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Petr Cech, Kirsty Gallacher and Vinnie Jones confirmed for star-studded SBC Awards 2020

Goalkeeping legend Petr Cech and sports broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher have been confirmed as the hosts of the SBC Awards 2020 on 9 December, while Premier League footballer turned Hollywood star Vinnie Jones is set to make a special guest appearance. This year’s prestigious betting and gaming industry awards will be broadcast live from Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge home, with an …

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Inside Edge: Man City ‘too short’ for the title and the impact of fans on home advantage

fans - Chelsea’s Mason Mount is consoled by Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane after his missed penalty in the shoot out leads to them losing the Carabao Cup fourth round match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

With confirmation that a limited number of fans will be able to return to live sporting events across parts of England, it looks like we could soon be enjoying that matchday experience once more. Nick Haynes from Form Labs explains why the lack of fans has also been a detriment to the home team advantage. We’re already a quarter of …

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“Clear rules and market stability” – What regulation means for operators and affiliates in Greece

Greece has welcomed a new era which paves the way for strong market development and long-term investment, explained Kyriakos Fourniadis (pictured), Managing Director for Better Collective Greece and Romania – the division behind Betarades.gr. In the latest edition of the Better Collective Spotlight series, Fourniadis looks into his crystal ball to discuss how the new market structure might lead to …

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Trustly Scan N Play: Dethroning the cash king, by Samuel Barrett

Scan N Play

2020 has been a big year for Trustly, as my colleague Ciaran O’Malley recently shared with the readers on SBC News. In addition to debuting a new logo and brand identity, this year saw the launch of Scan N Play – a revolutionary cashless solution for land-based casinos and retail gaming shops. With instant player verification, instant deposits and instant …

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Getting to the heart of horse racing: PA Betting Services joins forces with Racing and Sports

PA Betting Services

SBC News caught up with PA Betting Services (PA) duo Richard Duncan (Head of Business Development) and Kyle Brady (Racing Operations Services Manager), as well as Brent Dolan, Commercial Director for UK and Europe at Racing and Sports (RAS), to discuss the significance of the recent PA and RAS deal. SBC: Can you tell us more about the thinking behind …

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The new normal: How NetShop ISP’s [email protected] is changing the workplace 

The new normal: How NetShop ISP’s Work@Home is changing the workplace

Having the right systems and platforms in place is fundamental to ensuring that companies can adapt to the remote working culture adopted by so many during the global pandemic, explained Stefano Sordini, CEO of NetShop ISP.  Discussing how NetShop ISP was one of the first companies to offer relief packages for those forced into working remotely, Sordini gave his insights …

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Campeón Gaming Partners: A year of changes…but how many will stick?

tech changes

If the pace of the pre-coronavirus world was already fast, the luxury of time has now completely disappeared for iGaming operators trying to keep pace with the gambling industry’s digital and technological transformation. Avraam Tosounidis, CFO and Co-Founder at Campeón Gaming Partners (CGP), looked at some of the new strategies and tech upgrades brought in by CGP this year, before …

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Scott Longley: Betting faces generational challenge in esports

The global pandemic has shown the value of esports as a wagering discipline. Yet beyond Covid circumstances, can betting break with tradition and develop real esports propositions engaging with a new generation of customers?  Scott Longley analyses the cultural and technological adjustments that betting incumbents will face in their next multi-billion £/$/€ field of play… Traditional sport has come rushing …

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Winning Post: NHS self-isolates during Safer Gambling Week

Industry leadership and social responsibility advocates should be concerned at the NHS’ cold stance on Safer Gambling Week. Regulus Partners acknowledges the safer gambling initiative’s obvious flaws but states that it should not be discounted as virtue signalling by betting operators.  _________________ The NHS’s decision to criticise ‘Safer Gambling Week’ reveals much about the challenges facing the National Strategy to …

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Inside Edge: Do international breaks disrupt momentum?

Inside Edge: Do international breaks disrupt momentum?

Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – rounds off the week with a breakdown of the week’s sporting activity. He assesses whether there’s any truth to the idea that international breaks have a negative impact on domestic football and how Tottenham may fare against Manchester City. The international break can be perceived in different ways by …

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