Interviews

BetVictor’s Eoin Ryan: Evolving the PriceItUp feature

Allowing punters to create their own bets is a feature that’s grown exponentially in recent years, over the coming season operators are aiming to further enhance the levels of control that users have over betting markets. We spoke to BetVictor’s head of product, Eoin Ryan about the importance of personalisation, as well as how the “PriceItUp” feature can continue to …

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Better Collective Spotlight – Sportwetten Test – Setting a stress test for sports betting operators

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In the second instalment of SBC’s Better Collective Spotlight series, we cast an editorial eye over Sportwetten Test, a popular source of reviews for online sports bettors since 2010. We caught up with Martin Huber, Lead Content Manager of Better Collective Vienna, to discuss Sportwetten Test’s status within the Better Collective family, the role it plays within the affiliate space …

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InCrowd’s John O’Connor: Learning from the success of our World Cup FTP game

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Back in July, we sat down with John O’Connor, head of business development and sports betting at InCrowd, to chat about InCrowd’s partnership with Sky Sports to deliver a World Cup game that would raise anticipation levels ahead of the kick-off in Russia. After perhaps the most successful World Cup of all time in regard to global engagement and social …

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Circus.be – The importance of correct brand alignment

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Sports Sponsorship is hardly a new phenomenon, with plenty of industry brands globally aligning themselves with a huge swathe of teams, leagues, individual stars et cetera. One such example is Belgian online casino and sports betting specialists circus.be, with the Ardent Group operated brand containing a number of such examples as part of its own portfolio. Alongside football sponsorships however, …

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Lee-Ann Johnstone: Technology’s disruption leads AffiliateFEST debate & agenda

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AffiliateFEST debuts at the ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (#BOSCON2018), with technology disruption and its impact on the future framework of affiliate marketing, placed at the forefront of the agenda. SBC speaks to Affiliate Insider founder Lee-Ann Johnstone, gaining a detailed breakdown on this year’s must-attend event for industry publishers, who face new consumer, regulatory and technology-driven demands ___________________ SBC: AffiliateFEST …

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Sportradar’s Lorenzo Caci: The best bet for curbing illegal activity in India

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Last month, the Law Commission of India (LCI) found that arguments in favour of relaxing the country’s gambling ban far outweigh those highlighting its immorality. As things stand, gambling in India is heavily restricted except for selective categories such as lotteries and horse racing. However, the LCI’s 267th report recommended the full legalisation of regulated betting and gambling activities, albeit …

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Dr Heather Wardle: A sustained effort to understand gambling harms

Last month the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) published a report that aimed to gauge a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. In collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examined how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. SBC caught up with the report’s lead …

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Brian Mahon – BetBright: BetFeed breaks down barriers in Real Time!

This July, BetBright released its real-time recommendations component ‘BetFeed’, seeking to develop a ‘no constraints’ approach to its customer interaction with its in-house developed betting platform. SBC speaks to Brian Mahon BetBright’s Head of Product Development, on delivering ‘BetFeed’, as a data-led social enhancement, replicating the engagement functions utilised by tech giants NetFlix and Spotify… ________________ SBC: Hi Brian, can …

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Tristan McDonald – i-pools: “an innovative, skill-based alternative”

Social pools betting network i-pools recently launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the aim of offering punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting. SBC caught up with i-pools Founder Tristan McDonald to find out more.   SBC: Hi Tristan! Firstly can you begin by introducing the concept of Daily Fantasy Racing pools and what it …

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Robbie Morris – Two-Up Digital: “We’re excited for the future”

British retail bookmaker Star Sports recently launched its first online sports betting site, enlisting the help of London-based platform provider Two-Up Digital to do so. SBC caught up with Two-Up CEO Robbie Morris to find out more about the partnership. SBC: As a developer, how testing/difficult has it been to launch legacy racing bookmaker Star Sports digital proposition? How does …

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