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Martin Clarke, Metric Gaming: Leading the counter trend to scale-driven cookie-cutter solutions

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Metric Gaming Head of Product Martin Clarke discusses the current issues surrounding innovation and how the industry’s existing technology may be a roadblock to creativity, especially for dynamic live betting markets. SBC: The gambling industry has often been criticised for being too homogeneous, with the only competition on the amount of money given to players via bonuses. Why is there …

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Campeón Gaming Partners: Waiting for the “green light” to make Sweden and UK market moves

Campeón

Having secured a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority, igaming operator Campeón Gaming Partners has set about adding four new gaming brands in the second half of 2019, as well as finalising the deals of new licensed operations for both Sweden and the UK. We caught up with Marinos Shiapanis – the firm’s Co-Founder and CMO – to discuss the …

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Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Abelson Odds: Too Big to go Under?

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Two ‘titans’ of the sports betting industry in the UK – bet365 and Sky Bet – came under fire for refusing certain four-horse and all five-horse accumulators on Frankie Dettori’s rides for the final two days at Royal Ascot. However, restricting such bets came as little surprise to Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Head of Compilation at Abelson Odds, who believes – given …

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Round table – Kambi: The future of sportsbook personalisation

Kambi

Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry offered their insights into the future for sportsbook personalisation based on automated customer segmentation, advanced behavioural analysis and predictive AI-driven models. The next round table participant was Kambi, represented by its Head of Data Analytics, David Warder. SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the differentiation …

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Tom Watson – ‘Cultural change’ is key to gaining a purposeful gambling industry

Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has published the full transcript of his speech on gambling reforms delivered yesterday to UK ‘cross-party’ thinktank DEMOS. In his opening statement, Watson outlines his belief that the UK gambling sector’s defence of FOBTs machines through ‘unacceptable lobbying’ has seen its incumbents ‘fall beyond public accountability’. Watson states that any future Labour government ‘must …

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Operators dominate CasinoBeats Summit 2019 line-up

When the CasinoBeats Summit returns to London in September, it will do so with leading operators at the forefront as the event hosts up to 1,000 senior executives from across the online casino sector. The second staging of the CasinoBeats Summit – the premier online casino conference and exhibition – will also attract around 30 exhibitors to Olympia London, at …

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Vermantia: Timely racing content respite for Italy’s operators

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Italian horseracing fans are ready for an exciting summer with restrictions on broadcasting racing content from abroad set to be fully removed, just in time for the country’s operators to counter the loss of revenues from the impending ban on gambling advertising. We caught up with Fabio Massimo Molinari, Commercial Director at Vermantia – Italy, to find out more. SBC: …

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From then to now: How sports data has changed the tune for sports leagues

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If you follow any of the top sports leagues for team disciplines, you have probably already realised that whenever you watch a game, enter a web-page or download a mobile app, you get the most sophisticated performance stats delivered straight into your hands. But, when did this become a trend? And how does it affect league organisers? Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief …

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Betgenius: AFCON delivers ‘European summer’ boost for African sportsbooks

AFCON

Starting in Egypt this week, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will take place in Europe’s summer for the first time, having been moved from its traditional January/February slot. We caught up with Will Westcott, Head of Business Development – Africa at Betgenius, to discuss what impact this change might have on African sportsbooks, what betting behaviour to expect across …

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Better Collective Spotlight: Moving into DFS through RotoGrinders deal

RotoGrinders

Late last month, leading igaming affiliate Better Collective acquired a 60 per cent stake in RotoGrinders – the operator of news and information portals rotogrinders.com, pocketfives.com, sportshandle.com, usbets.com and pennbets.com – for a fee of $21m. We caught up with Tomás Vaz de Carvalho, Project Manager of Global Operations at Better Collective – who also confirmed that it will acquire …

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