Interviews

Chris Nikolopoulos, Betby: Striking out with a slicker sportsbook product

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Betby is a new challenger in the sportsbook supply market having launched in late 2018. Fast forward just a year, and the company’s fully managed sportsbook service is already live with 16 brands, each offering odds on more than 400,000 sporting events across 60+ sports. We caught up with Chris Nikolopoulos, Commercial Director at Betby, to discuss the challenge of …

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Joe Asher: William Hill US – Live streaming can unlock US market’s true capacity

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Joe Asher, CEO at William Hill US, told SBC Magazine that he is a “big believer” in the power of live streaming. He also explained how US success is key for the popularity of sports outside of the ‘big four’, before confirming that the company’s core Nevada business will continue to fund its investment in other states. SBC: What is …

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CheckdMedia CEO Jamie Knowlson on the opportunity for growth and US expansion

SBC spoke to CheckdMedia CEO Jamie Knowlson on how new appointments are positioning the firm for significant growth, also highlighting the ‘once in a generation opportunity’ presented by US regulation. SBC: CheckdMedia is now part of CheckdGroup, what does this mean for the future plans of the business? Jamie Knowlson: We want CheckdGroup to be the leading full-service agency within the …

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Tom Mitchell: RISQ – Helping sportsbook platforms to deliver guaranteed margin solutions to clients

In partnership with sportsbook platform supplier Amelco, RISQ specialist in betting insurance, risk management and liquidity solutions, has announced the launch of its ‘fixed % trading models’. Allowing betting incumbents the option to operate markets on a fixed % of sports betting turnover over standard GGR models, SBC speaks to RISQ Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Tom Mitchell on the benefits …

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Optima’s Jacob Lopez and Sportradar’s Carsten Koerl: Combining to deliver the strongest one-stop-shop for sports betting

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We learned late last week that Sportradar, a global leader in delivering sports data and content, had completed the acquisition of sports betting and gaming omnichannel platform provider Optima in a deal effective immediately. Just a few days on we caught up with Optima CEO Jacob Lopez and Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl for their reaction to forming this new one-stop-shop …

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Trustly Live: Bringing instant cashless payments to land-based gaming

Trustly Live

Land-based casinos can now offer cashless payments for casino chips in under a minute through Trustly Live, a brand new solution for land-based operators launched at this week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. We spoke to Samuel Barrett, Trustly’s Director of Gaming, to find out more.  SBC Can you give us a brief bit of history behind the …

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Andrew Cochrane, SBTech: Helping lotteries to keep pace with the sportsbook competition

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Lotteries are “turning to SBTech” for sportsbook services when their market share comes under pressure. That’s according to the firm’s Chief Development Officer Andrew Cochrane, who spoke on a panel about replicating the European Lotteries experience at this year’s Betting on Sports America (BOSA). Why is SBTech well placed to join the debate around lotteries providing sports betting in the …

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Morten Andersen, Better Collective: Why iGaming businesses must do their homework to succeed in the US

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Morten Andersen, the all-time leader for number of games played in the National Football League (NFL), will be joining the Better Collective team in his role of Brand Ambassador at next week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. For the latest in the popular Better Collective Spotlight series, Andersen outlined his contribution to the company’s US mission, as well …

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Rob Griffin: MIRACL – KYC need not be another betting hurdle

H2 trading saw all betting operators report tough and costly adjustment periods, complying with enforced KYC demands across multiple markets. Rob Griffin CEO of  MIRACL, developer of tailored ID provisions for highly regulated markets tells SBC that betting incumbents can clear their KYC hurdles by challenging out-of-date verification concepts and operating norms.  ___________________ SBC: Hi Rob, thanks for this interview, you …

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Tom Byrne, HBLB: Horseracing gets race-by-race betting data boost

News that five of the UK’s top operators had committed to a ten-fold increase in voluntary levy to GambleAware made big news in July, but a major deal for horse racing announced the following week – involving four of the same five – passed with considerably less fanfare. Tom Byrne, Operations Manager at HBLB, tells us more. The horseracing sector …

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