Interviews

Mirio Mella – Pinnacle – eSports Interview: Covering New Ground

Following SBC’s recent look at the growth of eSports, and its 2015 official introduction to the UK, we caught up with Pinnacle Customer Engagement Manager  Mirio Mella to discuss the origins of a new burgeoning betting market. Established in 1998, with its headquarters in Curacao, the online gaming site Pinnacle Sports is an early market leader in terms of providing eSports …

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SBC Leader Profile – Ebbe Groes – EveryMatrix – Expanding Times

Continuing its series of leader profiles, SBC caught up with EveryMatrix CEO  Ebbe Groes, to discuss how EveryMatrix has evolved as a technology and platform provider for the igaming industry during his 13 year leadership tenure of the independent  company. An industry veteran with a background in economic research and development, Ebbe Groes gives insight into building and developing optimal …

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Marc Saba – Football Fanager – Developing a Game Changer

The sports betting and igaming industries are witnessing the fast growth of the US based daily fantasy sports market,  debate has arisen as to whether fantasy sports product can develop and grow within international markets.  Marc Saba, Director of start-up fantasy football platform FootballFanager.com, talks to SBC  about his product and the opportunities it can provide for the gaming industry. …

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Jason Kaehler – Asylum Labs – Entering Social 2.0

Asylum Labs are a fast growing social casino gaming development firm which state that their goal is to reinvent classic casino games for the 21st century. The team is comprised of industry veterans Larry Holland (CCO), Albert Mack (CTO), Chris Turner (Art Director) and Jason Kaehler (CEO) amongst other talented individuals from the casino and video gaming industries CEO Jason …

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SBC Leader Profile – Bernard Marantelli – Colossus Bets

Team SBC begins its first ever leader profile by interviewing Colossus Bets Founder and CEO Bernard Marantelli. By bringing innovation through lottery sized betting pools, combined with a fractional cash-in, Colossus Bets has become sports betting’s leading start-up winning the 2014 EGR Operator Rising Star Award Marantelli gives personal insight with regards to his background and working experiences and how …

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Melissa Blau – FastFantasy – Change of Play, Change of Game!

After the Easter holiday break, team SBC’s Social Gaming editor Rasmus Sojmark caught up with iGaming industry expert Melissa Blau to discuss new venture FastFantasy which aims to transform the burgeoning US daily fantasy sports market by simplifying its play and game mechanisms. Through iGaming Capital Blau has become one of igaming’s best renowned consultants, helping numerous new ventures enter …

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Phil Neville: you want transparency in football

Former Everton, Manchester United and England footballer, and now BBC pundit, Phil Neville has become an ambassador for football prediction platform Predikta. Here he discusses why he signed up and his take on the FA’s betting ban. SBC: Being a professional footballer, there must have been lots of travelling. How did you and your team mates kill time? PN: You’re …

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Lennart Gillberg: establishing Spiffx as the alternative market place

Preparing his company for a Noridic OMX NASDAQ IPO, Spiffx Founder Lennart Gillberg explains to SBC why he is bringing the innovative new betting exchange to the market and his company’s goals for 2015.  SBC: Can you outline your corporate journey from creating an alternative betting exchange to listing on the Nasdaq Nordic OMX? Lennart : We started four years ago by having …

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Enetpulse’s Jesper Kamp – challenging the current data offerings

Jesper Kamp, Business Development Manager at Enetpulse, discusses the firm’s new live betting data product and how the firm intends to challenge the current offerings on the market. Enetpulse has just entered the football data supply sector. Why now and what do you offer that is not already on the market? For quite a while we have felt the in-play …

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Roy Clements – STATS is bringing fantasy to life

Roy Clements, Managing Director, UK for STATS, explains how the firm is continuing development on its award-winning fantasy sports product. SBC: Hi there, can you give further details of STATS’ fantasy sports product and where you feel it fits in with the sports data and insights solutions you provide? RC: Our Fantasy unit has been in operation for more than …

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