Interviews

Elvis Džombić – Sportingtech – The power of the Pulse platform

Sportingtech

Having only launched in 2017, Sportingtech is a relatively new player in the industry preparing to showcase its online gaming platform at this week’s Betting on Football. On the eve of the show, we spoke to Head of Business Development Elvis Džombić about Sportingtech’s USP, the developing partnership with Income Access, and the importance of building a platform that is …

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OPTIMA’s Jacob Lopez: Facilitating the immediacy and convenience of mobile betting

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Optima CEO Jacob Lopez said that the rise of mobile betting has played a major role in the development of its MGS platform, which is now utilised by partners worldwide. OptimaMGS™ is a turn-key high performance gaming platform which allows operators to serve its customers through multiple engagement channels under a single system, using both integrated OPTIMA products as well as …

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Algosport’s Leigh Herdman: Bridging the gap between in-house development and third-party dependence

Algosport

Algosport believes that its range of “next generation” betting products allow operators to maintain a large degree of control while reducing a reliance on 3rd party suppliers. The company’s CEO Leigh Herdman spoke to SBC News about a “polarisation” between sportsbooks with and without the R&D capabilities to develop new products, the evolution of trading in the sports betting industry, …

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Custom Spa – Alessandro Mastropasqua – Augmenting Reality

Italian technology firm Custom Spa aims to bring more innovation and high-tech solutions into the world of sports betting. They offer a wide range of multi-platform terminals for retail betting, that combine the latest printing and scanning solutions with software intended to improve both customer satisfaction and the general gaming experience. The firm’s most recent innovation is ‘augmented reality’, introduced …

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Chris Davies – VSoftCo – Developing products to support varied markets and changing technology

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In January of this year, virtual sports provider VSoftCo announced the appointment of Chris Davies as its new CEO following a six-month consultancy period. Having warmed to his task of overseeing software implementation, developing the range of VSoftCo services and meeting commercial targets, Davies spoke to SBC News about real-time rendering and meeting the technical challenges of producing virtual content which …

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Betradar’s William Howie: The scale of the opportunity in a regulated, cricket-mad India

At last month’s ICE London, Betradar made a commitment to the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), a not-for-profit organisation, to further its understanding of the local market, while exploring all opportunities related to sports betting and gaming in India. We caught up with William Howie, Programme Manager Premium Cricket at Betradar, to discuss the potential legalisation of sports betting in …

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Paul Petrie: McBookie – The state of play for smaller bookmakers

Paul Petrie is the co-founder and director of UK-based online bookmaker McBookie. A BetVictor white label, the firm specialises in Scottish betting markets – encompassing everything from novelty markets to Scottish junior football. We caught up with Paul to discuss the state of play for smaller British bookmakers, McBookie’s relationship with BetVictor and Scottish non-league sponsorship. ___________________________________ SBC: It’s no …

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Toby Oddy: Digital Fuel – Why GDPR will make marketing compliance count…

Entering 2018, industry full-service marketing agency Digital Fuel has launched a new marketing platform for the online gambling sector, developed to be compliant of forthcoming regulations set by the European Community’s ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR). Toby Oddy Founder & CEO of Digital Fuel, details why he has placed data compliance at the forefront of his agency, and how GDPR …

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Daniel Kustelski – Chalkline Sports: The full potential of the US market

With the growth of the US sports betting space becoming a more realistic possibility, operators are left questioning the best methods to fully unlock the potential of the US market. Speaking to SBC the Co-founder and CEO of Chalkline Sports, Daniel Kustelski analysed the US market and what is likely to be the most efficient approach for operators as they enter …

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Roberto Carlos – planetwin365: Why Russia 2018 can be Brazil’s stage

When it comes to brand ambassadors, very few resonate with football bettors as much as planetwin365’s Roberto Carlos. The former World Cup winner and Real Madrid legend, strikes a chord with football fans who watched him use his venomous left foot to torment opposing players throughout his 11 year spell at the Santiago Bernabéu. The full back also enjoyed a …

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