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Using lived experience to shape Safer Gambling Training

lived experience

Safer Gambling Training (a programme created by charities YGAM and Betknowmore UK) kick starts its series of features for SBC examining the critical discipline of improving education for all industry stakeholders. Ben Davies, Head of Safer Gambling Partnerships at Betknowmore UK, explains why learning from lived experience can fundamentally change betting’s algorithmic approach to engaging in the deep nuances of …

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From 1994 to 2021: Reflecting on Fonbet’s major milestones

Fonbet

Since it was founded in 1994, Fonbet has grown from a company of three people to one of the largest players in the Russian betting market; gone are the days when it was using handwritten odds faxed in from Las Vegas as the main source of pre-match markets. Nearly 27 years on, Fonbet director general Alexander Paramonov helped us to …

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Yael Shatzky: Why igaming operators should embrace the demand for personalisation

Yael Shatzky: Why igaming operators should embrace the demand for personalisation

In a market which is becoming more saturated by the day, Yael Shatzky – VP Marketing at Solitics – explains why she believes that personalisation is the key to attracting and retaining customers. Customers demand personalisation in the digital hyper-communicative era. Data has shown that 68% of consumers believe it’s important for businesses to tailor experiences based on their tastes …

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Winning Post: Parliament debates state control on gambling and football

Regulus Partners examines a further week of Parliamentary debate, where the state has been urged to intervene on safer gambling affordability controls and on how media rights should be distributed fairly to benefit all levels of football. In Parliament – with friends like this… The parliamentary campaign against gambling resumed this week with a string of questions submitted to the …

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Martin Lycka: At the crossroads of esports and betting 

Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, delves into the world of esports as the sector becomes increasingly popular for sportsbooks across the world. Just west of Mar Sara, 25 March 2506, 12:45 Zulu Time: a deserted platoon of Terran Marines, supported by a few remaining Vultures running on fumes and a Siege Tank …

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SBC Innovation Report: Football Player Props, Part 3

G.O.A.T

We put the latest football player prop products under the microscope in conjunction with Stats Perform and Degree 53  The final review in a three-part series for SBC News features Sky Bet’s G.O.A.T market Link below to download a full report with 25 real-life player prop case studies to inform and inspire Click here to view part 1 of the …

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Funanga: How cash can help operators navigate payment challenges in Latin America

Funanga: How cash can help operators navigate LatAm payment challenges

Emerging markets are always high on the agenda for iGaming operators writes Jens Bader, CEO of CashtoCode, however some regions such as Latin America (LatAm) can prove tricky – which is why cash can help relieve some of the regulatory headaches when entering new regions. At any given moment, iGaming operators are exploring the opportunities they present or trying to …

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Dr Jack Garnham: Reducing the burden of responsibility for iGaming operators with outsourced compliance solutions

“iGaming operators are competing in an ever-evolving and increasingly complex regulated world,” writes Dr Jack Garnham at Rokker Research Labs, who outlines the reasons why companies must outsource compliance and regulatory matters to expert third-party providers such as Pretty Technical. Whilst regulators are keen to protect players, a fine balance is required to discourage customers seeking out unregulated grey and …

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SBC Innovation Report: Football Player Props, Part 2

BoyleSports

We put the latest football player prop products under the microscope in conjunction with Stats Perform and Degree 53  The second in a three-part series for SBC News features BoyleSports’ Player First markets Link below to download a full report with 25 real-life player prop case studies to inform and inspire Click here to view part 1 of the series on …

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W2 and Crucial Compliance: Simplifying the compliance burden for igaming operators

Crucial Compliance

Writing a shared account for SBC News, Warren Russell from W2 and Crucial Compliance’s Paul Foster explain why the move towards tighter enforcement for global regulators leaves operators needing to strengthen their compliance efforts today. Global regulators continue to tighten regulations to ensure licence holders meet the highest possible safer gambling and AML standards. As part of these efforts, regulators …

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