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Brandon Walker: How Amelco is using technology to tap into new markets

Sports betting systems provider Amelco  boosted its Asian market presence earlier this month after securing a football trading partnership with the legacy operator Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Brandon Walker, Head of USA at Amelco, spoke to SBC about how the partnership has put them ‘on the map’, what opportunities  could arise as the Asian market matures, whilst also highlighting the …

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Paul Buck, EPIC: US stakeholders require a vital catch-up on gambling risks

This March, gambling harm prevention agency EPIC Risk Management announced its most ambitious initiative to date by partnering with GVC Holdings to launch gambling harm educations programmes. Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC Risk Management, is leading the directive supported by GVC’s ‘US Foundation’. SBC spoke to him about transferring gambling harm learnings to the US’ fragmented health and civic networks. …

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Dominik Beier – Interwetten unafraid to test its legacy in Nigeria

Dominik Beier, Group CEO of DACH markets legacy sportsbook Interwetten has spoken to SBC on his firm’s African market ambitions, which will launch imminently within Nigeria. Prior to global betting’s COVID-19 disruption, Interwetten’s executive team had announced that the sportsbook had secured a ‘national licence’ from Nigeria’s Lottery Regulatory Commission (LRC). The announcement sees Beier undertake a key strategic leadership …

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How BetConstruct is boosting the bookmaker offer with in-house esports

Esports is continuing to develop a strong connection with the betting industry, with countless companies now initiating strategies to maximise the sector’s potential. BetConstruct is one such firm finding a niche opportunity in this growing market. The iGaming solutions provider has its own in-house esports division, allowing bookmakers to offer esports to its customers throughout the day. The company’s head …

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No matches, no problem: Sportradar delivers year-round MLB engagement

MLB

At an exclusive roundtable meeting last summer, SBC Magazine learned that Sportradar and Major League Baseball (MLB) would be developing and distributing exciting new products, which included an extension of the in-game betting markets available. However, we were unaware at the time that this official data partnership would produce a new virtual baseball offering for licensed gaming operators in the …

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AgiproNews Italian View – Retail lockdown sees betting face months of trauma

Complying with the Italian government’s ‘Public Health Decree’ sanctioned on Sunday 8 March, Italian gambling has officially gone into lockdown. The country at the centre of Europe’s COVID-19 pandemic has seen all retailers ordered to temporarily shut apart from food stores and pharmacies, as PM Giuseppe Conte enforces the toughest public stance minimising the spread of the virus and its …

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Winning Post: Betway Hammering piles on the pressure

As global news is dominated by the outbreak of COVID-19, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts off the week by breaking down how the coronavirus has impacted the gambling industry, and at what point gambling needs to take a new approach to enforcement of regulation. Global: Covid 19 – It’s the end of the world as we know it…? There’s nothing …

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Smita Saxena: Stanza – Making time count in the age of constant disruption

Betting enters a new decade, in which its product propositions and engagement capacities will be yet again tested by changing consumer demands. Facing disruptions, SBC spoke to Smita Saxena Founder and CEO of Stanza, a fast-growth Silicon Valley enterprise seeking to revolutionise all dynamics related to user scheduling and time-keeping.  Stanza has proven its engagement dynamics for US sports leagues …

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PAM you don’t build, you buy it off the shelf – The five-stage ‘rethink’ driving Pragmatic Solutions success

PAM

There’s no need to build a player account management platform (PAM) for your own business because it can take years and there’s no guarantee of success, said Mark Woollard, Business Development Director at Pragmatic Solutions, iGaming Platform. Woollard (pictured above) explained: “There’s no inherent value in PAM – either it does what it needs to do, in which case you’ll …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Star Sports on why they ‘do not bet on an opinion’

The Countdown to Cheltenham is almost over, and with only a few hours until the prestigious Jumps event gets underway, jockeys are already saddling up for The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race. We spoke with Ben Keith, Founder of Star Sports, and Head of PR Luke Tarr to discuss how they are getting ready for the event both on and …

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