Features

Graham Wood – Match Fixing’s Blurred Lines

Amid the current debate revolving around match-fixing, it is important to remember that there are in fact a number of different variants, each with their own motivation. The latest case unearthed by a UK tabloid has already led to suspects being arrested on suspicion of “defrauding a bookmaker”. However in the past many examples of match-fixing have actually been designed …

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NETELLER Lotus Formula 1 Training Day!

Setting its alarm for 6.30 am and on a breakfast of coffee and Egg McMuffins (apparently the breakfast of F1 champions), Team SBC set-off from to Lotus F1 headquarters in Oxfordshire for a special iGaming and F1 training day by online payment and transaction providers NETELLER, sponsors of Lotus Formula 1 for the upcoming F1 Season. Arriving at Charlbury station, …

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Freebets.com – bet365 Best in November for Money Back Promotions

Leading affiliate site FREEBETS.com has released its monthly money-back offers report and the in-depth market analysis from the team has placed bet365 top for money-back offers in November. In addition the Stoke-based bookmaker took top place in its monthly compilation of the best single money-back offers. It’s the second time in seven months since FREEBETS.com started conducting its research that bet365 have …

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ICE 2014 – Raf Keustermans on Mobile Gaming Development & Innovation

As part of SBC’s build up to ICE2014, we caught up with Raf Keustermans CEO of Social Gambling studio – Plumbee to discuss mobile game development, design and impacts. Raf will be speaking at ICE2014 at the Mobile Gaming Conference on 4th February and the Game Design & Development Conference on 5th February at the ExCel Centre: – SBC: Hi …

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SBC Talks ‘Easy Business’ With Isle of Man Egaming Manager- Ray Davies

SBC Business Correspondent Mark McGuinness met up with Ray Davies for a coffee and croissant. Ray is the Egaming Development Manager at the Department of Economic Development for the Isle of Man Government. Mark McGuinness catches up with Ray to discuss 2014 big issues, and how the Isle of Man Government is gearing to tackle new regulations and new technologies …

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Betfair Publish Positive Net Earnings for Q3 2013

iGaming operator Betfair published Q3 2013 performance reports, figures saw Betfair report increased earnings despite a decline on revenue. The London stock exchanged listed operator reported that company revenues had dropped by 6% o £188m (€227m/$308m) for the six month period leading to October 2013. Decline in gaming revenues was attributed to Betfair withdrawing operations and marketing from Greece and Germany …

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ICE 2014 – Bally’s Bill Wadleigh on Game Design & Development

As part of SBC’s build up to ICE 2014 and the ICE Conferences, we caught up with Bally’s Bill Wadleigh Director of Interactive to discuss game design, development and user interaction. Bill Wadleigh will be speaking at the new Game Design & Development Conference at ICE 2014 on ‘Designing a Winning Game’ _______________________________   SBC: Hi Bill, pleasure meeting you. …

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SBC Interview – Francis Osei-Amoaten Discusses Matchbook’s Relaunch

Online betting exchange Matchbook.com, recently launched their new betting exchange platform and new responsive website. Having undertaken this new product revamp, Matchbook.com has ambitious plans for 2014. Team SBC caught up with Global Head of Acquisitions Francis Osei-Amoaten to discuss the current betting exchange market, marketing in sports betting and Matchbook.com’s ambitious future plans.   SBC: Hi Francis pleasure to …

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ICE 2014 Interview – Tatem Games Igor Karev on Monetization of Social Games

Looking ahead to ICE 2014, SBC looks to put the leading topics at the front of this years ICE 2014 conference. The SBC Team caught up with Tatem Games CEO Igor Karev to discuss social games monetization. Igor will be discussing  strategies for social gaming and how to detect and understand player behavior with regard to social games and gambling. …

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SBC Gets The Lowdown On ICE 2014

Ahead of gaming’s biggest exhibition – ICE 2014 Team SBC caught up with the Clarion Events Gaming Team to discuss this year’s conference. ICE 2014 will be hosted at the Excel London Arena 4-6 February. The event will look to bring a board range of gaming  subject matter to attending delegates,  and will also showcase the latest innovations  for the …

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