Interviews

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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John Pettit – PBS – Configuration on a minute-by-minute, terminal by terminal level

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Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) was showcasing its latest product range at the recent ICE London exhibition. We dropped by the busy stand to speak to John Pettit, PBS Managing Director in UK, Ireland, Asia and Australia, about improvements made to the company’s SSBT offering, new displays for its ‘OTC’ coupons and further planned developments ahead of this summer’s World Cup. …

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Mikel López de Torre: Jdigital – Spain’s Open Opportunity…

Having been promoted to President of Spanish online gambling trade body Jdigital this January, Mikel López de Torre seeks to develop a progressive, business first and socially responsible framework for Spain’s new and existing stakeholders. Leading Jdigital, López de Torre details Spain’s new upcoming licensing window, which will see new operators enter the market. However, López de Torre warns potential …

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Peter Ivanov – UltraPlay – Betting patterns in esports

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It’s important to remember when looking at esports as a whole that it’s just an umbrella term. Under the sports term there’s cricket, rugby, football and a plethora of other disciplines and each will have unique and independent betting markets. The same applies, too, for esports. Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends are the three biggest titles …

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Duncan Keene – ContentSquare – Big Bet… rethinking & re-evaluating user-experience

Entering 2018, next-generation digital insights platform ContentSquare has secured £30 million in series B funding. ContentSquare seeks to become the leading user insights technology for all businesses, developing profitable UX actions that increase engagement, reduce operational costs and maximise conversion rates. SBC speaks to UK Managing Director Duncan Keene, on ContentSquare’s platform dynamics and UX vision for the saturated gaming/betting …

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Bodog – Expanding its global presence with unique sponsorships

International online gaming brand Bodog recently signed to be a master sponsor of the Copa do Brasil in a seven figure dollar deal. The competition is the most significant club competition in the region – similar to the FA Cup in the UK. Bodog already has a long history of major sponsorships in Europe with English Premier League clubs like …

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Perform Group’s John Harlow: Reinventing the role of the second-screen for betting

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Last week, John Harlow, SVP for Betting at Perform Group, revealed the slogan that explains why they’re seeing such interest in more detailed player data – ‘The game is the same, but the fan has changed’. Seven days on, we asked him to explain how much of this behaviour change is a derivative of fantasy sports, and tease some of …

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Richard Carter – How SBTech is solving Mansion’s vertical challenge

SBTech CEO Richard Carter spoke to SBC about the major new deal announced this morning which sees the company bring on major brand Mansion as a client which and also herald the launch of Mansionbet.  SBC: This is a pretty major deal – how did it come about? Richard Carter: As a group Mansion was looking to move into sports …

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Operators unite for inaugural Responsible Gambling Week Ireland

The Irish gambling industry is coming together to support the launch of the first ever Responsible Gambling Week Ireland. It is the biggest social responsibility campaign that has been held in Ireland. The theme for the campaign is simply, “A great tip – know when to stop” with the aim of starting conversations about what it means to gamble responsibly. …

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