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‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development

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For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we spoke to Christina Thomsen (pictured above), Head of Investor Relations (IR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Better Collective. We asked her about the sustainability strategy at Better Collective, the parent company behind the likes of bettingexpert.com and hltv.org, and a new commitment to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the …

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Cross-selling in lockdown: what have we learnt?

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The recent unforeseen hiatus in live sporting events has presented the betting and gaming industry with one of the biggest challenges it has ever had to face, yet the experience has also been a learning curve, writes Pronet Gaming CCO Bobby Longhurst (pictured). The transition of sports bettors to alternative gambling content streams provided us with unique insight into player …

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Oddin.gg: The importance of live betting in esports

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Esports betting has enjoyed a well-documented rise to prominence over the last few months, partly due to global restrictions and the postponement of live sporting events.  However, the challenge now for esports is to cement itself as a major player in the overall sports betting landscape, avoiding a situation where audiences just ‘revert to type’ as the sports action returns. …

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More than just a logo: How Gambling Therapy is providing global support to those most in need

As technology continues to advance, so does the accessibility to gambling services, and the potential for it to become more normalised within our day to day lives. According to Paul Dent, Clinical Manager of Gambling Therapy at Gordon Moody Association, better technology can also be used to offer a wider support network to those afflicted by the issue of problem …

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Chetan Pandya, Pragmatic Solutions: Sticking to the circle of competence

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Chetan Pandya, Chief Product Officer at Pragmatic Solutions (pictured), discusses the importance of strengthening its regulatory compliance standing in Malta, before explaining the evolution of the ‘Onboarding Hub’ resource to deliver more transparency to its partners, and why it is sticking to the “circle of competence” to avoid compromising on quality.  SBC: How would you describe the Pragmatic Solutions business …

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Dave McDowell, FSB: Hitting the bullseye during the global sports blackout

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FSB Tech CEO Dave McDowell (pictured) discusses taking the Remote Darts League (RDL) right through from concept to sourcing players and event production, how he hopes it will open the industry’s eyes to the power of FSB’s data automation platform, and why the RDL has quickly found a place within the darts community – with opportunities for both male and female …

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George Shamugia, Singular: How the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped Nigerian sports betting

During the recent quiet period with sports events cancelled and betting shops being forced to close their doors, virtual sports have played a crucial role in minimising the negative impact of COVID-19 for so many operators, particularly in Europe. So why has Africa fallen behind? George Shamugia, CEO of Singular, identifies a couple of “major culprits” for why Nigeria – …

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Betgenius: Spare change… how will the increase to five subs affect football trading?

Betgenius Head of Trading Dmitri Agapov weighs up what the new International Football Association Board (IFAB) ruling allowing teams five substitutions means for sportsbook trading teams… When the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A get back underway, empty stadiums and socially distanced benches are not the only changes for fans and teams alike to get used to. Under a new …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Puzzle upon puzzle marks the path ahead

UK gambling regulatory developments during the last month or so have led many to query the reason behind the Gambling Commission’s decision to publish (on 12th May) additional customer interaction guidance for remote operators. What some have found puzzling is not only the range of topics covered in that additional guidance but also its prescriptive nature, particularly bearing in mind …

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Martin Lycka: The Gambling Prince of Sweden

GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka offers a dramatic twist on the Swedish licensing process, in which operators may not get the curtain call they’ve been looking for. Act I – A Truly Glorious Day January 1, 2019. A momentous day in Swedish gambling history. The online gambling market opens. A fanfare sounds. The curtain goes up. Licensed operators …

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