Partners states that UK gambling is in for a rude awakening as covid triggers the industry’s generational change. Over the course of the last week, Britain has been given its (likely) path out of lockdown, statistics on online gambling activity which provides …

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Inside Edge: Man United test for Tuchel’s resurgent Chelsea

Chelsea - Chelsea's Mason Mount (left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game as Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea looks on after his mistake during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium, London.

Joe Mellor and Nick Haynes from Football Form Labs preview the biggest matches of a bumper weekend of Premier League action including Man United’s trip to Chelsea, as well as a truncated Six Nations round headlined by the ‘grudge match’ between a buoyant Welsh side and Eddie Jones’ misfiring England. For more analysis and discussion by the Football Form Labs …

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Coexistence of physical and digital: NSoft reflects on betting business in 2020

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Ivan Rozić (pictured), SVP of Global Sales and Business Development at NSoft, reflects on the lessons learned during 2020, before predicting a more successful coexistence for online and land-based betting when retail is back to full strength. In November 1956, Isaac Asimov published a science fiction short story called “The Last Question” which beautifully describes an overlapping relationship between physical …

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‘Bricks, Clicks, and Mobile Wallets’: OKTO CEO Filippos Antonopoulos on the future for retail

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It’s human nature to err towards trying again, as opposed to trying different. It’s tempting to think that retail will return to normal if we just simply “try hard enough” to provide a necessary sense of safety, all the while not materially changing much else. This, to me, fails to take stock of what the pandemic really did – what …

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Inside Edge: Why Kyoung-Hoon Lee is poised to contend at Riviera

Inside Edge: Why Kyoung-Hoon Lee could be the underdog for the Genesis Invitational

Before the PGA Tour heads over to Florida, we have a fitting finale on the West Coast as the world’s best regroup in Los Angeles for the Genesis Invitational, writes Joe Mellor and Nick Haynes at Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic. Scoring can often be extremely difficult here with small greens akin to that of Pebble Beach, where …

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Content and speed key to sports betting growth in 2021

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Nikos Konstakis (pictured), VP Sportsbook at SG Digital, explains why the sports betting industry is well positioned for growth in the months ahead and how content will drive the user experience to new heights. As we enter a huge year for the betting industry with major sporting events providing real growth opportunities for operators, there is finally cause for optimism …

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Pandemic predictions revisited – was Bold360 right about the ‘new normal’ for CX? 

Pandemic predictions revisited - was Bold360 right about the ‘new normal’ for CX?

The pandemic has dominated headlines over the last 12 months. Even approaching a year on, it’s hard to say what the true fallout for customer experience (CX) will be. Back in March 2020, Bold360’s Head of Gaming Accounts Neel Davda made a series of predictions on how businesses will be affected by the pandemic. Now, he takes a look back …

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Winning Post: Operators count the cost of Deutschland IST4

Regulus Partners warns operators to prepare for further Bundesrat schadenfreude as the ‘toleration phase’ of the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling reveals the unprecedented costs of operating in Germany’s re-regulated marketplace. __________ The initial financial cost of German gambling regulation is now becoming clear. In its components, it is in line with what we expected, but the impact remains sufficiently …

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