Interviews

Simon Westbury – VSoftCo – Providing a 360-degree service

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This week, virtual games provider VSoftCo signed a new deal with Sport-Shotz, a provider of sports themed casino games. Just after the story broke, we caught up with VSoftCo’s Chief Commercial Officer Simon Westbury to discuss a shift towards virtuals in the digital arena, whether they should be treated as a casino or sports betting product, and how cross channel learning …

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Andreas Bardun: Getting mobile ready for Russia and beyond #bofcon2018

Setting up a Malta-based industry ‘mobile-centric’ development, strategy and technology hub, Andreas Bardun, former Head of Sportsbook for LeoVegas, speaks to SBC on creating effective and enhanced mobile betting propositions for Russia 2018 and beyond… A sixteen-year industry veteran, Bardun has worked and consulted for a number of major betting operators. Bardun breaks down new user mobile trends and why …

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EnergyBet’s Simona Pinterova: Focusing resources on quality interactions with the fans

Leyton Orient fans

EnergyBet is the main club sponsor for Leyton Orient FC, as well as the official in stadia betting partner for Millwall FC. The Malta-based operator, whose affiliate partner scheme has been nominated for a prize at the upcoming SBC Awards, is committed to connecting with the fans of its partners. We spoke to Simona Pinterova, PR and Media Manager at …

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W2’s Warren Russell: Screening new customers with a simplified on-boarding process

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W2 is a data screening solutions provider which helps major organisations, including those active in the sports betting industry, to conduct regulatory Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Fraud prevention checks. Six months on from securing significant growth fund investment, we caught up with the company’s CEO Warren Russell to discuss the development of its sales, marketing and technical …

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Victor Araneda – Gaming1 – Colombia ambitions & realities

Having received regulatory approval by Colijuegos to become the first intentional firm to gain Colombia’s new online gambling licence, Gaming1 has bet big on the market launching new property Zamba.co SBC speaks to Victor Araneda Gaming1 Latin America Director, on his firm’s ambitions and first stage realities for Zamba.co, a brand seeking to heat up Colombian betting and gaming.    …

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Graham Cooke – Qubit – Straight shooting on AI as a technology and business matter

Artificial intelligence will revolutionise global business, but how should industry stakeholders approach this complex and often misunderstood technology? SBC speaks to Qubit CEO & Co-Founder Graham Cooke on the current context of AI and how to gain inclusive learnings on the subject matter without distractions or disruptions.  Leading Qubit, Cooke has worked and consulted on a number of ‘Tier1’ industry …

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Alexander Stevendahl – Videoslots – Bringing PKR back to life

Videoslots CEO Alexander Stevendahl has perhaps undertaken the most intriguing acquisition of 2017, purchasing bankrupt online poker operator PKR’s technology assets. Having developed Videoslots into one of the industry’s top innovators, can Stevendahl and his executive team bring life to online poker reviving PKR’s unique 3D poker asset? SBC finds out initial plans…   ________________ SBC: Hi Alexander, thanks for …

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John Caldwell – Double C Foundation – Building initial industry Crypto utility

Having set-up new industry body the Double C Foundation, to help bring and better understand crypto currency utilities for industry stakeholders and operations. SBC interviews John Caldwell Director of Advocacy on why industry leadership must now pay attention to crypto as a discipline and function… __________________ SBC: Hi John, thanks for the interview. Can you detail to SBC readers what …

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Andrew Daniels – Degree 53 – The importance of a consistent brand experience

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Degree 53, a digital agency specialising in mobile app and website development, has published a new report evaluating the mobile user experience (UX) of ten online casino operators in the UK. We caught up with the company’s MD Andrew Daniels to discuss this report, along with the importance of delivering a consistent brand experience and the challenges that operators face …

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Michal Kopec – Better Collective: New Reality…Understanding the affiliate M&A condition

A key stakeholder in industry affiliate Better Collective’s international expansion, Michal Kopec (Head of M&A) details his firm’s significant acquisition activity undertaken this summer. In a changing affiliate landscape, how should leadership stakeholders gauge and value potential affiliate assets. Furthermore, is affiliate M&A fully understood as a marketing expansion vertical. _____________________ SBC: Hi Michal, it’s been a busy period for …

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