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ESA Gaming: The ‘lightweight’ weapon in an operator’s cross-sell arsenal

ESA Gaming

Zorica Smallwood, CEO at ESA Gaming, discusses how the return of sports has offered the iGaming industry a unique opportunity to cross-sell on a vast scale, and how lightweight mobile products can make the acquisition of new customers into a more smooth and streamlined process.  The iGaming industry is increasingly facing more and more challenges in unifying its different verticals. …

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Winning Post: Third time’s the charm for England’s casinos

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts the week by looking at the arduous efforts to reopen casinos in England and the re-regulation of Ukraine’s gambling market. UK: reopening – England’s casinos expect…. England’s casino operators will be hoping that the third time really is a charm as the Government finally confirmed that casinos (along with bowling alleys and theatres) would …

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Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’

Facing key regulatory showdowns across the European markets of Spain, Sweden, Germany and the UK, Martin Lycka GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs tells industry leadership to buckle down for the stresses of a working summer…  _____________ COVID-19 has upended everything. Even the regulatory silly season is now at risk of being cancelled; that eagerly awaited period of slow news …

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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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