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Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions

Mateusz Juroszek, owner and Chief Executive of STS, Poland’s biggest bookmaker tells SBC that his company is coming out of lockdown stronger having completed key management objectives in expanding the firm’s proprietary technology capacity acquiring long-term Czech IT partner Betsy.   Accelerating STS European expansion projects and initiatives, Juroszek states that his firm will be the one-to-watch for the remainder …

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Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’

Facing key regulatory showdowns across the European markets of Spain, Sweden, Germany and the UK, Martin Lycka GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs tells industry leadership to buckle down for the stresses of a working summer…  _____________ COVID-19 has upended everything. Even the regulatory silly season is now at risk of being cancelled; that eagerly awaited period of slow news …

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Winning Post: UK gambling feels the ‘Noyes’ with SMF report

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kicks off the week by breaking down the Social Market Foundation’s pre-review report on the Gambling Act 2005. UK: regulation – Justified and Ancient? SMF is gonna rock you The publication this week of the Social Market Foundation (SMF) pre-review report conducted on the 2005 Gambling Act brought some things old, some things new, some …

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BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets

Writing for SBC News, full-cycle betting software provider BetInvest shares its vision for the esports industry, touching upon the importance of separating traditional titles and ‘eGames’ whilst analysing possible trends for the future. Since March, the interest towards esports, in general, has increased by 20% among the 18-25 age group, and by 50% among the 26-35 age group. This was …

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Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy

TVBET

The golden rule for successful brand development is keeping up with the times and staying ahead of the competition. That’s according to TVBET, whose representatives have written for SBC News about reliability of service and why key to its success is the combo of game mechanics and creating a “sensed-presence effect” for players. It is hard to imagine the future …

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RecoverMe: Using mHealth to support problem gambling treatment

Easy access to problem gambling treatment has become somewhat of a priority, and mobile apps can ensure that individuals can manage and treat their gambling addiction. Dr Minal Jain and Dr Tejus Patel, co-founders of RecoverMe, sat down with SBC to discuss how cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and industry collaboration can effectively support individuals in overcoming barriers to treatment. SBC: …

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Nearing the SCA deadline: Is the market prepared?

SCA

Getting on the path towards Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) compliance should be the “north star of every vendor’s roadmap” said ConnectPay CTO Marius Galdikas, as we move towards the revised final deadline for the new payment security standards set by the European Banking Authority (EBA). The SCA law states mandatory two-factor authentication for online transactions and contactless payments made within …

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Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners looks at the government u-turn to postpone the reopening of casinos in England, the growing support for a ban on online gambling and the upcoming publication of Social Market Foundation’s report on the Gambling Act 2005. UK: regulation – new poll finds growing support for online gambling ban The polling firm Survation this week released …

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Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off

Market developments in the CIS region have shot to the forefront of the industry’s agenda, as an intense July saw Ukraine approve its Gambling Law mandate, the Russian Duma announce an overhaul of sports betting laws and taxes, whilst Uzbekistan forms a counsel for the development of a national lottery.   At the coalface of rapid developments,  Ilya Machavariani, Head …

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SBC announces digital future for Europe, America, CIS & Africa

SBC has finalised its autumn 2020 conference & exhibition calendar, with two new regional showpieces focusing on Africa and the CIS added to its highly popular Digital Summit series. Meanwhile SBC’s two successful sports betting events Betting on Sports Europe and Betting on Sports America will also be transferred to the virtual environment as a response to the continuing COVID-19 …

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