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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Time for remote operators to focus on GamStop

GamStop – it’s been a long time coming, but it’s here now (at least in a “test” phase), and somewhere in the coming “weeks and months”, to quote Tim Miller, Executive Director of the Gambling Commission, the one month notification period under LCCP social responsibility code provision 3.5.5 will be triggered by the Commission. At the expiry of that one …

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World Cup diary – Finding the volume to ‘absorb’ the sharpest punters on BetRegal

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BetRegal.com, a new sportsbook created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices, is on the road to Russia for this summer’s FIFA World Cup. In the fifth diary of this series, the company’s Head of Marketing Aly Lalani discusses avoiding a simple bonusing strategy, reflecting on the ’cause’ and ‘effect’ of decisions made at brand inception, …

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Matt Harris: Perble – But Seriously! The far-reaching benefits of Paddy Power and CONIFA

Matt Harris of Perble, details the importance of Paddy Power’s lead sponsorship of CONIFA 2018, as all industry operators prepare for a summer of World Cup Russia 2018 trading. Betting content specialist Harris, details why Paddy Power is right to pursue and tell a different narrative for football’s global impact. ______________________ The sponsorship arrangement between Paddy Power and the organisers …

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The great PASPA repeal: America braces itself for the biggest Brit invasion since the 1960s

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Richard Thorp, Business Development Director at FSB, unpacks how US operators can stave off the transatlantic assault of Britain’s best bookmakers if they choose their suppliers wisely for sports betting’s grandest repeal. When Oscar Wilde wrote that Britain and the United States were two countries separated by a common language, he probably didn’t envisage sports betting getting in the way …

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Scott Longley – Is the Betfair Exchange losing its edge?

This April, Paddy Power Betfair reported a lacklustre Q1 2018 trading update, in which the betting group detailed a decline in its Exchange revenues. As the FTSE operator tackles further enlargement pressures, can the Betfair Exchange maintain product and market dominance against ambitious incumbents seeking to slice apart ‘the exchange cake’… _________________ It seems a long time ago since Betfair …

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10Bet’s Oshri Kostiner: Providing the best In-play football UX

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With the World Cup fast approaching, the goal of operators is to establish themselves as their players’ online home in the run-up to Russia, writes 10Bet CMO Oshri Kostiner. The key to achieving this ‘online home’ is to offer the most complete experience, both during the tournament and beyond, covering everything from the most intuitive user experience and widest possible …

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Will Westcott: Betgenius – Africa is in-play for World Cup 2018

Will Westcott Business Development Manager for Betgenius, details why Russia 2018 comes at a perfect time for African sports betting stakeholders, as consumers move to embrace in-play dynamics. _________________ The 2018 FIFA World Cup is projected to be the biggest global betting event on record, exceeding the estimated £1bn wagered on the same event four years ago. This summer’s main …

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Scott Longley: The £2 reckoning – betting & racing face their nightmare

Following the conclusion of this week’s local elections, the Conservative government will likely move to implement a £2 FOBTs wagering limit, impacting all UK betting stakeholders. SBC contributor Scott Longley assess whether the government understands the consequences of its drastic cut, or if it can justify its FOBTs policy logic… _________________ Politics has trumped economics in the final stages of …

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Winning Post – Tories toughen stance on FOBTs

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. Global: Tennis integrity – changing the game? The tennis integrity Independent Review Panel has published its long-awaited interim report, which includes a raft of recommendations aimed at improving the sport’s efforts to …

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Scott Longley: Data for the masses… Giving shop punters the infomation download

As betting leadership looks to revise its retail proposition, how should stakeholders tackle in-shop data engagement, a dynamic that needs to be modernised. Speaking to industry betting-data insiders, Scott Longley tackles an issue that could be deemed as a cultural conundrum for decision makers… ____________________ Betting shops might be the final frontier for the new generation of data and statistics …

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