Interviews

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Staffless betting shops: the future for retail?

BetXS

The Irish retail betting landscape has come up against its fair share of challenges in recent years, with the introduction of a 2% tax on turnover over €2.5 million, the absence of a central gambling regulator and most recently the closure of all non-essential shops. But despite these hurdles, fixed costs have remained at a steady level (and in some …

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Neil Erlick, Nuvei: The technology turning the world into a local marketplace

Nuvei

“Our goal is to turn the world into a local marketplace by connecting our partners with their customers, enabling the highest level of acceptance for payments both on the way in and on the way out, wherever they are in the world.” That was a headline message from this exclusive GamblingTV interview with Neil Erlick, who is the new Chief …

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Bookies Corner: No hiding from Super Thursday’s electorate judgement

Tomorrow, the electorate of England, Scotland and Wales will head to the polls for critical local and national elections that will shed light on the faultlines running through UK politics in the wake of Britain leaving the EU and a year of the COVID-19 pandemic…  The outcome of ‘Super Thursday’ results will be consequential with regards to PM Boris Johnson …

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Dimitri Cloots: How customer support is taking Soft2Bet ‘to the next level’

Building the strongest customer support team is crucial for igaming operators to glean the best insights into demands and concerns of its player base.  Dimitri Cloots (pictured below), Soft2Bet’s Head of Customer Support, explains how streamlined customer support processes can lead to “tangible company growth within six to nine months” for both its operator partners and own igaming brands. SBC: …

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BetInvest: Why egames is reaching the same level as traditional sports

BetInvest: Why egames is reaching the same level as traditional sports

In the last year, we have seen a substantial rise in the uptake of ‘egames’ such as virtual betting markets and esports.  According to BetInvest, this rising demand for egames inspired their team to supply a product that combined the excitement and anticipation of real sport events with a modern approach –  offering its network of operators an alternative to …

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GiG: Certification has become a staple of igaming platform development

certification

Certification is the “bread and butter” for igaming platform providers with ambitions to participate in regulated markets, said GiG’s General Counsel Claudio Caruana, who added that certification can guarantee speed to market for partner operators and attract key interest from those aspiring to enter a new market. As part of an exclusive interview for SBC News, Caruana (pictured above) also …

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Betbazar: Playing a ‘matchmaker’ role for global sportsbooks

Betbazar

Betbazar is fast becoming an ‘industry matchmaker’ finding the right bookmakers for the carefully chosen components of its portfolio.  We spoke to the company’s CEO Alex Iaroshenko (pictured) to learn more about its growing role in the market, key contributing suppliers, scouting new opportunities for its global ‘sales house’ and getting involved in the newly regulated Ukrainian market. SBC: Hey …

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Sportradar’s programmatic video advertising: Helping bookmaker revenues grow 49% faster

programmatic

Florian Geheeb, Global Director Advertising Sales at Sportradar, explains how programmatic video advertising through its ad:s service – providing access to 60 billion video ad requests each day – can help bookmakers stand out in the crowded sports betting marketplace. He added that global video advertising spend has increased by 35% since 2019, while Sportradar analysis indicates that revenues can …

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Jonathan Smith: Betbuilder the growth tool for wide open Euros

Sportsbook growth strategist and risk management expert, Jonathan Smith, founder of Sportsbook Models, tells SBC that this summer’s UEFA Euro 2021 Championship will be no easy ride for bookmakers and why trading teams should power up their betbuilder inventories.  ________________________ SBC: Hi Jonathan, thanks for this interview. From your pre-market observations, how have bookmakers been preparing for this tournament? Jonathan …

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Alan Aquilina: Why technological innovation is key to Singular’s sports betting success

When it comes to standing out in a saturated market, standout technologies and constant innovation go hand in hand according to Singular’s newest recruit, Alan Aquilina. Aquilina was recently named as the new Head of the Sports Betting Platform at Singular – a role which will see him take responsibility for both the development of the supplier’s proprietary sports betting …

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