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Top five by 2024? RTSmunity tracks the growth of esports betting

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The overall esports betting market size is projected to double in 2020, from $7 to $14 billion, but how does this total number translate to both gross gaming revenues (GGR) and profits for esports operators?  Writing for the latest issue of SBC Magazine, Ondřej Šilhavý from RTSmunity said that the GGR generated by esports betting globally – tracking at $343 …

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SBC Magazine Issue 11: Ralph Topping, SPACs and the best way to spend £100m

Kicking off Issue 11 of SBC Magazine, we have an exclusive interview with former William Hill CEO Ralph Topping, who reflected on his journey from a part-time cashier in one of Glasgow’s independent betting shops to the boardroom of William Hill. He looked back on the ways that UK betting shops have evolved in recent years and how bookmakers have …

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Acroud: The sports betting comeback and focusing on fast-growing markets

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Robert Andersson (pictured) is the CEO for Acroud, a leading company for iGaming lead generation. He spoke to SBC about how its poker heritage sets it apart from other affiliates, as well as putting more focus on sports betting, opportunities afoot in the US and how operators must move away from the ‘easy’ bonus led approach. SBC: Can you just …

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Martin Lycka – The age of super mergers

As the key factions in the gambling landscape build alliance after alliance, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka muses on the way it is changing the world we work in.  The landscape of the fabled land of Gamealot has changed a lot over the last decade or so. Sir William hailed a Caesar from across the pond and …

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Inside Edge: The results that rescued the bookies

bookies - (201005) -- BIRMINGHAM, Oct. 5, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins (R) celebrates after scoring his hat-trick goal during the English Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park in Birmingham, Britain, on Oct. 4, 2020. (Xinhua) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. SUN OUT. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.

Nick Haynes from Form Labs continues his Friday round-up of the weekend’s sporting activity. The Nations League and French Open top the bill this time, but not before he looks back on results that rescued the bookies a week ago.  Goals have been coming thick and fast at the beginning of this campaign, and even with the relaxation of the …

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Democrats fly high in the polls as Trump’s popularity slumps

Joe Biden’s popularity appears to be riding at an all-time high this week, after betting exchanges have shown the Democrat nominee holds a 2-in-3 chance (66%) of winning the presidency next month. According to Smarkets, Biden’s likelihood of victory in the US 2020 elections is currently double that of Donald Trump‘s (33%) chances of a second term. Sarbjit Bakhshi, Smarkets …

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EPIC builds US presence with Kindred training partnership

EPIC Risk Management has upped its commitment to providing training and development sessions across the US after extending its partnership with Kindred Group. The latest agreement builds upon the ongoing collaboration between the two firms, which initially teamed up with one another in 2017 in a bid to make gambling safer and fairer for customers. Maris Catania, Head of Responsible …

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Thinking Glocal: Digitain on the regional factors beyond the regulation

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Digitain has set about providing the ‘world’s sportsbook’ to operators in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, regardless of the size or relative maturity of the regional markets. It is perhaps best known for its work in ‘developing’ markets, where the challenges are quite different to years gone by. Feliciana Cannillo, Deputy CEO at Digitain, explains why times of porting – …

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Inside Edge: Penalties galore…but has the market overcorrected?

penalties - Referee Peter Bankes checks the VAR pitch side monitor before giving a penalty for a hand ball against Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier during the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

Over the next few months, Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – is doing a Friday round-up of the best of the weekend’s sporting activity. As you can imagine, penalties are top of this week’s agenda. Three game weeks down and we’re beginning to get a taste of what this Premier League season may have in …

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ic3group supports industry with new strategic advisory service

Ic3group has agreed to offer strategic support to the betting and gaming sectors after confirming the launch of its new advisory service. The new service will see the group partner with operators and suppliers across the world to offer advice on their growth and expansion strategies. The company was founded by David Copeland, Chris Miller and Keith McDonnell, who between …

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