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Compliance for UK gambling businesses: What changed in 2020 and what to expect for 2021

As the world ground to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online gambling industry has seen a rapid increase in the number of players, and as a consequence more compliance and fraud breaches, writes Sumsub co-founder Jacob Sever (pictured). The lockdowns imposed to halt the spread of the virus were a “recipe for disaster” for the gambling industry, …

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‘The beginning of a bright future’: Why Campeón Gaming Partners is positive about 2021

Why CGP is positive about 2021

As this year draws to a close, much to the relief of many, Giannis Katsavrias – Affiliate Manager at Campeón Gaming Partners (CGP) – reflects on how 2020 marked a turning point for CGP as he explains why the future looks bright as we enter 2021. 2020 has been a difficult and bizarre year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdowns …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: 10 forecasts and a hope for 2021


12 months ago, 2019 ended with a promise within the Queen’s Speech from the then newly elected Conservative Party government to “carry out a Review of the Gambling Act”. Now, 2020 is ending with that promise being fulfilled. On 8 December 2020, the Gambling Act Review was launched, with a Call for Evidence that runs until midnight on 31 March …

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Jens Hilgers, Bayes Esports: Digital and analogue realities will continue to merge


Bayes Esports will carry out a generational change to its software and a complete overhaul of the odds system in 2021, says co-founder Jens Hilgers (pictured above), as the company looks to capitalise on the huge growth of the esports betting market. A leading esports data provider, Bayes – like so many others in the sector – has seen demand …

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What does a betting operator’s ideal customer engagement stack look like?

tech stack

What does an ideal customer engagement stack look like? A key question for operators across the betting and gaming industry that we put to Xtremepush Head of Sales for Sports Betting Victor Sevciuc, who gave the following detailed account. To start off, any stack you put together must solve specific industry challenges. That might sound obvious, but actually I’ve come …

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Winning Post: NY developments, counting problem gamblers and video gaming

Will sports betting come to the rescue for Ney York’s COVID-hit finances? Regulus Partners believes that Governor Andrew Cuomo has a tricky balancing act if he wants to boost coffers with deregulation. And why are regulators changing how they count problem gambling behaviour? US: sports betting regulation – Cuomo takes a bite? There has been a long history of gambling …

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The power of derivatives in horse and greyhound racing

derivatives - Stag Horn ridden by Hollie Doyle wins the Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes at Pontefract Racecourse.

Adam Conway, Head of Trading at SIS, examines the popularity of derivatives in horse and greyhound racing and why they are so appealing to bettors across international markets. Traditionally in regions where there is little or no horse and greyhound racing heritage, betting on these sports will have taken a back seat to more popular forms of betting content such …

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Inside Edge: Why Allardyce has a ‘serious’ job on his hands

File photo dated 11-09-2019 of manager Sam Allardyce.

Rounding off the week with his Inside Edge analysis, Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – looks at how the festive period can ‘make or break’ a season, and why Sam Allardyce has his work cut out at West Brom. Who does the festive period suit best? A late Roberto Firmino winner at Anfield not only maintained …

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Match momentum in esports – does it really exist?

2020 has been the year of esports. As fewer and fewer sports events could take place due to COVID-19 in 2020, esports matches continued to be played online.  The betting industry has caught up. Where esports used to be a side note before, there are now entire betting portals dedicated just to esports. And no traditional bookmaker will now be …

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The importance of dynamic bonuses based on real-time data


Standard bonuses in the iGaming industry can be used effectively for quick short-term player engagement and retention, but not as a long-term strategy with the same bonuses for all players, writes Solitics CEO and Founder Tomer Baumel (pictured above). The importance of customer experience has never been more crucial, especially as the industry becomes increasingly crowded. Unfortunately, there are still …

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