Features

Peter Woodfine, Vermantia: Finding the US retail “sweet spot” through modern SSBTs

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Speaking ahead of Betting on Sports America, Peter Woodfine of Vermantia says better sports betting facilities that combine live pictures, fast and correct data, and modern self-service betting solutions are a massive opportunity for the country’s retail operators. SBC: What are you looking forward to at Betting on Sports America?   PW: We’re looking forward to speaking with U.S. operators …

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Winning Post: Retail Games… a crime or a mistake?

Regulus Partners dissects a new era for UK retail betting incumbents which has begun with a very predictable opening chapter as Betfred and Paddy Power face scrutiny for circumventing gaming machine laws… This week saw the implementation of GB’s B2 ban and the rollout of some operator mitigation plans. Betfred and Paddy Power launched OTC products which used Virtual betting …

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Bet Builder: An industry game-changer fast becoming a necessity

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One of the most innovative additions to sportsbooks over the last 12 months has undoubtedly been the Bet Builder. So much so that Amazing Gaming, a fully managed sportsbook and data feed provider launched by Tain, has prioritised development of the product as part of its 2019 roadmap. Keep reading for more from the company’s Sports Betting COO Robert Wintersteller, …

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Niko Steinkrauß, Merkur Sportwetten: The Polish sports betting market will pose some challenges

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Last week, Merkur Sportwetten GmbH grew its European and Polish presence by announcing that it was acquiring Warsaw-based Totolotek SA. Merkur Sportwetten operates as a subsidiary of the Espelkamp-based Gauselmann Group, consolidating the group’s national and international operations. SBC spoke to the CEO of Merkur Sportwetten Niko Steinkrauß to discuss the new acquisition and the challenges in navigating a new …

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Hervé Schlosser: Sportnco – French experience will power growth in Spain with LATAM to follow

It is widely acknowledged that France is a tough market to operate in, but as Sportnco CEO and founder Hervé Schlosser explains, it is possible to be successful there with the right approach. He explains how his company has become the leading sports betting solutions provider in the country and how this experience is helping his group grow in Spain, …

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David Webb, BetConstruct: Why meeting new regulations is the industry’s big challenge for 2019

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At last month’s Betting on Football conference, we caught up with David Webb – Compliance Manager for BetConstruct – to discuss a couple of “major changes” to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) regulations, how customer confidence impacts an operator’s growth potential, and why technological innovation is so important to enhancing fan engagement. SBC: What are the biggest challenges facing the …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Operator closures raise questions on voiding bets

The last month has witnessed the cessation of trading in the UK of two licensed betting operators, BetBright and 188BET, prompting questions that go to the heart of both (a) the contract between bookmaker and customer and (b) the role of the Gambling Commission, as regulator, when a bookmaker decides to void unsettled bets, resulting in a mass of complaints …

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AgiproNews Italian View: SKS365 new Counsel paints grim Italian picture

Speaking to Italian business news sources, Bepi Pezzulli, the new General Counsel of SKS365, Italy’s leading bookmaker, has detailed insights of the stark realities facing all gambling incumbents, under the governance of the Lega-5Star coalition government. Pezzulli forms part of a new SKS365 leadership team, who took control of the bookmaker in January, following a number of high-profile executive departures. …

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Daniel Grabher: Global Bet – Strong prospects for virtuals post-FOBT reduction

As all betting incumbents make tough adjustments to their operating frameworks post the FOBT stake reduction, Daniel Grabher – Founder & Chief Executive of Global Bet – details that bookmaker virtual inventories are more important than ever at driving much needed retail engagements.   ______________ SBC: Can you tell us more about what sets Global Bet’s virtual offering ahead of other …

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Kambi to showcase Bet-Builder as a vital business component

Operating within a ‘peak competition’ marketplace, in 2019 industry incumbents face the toughest market demands when engaging audiences to further drive sportsbook scale and betting volume. Amid this cutthroat environment, all bookmaker tools/functions must be refined and harnessed, as operators’ seek to develop products inventories capable of servicing their customers instant engagements needs. Hosting an exclusive ‘SBC Leaders Webinar’  (Wednesday – …

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