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Jeevan Jeyaratnam – Oddsfeed – Piegate and Spot-Fixing vs Sunderland and John Terry

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Super Soccer Oddsfeed’s Jeevan Jeyaratnam spoke to SBC News about the Stamford Bridge swansong for John Terry, and how this compares to Wayne Shaw’s pie-eating antics. I’ve heard some sensationalist views this week regarding the, admittedly daft, stunt triggered on Sunday when the now ex-Sunderland boss David Moyes and his squad colluded with Chelsea’s wishes to force a break in ... Read More »

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – UKGC review of 888 is not necessarily a 999 scenario

The shockwaves have subsided a bit since the 15 May announcement by 888 Holdings PLC that the UK Gambling Commission has commenced a review of the operating licence held by one of its subsidiary companies. The Commission has so far made no public comment on the subject but that is not unusual, as it will only announce publicly that it ... Read More »

Sylvia Jensen – Oracle Marketing Cloud – Its time for Marketing to step back & understand its ecosystem

Industry marketing stakeholders and decision makers are now faced with an abundance of tools and devices designed to optimise campaigns and maximise efficiencies. Sylvia Jensen, Head of Marketing EMEA at Oracle Marketing Cloud argues that industry marketers are better off stepping back and understanding their eco-system and tech infrastructure. This knowledge and understanding may lead to realising key objectives of customer ... Read More »

#bofcon2017 – China’s CSL can become an attractive football proposition

Asian betting market experts are taking the Chinese Super League (CSL) seriously, though football in China has a long road until it becomes an attractive proposition for sports consumers. At this month’s SBC ‘Betting on Football Conference’ (3-5 May Stamford Bridge London), the newly funded CSL was discussed as an Asian sport and commercial prospect. Andre Rodrigues, CEO of Malta-based ... Read More »

Are you experiential? Future-casting for retail betting…

The major high-street bookmakers are facing up to the challenge of how to re-invent retail betting in the face of increasing channel shift and the potential fall of machine revenues…. ____________________ As benefits the current limbo afflicting the UK betting shop sector, the first-quarter trading statements from Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill presented a mixed picture of the health of ... Read More »

Jon Tricker – KPMG – Gibraltar stakeholders united in tackling Brexit impacts

Gibraltar’s eGaming operators are not being browbeaten by Brexit says Jon Tricker, Managing Director KPMG Gibraltar, as he assesses the outlook for the Gibraltar eGaming industry following the Gibraltar eSummit last March. ________________________ It’s difficult for any outlook on Gibraltar’s future not to be dominated by reference to Brexit but it’s also surprising how, in just a few months, talk has ... Read More »

Bookies Corner – By POPular Demand – Eurovision 2017

Europe’s live pan-continental pop contest ‘Eurovision’ will be broadcast this Saturday night to an expected audience of +300 million.  SBC gets the bookies low-down in what may be the most interesting TV/novelty market in sports betting. Bookies reveal what makes a great Eurovision contender, how politics and culture can affect the song contest and whether Britain pop’s standing will be the ... Read More »

#bofcon2017 – New innovation and the impact of automation on trading

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Paolo Personeni, Managing Director of Managed Trading Services at Betradar, has predicted that “voice activated sports betting is around the corner”. Speaking at Betting on Football 2017, Personeni was part of a panel discussing the evolution of the trading floor, the increased use of algorithms to define odds and the presence of more data which “means automation will become generally ... Read More »

Susan O’Leary – Alderney – A watching brief

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Susan O’Leary, director of eCommerce at Alderney, says the football betting industry needs to embrace regulation to ensure long-term success. The relationship between football betting operators and governments, regulators and advertising watchdogs has, and always will be, a game of tug of war. Operators want to maximise exposure for their brands and offer consumers more markets across more games and leagues ... Read More »

Valery Bollier – Oulala – Why Russia could be rich pickings for DFS stakeholders

Valery Bollier is optimistic about the future of DFS in the world’s largest country… Valery Bollier, CEO of Daily Fantasy Football B2B provider OulalaGames, recently visited Moscow where he spoke at the Betting Trends Forum, which turned out to be a success. Oulala leader returned to Malta optimistic by the possibilities open to various stakeholders in the sector. ”Local operators ... Read More »