Interviews

Crispin Nieboer – William Hill – Building effective industry innovation

Having set up its technology and innovation hub in London’s Shoreditch district, William Hill has outlined product independence combined with in-house development and innovation competencies as its key corporate values which will lead future growth for its business. Team SBC spoke to Director of Corporate Development & Innovation Crispin Nieboer one of the operators key leaders on innovation on how …

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Jared Cooperstein – VULCUN – Future Game

The phenomenal growth of the eSports industry is being looked at from many different business angles at present, especially since the level of success looks near guaranteed to continue. Vulcun is an American firm based in San Francisco which is leading the way in providing fantasy eSports betting, and moreover offering fans a different platform to engage further with their …

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Phil Fraser – WhichBingo – Bingo in 2015

SBC discusses the current state of the online bingo market with Phil Fraser, the owner of player portal Whichbingo.co.uk. Once a burgeoning market for operators, online bingo has now hit maturity and saturation, Fraser addresses current consumer habits and trends, and gives further insight on operator marketing initiatives. Phil Fraser has been involved in the online bingo industry since its …

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Jelena Kuzmanov – Interesting volatility at first Slot Summit

Jelena Kuzmanov, product owner at Danish affiliate Better Collective, attended the recent Slot Summit in Bucharest on behalf of SBC News. Find out what she thought about Clarion‘s latest gaming event. SBC: This was the first Slot Summit – how do you feel it went? Great! As you pointed out – this was our first time there and it was …

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Rahul Sood – Unikrn eSports wagering – Big Game Time!

The ongoing phenomenal growth in the popularity of eSports has ensured that it wouldn’t be long before significant investments began to appear left, right and centre. Three new start-ups, in the form of Unikrn, Vulcun, and AlphaDraft, have all seen considerable sums of money pumped into them in recent months as they look to conquer the eSports wagering market. Unikrn expanded …

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Arjan Korstjens – Quince Amsterdam – Slots future development & innovations

A headline speaker at the  Slot Summit  Romania, team SBC caught up with slots and games development and customer engagement expert Arjan Korstjens Strategy Director at Quince Amsterdam, an international Player Activation Agency. Having undertaken high level consultancy projects for Holland Casino, Lottomatica, Sisal, Merkur Casino and Grand Casino Luzern, Korstjens sheds light on the current development of slots, research of key …

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Darren Moore: Betting Gods provides ‘profitable, reliable and consistent tipsters’

Darren Moore, founder of tipping website Betting Gods, explains how a focus on quality means that its customers remain happy and its tipsters remain at the top of their game. SBC: What does the Betting Gods service provide that sets you apart from the competition? We feel we’re more personal than most of the big tipster networks out there, with …

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Graham Cooke – Qubit – The Big Bet: Why data is the key to greater customer loyalty,,,

SBC begins the month of June by speaking to Qubit CEO & Co Founder Graham Cooke on creating effective, team led data competencies for sports betting and igaming operators. A former Google Product Strategist, Cooke has led Qubit to become a leading business technology in web personalisation and digital insights. Qubit currently is one of the fastest growing digital businesses …

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Slot Summit – Ethan Tower: Convergence makes life more difficult

Ethan Tower, Protocol Director at the Gaming Standards Association, is speaking next month at the Slot Summit Europe in Bucharest. Tower will be speaking on the subject of ‘Next Generation Protocols – What Changes Can We Expect?’. Here he gives SBC News a taster of what’s on the agenda. You are currently updating the G2S and S2S protocol. What challenges …

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Sam Bird – Virgin Racing Formula E – High Ambitions

Formula E is currently in its debut season. Amidst around the world racing circuits, celebrity endorsements and involvement in the form of Leonardo DiCaprio and considerable investment from well known corporations, Formula E appears to thriving in the competitive world of motor sports. SBC’s Sam Cooke spoke to Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird about the sport, Richard Branson’s Virgin Racing, and …

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