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Winning Post – US operators dive into integrity

Brazil: regulated sports betting – more nutcracker than sweet Regulated sports betting in Brazil is now awaiting only the signature of President Michel Temer, who has previously said he would approve any gambling liberalisation plans. Legislation to regulate sports betting in Brazil is therefore now a near certainty, in our view. However, as we flagged last week, the final shape …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Remember this November as the month that changed gambling

November 2018 what a month! So let’s start with some good news – This year’s Responsible Gambling Week represented the biggest ever industry-wide campaign to promote responsible gambling. Involving every major operator in the UK and Ireland and supported by the two biggest gambling charities, it was rounded off with the encouraging news that, even before its official launch, 38,000 …

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ECOMMPAY: Busting the proverbial dams in the payment stream

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International payment service provider ECOMMPAY is helping operators to navigate the highest profile events for sports betting through routing and cascading, two payment features designed to reduce the pressure of high volumes. Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK/Western Europe for ECOMMPAY, explained to SBC News how both features, already “busting the proverbial dams in the payment stream”, have lent an invaluable …

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The Biggest Miss: Why Sweden must ease the margin-reducing burden on licensed operators

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Writing in the first part of The Biggest Miss, Ismail Vali recognised the significant regulatory shift overseen by Sweden’s Lotteriinspektionen, but identified a lack of clarity on player protection, self-exclusion, bonusing and ‘moderate’ marketing as part of the new regulations. A week on and Vali, a senior consultant for iGaming Leaders, is back to serve his final analysis of pre …

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Winning Post – Assessing the climate around UK regulation

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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. UK: Regulation – Talking About Their Generation; The Kids Aren’t All Right Another week, another shoeing for Britain’s beleaguered gambling industry as fresh outrage arrived in the shape of the Gambling Commission’s …

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Niall King – SportCaller – Securing the ultimate FTP integration

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Niall King, CTO at SportCaller, looks at how operators can set themselves apart by adopting advancing tech to facilitate the most effective integrations from the free-to-play game perspective. The future of technology lies in artificial intelligence and capacity. Indeed, there’s an increasing onus on suppliers to provide the most effortless integration and run off sophisticated yet intuitive systems, ushering in …

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BetRegal diary: Passing the tipping point between repair and replace

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Aly Lalani, Head of Marketing at BetRegal, discusses passing the ‘tipping point’ between repair and replace and ‘biting the bullet’ by migrating to a new software partner. “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” I have always been a fan of that Warren Buffett saying. Not only is …

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Winning Post – Industry feels impact of parliament turbulence

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. UK: Politics – What did you do during the Brexit? The folly of the British gambling lobby was laid painfully bare in Westminster this week. Against the backdrop of the United Kingdom’s …

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The Biggest Miss: How Sweden might inadvertently create a black market for betting

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Ismail Vali, Senior Consultant for iGaming Leaders, delivers a two-part explanation about how operators in Sweden have been forced to act upon regulatory changes that are only vaguely specified but affect the day-to-day operational realities of running a sportsbook. The lack of clarity provided by the Lotteriinspektionen has led Vali, who authored the recent Bricks vs Clicks article and a …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: October highs meet an autumn of disillusion

Italian betting and gaming continues to grow, but all incumbents face tough adjustments as the Lega-5Star coalition government maintains its hostile stance against the industry. October Data published by Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) details a further record-breaking month for Italian online gambling. As the sector heads towards its upcoming Lega-5Star blanket ban on all forms of gambling/betting …

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