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Scott Longley: Health Scare… Politics & Problem Gambling

Can betting and its wider stakeholders, find unity and clarity on the urgent matter of defining ‘problem gambling as a public health issue’, or does sector leadership simply face an all too familiar political fallout? _____________________ The debate around problem gambling is an evolving one and the arguments are becoming ever more political. In particularly, the move towards viewing gambling …

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Winning Post: Sweden stresses its ‘duty of care’

Opening the week, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners provides insight into whether Swedish gambling operators can effectively deliver a ‘duty of care’ to customers, and how the introduction of further problem gambling clinics can support harm prevention. UK: safer gambling – Leeds follows London on gambling disorder clinic This week, the second NHS clinic for problem gambling opened in Leeds. …

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Continent 8: The impact of the Cloud for sports betting operators

Continent 8

Cloud technology comes in many forms. The most well-known are the ultra-scale cloud providers like Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s Azure. The benefits of cloud from these providers are clear, writes Justin Cosnett, Head of Solution Architecture at Continent 8 Technologies. Unlimited compute and storage capability charged on a usage (OPEX) basis. Arguably it’s “cheap” too – I’ll come back to that. …

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Darko Gacov, Singular: Using technological innovation to secure market advantage

Operators are continuing to find new ways to both keep up with and adapt to a rapidly changing technology landscape, explained Darko Gacov, Founding Partner at Singular Group. But one of the main challenges for suppliers at the minute is developing encaptivating features which give them the edge over others. SBC: In recent years there has been a big focus placed upon …

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Bookies Corner – Crunch Time! RWC Japan 2019

Bookmakers face a bruising time as the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 (RWC Japan 2019) kicks-off this Friday 20 September. Facing a raft of inbound patriotic bets placed on ‘home nations’, can bookmakers trust the formbook in what could become betting’s most unpredictable market of the year… SBC gets the bookies lowdown! _____________ SBC: Featuring six market leaders that have all …

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Svenska Spel’s Fredrik Wastenson reviews Swedish market re-regulation

Svenska Spel

Sweden’s online gambling industry has endured a turbulent period since legislation to re-regulate the market came into force at the beginning of 2019. We spoke to Fredrik Wastenson, CEO Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, for his take on events. Ahead of his appearance on the Nordics – Navigating Risky Waters in Uncertain Times panel at Betting on Sports 2019, the …

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BtoBet’s Alessandro Fried: Tackling the compliance conundrum for European operators

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The concept of a tournament hosted by multiple countries across Europe bodes well for the sports betting industry, writes BtoBet Chairman Alessandro Fried. However, bookmakers are facing significant challenges, primarily in terms of compliance.  Compliance was a key focus in our recent industry report ‘The Euro 2020 Challenge: Retaining your market share’, as well as the unique opportunity to increase …

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How sports betting is influencing the tools of success in affiliate marketing

Few things inspire more passion from the masses than the draw of athletic competition, writes Erica Anderson, Marketing Director at Paysafe’s Income Access. It pushes athletes at all levels to live up to the motto: “higher, faster and stronger”.  It also entices fans to make pilgrimages that span thousands of miles, even crossing oceans, to support a beloved team. The …

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Xtremepush: Why real-time messaging is key to maximising revenue from live betting

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Xtremepush will emphasise the importance of real-time, personalised and automated messaging to maximise revenue from live betting at this week’s Betting on Sports. The firm’s multichannel engagement and analytics platform has been driving conversion during live events for sports betting and gaming clients such as Paddy Power Betfair, Oddschecker, Fortuna Entertainment, NetBet, Rush Street Interactive, 888 Holdings, SportPesa and Parimatch. Commenting ahead …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Regulatory scrutiny sees White Labels lose their shine

The Gambling Commission has recently announced that it is reviewing the operating licences of (a) FSB Technology (UK) Limited (who voluntarily suspended activities on their Blackbet white label website) and (b) EveryMatrix Software Limited (in relation to which the Commission also suspended their ability to offer B2C remote betting and casino gaming, including pursuant to white label arrangements). Following on, as they …

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