Features

Chris Murphy: Americas Outlook – October brings Powers Plays & Happy Days

Whilst European operators suffered a bad news October, everyone and everything appears to be upbeat stateside, as US gambling incumbents begin to strike out their first sports and marketing partnerships. Chris Murphy SBC America’s editor gives readers his stateside lowdown… _____________ October proved to be the busiest yet for US sport betting, with a flurry of new commercial relationships between industry …

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Aaron Duckmanton: Grabyo – What you don’t know about video!

Marketing in disrupted times, all sectors appear to have fallen in love with video. Yet it remains a tentative marketing vertical for betting incumbents. Aaron Duckmanton, Head Of Marketing & Content at real-time video editing technology Grabyo, puts the industry straight on Video dynamics… Pay attention, please! __________________ SBC: Hi Aaron, thanks for the interview. As a medium, how has …

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Winning Post: Crouch bows out with “alternative facts”

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Politics – Crouch bows out with “alternative facts” Last week’s resignation of Tracey Crouch as UK minister for sport (and gambling) marked a new low in the recent history of Britain’s …

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SBC’s On The Ball – Kylian Mbappé, West Ham and the Champions League

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at two possible destinations for the 2021 Champions League final, as well as a new partnership for Kylian Mbappé. Munich and St Petersburg in the running to host the 2021 Champions League final Uefa has …

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OPTIMA’S Jacob Lopez: The flexibility to support new front-end functionality

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Cash out functionality, feed unification and bet builders are just three of the key components of the modern day sportsbook. OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez talks moving with the market in 2018, why differentiation has become a buzzword for the company, and how the technology behind its beefed up sportsbook stood up to the performance challenge presented by this year’s football World …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: ISS study outlines complex make-up of Italian problem gambling

Published this October, the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) study on Italian gambling has shed significant light on the realities of tackling problem gambling within Italy. Undertaking Italy’s first ‘epidemiological study’ on problem gambling trends, effects and triggers, the ISS surveyed 12,000 adults, representing the nation’s most comprehensive research on gambling trends to date. Presented to the Italian Parliament …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Grab’em by the Midterms

Billed as the most important midterm elections in modern US history, this 6 November US states decide their representatives for the House & Senate. Can the Democrats secure their much desired ‘Blue Wave’, or have polls underestimated President Trump yet again? Furthermore, will Midterms 2018 showcase the lead cast for the US  2020 General Election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown!   …

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Winning Post: Industry braced for budget blow

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Politics – Budget Day to bring tricks not treats The pumpkins are out, fake cobweb and plastic skeletons adorn the pubs – but Halloween may come early for gambling operators with …

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“You might as well shout at the moon” – Hammond set to issue RGD hike

Next Week (Monday 29 October) will see all the debate come to an end as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers the UK Budget 2018, with industry expectations firmly set to see a significant remote gaming duty (RGD) increase. Representing the third online gambling tax constraint imposed by the government since 2014, following point-of-consumption (POC-2014) and Industry Free-Play taxes (2016), 20 and …

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The chicken or the egg? The cause and effect dilemma for sports betting operators

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“I can’t get on to the integration fast-track with my technology supplier unless I’ve got increased turnover, and I can’t get the turnover without the content that I need to integrate.” Does this sound familiar? Conall McSorley, Business Development Director at gbet, is on hand to explain his take on the ’cause and effect’ dilemma that brings such frustration for …

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