Interviews

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Aaron Duckmanton: Grabyo – What you don’t know about video!

Marketing in disrupted times, all sectors appear to have fallen in love with video. Yet it remains a tentative marketing vertical for betting incumbents. Aaron Duckmanton, Head Of Marketing & Content at real-time video editing technology Grabyo, puts the industry straight on Video dynamics… Pay attention, please! __________________ SBC: Hi Aaron, thanks for the interview. As a medium, how has …

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OPTIMA’S Jacob Lopez: The flexibility to support new front-end functionality

OPTIMA

Cash out functionality, feed unification and bet builders are just three of the key components of the modern day sportsbook. OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez talks moving with the market in 2018, why differentiation has become a buzzword for the company, and how the technology behind its beefed up sportsbook stood up to the performance challenge presented by this year’s football World …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Grab’em by the Midterms

Billed as the most important midterm elections in modern US history, this 6 November US states decide their representatives for the House & Senate. Can the Democrats secure their much desired ‘Blue Wave’, or have polls underestimated President Trump yet again? Furthermore, will Midterms 2018 showcase the lead cast for the US  2020 General Election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown!   …

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Better Collective Spotlight – SmartBets – Servicing the Europe wide demand for personalised odds comparison

SmartBets

Claus Jansson, Head of Sales for Better Collective, takes SBC News readers on a tour of SmartBets’ European operations, as the Better Collective Spotlight falls on the firm’s Scandinavian expansion, a bonus-based challenge for Swedish operators, legal challenges to the advertising ban in Italy, and building on its growing media profile in Germany. SBC: SmartBets expanded its Scandinavian horizons last …

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BetVictor: Innovating and staying ahead in player protection

BetVictor recently affirmed its commitment to security with two-factor authentication that seeks to strengthen player protection in a continually evolving technological climate. We spoke to Jonathan De La Rosa, Chief Technology Officer at BetVictor, about the importance of compliance and security, as well as how the betting industry can lead the way when it comes to security innovation. SBC: In …

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Marc Etches – Independence move sees GambleAware secure its new guiding vision

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Speaking exclusively to SBC, Marc Etches Chief Executive of GambleAware details the crucial developments and changes the industry charity has undertaken during the course of 2018, as GambleAware readies for the critical launch of its new UK-wide Safer Gambling advertising campaign… ____________ SBC: Why has 2018 been such a critical year for GambleAware’s organisation, structure and operations? Marc Etches (Chief Executive …

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The booming business opportunity for online gambling merchants

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Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK/Western Europe at ECOMMPAY, has suggested that the amount of money consumers over the age of 60 are putting into online gambling is proof that the baby boomer generation can adapt to the new technologies sweeping the market just as well as their millennial counterparts. Marcantonio spoke about the booming business opportunity – pun intended – …

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EPIC Risk Management: Uniting the industry for harm minimisation

EPIC Risk Management is the UK’s leading independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy, placing its key focus on the highest prevalent sectors. EPIC identifies and reduces the brand, reputational, financial and human risks caused by gambling in the workplace. The firm’s Business Development Manager Mark Potter spoke to SBC about EPIC’s calculated strategy when it comes to increasing education around problem …

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Andrew Dagnall: Bettorlogic – What Netflix & Spotify can teach betting incumbents…

As Industry platform and software developers seek to deliver the next level of betting consumer engagement and functionalities, seasoned sector technology veteran Andrew Dagnall (CEO – Bettorlogic) believes that betting’s product journey should begin with entertainment giants – Spotify and Netflix… __________________ SBC: Andrew, thanks for the catch-up. As a tech consumer, why are Netflix and Spotify recommendation engines so …

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NetEnt’s Erik Nyman on driving American progress

Operating in the US market for almost three years, NetEnt is looking to build on experience and continue to establish itself as one of the leading suppliers in the growing US market. Having previously played a key role in the firm’s expansion in Europe and with WLA customers, Managing Director of NetEnt Americas Erik Nyman spoke to SBC about NetEnt’s …

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