Features

666Bet – Can betting’s new boys upset the balance?

A look into what it takes to enter an aggressive and highly competitive market amidst the arrival of new kid on the UK gambling scene; 666Bet.com. Using Gaming synergies and Microgaming software the firm currently offers an online sportsbook, casino, live dealer games, a lottery feature and live in-play betting. Initially it will target just the British and European markets …

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Anatomy of a match fixing bust

As the three men suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches await sentencing today after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery, the National Crime Agency has released some interesting detail on the case and explains why it moved to break up the proceedings when it did.  Earlier this week a jury at Birmingham Crown Court …

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Silvia Peneva – EIG Berlin 2014 – Dissecting the current & future impacts of gaming

The 13th EiG will take place at the Arena Berlin during the week commencing Monday October 20, 2014. This year’s conference will focus on current concerns within gambling/igaming and  incoming future factors that will impact the industry’s value chain. Ahead of future legislation/regulations entering the European igaming market, and with industry concerns regarding innovations and industry technology capabilities, EIG Berlin …

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SBC Match Fixing Report Part 3 – Chris Eaton On Protecting Football

In the final installment of SBC’s match fixing series, David Kelly caught up with former FIFA Head of Security, and current Director of Sport Integrity at the International Centre for Sport Security, Chris Eaton, to discuss how the gambling industry can protect football integrity through international cooperation with police and sports bodies. SBC:What is your opinion on revelations made in …

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Nicholas Goff – Gala Coral in-play for Brazil 2014

Team SBC’s Sam Cooke caught up with Nicholas Goff, Head of Football Trading at Gala Coral Group, to discuss their plans for the World Cup Brazil 2014, how they’ve approached it and what they are anticipating in terms of betting. Ahead of the forthcoming changes to gambling taxation for the United Kingdom Coral’s plans for the future were also discussed. …

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Jacek Wojdyla: helping FIFA spot suspicious matches

Jacek Wojdyla, Head of International Affairs at FIFA’s integrity subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS), explains how the organisation is approaching things during Brazil 2014. How will EWS be operating over the World Cup? How do you analyse a suspicious game? After the risk assessment pre-work, we will monitor the WC based on our 3-pillar strategy: 1. Technical monitoring of the …

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Andrew Sharland – Fresh 8 Gaming – bringing innovation to igaming content

Mobile content optimisation start-up Fresh 8 Gaming, a finalist at this year’s Betting on Football Awards, aims to improve player acquisition by using dynamic advertising widgets combined with data and geo-location mapping in order to serve the viewer better targeted messaging with regards to igaming and sports betting products. This week, Team SBC catches up with Andrew Sharland Managing Director …

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Customers favour socially responsible brands

Nearly half of British adults who gamble online (45%) say they’d be likely to place a bet with an online gambling website if they knew that the brand was contributing financially to the research, education and treatment of problem gambling. 61% of the British public think this would be likely to increase public awareness of problem gambling. The commitment of …

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David Kelly – SBC Report Match Fixing Part 2 – The Blindside

New York Times and Sunday Times investigations uncover a web of deceit There are countless reasons why match fixing is akin to doping, perhaps even the spectator equivalent. Loyal fans pay extortionate amounts of money to travel home and away to watch their favourite team in action. Yet most aren’t remotely aware of the volume of recent and past cases, …

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Dorothy Creaven – Element Wave – Brazil 2014 focusing & valuing player engagement

The FIFA World Cup is the largest international sporting event on the planet and smartphone-owning football fans everywhere will be using their mobile devices to play an important role in their World Cup experience. According to a new international study released from the IAB, “2014 World Cup: A Global Mobile Perspective,” over 48% of World Cup audiences will follow the …

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