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The new betting ecosystem: sharks, fish, whales and the trawlermen – part 2

Are schools of bloated sharks an accepted cost of doing business? In the second and final part of this series, Kevin Dale navigates through the choppy waters of minimum bet liabilities, player restrictions, volume incentives, premium charges and how to adapt to the new ecosystem. _____________________________ Amongst the player to player, or P2P models, pools companies have welcomed winners for …

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The new betting ecosystem: sharks, fish, whales and the trawlermen part 1

On the 10th anniversary of Betfair’s ‘premium charge’, fixed odds bookmakers are competing on minimum bet guarantees within shark-infested waters. It all begs the question of whether winners really are welcome – or should be? From severe restrictions to winners-sort-of- tolerated, maybe we’ve all shifted, or been corralled, into a tacit acceptance that the betting ecosystem has changed for good. …

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Winning Post: Gambling regulation – more haste than dignity (on both sides)

Italian gambling licensees have been seeking clarification on the Dignity Decree, which was signed in July, for the last few weeks. As we have reported over the last few months, the decree bans the use of sponsorship and advertising through all media for real money gaming from 1 January 2019. This week the Customs and Monopolies Agency was asked to …

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SIS: Bringing 24/7 content to bettors

SIS

Simon Fraser, Head of International Racing at SIS, discusses the importance of delivering quality betting opportunities around the clock to drive engagement and revenues. Consumers demand and expect immediacy when it comes to everyday things, whether it’s shopping for goods online or viewing their favourite TV show, and betting is no different. They also have high expectations for the content …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Who are you & how old are you?

We all knew it was coming. Back in March, the Gambling Commission published its “Review of Online Gambling”, expressing the clear opinion that “progress by the online industry to minimise harm has been significantly slower than we expected and required”. I wrote about it in my “No surprises from UKGC’s review of online gambling” article for SBC  that month. So …

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FSB’s Richard Thorp: Retail Betting – The Past and Future

Retail Betting

Last I checked, signs of impending apocalypse have yet to include high street bookmakers’ signs flapping in the wind. However, if you were to listen to many on the retail high street, the four horsemen are bearing down on retail operators – and at least one of them is riding a FOBT, writes Richard Thorp, Business Development Director for FSB. First, …

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Chris Murphy: Americas Outlook – New & Old worlds will collide in the development of US betting

Four months following the repeal of PASPA, intriguing partnerships have flourished as US and European gambling enterprises form strategic alliances seeking to crack world sports’ biggest market.  Chris Murphy Editor of SBC Americas details US betting’s early movers, and why they will likely collide against old influencers… ________________ Last time we reviewed the newly regulated American sports betting market I described …

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Winning Post – CMA diagnoses unhealthy withdrawal symptoms

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. This week, the GB Gambling Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) grasped the thorny issue of account withdrawals, following an investigation into online bingo and casino providers, Jumpman Gaming and …

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Mobile Mastery: How 10Bet built on its mobile momentum to create a top-class app

10Bet

Daniel Corcos, Marketing Director at 10Bet, explains how putting the company’s revamped app at the heart of its acquisition, retention and cross-sell efforts has been a major factor in the bookmaker’s outstanding mobile success. Over the past twelve months, 10Bet has witnessed an unprecedented surge in mobile betting, as the momentum we’ve picked up in recent years has gone exponential. …

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Winning Post: Regulatory enforcement – real punishment for a virtual breach

As has been well reported, Ladbrokes (GVC) will have to cease trading for a day on 3 September as punishment meted out by the Belgian Gaming Commission for continuing to offer Virtuals product against (disputed) regulatory changes – a product it once held a national monopoly over. Ladbrokes’ Belgium business represents c. 1% of GVC’s group revenue. If 3 September …

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