Interviews

Shergul Arshad – Mondogoal – Partnering Up

Mondogoal is a Boston-based company which has crossed the Atlantic to become the largest DFS platform in Europe. It has partnerships already in place with an impressive list of clubs including Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, Valencia, Roma and Barcelona and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Over £1 million has already been won on the platform in which players are able …

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Yahaya Maikori – Law Allianz – ICE 2016: Africa Dynamics & Africa Realities

Yahaya Maikori Senior Partner of Law Allianz will be presenting African market development at ICE 2016 focusing on opportunities in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana & South Africa. Maikori details to SBC readers how these markets have progressed in 2015, and how consumers are developing new habits amid a fast growing and aggressive market place. Maikori has advised state governments, institutions and helped several …

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Evander Holyfield – RealDealBet – Players enjoy being in the Champ’s corner

Evander Holyfield is a former professional boxer, nicknamed ‘The Real Deal’. He held the undisputed world championship in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, and contested the infamous ‘Bite Fight’ with Mike Tyson in 1997. Next week, the American is exhibiting at ICE and LAC to promote www.RealDealBet.co.uk, and we caught up with him to discuss his work with the …

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Accelerator expert Jon Bradford gives advice & insight to Pitch ICE 2016

Jon Bradford caused something of a stir when he left as the head of TechStars London back in the middle of last year. Previous to TechStars, Bradford worked for the Northern-England publicly-funded start-up body The Difference Engine before launching the Cambridge University accelerator Springboard. He has now ‘gone plural’ and taken up a number of non-executive roles including advising the …

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Michael März – Betradar – Building effective solutions to meet new market demands

Ahead of ICE 2016, SBC speaks to Michael März, Managing Director of Sports Betting at Sportradar regarding the changing nature of sports betting operations , which have witnessed new demands placed by clients on their suppliers provisions.  März details to SBC readers how Sportradar subsidiary Betradar has developed effective operations with new products/services in order to meet changing client demands, in an …

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Duncan Stewart – Deloitte – A response to SBC’s esports report analysis

Deloitte recently released its TMT 2016 predictions which included a fascinating and debatable section on esports, and its projected growth. Following an analysis of the report by SBC’s Sam Cooke, Deloitte Canada’s Director of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research Duncan Stewart has responded to it with an explanation of their findings and the all important differences in the analytics of esports and …

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Aiste Garneviciene – Betgames.TV – My ICE 2016

Ahead of ICE Totally Gaming we spoke to Aiste Garneviciene of Betgames.TV to hear her views on how she prepares for ICE, how it’s just like Christmas and what Betgames.TV has planned for the event. Aiste Garneviciene is COO at BetgamesTV, a developer and supplier of innovative and interactive gaming products for betting operators based in Lithuania. BetgamesTV will be present …

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Michael Garforth & Aidan Nutbrown – Sporting Index – Political betting in the USA

With the outspoken and divisive Donald Trump still leading the Republican candidacy polls ahead of the US Primaries in February, many are taking a keener interest than they ordinarily would in this year’s race for the White House. Despite his lead in the polls, many are refusing to believe Trump will actually become president and betting exchange Matchbook has already …

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Nicholas Hill – EveryMatrix – My ICE 2016

ICE Totally Gaming is considered by many to be the iGaming industry event of the year, and Nicholas Hill of EveryMatrix couldn’t agree more. Nicholas Hill is Sales and Marketing Director at EveryMatrix, an iGaming software provider which is taking charge of stand N6-310 at ICE. Here he discusses what the firm will be doing at this year’s show and how he …

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Bragi Egisson – Fanaments – Focus on the fun

Fanaments is a real money fantasy sports site from Iceland. Created by the trio of CEO Bragi Ægisson, CPO Arnor Davidsson and CTO Gudmundur Sveinsson, Fanaments enjoys the exclusivity of being the only multi-sports fantasy site in Europe. Launched in August 2015, it has since paid out over €300,000 (£224,348) and enjoyed month to month growth of at least 100%. SBC spoke to CEO …

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