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Marco Castaldo, Microgame: Growth potential remains despite Italian ad ban

Microgame

SBC News caught up with Marco Castaldo, CEO at Microgame, for his take on the much-discussed advertising ban in Italy, how it might influence Microgame’s business model, and why adapting an online platform for the country – given the current uncertainty and speed to market – “makes less sense now than before”. SBC: With Microgame’s Italian offering very diverse, including …

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Peter Woodfine, Vermantia: Why retail can still rival the solitary world of online betting

Vermantia

On the eve of next week’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Peter Woodfine – Business Development Director at Vermantia – says in-shop betting is changing. But he is a firm believer that retail will always be detail. There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the death of retail, but to paraphrase Mark Twain – it’s been …

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Better Collective’s Jesper Søgaard: Cultivating a sustainable affiliate model

Gaining a foothold is difficult in any industry, but this rings particularly true for igaming affiliates. It’s a sector that is subject to regular upheaval, with regulatory changes and compliance focuses often forcing firms to change their whole business model at the drop of a hat. We caught up with Better Collective CEO Jesper Søgaard to find out how to …

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SBC-QT: Does football and betting go hand-in-hand?

With only a few days until the sixth edition of SBC’s Betting on Football, we have been chatting with our sponsors to chat about a handful of the topics that will be discussed in our six tracks at the event, ranging from new technologies to the way betting and football interact with one another. In this SBC’s Question Time, we honed …

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Kambi Group – Leaders Webinar – Delivering on Bet-Builder’s True Capacity

Webinar

Powering a diverse range of betting tier1 operators across multiple markets, Stockholm-listed Kambi Group Plc has to deliver and maintain an optimal betting suite meeting its partners’ high demands. Hosting an exclusive ‘SBC Leaders Webinar’  (Wednesday – 3 April) Kambi Group’s Chief Product Officer Mattias Eriksson and Chief Commercial Officer Max Meltzer detail the product journey (from concept-to-delivery) of Kambi’s next generation …

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6 of the Best – Apps4 web media’s Alex Windsor

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Alex Windsor, founder of Apps4 web media. Keep reading to discover a sporting VIP experience that left Windsor hooked, a Premier League flop who proved to be an unlikely scorer in a winning wager and wide musical taste. Best Album  I love listening to music, be it in the car, in the office or when I …

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SBC-QT: What industry innovations are we looking for?

This year’s Betting on Football is fast approaching, with only five days to go before the event kicks off at Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March. We have been catching up with our event sponsors to discuss a range of topics such as industry innovations and the relationship between betting and football. In the run up to #bofcon as part of …

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Phillip Wilson – Carousel Group: Utilising agility and rapid decision making as a new brand

For new operators entering the sports betting sector, providing a new and innovative football offering represents a challenging obstacle, as brands seek to compete against and take market-share of established players. Ahead of next week’s much anticipated Betting on Football Conference, SBC spoke to Carousel Group’s Chief Operations Officer, Phillip Wilson, as the firm undertakes its long term strategy to …

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Sam Barrett: Trustly – PaymentExpert Forum will dissect betting/payment current complexities

Sam Barrett, Director of Gaming at Trustly, will chair SBC’s inaugural PaymentExpert Forum –  A special event designed to provide payment professionals working for both operators and payment suppliers with a platform to discuss opportunities and threats as part of the future of the betting and gaming industry. Facing increased regulatory scrutiny and a demand for higher standards, Barrett tells …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pondering some opposites on either side of the pond

News from either side of the Atlantic Ocean within the last month shows a yawning gap between the UK on the one hand and the U.S. on the other, not only in terms of social responsibility and player protection requirements but also in relation to attitudes towards gambling generally. I am not for one moment suggesting that responsible gambling is not a matter of …

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