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Winning Post: UK gambling feels the ‘Noyes’ with SMF report

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kicks off the week by breaking down the Social Market Foundation’s pre-review report on the Gambling Act 2005. UK: regulation – Justified and Ancient? SMF is gonna rock you The publication this week of the Social Market Foundation (SMF) pre-review report conducted on the 2005 Gambling Act brought some things old, some things new, some …

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BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets

Writing for SBC News, full-cycle betting software provider BetInvest shares its vision for the esports industry, touching upon the importance of separating traditional titles and ‘eGames’ whilst analysing possible trends for the future. Since March, the interest towards esports, in general, has increased by 20% among the 18-25 age group, and by 50% among the 26-35 age group. This was …

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Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy


The golden rule for successful brand development is keeping up with the times and staying ahead of the competition. That’s according to TVBET, whose representatives have written for SBC News about reliability of service and why key to its success is the combo of game mechanics and creating a “sensed-presence effect” for players. It is hard to imagine the future …

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Nearing the SCA deadline: Is the market prepared?


Getting on the path towards Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) compliance should be the “north star of every vendor’s roadmap” said ConnectPay CTO Marius Galdikas, as we move towards the revised final deadline for the new payment security standards set by the European Banking Authority (EBA). The SCA law states mandatory two-factor authentication for online transactions and contactless payments made within …

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Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners looks at the government u-turn to postpone the reopening of casinos in England, the growing support for a ban on online gambling and the upcoming publication of Social Market Foundation’s report on the Gambling Act 2005. UK: regulation – new poll finds growing support for online gambling ban The polling firm Survation this week released …

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Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown

US 2020 enters its final 100 days of campaigning, as current polls indicate a comfortable Joe Biden / Democratic Party victory as President Trump flounders on his handling of critical issues in the most unprecedented of election years.  Against the ropes, can Trump deliver another seismic political upset, or has America finally turned the lights off on ‘President 45’… SBC …

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Sapar Karyagdyyev: Avoiding the pitfalls of a white-label solution

Sapar Karyagdyyev, CEO of Gamingtec, looks at the key challenges when adopting a white-label solution, and why companies must exercise caution when entering the igaming market. Using a white label offering is one of the most popular solutions for entrants interested in beginning their casino or sportsbook operations. Browsing the internet, one can find lots of tips and suggestions explaining …

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Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal

During the global lockdown, online gambling incumbents were served with a raft of instant compliance enforcements applied across the board. Ray Wilson, director of UK-based gambling compliance consultancy AMLGS, has taken the positives from the gambling sector’s response to the COVID-19 challenge. ______________________ Impressive and encouraging – two words that we do not hear often when referring to gambling operators …

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Jason Shiers, UKAT – Progress on problem gambling requires a deeper consciousness

Certified psychotherapist on addiction and mental health, Jason Shiers states that a change in the levels of consciousness is required to effectively tackle problem gambling as debate, discussion and research have been staggered by easy narratives.   ______________________ It is clear from the latest report from the House of Lords that a lot of time and effort has been spent considering …

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Simon Noy, Kambi: Revolutionising the bet builder

Bet Builder

There can be no doubt that the goal of putting the consumer in control drives much of the modern landscape in multimedia entertainment. Providing a service which allows for a genuinely on-demand experience has become a priority in any number of industries competing for customer leisure spend, with the likes of film, sports broadcasting and music all noticeably influenced by …

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