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Reading the weather: The ‘nerdy’ aspect to RotoGrinders analysis

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For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we take a look at the weather. Yes, you read that right. The weather is one of the ‘nerdy’ aspects of the sports analysis on RotoGrinders.com, which helps its community to identify the right fantasy sports picks and place winning sports bets. RotoGrinders.com is known for presenting a wealth of information to both die-hard and …

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Louise Agran: Spotlight rebrand moves Racing Post beyond its legacy barriers

Entering a new decade, Racing Post Group made the decision to rebrand its corporate identity to ‘Spotlight Sports Group’ in a bid to better reflect its enlarged enterprise and new business services. Leading the realignment of five distinct business units into one core brand, SBC spoke to Spotlight Chief Marketing Officer Louise Agran about delivering a key project for all Spotlight stakeholders …

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Gilbert Wong, AGTech: Expanding lottery business in China and beyond

Gilbert Wong, AGTech

In supplying 200 games to over 45 million users so far in 2020, Paytm First Games has become a leading gaming destination in India, headlined by games dedicated to Fantasy cricket, Rummy and Trivia. Paytm First Games is a joint venture (JV) in India between One97 Communications, which offers services including payments to mobile consumers under the Paytm brand, and …

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Winning Post: WHO is protecting the children?

Regulus Partners begins the week by dissecting the news that Addison Global has had its Gibraltar and UK licences suspended over solvency concerns, as well as looking at the latest call from WHO and UNICEF to implement further gambling restrictions to protect children. UK: Safer Gambling – Low blows signal need for greater regulatory oversight Last weekend’s Sunday Times attack on Britain’s …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Consensus cannot be the hardest word

If the gambling industry buzzword for the last two years has been “collaboration”, it looks as if this year’s might well be “consensus”. Speaking personally, I am all for that. It’s a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used it …

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Neel Davda, Bold360: Delivering the “best of bots” to boost human support

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Bold360 delivers an artificial intelligence (AI) based digital engagement solution designed to marry the “best of bots” with a company’s existing human support agents.  We spoke to Bold360’s Head of Gaming Accounts Neel Davda about bringing “fast time to value” for customer service, how a propensity for messaging amongst the younger generation is a help to the gaming operators adopting …

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Keeping it real: Golden Race takes basketball game online

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Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter said that 3×3 Basketball can become the “big game for 2020” after it was launched for the online market at this month’s ICE London. Formerly intended solely for the retail market, 3×3 Basketball was the first virtual to come with a cashout function when it was launched in December 2018. However, as Wachter told SBC …

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The end of the one-stop solution for sports betting?

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The preference for a ‘one stop shop’ solution amongst operators is a thing of the past says Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis, who added that it is now modern practice for B2C betting and gaming businesses to choose specific elements from different B2B providers. Speaking to SBC News at ICE London, he said that Altenar will continue to specialise in providing …

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WATCH: Scientific Games delivers sports betting aggregation first with OpenMarket

OpenMarket

Scientific Games is now ready to deliver “rapid innovation” to its customers through OpenMarket, a first aggregation platform for sports betting “anywhere on the planet”. Launched at this month’s ICE London (see video above), OpenMarket has become the sixth component of the OpenSports sportsbook solution for the online arm of Scientific Games. Keith O’Loughlin, SVP for Sportsbook, Digital for Scientific …

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Betgenius – Euro 2020: Adding player markets to BetBuilder will deliver margin gains

In part two of Betgenius’ Euro 2020 optimisation series , James McKiernan, Commercial Director for Europe, explains why same-game multiples will once again be a hugely popular product and how operators can set their offering apart… _____________ Same-game accumulators and request-a-bet (RAB) products were one of the biggest success stories of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Allowing punters to bet …

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