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Daniel Corcos – Why 10Bet is Backing Blackburn All the Way

10Bet, one of the world’s fastest growing online sports betting operators, has signed a major three-year partnership agreement with EFL Championship side Blackburn Rovers, becoming the club’s Official Principal Sponsor. 10Bet Marketing Director Daniel Corcos explains the thinking behind the deal. __________________________ 10Bet’s deal to become the Official Principal Sponsor of EFL Championship side Blackburn Rovers marks our first foray …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: Calcio eagerly awaits the Ronaldo factor

Italian betting and football stakeholders have suffered a summer of discontent, with no Azzurri representation at Russia 2018 and the new Lega-5Star coalition government implementing a blanket ban on betting advertising and sponsorships across all sports and media formats. Navigating a disruptive summer, Italian betting, media and sports have called for any good news story… Step forward Cristiano Ronaldo and …

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Phillip Bowcock: William Hill points towards a ‘new direction’ on problem gambling

Further to presenting William Hill’s new corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’, Group Chief Executive Phillip Bowcock has penned an open letter to investors and sector stakeholders detailing William Hill’s enhanced initiatives on social responsibility and sector sustainability. Bowcock outlines that the industry must undertake a new approach in combating gambling harm in order to regain public trust… ______ “We …

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Harry Lang, Brand Architects – Change the players, change the game

There’s something refreshingly honest and likable about England’s current crop of young upstarts. Sure, their average weekly salary would likely pay off your mortgage, which could be a little grating. And yes, some of their haircuts seem to have been cultured by Maradona with a hedge trimmer after one of his more boisterous ‘white wine’ parties. Add to that they …

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Melvin Ritsema: ‘Panda’ to the needs of the UK sports betting market

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In the first of an exclusive three-part series for SBC News, Royal Panda CMO Melvin Ritsema takes a trip back to 2017 to talk us through his company’s decision to bring a sportsbook into its successful three-year-old online casino platform. Just over a year ago, we started out on a sportsbook adventure, having identified this as the best way to …

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Alex Capurro: Easy Payment Gateway – Revising alternative payment options for US conundrums

Alex Capurro, CEO of Easy Payment Gateway, says US gambling operators must look to alternative options to deliver a seamless payments journey for consumers. ___________ Following the repeal of PASPA last month, and the growing number of US states pushing ahead with legal, regulated online gambling, the USA has quickly become one of the hottest emerging markets in the world. …

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Winning Post – The importance of timing for UK gambling regulation

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: In Parliament – Timing is Everything There are few sure things in matters of gambling regulation but it is looking increasingly likely that the reduction in maximum stakes on betting shop …

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Chris Murphy: US Outlook – Frantic first steps for those early US betting adopters

Chris Murphy Editor of SBC Americas details a chaotic first two months of US legislative activity post-SCOTUS’ repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate. What sense if any can the industry make of early US state adoption of sports betting laws… _________________________________ More than two months have elapsed since the landmark ruling that saw the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) overturn …

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Scott Longley: UKGC stats provide virtual insight & vision

Following last May’s publication of the UKGC’s statistics on gambling trends, Virtual Sports sits third amongst bookmaker’s revenue channels. As industry technology providers seek to optimise data and in-play dynamics of Virtual Sports content, what now lies ahead for this once niche betting vertical…   ____________________ The spotlight rarely falls on virtual sports, one of the least talked about yet increasingly significant …

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Preparing for Remote Gaming Duty increase: Should operators be looking beyond the UK?

Owen Tustin, VP Gaming, Relationship Management at emerchantpay, looks at the ways that UK operators can prepare for the mooted increase in taxation in the jurisidictions by looking internationally. Much has been written about the likely impact of the impending increase in Remote Gaming Duty (RGD) on UK-licensed operators. As the Government looks to recover an expected £400m shortfall in tax …

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